Kahla LaPlante is a doctoral candidate and has over 12 years of experience and expertise in leadership, clinical research, evidence-based practice (EBP) mentoring, regulatory compliance, program evaluation and monitoring, and continuous quality improvement. Kahla has experience in health information technology, analytics, hospital readmission, and population health management. Her professional and academic work has prepared her to excel as a consultant. Kahla is an Associate Faculty for Ashford University, teaching health care quality and accreditation, legal and ethical health care law, and finance courses. As a published author she serves as Chair/Co-Chair of several shared governance councils, and sits on two academic advisory boards.