A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Brenda Hulbert received her Diploma in Nursing at the Iowa Methodist School of Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Metropolitan State College in Denver. She worked in both general nursing and critical care areas at Presbyterian Hospital, St. Anthony Hospital, and Swedish Medical Center.
Brenda was asked to start a Cardiac Rehab Program in the South Denver area, a position she held until 1995, when she assumed the Administrator position at South Denver Cardiology Associates. During her tenure at South Denver Cardiac Rehab, Brenda earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She has further expanded her business and education credentials by earning a Certificate in Strategic Healthcare Management from the University of Denver and completed her coursework for a Doctoral Degree in Higher Education/Strategic Healthcare Management from the University of Denver.
Brenda has received a number of awards, including the prestigious Denver Business Journal “Woman of the Year in Healthcare 2000”. She has been named “Volunteer of the Year” for the American Heart Association and has been nominated for the Florence Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Award. Brenda is Board Certified in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Cardiac and Vascular Nursing. She is a Fellow in the Association of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation and a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. In 2010 she became the first nurse in the country to become an Associate in the American College of Cardiology. In addition to her responsibilities with South Denver Cardiology Associates she has served on several Foundation Boards, including South Denver Heart Center Foundation, and is active in many professional organizations.