Meet Our Advisory Council – Paula Chamberlain
Paula Chamberlain is a native of San Antonio, Texas. She graduated from the University of Incarnate Word with a Bachelor of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. She was commissioned in the United States Navy in the fall of 1989. She holds Master’s degree in Community Nursing/Public Health from University of Texas Health Science Center, Strategic Planning/Policy from the Naval War College and Human Resources from University of Maryland. She earned her Nurse Executive Advanced Certification and has a host of military honors.
Paula was a Naval Nurse Executive at Naval Hospital Jacksonville where she retired as a Captain with 30 plus years of Service. During her time in the military she worked as an Executive Officer at Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay Cuba, a Senior Nurse Executive/Director in Virginia, and as a Director in Public Health in Florida to highlight a few areas. She continues to maintain ties to the military by consulting with the Navy Public Health Office and other areas.
Currently Paula is the Director for the Military Service Line at Ascension St. Vincent’s. In her role she oversees Active Duty personnel caring for patients in an advanced practice setting. Along with those duties she coordinates and assists military, veterans and their families. She also works closely with Ascension Leaders and Talent Acquisition in marketing and recruiting.
An active member in the community, she is an Advisory Council member to Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Centerstone and a member of the Military Issues Committee, Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition and Fire Watch.