Donna McLean is an RN, BSN, MBA, a licensed registered nurse in Georgia and Michigan and a Certified Case Management Administrator. Ms. McLean has extensive clinical experience as a critical care RN and nurse manager, as well as progressive leadership experience in hospital case management as case manager, director and vice president. She has been as a sole-proprietor consultant assisting hospitals in the development and enhancement of case management services.

As co-founder and managing partner with DSE Associates Donna has realized the dream of assisting hospitals across the country to better understand, build and utilize the unique abilities of a dynamic case management team in accomplishing their goals. A native from metropolitan Detroit, Donna promotes case management as a patient-centered and cost-sensitive tool that engages the entire healthcare team. She has created and implemented tried and true strategies that are at the heart of building the best case management departments nationally.

Stephanie Morish RN, MSN is the brainstorm behind the development of DSE Associate as co-founder & managing partner. She is licensed as a professional registered nurse in the states of Illinois, Georgia and California with a diverse clinical and managed care experience.

Stephanie’s clinical experience began as a temporary employee at The University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics providing a wide range of clinical experiences that include clinical practice in blood banking, hematology, oncology, neurology, cardiothoracic and vascular nursing, and transplant and cardiovascular rehabilitation services. Stephanie has years of progressive leadership roles at in large urban health care systems to include Grady Health Systems in Atlanta, Georgia. She has managed care experience and has served in the capacity of interim management/ healthcare consultant designing and transforming case management programs. Stephanie has professional and business affiliation with various organizations that has contributed to her development and growth. Stephanie?s formal education is from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. She is shy of completing her Doctorate in Strategic Leadership (concentration in organizational consulting) from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.


We were concerned

We were concerned when we heard another set of consultants were coming in. Our previous experience wasn’t positive. But you have been great. You showed us respect for what we have done well and worked beside us to help us improve. It has been a good experience

The functions of utilization review

The functions of utilization review, discharge planning and social work did not exist.” Once developed, Donna “identified opportunities to improve the cohesiveness and communication” among case management team members.

Stephanie Demonstrates

Stephanie demonstrates “expertise in the functions of case management including patient throughput, utilization management, denial and appeals activity, social services and discharge planning”. She “not only mentored employees but actively modeled interventions


Donna “assisted our organization in restructuring to a contemporary case management model…and we are a stronger department because of her varied expertise in all the facets of case management

Your passion and expertise

Your passion and expertise (and you use each of your diverse talents wisely) is seen in everything you do

This has been probably

This has been probably the best experience I have ever had with consultants. You have worked with the leadership, alongside of the staff and behind the scenes to bring many of the goals we all agreed to early in the consultation to fruition. I know I could have never made progress as quickly or as efficiently without your guidance. I am grateful to have you alongside me in a total rebuilding and re-engineering of this department.

I often think of DSE and the results realized for our organization

I often think of DSE and the results realized for our organization. The turnaround led was nothing less than amazing. The leadership style was perfect and resulted in a department that finally had organization, direction, and measured results. At the same time you were able to hand-off the department to the new director at the highest level of employee engagement ever!”
Martin Everhart, Vice President – Human Resources, Robert Wood Johnson Health System