Health Care Professionals Coalition Director
Judy Corless is a seasoned health care professional, with over 30 years of experience. She currently works as the Clinical Nursing Director at the Corona Outpatient Surgical Center. Appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger n July 2009, Judy also serves as a member of the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Judy is working as a recovery nurse for Plastic Surgery Associates in Orange and also pre-op- and recovery nurse for Corona Outpatient Surgery Center. Judy previously served as a staff nurse for labor and delivery from 2007 to 2008 and staff nurse in the emergency room from 2001 to 2007 at the Corona Regional Medical Center. Prior to that, she served as executive manager and charge nurse for Joe D. Corless, M.D. from 1979 to 2001 and a staff licensed vocational nurse for Cummins, Kozak and Gilman from 1977 to 1979; the UC Irvine Medical Center from 1971 to 1972; and the Santa Ana Community Hospital from 1970 to 1971.
Judy sits on the Health Programs Committee of the California Medical Association Alliance and the Strategic Planning Committee of the California Medical Association; she is the current president of the Orange County Medical Association Alliance. Judy has been an active member of the American Medical Association Alliance since 1979.
Judy has been a nurse since age 18 -- first an LVN from Orange Coast College and then an RN. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is currently working on her Master’s Degree, which she will complete in August 2010.