Hired Power is pleased to formally introduce Deidre Fitzpatrick, MSN RN, as our Chief Operating Officer. Deidre joined the Hired Power senior leadership team in January 2020, bringing with her extensive leadership and operational management skills.
Deidre received both her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership & Education and her RN from California State University Fullerton. Deidre focused her years of nursing and leadership in the field of addiction and behavioral health, most recently as a nurse manager of a 36-bed locked psychiatric unit, a 31-bed chemical dependency unit, and an outpatient chemical dependency program for Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach, California. Prior to her managerial experience, Deidre worked as a bedside and charge nurse in both locked psychiatric units and chemical dependency units in local California hospitals.
Having grown up in a family focused on service and community, Deidre expressed her enthusiasm in our company’s mission and brought her own experience, knowledge, and commitment to Hired Power. “I am blessed to have the opportunity to work aside my mom, Nanette Zumwalt, in a field that I am so passionate about. The reputation that comes with Hired Power is one to be admired and I am so honored to be a part of the team.”
Before transitioning to the nursing field of addiction and behavioral health, Deidre received her bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University Fullerton and worked as a teacher ranging from preschool to older kids, often providing support and guidance to her students’ parents as well.
Deidre grew up in Orange County, CA, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. Deidre’s personal passions include spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, party planning, crafting, gardening, and cooking.