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Associate Chair for Administration



2019 – 2024 – Business & Quality Leader, Yale New Haven Hospital/Health System

2018 – 2019 – Process Engineer (Principal), General Dynamics, Electric Boat

2016 – 2018 – Division Administrator, Yale University, Otolaryngology, Dept. of Surgery

2014 – 2016 – Manager, Program Development, Yale New Haven Hospital


Master of Education, Ashford University, Clinton, IA

Bachelor of Arts, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI


Master Project Manager Certification (MPM), American Academy of Project Management, 2021

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified, 2008 & 2019

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Trained, 2019

Zenger Folkman Extraordinary Leadership Program hosted by Yale University, 2018

Women in Defense (WID), Membership Director, 2019


Matousek, C, MSN…. Clifton, D. M.Ed. et al. (2022). Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: Implementation & Education for the Non-Oncology Healthcare Worker. 47th Annual Oncology Nursing Congress. pp. 82.

Violano, P. PhD, Clifton, D. M.Ed., et al. (2014). PAL Summer Camp: Trauma Centers and Law Enforcement Collaboration.

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