Kristin Paston, RN, BSN, CCRN, President
In 2015, Mrs. Paston was elected President of the National Sedation by the NSC Board. Kristin was the second author for both the Foundational Knowledge; Adult Minimal Sedation and Adult Moderate Sedation online programs. She also has been published in both the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) and Nursing Economics. Kristin has been nominated twice, at two separate facilities, for the honorable Nightingale Award. She was a finalist in 2009 for her role as the Life Support Program Director at the University of Colorado Health, where she also was named “Magnet Nurse of the Year” in 2012 at this prestigious hospital. It was in this role at UCH, that Kristin first identified the lack of standardized education for sedation certification across the nation, and decided to tackle this problem with some private partners in the anesthesia community.
In 2001, Mrs. Paston co-founded the Health Education Network (HEN) inc. serving as President of the company since its inception. The primary purpose of this training company has been to provide high quality American Heart Association (AHA), Emergency Nurse Association (ENA) and now National Sedation Center (NSC) courses to the community.
Her clinical background includes several years on a medical surgical floor before specializing in Cardio Thoracic Intensive Care, where she worked for 15 years both as a bedside RN and Charge RN for the unit (s). She has been a Course Director for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS) and neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) spanning over 2 decades of teaching and providing oversite.
William Paston, B.A., Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Paston co-founded both The Heath Education Network, Inc. (2001) and The National Sedation Center ( 2011) and continues to serve as COO of both companies . Mr. Paston is responsible for coordinating daily operations of the companies and general oversite.
Mr. Paston served as the investor relations manager and Vice President of Capital Markets for Multi-Link Communications from 1999 to 2001. Multi-Link was a publicly traded company until 2001 when it converted to back a privately held company. Multi-Link became Liberty Bell Telecommunications in 2008.
In 1985, Mr. Paston became a founding partner and President of ALPS Mutual Fund Services, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Paston served as the firm’s Securities Principal, holding Series 7 and 64 licenses with the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD). ALPS provides administrative and distribution services for proprietary mutual fund complexes. During Mr. Paston’s tenure at the firm, ALPS became the first company to organize and sponsor the conversion of bank commingled, long term trust funds into SEC registered mutual funds. Mr. Paston left the firm in 1999.
Mr. Paston was a financial consultant with Thomson McKinnon Securities from 1979 to 1983 and Paine Webber from 1983 to 1984. He served as the Tax Shelter Coordinator for Thomson McKinnon’s Denver office from 1982 to 1983. He was hired by the Trust Department of First National Bank of Denver in 1984 to sell the bank’s money market funds. Mr. Paston left the bank in 1985 when it was purchased by the First Interstate Bank system.
Pamela Ozaluk, R.N., B.S.N., M.N.A., CRNA
Pam Ozaluk is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist who has an extensive background in critical care nursing prior to becoming an anesthesia provider.
Her career began in 1981 when she graduated with a Diploma in Nursing from the St. Louis Municipal School of Nursing. The first few years of her professional nursing career were spent working in Level I trauma center emergency departments. Thereafter, she expanded her practice into the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit setting where she recovered patients post cardiac bypass graft, heart transplantation, heart-lung transplantation, as well as those having had various vascular interventions to include carotid endarterectomy.
Looking to the future, she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina in 2003. By 2004, she was accepted into the program to obtain her Masters in Nurse Anesthesia from the University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine.
She successfully completed her Masters in Nurse Anesthesia in 2006 and became certified by the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists. She began working as staff and clinical faculty Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at the Level I teaching hospital that was the primary clinical training site for her training program. Since then, she has been fortunate to provide anesthesia services in Florida and Colorado, with the Colorado Rockies being her home today. She is a practicing CRNA and part of an anesthesia group that provides services to a very active hiking, biking, and skiing community.
Believing in educating and mentoring to better serve our patient population, Pam is fortunate to collaborate with the National Sedation Center on sedation education as well as serves as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support instructor.