This year The Bush School created a new position, School Wellness Coordinator, to manage Bush’s response to the pandemic, to coordinate health services for students, faculty, and staff, and to serve as a liaison with Bush families regarding health matters. We are pleased to welcome Happy Salinas-Santos as Bush’s School Wellness Coordinator who joined our community on Wednesday, September 9.
Happy is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) with years of experience serving children of all ages and was named Top ARNP by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine three times. Most recently, she worked as a Nurse Practitioner at the Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic. She has also owned her own clinic named Happy Family Health & Wellness, served as the Lead Nurse Practitioner at the Garfield Teen Health Center, and was a clinician for Planned Parenthood of Western Washington. Happy holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Seattle University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration and Information Systems from The George Washington University. She has a keen interest in removing health-related barriers from children’s lives to promote equity and inclusion, and is looking forward to establishing a school-wide wellness program that will address health and health-related issues for Bush students, faculty, and staff.