Sharon Wetzler DePeters
Hospital Board, At Large, Seat 1
Born in Buffalo, NY, Sharon received a Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing Degree at the University of Buffalo. She is licensed in FL and NY as both Registered Nurse and Adult Registered Nurse Practitioner. She remains a dedicated healthcare professional throughout the last 33 year career.
Her experience in Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the VA Medical Center was exceptional as she was honored over the years with many performance awards including “The Nurse of the Year Award.” She served on the FEMA disaster team during the Los Angeles Northridge earthquake emergency response, assessing and managing the medical needs of disaster survivors and their resources. While on contract in Denver, Co with a travel nurse agency, she wrote guidelines for policy and procedures at a private 1000 bed hospital’s Travel Nurse Program.
She spent 21 years as a commissioned officer in the US Air Force Reserve, stationed at Andrews Air Force Base with occupational status in Operating Room, and Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit. In 2007 she retired as Major. Sharon volunteers for last eight years as an active member of the Medical Reserve Corps of Sarasota, helping Sarasota County residents to better prepare for and respond to public health emergencies within our community as well as surrounding areas of need.
Most recently, she retired after 14 years as Associate Professor at State College of Florida Manatee – Sarasota in the Associate Science in Nursing (ASN) Program. She’s so proud of the many graduates, now practicing registered nurses in our community that attended her course lectures on campus combined with her guided clinical instruction at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Free time is spent enjoying family visits with her two grown children and three grandchildren. She currently resides in Nokomis for the last 18 years with her husband and remains very active in the Sarasota community in her role as a Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology.