Jamie Rivard BSN, RN

Research Nurse/ Project Coordinator
Email: rivardj9 [at] msu [dot] edu
P.O. Box 268
Westphalia MI 48894

Jamie is the Research Nurse and Project Coordinator for CoSAGE.  Jamie earned her BSN from Madonna University.  After graduation she worked as a staff nurse in oncology, medical/surgical and hospice.  She continued to work in hospice as an admission nurse, case manager and then as a Patient Care Manger for one of the largest hospice companies in the United States.  After the birth of her second child, Jamie was offered an opportunity to work in research with a pharmaceutical company as a Research Recruiter for a Phase I Clinical Research Unit.  Her career in the pharmaceutical industry also includes pharmacovigilance team lead coordinator.  Jamie relocated to mid-Michigan in 2007 and briefly worked as a Quality Improvement Specialist until she joined the CoSAGE project in 2010.  Jamie writes, “I have enjoyed every minute working on the CoSAGE project.  The residents of the partner community are absolutely wonderful to work with. I admire how community members embrace their history, traditions and values.  I am honored that I am able partner with them during this project.” Jamie and her husband Ryan, reside in Laingsburg with their children.  When Jamie is not working or driving kids to their various activities, she enjoys photography, furniture restoration/repurposing, and gardening.