Ms. Ball is a recognized national and international vascular access expert. She has over 30 published articles on vascular access in several different peer-reviewed journals, as well as authored a chapter on cannulation in a new surgeon textbook. She has conducted hundreds of presentations/training workshops for dialysis personnel on vascular access over the last decade, and has presented at several surgeon meetings. She was adjunct faculty at Clover Park Technical College for five years teaching hemodialysis and vascular access in a hemodialysis technician program. Ms. Ball spent two years as a national vascular access specialist for an LDO. She co-authored, and participated in the national Fistula First "Cannulation of the AV Fistula" video, which was distributed to all dialysis facilities and can be found on the Fistula First web site.