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2014 - 2016

Susan Alexander, DNP, CNS, CRNP, BC-ADM
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Alabama in Huntsville, College of Nursing
Huntsville, AL

Mary K. Anthony, PhD, RN, CS
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Director of the PhD Program
Kent State University College of Nursing
Kent, OH

Chaya Balik, PhD, RN
Director, Sheinbrun Academic Nursing School
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel

Ellen Ben-Sefer, PhD, BS, MN, RN
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health
University of Technology, Sydney
Lindfield, NSW Australia

Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD
Assistant Professor, Duke University
Durham, NC

Diana L. Biordi, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Emerita, Kent  State University College of Nursing
Kent, OH
Professor (ret.), The University of Akron School of Nursing
Akron, OH

Barbara Blakeney, MS, RN, ANP
Waltham, MA

Puangrat Boonyanurak, EdD, MSN, MEd, BSN, Dipl Nurs & Mid
Associate Professor
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs
Director, Continuing Nursing Education Center
Saint Louis College
Bangkok, Thailand

Gwendolyn Brumbaugh, PhD, RN, CNM
Clinical Assistant Professor and International Health Consultant
Chicago, IL

Kathleen Buckley, PhD, RN, IBCLC
Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Baltimore, MD

Aaron G. Buseh, PhD, MPH, MSN
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Margaret M. Calarco, PhD, RN
Senior Associate Director and Chief of Nursing Services
The University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Barbara Chamberlain, PhD, RN
BJC Consultants
Wilmington, DE

Lenny Chiang-Hanisko, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL

Jean Chronis-Kuhn, DNP, RN
Associate Director of Nursing Operations, Compliance and Support
Kaplan Higher Education
Chicago, IL

Deborah J. Clark, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN
Director BSN Program
ECPI College of Technology, MCI SHS
Virginia Beach, VA

Pamela Colvin, BSN, RN, CEN, LP
Director of Clinical Services and Program Development
EmCare Acute Care Surgery
Dallas, TX

Judith Bacchus Cornelius, PhD, MS, RN
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Holly De Groot, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer
Catalyst Systems, LLC
Novato, CA

Bridget Denzik, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Cartersville Medical Center
Cartersville, GA

Jan Dewing, PhD, MN, BSc, RN, RNT, Dip Nurs, Dip Nurs
Professor, Head of Person-centred Research and Practice Development
East Sussex Healthcare NHS
Trust/Canterbury Christchurch University
Kent, England

Peggy Doheny, PhD, RN, ONC, CNS
Professor Emerita, Kent  State University College of Nursing
Kent, OH

Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN
Professor, Jacques Laval Endowed Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA

Barbara J. Edlund, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
Professor, College of Nursing
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Marla Erbin-Roesemann, PhD, RN
Professor and Associate Dean, College of Health Professions
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX

Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN
Sr. Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Karen Estridge, DNP, RN
Assistant Professor, Ashland University
Director, Gerontology Program
Ashland, OH

Sr. Mary Jean Flaherty, PhD, RN, FAAN
Ordinary Professor of Nursing
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

James J. Fletcher, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Karen H. Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Professor, College of Nursing
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Huntsville, AL

Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, FAAN
Vice President of Patient Care & System
Chief Nurse Executive, Duke University Health System
Durham, NC

Timothy J. Gallagher, PhD (medical sociology), MPE
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Kent State University
Kent, OH

Christopher James Gordon, BN, MExSc, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Sydney Nursing School
University of Sydney
NSW, Australia

Davina J. Gosnell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor & Nursing Program Director (Retired)
Hiram College
Hiram, OH
Dean & Professor Emeriti
Kent State University College of Nursing
Kent, OH

Andrew D. Harding, MS, RN, CEN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAHA, FAEN
Associate Chief Nurse, Southcoast Hospitals Group
New Bedford, MA

Edward A. Herzog, MSN, APRN
Lecturer, Kent State University College of Nursing
Kent, OH

Lynn Jamieson, PhD, RN, RM
Nursing Director, Education and Research
Central Queensland Health Service District
Rockhampton, Queensland       

Teresa J. Kelechi, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Department Chair
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Deborah J. Kenny, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Research
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

Carrie Klima, PhD, CNM
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Illinois College of Nursing
Chicago, IL

Gail L. Kovacs, RN. MBA, CLNC
Kovacs and Associates
Strongsville, OH

Jayne Krisjanous, BN, BCA (Hons), MBA, Adv Dip N, RN (NZ), RM (NZ)
Lecturer, School of Marketing and International Business
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand

Crystal Lane-Tillerson, PhD, MEd, RN, CNE
Associate Director, BSN Program
Medical Careers Institute
Newport News, VA

Gary Laustsen, PhD, APRN (CNP-Fam), RN
Associate Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
La Grande, OR

Ruth Ludwick, PhD, RN-BC, CNS
Director of Nursing Research, Robinson Memorial Hospital,
Ravenna, OH

Jan Meires, EdD, ARNP, FNP, BC
UNF School of Nursing Brooks College of Health
Jacksonville, FL

Alison Metcalfe, PhD, BSc, RN
Senior Research Fellow, School of Health & Population Sciences
Dept of Primary Care & General Practice
University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Birmingham, UK

Constance Morrison, DNP, JD, MBA, ARNP, CNS, PMHNP-B, FAANP
Attorney/Nurse Practitioner/Professor
Morrison International Associates
Plymouth, NH

Brenda M. Nevidjon, MSN, RN, FAAN
President-elect, International Association of Nurses in Cancer Care
Professor/Specialty Director, Nursing & Healthcare Leadership
Duke University School of Nursing
Durham, NC

Elizabeth M. Nolan, MS, RN, ACNS-BC
Director, Patient Education
Mardigian Wellness Resource Center
Cardiovascular Center
University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI

Rebecca Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR
Director of Perioperative Services, EMH Regional Healthcare System
Elyria, OH

Sharvette Law Philmon, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Associate Dean, Delaware County Community College
Media, PA

Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN
Associate Chief of Nursing/Research
VISN 8 Patient Safety Center
Tampa, FL

Carol Reece, DNP, APRN-CPNP
Assistant Professor, Ashland University
Ashland, OH

Susan Rees, DNP, RN, CPHQ, CENP
Vice President, Development, Nursing Patient Care Services
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, WI

Rachel Richesson, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor, Informatics
Duke University School of Nursing
Durham, NC

Linda R. Rounds, PhD, RN, FNP, FAANP
Professor, Betty Lee Evans Professor in Nursing
UTMB School of Nursing
Galveston, TX

Tracy A. Ruegg, MS, RN, CNP, AOCN
Oncology Nurse Practitioner, OSU James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute
Columbus, OH

Jeannette L. Sasmor, EdD, MBA, RN, FAAN
President & CEO, Jett and Associates
Sedona, AZ

Tina Saunders, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Lecturer, Kent State University
Kent, OH

Susan M. Schneider, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Lead Faculty Oncology Nursing Specialty
Duke University School of Nursing
Durham, NC

Patricia C. Seifert, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, FAAN
Education Coordinator, Cardiovascular Operating Room
Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
Falls Church, VA

Jeanne P. Sewell, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor, Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, GA

Leighsa Sharoff, EdD, RN, NPP, AHN-BC
Associate Professor of Nursing
Coordinator Of Simulation And Learning Resources
Hunter College
New York, NY

Muriel P. Shaul, PhD, RN, ANP-C
Associate Dean, Oregon Health & Science University
La Grande, OR

Denice Kopchak Sheehan, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, Kent State University
Kent, OH

Miriam Ines Siebzehner, PhD, MPA, RN
National Supervisor of Standards Implementation & Deputy Director and Senior Researcher
Medical Administration, Ministry of Health ICTAHC
Gertner Institute for Health Policy Research
Ramat Gan, Israel

Jeanne M. Sorrell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior Nurse Researcher, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH
Professor Emerita, George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Karen Gabel Speroni, PhD, MHSA, BSN, RN
Biomedical Research Consultant
Leesburg, VA

Hadley Baldwin Sporbert, MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor, Longwood University
Farmville, VA

Jane Stein-Parbury, RN, BSN, MEd, PhD
Professor of Mental Health Nursing
Faculty of Health
University of Technology
Sydney, Australia

Andrea Warner Stidham, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Professor in Nursing, Hiram College
Hiram, OH

Linda J. Stierle, MSN, RN
Brigadier General, USAF NC (Retired)
Fulton, MD

Linda K. Strodtman, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Clinical Nurse Specialist
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Dori Taylor Sullivan, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CNL, CPHQ, FAAN
Professor, Duke University School of Nursing
Durum, NC

Jean Tang, PhD, ARNP-BC, PMHNP
Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Nursing
John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Seattle, WA

Anne Wilson, PhD, MN, BN, RN, RM
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia
Anne Wilson Consulting
Adelaide, Australia