Juliet Altenburg, RN, MSN is the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation (PTSF) and oversees operations of the organization which encompasses accreditation, education, and research. Juliet joined the staff in February 2003 and comes to PTSF after being employed for 19 years at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH) in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She graduated from DeSales University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and upon graduation was employed as a critical care staff nurse. In 1995, she received her Master’s of Science Degree from DeSales University as a Clinical Nurse Specialist focusing on trauma and pain management. At that time, she accepted a nursing education position in the Shock Trauma Unit. Two years later, she accepted the position of Trauma Program Coordinator. In 2000 Juliet was elected to the PTSF Board of Directors as a representative of the Pennsylvania State Nurse’s Association and served on numerous Foundation committees. Presently she is an associate member of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and continues to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania State Nurse’s Association and the Society of Trauma Nurses.