Merlynda De Lira received her BSN from Loma Linda University School of Nursing in 1997. In 2016, she obtained a dual Master’s degree in Business Administration and Nursing, with a focus in health care administration, from the University of Phoenix. Merlynda brings 21 years of nursing experience, including over 15 years of case management experience within health plans, managed care organizations, and in the hospital setting. She is currently the Director of Case Management and Social Work at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and leads 75 staff members in this 503 bed-facility. Merlynda’s passion is to assist in the development of programs to educate and promote the profession of case management in the health care arena.