Gail Friedt photo.jpg
Donna Hartelius.jpeg







Donna Hartelius is a Registered Nurse (RN) who works with private patients, their families, caregivers, health providers, and medical institutions to help navigate the complex medical system.

Donna believes empowering patients with knowledge regarding their medical status provides safe positive health care and decreases medical error.  Donna knows what truly drives safe healthcare; an experienced, professionally educated RN with over 30 years in healthcare guiding patients through the healthcare system.  It’s how well you connect with patients and the medical system that provide the best experience for all involved.

Donna has a background in critical care nursing, nursing education at the university level, legal nursing, and private patient advocacy.  Donna is also active in her community being appointed by the Governor of Montana as A Montana Ambassador, previously held an elected position in Neighborhood Council, currently is a board member of the History Museum, RN Patient Advocates, and holds membership in the American Nurses Association and American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

Donna is a highly experienced nurse graduating nursing school with honors, holding post graduate certifications in critical care nursing, nursing education, legal nursing and patient advocacy. 


Return to Meet Our Founders  >

Donna Hartelius.jpeg



[My advocate] is both compassionate and detail oriented; the perfect mix for a nurse and an advocate! She quickly absorbed my background and goals for the medical history project and produced a meticulous timeline and other materials that have proved invaluable in establishing a new medical network in my home.

Portland, OR



I really appreciated the support and guidance I received both for myself and my family. It put us all at ease to have an advocate in our corner. This made a huge difference in my ability to advocate for myself and to navigate what I was going through.

Portland, OR



My nurse advocate has been invaluable to my husband and me in finding appropriate care and placement for my sister who is suffering from advanced Parkinson's Disease. She reviewed and commented on every suggested treatment option and referred us to appropriate professionals for further assistance.

Portland, OR