Marisa Streelman began her career in Chicago as a staff nurse in oncology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She progressed into leadership positions, such as charge RN, and Clinical Coordinator, and then changed specialties as the unit manager of a medicine unit. Her life moved out West to Denver, where she managed a cardiology and progressive care unit at University of Colorado Hospital before returning back to Chicago where she served as medical center unit director at Rush University Medical Center. She currently is a staff specialist with the nursing leadership team at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Marisa was a founding member for the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses - Chicago Chapter, and she has been involved with the AMSN Volunteer Committees. She was elected to treasurer for the Board of Directors for AMSN in 2015 and continues to serve on the board. She recently earned her doctorate in nursing practice in transformational leadership systems from Rush University.