Jonas III Nurse Leader Scholar Alumni

April M Feld

Yale University

April currently works for The Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), in the capacity of Patient Service Manager (PSM).  April began her career at VNSNY in 2007 as an Intern, moving up to Patient Service Manager (PSM) in 2012.  April is currently the PSM for the Assessment Unit at VNSNY. In this role, April is entrenched in Population Health and oversees a distributed workforce who perform a variety of comprehensive assessments. In December of 2012, April along with other colleagues at VNSNY, including the CEO, was honored for services rendered in New York City during Superstorm Sandy. During the disaster, April helped organize and implement a number of initiatives focusing on relief efforts that helped enable residents to re-connect with their community resources to restore life at home. Recently, April was named winner of the 2013 Nurse Innovator award by the New York Times Tribute to Nurses Committee in the category of “Innovations from Crisis Management or Change.”  April also served as an Adjunct Professor for New York University College of Nursing (NYUCN) in Community Health. In this role, April strived to promote community nursing practice and its profound impact on a patient’s and population health management. April strives to lead efforts that create new models of community-based home health care to unite and improve care transitions across the continuum of care. April received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from NYUCN. April is currently in Yale for her DNP, where she is focused on population health- population care coordination, specifically. April’s proposed capstone is focused on designing a model of care to bridge gaps in services between discharge from home care to self-management at home.