Bios of Current Members

Sue Nonemaker, RN MS

email sue.nonemaker(at)

Received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing from the University of Maryland, USA. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, studying issues related to long-term care quality.

A gerontological nurse, Miss Nonemaker worked in a variety of clinical positions and managed two quality assurance departments early in her career. She then worked for the federal Health Care Financing Administration (now the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) for fifteen years, during which time she was responsible for all aspects of the MDS, including the development of both the original and version 2.0 MDS/RAI, all aspects associated with training and national implementation of the system in over 16,000 U.S. nursing homes, and its automation and the regulatory process necessary to compile MDS data in a national repository. She also was responsible for projects related to quality indicator development and the use of MDS data in the government's regulatory oversight systems. Miss Nonemaker also worked on the development of the MDS-PAC, the MDS-PC, and the Uniform Needs Assessment Instrument. She has been an interRAI Fellow since 1995.

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