Donna R. Hendershot is the perfect combination of creative, driven and willing, and she has a very enlightening sense of humor. While some health care professionals enter the field solely because they want to make high incomes, Ms. Hendershot feels differently. With a deep knowledge of the importance of nurses, physicians and other health care professionals in helping people, she has genuine desire to treat patients and educate members of the field, as assisting others has always been rewarding for her. “We, as health care professionals, are crucially needed,” Ms. Hendershot says. “It’s a very rewarding field to be in.”
In order to build the foundation of her successful career, Ms. Hendershot earned an Associate of Arts from Chabot College in 1990 and a medical assistant degree from Everest College, which was then called Bryman College. Impressively, Ms. Hendershot is a registered cardiovascular sonographer, a registered diagnostic cardiac sonographer, a national registered certified medical assistant and a certified cardiovascular technologist. She was formerly employed at a hospital. Despite the unfortunate event that her position was eliminated, Ms. Hendershot continues to consult in the area of cardiac echo services, cardiac care, cardiac education and cardiac diagnostics. She is excited to obtain a new position because she is looking forward to extending her knowledge to others. “While I’m unemployed, the country is missing out,” Ms. Hendershot says. “I want to share all of this knowledge that I have with others.”
An active member within her industry, Ms. Hendershot is a member of the Cardiovascular Credentialing International, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Inc., and American Society of Echocardiography. She also maintains affiliations with the Western Society of Electroencephalography, Bay Area Society of Echocardiography and Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She also actively volunteers with the Lupus Foundation of America, Disabled American Veterans and Davis Street Family Resource Center. With a sincere aspiration to give back to the community and help those in need, Ms. Hendershot is also looking to become more involved with organizations dedicated to animal welfare, helping the homeless and preventing domestic violence.
Looking ahead, Ms. Hendershot intends to find a role through which she can continue to directly work with patients and help them, as working with patients has always been very gratifying for her. “I just feel like I’m not complete right now because I’m not working with the patients,” Ms. Hendershot says. Continue reading