As the vice president of curriculum development for AANAC, Judi Kulus oversees the development and integrity of the content and curriculum for the Resident Assessment Coordinator--Certified certification (RAC-CT), Medicare University, and other educational programs. She serves as the executive editor of the LTC Leader newsletter and represents AANAC nationally.
In her role, she supports long term-care nurse leaders in the resident assessment instrument (RAI) and minimum data set (MDS) process, regulatory compliance, Medicare integrity, and quality resident care. Judi has been a certified AANAC RAC-CT master teacher since 2004 and has taught prolifically on MDS and Medicare related topics.
Judi’s career began as a nursing home administrator in 1987. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a specialty in Informatics and a Master’s Degree in Education and has been a registered nurse since 2000. Throughout her 28-year career in long-term care leadership, Judi has focused her work on supporting facilities in managing the RAI process, MDS coding, and nursing system quality improvement. She has served as corporate operations manager, case mix and quality assurance consultant, including working as a crisis control administrator for a variety of organizations including facilities in multiple states.