Daniel Ochylski is founder and chief executive officer of Independent Nursing Services Inc., a large private-duty home care and staffing firm based in Michigan. Ochylski has substantial experience working with vulnerable populations in marginalized communities, connecting low-income older adults and persons with disabilities to resources and services to promote safe, person-centered supports and services funded through state and federal health policies. Ochylski is particularly interested in the translation of evidence-based knowledge to improve health, education, and the healthcare workforce.
Most recently, Ochylski served as a technical expert panel committee member for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, which is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of programmatic quality measures for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Ochylski also served as a Project Director/Consultant for the Michigan Office of Services for the Aging, where he provided leadership to numerous teams in rural and urban areas to develop, implement, and evaluate the Michigan Personal Home Care Aide State Training demonstration project.
Ochylski earned a DNP with a focus on health systems, populations, and leadership and an MS in nursing business and health systems/policy from the University of Michigan. Ochylski received his diploma in nursing from Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing in Detroit, where he worked as a trauma nurse while completing his BSN from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Ochylski is a Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar and an inducted member of both Phi Kappa Phi national honor society and Sigma Theta Tau International honor society.
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