Management & Staff

Patricia Rinvelt, MBA

Executive Director

Pat provides executive leadership for the NNDC. Her extensive experience in the health care information industry coupled with her consulting background uniquely positions her for this role.  Pat brings over 20 years of leadership experience in health care analytics, database operations management, and product and solution development to the Network.  In her last role, as Senior Vice President of Care Management Solutions at Truven Health Analytics, she was responsible for developing and delivering to the health care marketplace a large portfolio of leading healthcare decision support solutions.   Pat’s expertise led to her appointment to the Michigan Health Information Technology Commission, and to an adjunct teaching position in the College of Health and Human Services School of Health Sciences at Eastern Michigan University. Pat earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Economics from Smith College, and her MBA from the University of Michigan. Pat joined the NNDC in November of 2013.

Jill de Jesus, MBA

Assistant Director

Jill is responsible for overseeing daily operations of the NNDC. She provides a bridge between NNDC leadership and member sites, manages the activities of the board appointed committees, recommends policies and procedures, and supports the Chair and Executive Director. She also leads the planning and implementation of the annual conference. Jill worked at Wayne State University for 8 years before joining the NNDC, both in the Continuing Medical Education office, and as Manager of the Cancer Biology Graduate Program. She graduated  in 2000 with an MSA from Central Michigan University, and completed her MBA in 2004 at Walden University. She joined the NNDC in June of 2013.

Kathleen Stevens

Director of Marketing and Development 

Kathleen works to promote awareness of the mission of the NNDC, and grow NNDC outreach, partnerships and research through fundraising, to improve treatment outcomes for depression and other mood disorders. She has an extensive background in corporate, small business, education, and non-profit organizations in the areas of marketing, new product development, fundraising stewardship, and partnerships.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree at Eastern Michigan University in Organizational Communication/Marketing, and has done graduate coursework in Philanthropy, Advancement, and Development at the University of Michigan.  In addition to her related background and experience, Kathleen brings true passion to her work as a survivor of suicide in her own family.

Mary Simkins

Project Coordinator

Mary provides administrative and project support to NNDC staff and management, as well as to the Member Sites and Task Groups. She plans and organizes administrative and research projects, and helps groups meet timelines and objectives. She brings a great deal of creativity and insight to the NNDC, along with a number of skills including content development for both magazine and web, creative design, database development, and events execution. Mary graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in English Literature, with concentrations in Journalism and French. Mary joined the NNDC in September of 2013.