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ANA Announces New Innovation Advisory Board


Keziah Proctor


SILVER SPRING, MD— The American Nurses Association (ANA) is proud to announce the launch of its new Innovation Advisory Board. This board is composed of a select group of leaders with significant expertise in health care innovation that encompasses nursing, design, education, nonprofit, business, venture, and philanthropy sectors. The Innovation Advisory Board’s work has commenced effective immediately.

There are 15 members in total who assembled to inform ANA’s innovation work under the leadership of ANA’s Vice President of Nursing Innovation Oriana Beaudet, DNP, RN, PHN. “We are fortunate to have their vision and breadth of experience as we work to advance broader health nationally through innovation led by nurses.  We wholeheartedly welcome their leadership and insights as we move this work forward,” said Dr. Beaudet.

The Innovation Advisory Board members include industry leaders who demonstrate a deep commitment to nurse-led innovation and recognize its power to transform health care:

  • Karen Giuliano, PhD, RN, FAAN, MBA, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Institute for Applied Life Sciences and College of Nursing. “As the largest group of health care providers, nurses touch more products and are a part of more services than any other health care professional,” – Guiliano.

  • Lauran Hardin, MSN, CNL, FNAP, FAAN, Senior Advisor at Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. “Nurses are integrators and bridge spanners with key insights in how to improve care delivery,” – Hardin.

  • Katherine Kenny, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. “Nurses lead innovation in their clinical settings. Too many times their ideas and quality improvement strategies are implemented informally as ‘work-arounds’,” – Kenny.

  • Marion Leary, RN, MSN, MPH, Director of Innovation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. “Nurses have many innovative solutions to the problems they see every day, and now is the time that we harness that energy, knowledge, and experience, and cultivate a culture of innovation in the profession,” – Leary.

  • Chris McCarthy, MBA, MPH, Vice President of Strategy and Design at HopeLab. “Nursing innovation is a powerful force in health care,” – McCarthy.

  • Ahrin Mishan, MPA, MA, Executive Director of The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation. Nurses are one of the great untapped resources in health care innovation. When nurses innovate, we all benefit,” - Mishan

  • Brian Mohika, BSN, RN, CEO of Cathwear, LLC “I have a passion to help nurses break free from the paradigm set before us and to push their innovations forward,” – Mohika.

  • Daniel Pesut, PhD, RN, FAAN, Emeritus Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. “I believe innovation is one way to create the future through discovery, learning, and action,” – Pesut.

  • Teddie Potter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of Planetary Health at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. “A better world is possible, when innovative nurses get to work designing a future that works for everyone,” – Potter.

  • Tim Raderstorf, DNP, RN, MSN, Chief Innovation Officer at the Ohio State University College of Nursing. “To give a voice to the critical thinkers and doers, the hackers, and tinkerers in nursing. The nurses who see a problem then solve that problem,” – Raderstorf.

  • Faye Sahai, MBA, PMP, SCPM, Managing Director at Vinaj Ventures. “Health care is innovating at a rapid rate and nurses play a critical role in this change,” – Sahai.

  • Rae Walker, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor and PhD Program Director at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst College of Nursing. “If we want to create new and more equitable futures, we need to redistribute who holds the power over ‘innovation’ for health and health care, including within nursing,” – Walker.

  • Dan Weberg, PhD, RN, Head of Clinical Innovation at Trusted Health. The possibility to influence the future of the profession is exciting,” – Weberg.

  • Tami Wyatt, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN, Associate Dean of Research at the University of Tennessee College of Nursing. “Nurses who innovate, whether the innovation is technology, products, delivery services, or leadership models, promote health care discovery and improve health care for all,” – Wyatt.

  • Christi Zuber, PhD, RN, MHA, Founder and Managing Director of Aspen Labs. “Harnessing nurse’s intelligence and creativity is one of the most exciting opportunities for the health and wellness of our society,” – Zuber.


About the American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4.2 million registered nurses. ANA advances the profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. For more information, visit

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