Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

  • Mary Jo Assi, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAAN, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Press Ganey

  • Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, Co-Chair Director, Nursing Practice & Work Environment, American Nurses Association

  • Holly Carpenter, BSN, RN, Senior Policy Advisor, Nursing Practice & Work Environment, American Nurses Association

  • Andrea Coyle, DNP, MHA, MSN, NE-BC, Professional Excellence and Magnet Program Director, Medical University of South Carolina

  • Patrice Donaldson, MSN, BSN, RN, Office of Nursing Quality, Development and Professional Practice, University of Mississippi Medical Center

  • Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP, Director, Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy, Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University

  • Jennifer Gil, MSN, RN, ANA Board Member, American Nurses Association

  • Debora Hess, PhD, MSN, RN, CMC, CPHQ Clinical Strategy and Practice Lead, Humana

  • Patrick Laird, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, Chief Clinical Officer, Nexus Health Systems

  • Erica Martinez, DNP RN NEA-BC, Dean of Nursing, Emergency Response Nurse, Arizona College-Ontario California Campus, Los Alamitos Medical Center

  • Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, VP for Health Promotion, University Chief Wellness Officer, Dean and Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Evidence-Based Practice, College of Nursing, Professor of Pediatrics & Psychiatry, College of Medicine, ED, The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP, The Ohio State University

  • Lisa Nguyen, MS, CAE, Executive Director, American Psychiatric Nurses Association

  • Peggy O’Neill, MBA, RD, VP of Nutrition and Wellness, Morrison Healthcare, a Compass One Healthcare Company

  • Terri Roberts, JD, RN, Executive Director, American Holistic Nurses Association

  • Judith Schmidt, MSN, DHA (c), RN, CEO, New Jersey State Nurses Association

  • Evan Thoman, MS, PMP, Wellness Specialist, MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Mamie Williams, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC, Director, Nurse Safety & Wellbeing, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Wanda Williams, PhD, RN,WHNP-BC, CNE, Co-Chair, Clinical Associate Professor, Rutger's Univ. Camden Campus

  • Cheryl Woods-Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, President Elect; ISPMH, LeVine Family Distinguished Term Associate Professor in Quality of Life, Health Promotion and Wellness, Macy Faculty Scholar and Director, Interprofessional Leadership Institute for Mental Health Equity, International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing


Professional Guidance

The individuals above provide guidance in the planning and implementation of the HNHN GC. We sincerely thank them for their time and expertise! 

About the HNHN

This initiative aims to improve the health of nurses and by extension the nation.

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The health of nurses is at a crisis point.

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