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Dia Copeland, RN, MHA
Copeland has a wide range of experience - from bedside patient care to leading multiple clinic facilities through expansions and improvements. She started her career as a staff nurse and moved through nurse management and supervisor positions. She served as the Administrative Director of Patient Access at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas; a group practice manager for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas; and as a Site Administrator for Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas. 

Copeland is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and is a Leadership Fellow with The Advisory Board in Washington, D.C. She received her Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from Texas Women's University in Denton and her Bachelor of Science Degree from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls.

Ceasar Isalo Lopez, CMSRN, BC, CEN, CVRN
Director of Nurses
Isalo Lopez comes to Grimes St. Joseph with over 19 years of nursing experience with intensive cardiovascular, emergency, medical-surgical, out patient surgery, education and oncology expertise. He previously worked as the Chief Nursing Officer of Morton County Health System in Elkhart, Kansas for six years. Prior to that he held positions as the Chief Nursing Officer and Assistant Director of Patient Care Services at Memorial Hospital of Texas County in Guymon, Oklahoma and Clinical Coordinator at Morton County Hospital in Elkhart, Kansas.

Isalo Lopez is a licensed RN in five states and also previously was an instructor of nursing at the University of Santo Tomas in Espana, Manila, Phillipines. Isalo Lopez's current certifications include being a Certified Emergency Nurse, Board Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse, Board Certified Cardiovascular Nurse, Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse, Basic Life Support Provider, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, and Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider. Isalo Lopez is a member of the Emergency Nurse Association and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

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