December 17, 2004

Mouser joins VCH to head child health, safety program

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Chris Wright, manager of Health Information Systems Projects, with VUMC Help Desk operators. The Help Desk has expanded to support more applications and provide more services to computer users and managers across the Medical Center.
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Mouser joins VCH to head child health, safety program

Mary Kate Mouser has joined the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt as the new director of Vanderbilt Children's Health Improvement and Prevention (VCHIP). VCHIP is a program dedicated to advocating for children's health and safety.

VCHIP has expanded and grown over the past several months, and now includes additional advocacy programs, according to Amy Casseri, director of pediatric services outreach development.

“Mouser brings to Vanderbilt a wealth of knowledge in advocacy, strategic planning, project planning, project implementation, grant writing and fund raising,” Casseri said.

Previously, Mouser served as the director of Marketing and Development and the director of Education Services at The Center of Nonprofit Management in Nashville from 2000-04.

"I am looking forward to helping link schools, nonprofits, communities, business, families and children in partnerships to make our community safer and healthier," Mouser said.

She received her master's degree in Education for Organizational Development/Human Resource Development from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Kentucky.

Mouser volunteers with various community organizations, and was co-chair of the Children's Hospital Steeplechase boutique for the past four years.