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Dr Trudy Tappan Event Coordinator, National Aerospace Organization

Dr. Trudy Tappan
Event Coordinator 
National Aerospace Organization


Dr. Trudy Tappan
Event Coordinator, National Aerospace Organization


     Dr. Tappan is an educator, licensed risk manager, and writer. Her interests include medical devices, new products, pharmacology, compliance, and infection control. Certified in managed care, utilization and quality management, Dr. Tappan performs compliance audits and medical proposal reviews. In addition, she is a subject matter expert in medical research and oversaw clinical aspects of a FDA Phase III trial working with physicians and nurses in various hospitals to assure study compliance.

     Dr. Tappan worked for an integrated health care system reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel and was fully responsible for the risk management program outlined in Florida Statutes. As corporate risk manager, Dr. Tappan’s goal was to minimize the adverse effects of loss and to educate others in loss control and incident reporting. She awarded over 1000 continuing education credits to internal professional staff and published seven Intranet continuing education programs and one Internet program on a National website.

     Dr. Tappan has spoken to a variety of groups including the Florida Risk Management Institute, Florida Bar, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), the Florida Claims Association (FCA), the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and the Association of Healthcare Managers (HFMA). In addition, Dr. Tappan is certified by the Florida Department of Financial Services to instruct health insurance continuing education courses. She has over 100 published articles in the medical field and in aviculture.



Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University

Master of Science, Nursing
Virginia Commonwealth University

Master of Arts, Education
Villanova University

Doctorate, Urban Services Leadership
Virginia Commonwealth University 


• Member, National League for Nursing • Certified in Utilization Management, Quality Assurance and Managed Care by the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP).

• Professional Designation with Academy for Healthcare Management - AHM 250.

• Licensed in Florida (RN 2813012) Virginia (0001044897) and Arizona (RN160134).

• Licensed Health Care Risk Manager (550768)


• Outstanding Young Women of America
• Phi Kappa Phi
• Sigma Theta Tau
• Phi Kappa Delta
• Temple Memorial Award, Virginia Commonwealth University
• American Journal of Nursing Company Excellence in Writing Award
• The National Who’s Who of Managed Care
• The International Who's Who of Authors and Writers





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