Diane Russell

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

The healthcare industry has provided an avenue for a plethora of opportunities for Diane to utilize her nursing degree. Her background includes positions in pediatric/ psychiatric mental health nursing, a clinical nursing instructor, manager of a 20-bed pediatric nursing unit in a rural hospital, a clinical surgical nurse specialist at Mercy Children's Hospital in Kansas City,as well as a sales professional in the medical and pharmaceutical industries. One of her most rewarding experiences was at a diabetic camp for children one summer where the campers could socialize with peers and staff who understood the challenges of this disease. Diane graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and also holds a Masters of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with Minors in Administration and Teaching.