Ms. Averyt has a broad background in healthcare that spans over 30 years of healthcare operations, project management and leadership experience within for-profit, not-for-profit and government health care systems. Her healthcare experience started when she was 18 and worked as a Health Unit Clerk in a Phoenix hospital. She continued her education in nursing and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration. Ms. Averyt’s prior employment includes working in hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, ambulatory clinics, and the state hospital trade association. She has had a career spanning many diverse roles, including Case Manager, Quality Specialist, Project Manager, Healthcare Compliance Investigator, Patient Safety Director and Chief Quality Officer. Ms. Averyt has extensive experience in team facilitation, project management, education development, quality and patient safety, and has led several statewide initiatives and co-authored How-To- Guides for Standardization of Color Code Alert Wristbands, SBAR Implementation, and Preventing MRSA campaigns for the state of Arizona. Currently she is the Program Director for Care Transitions at Health Services Advisory Group (HSAG), the Arizona Quality Improvement Organization. Ms. Averyt leads Arizona’s No Place Like Home Campaign that focuses on bringing communities together to reduce avoidable readmissions.