American Academy of Nursing Announces 2015 Class of New Fellows

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Academy to Induct 163 Nurse Leaders During Annual Policy Conference in October

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“We are pleased to welcome this talented class of clinicians, researchers, policy leaders, educators and executives as they join the nation’s thought leaders in nursing and health care,” said Academy President, Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN.

The American Academy of Nursing has selected 163 nurse leaders to be inducted as Academy fellows. The induction ceremony will take place during the Academy’s annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, on October 17, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

"We are pleased to welcome this talented class of clinicians, researchers, policy leaders, educators and executives as they join the nation’s thought leaders in nursing and health care,” said Academy President, Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We look forward to working with them to continue the Academy’s work in transforming health policy and practice through the use of our collective nursing knowledge.”

The Academy fellows, with the addition of this newest class, represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 24 countries.

The Academy is currently comprised of more than 2,300 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research. Academy fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans and renowned scientific researchers.

Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current Academy fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all. New fellows will be eligible to use the FAAN credential (fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after the induction ceremony takes place in October.

For more information about the Academy and the 2015 policy conference, visit

2015 Class of Academy Fellows:

United States


Karen Heaton, PhD, RN, FNP-BC - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Martha G. Lavender, PhD, RN - Gadsden State Community College

Susan Bonner Patton, DNSc, APRN, FAANP - University of Alabama at Birmingham

Linda Ann Roussel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL - University of Alabama at Birmingham


Charles A. Downs, PhD, ACNP-BC - The University of Arizona

Katherine Kenny, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP - Arizona State University


Angela Louise Green, PhD, RN, FAHA - Arkansas Children's Hospital

Ellyn E. Matthews, PhD, RN, AOCNS, CBSM - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, FCCM - UCSD Medical Center

Shirley Evers-Manly, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN, PHN - Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

Judith F. Karshmer, PhD, RN, PMHCNS, BC - University of San Francisco

Eunice Lee, PhD, RN - University of California, Los Angeles

Raymond Phillips, PhD, MS, RN, CNS - VA

KT Waxman, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL, CENP, CHSE - University of San Francisco

Diana Lynn Woods, PhD, RN, APRN-BC - Azusa Pacific University


Cheryl A. Krause-Parello, PhD, RN - University of Colorado

Madalynn Neu, PhD, RN - University of Colorado

Elizabeth Marion Pace, MSM, RN, CEAP, CPS II - Peer Assistance Services, Inc.

Kathleen D. Sanford, DBA, RN, FACHE - Catholic Health Initiatives

Lisa Spruce, DNP, RN, CNS-CP, CNOR, ACNS, ACNP, ANP - Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

District of Columbia

Virginia Adams, PhD, RN - National League for Nursing

Mary C. Brucker, PhD, RN, CNM - Georgetown University

Silvia H. De Bortoli Cassiani, PhD, RN - Pan American Health Organization

Patricia Cathleen McMullen, PhD, JD, RN, CRNP, FAANP - The Catholic University of America

Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN - American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Deborah Elaine Trautman, PhD, RN - American Association of College of Nursing


Linda Laskowski Jones, MS, RN, APN, ACNS-BC, CEN - Christiana Care Health System

JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, RN - Genesis HealthCare


Clement K. Gwede, PhD, MPH, RN - H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Robert James Lucero, PhD, MPH, RN - University of Florida

Patrick Albert Palmieri, DHSc, EdS, MSN, MBA, MSc(c), RN, CPHQ, CPHRM, FACHE, FISQua - Universidad Privada del Norte

Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini, PhD, RN - University of Florida

Diana Swihart, PhD, DMin, MSN, APN CS, RN, BC - American Academy for Preceptor Advancement

Cindy Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP, AOCNP, FAANP - University of South Florida


Ashley Darcy Mahoney, PhD, RN, NNP-BC - Emory University

Maureen Kelley, PhD, RN, CNM - Emory University


Debra D. Mark, PhD, RN - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Alice Tse, PhD, RN, APRN - University of Hawaii at Manoa


Beth Bolick, DNP, RN, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC - Rush University College of Nursing

Barbara L. McFarlin, PhD, CNM, RDMS, FACNM - University of Illinois at Chicago

Linda L. Olson, PhD, RN, NEA-BC - National Council of State Boards of Nursing


Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, ANEF, CNE - Indiana University

Lucia D. Wocial, PhD, RN - Indiana University Health


Karen A. Wambach, PhD, RN, IBCLC, FILCA - University of Kansas


Kristin Beth Ashford, PhD, WHNP-BC - University of Kentucky

Patricia V. Burkhart, PhD, RN - University of Kentucky

Cecilia Kennedy Page, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS, CHCIO, PMP, FACHE - University of Kentucky HealthCare

Deborah Baker Reed, PhD, RN, FAAOHN - University of Kentucky


Mary Beth Bigley, DrPH, MSN, APRN - Health Resources and Services Administration

Kathy B. Chappell, PhD, RN - American Nurses Credentialing Center

Karen Elizabeth Doyle, MBA, MS, RN, NEA-BC - University of Maryland Medical Center

Elizabeth A. Kostas-Polston, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Sharon Kozachik, PhD, RN - Johns Hopkins University

Linda Lewis, MSA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE - American Nurses Credentialing Center

Erin Maughan, PhD, MS, RN, APHN-BC - National Association of School Nurses

Carmel McComiskey, DNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC, FAANP - University of Maryland Medical Center

Sandra Mitchell, PhD, CRNP, AOCN - National Cancer Institute

Kerry Paige Nesseler, MS, RN - HHS/HRSA/BHW

Mary Terhaar, DNSc, RN - Johns Hopkins University

Linda Jeanne Wanzer, DNP, RN, CNOR, Colonel (ret), US Army - Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Joan Insalaco Warren, PhD, RN-BC, NEA-BC - MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, RN, CCM - Johns Hopkins University

Joyce P. Williams, DNP, AFN-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS - Stevenson University


Jeffrey M. Adams, PhD, RN - Massachusetts General Hospital

Jean Connor, PhD, RN, CPNP - Boston Children's Hospital

Patricia A. Daoust, MSN, RN, BS - Massachusetts General Hospital

Jeanne Leffers, PhD, RN - University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Ruth Palan Lopez, PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA - MGH Institute of Health Professions

Jacqueline Somerville, PhD, RN - Brigham and Women's Hospital


Michelle Aebersold, PhD, RN - University of Michigan


Pamela Johnson, MS, RN, NEA-BC - Mayo Clinic

Ngozi Mbibi, DNP, RNC-OB - Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Erin Patricia Murphy, MA, RN - Minnesota House of Representatives

A. Jeanne Pfeiffer, DNP, MPH, RN, CIC - University of Minnesota

Teddie Potter, PhD, MS, RN - University of Minnesota

Fang Yu, PhD, RN, GNP-BC - University of Minnesota


Cathy Cartwright, MSN, RN-BC, PCNS - Children's Mercy Hospital

Jean Elizabeth Davis, PhD, RN - Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College

Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, PhD, RN, CHPPN - Saint Louis University

Helen W. Lach, PhD, RN - Saint Louis University

Amy Vogelsmeier, PhD, RN - University of Missouri


June Eilers, PhD, APRN-CNS, BC - University of Nebraska Medical Center

New Jersey

Wallena Gould, EdD, CRNA - Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program

Paul Kuehnert, DNP, RN - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Teri G. Lindgren, PhD, MPH, MS, BSN, BA, RN - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Judith Lothian, PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE - Seton Hall University

Albert Rundio, PhD, DNP, RN, APRN, NEA-BC - Drexel University

Barbara Todd, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP - Hospital University of Pennsylvania

New Mexico

Emily Ann Haozous, PhD, RN - University of New Mexico

New York

Ann M. Dozier, PhD, RN - University of Rochester

Kimberly S. Glassman, PhD, RN, NEA-BC - NYU Langone Medical Center

Davina Porock, PhD, RN - University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Jane Jeffrie Seley, DNP, MPH, RN, GNP, BC-ADM, CDE, CDTC - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Allison Squires, PhD, RN - New York University

Martha Whetsell, PhD, RN, ARNP - Lehman College

Jane White, PhD, PMH-CNS, BC - Adelphi University

North Carolina

Cristina C. Hendrix, DNS, APRN, GNP BC - Duke University / Durham VA Medical Center

Allison Vorderstrasse, DNSc, MSN, BSN, RN, APRN-BC, CNE - Duke University

Tracey L. Yap, PhD, RN - Duke University


Nancy M. Albert, PhD, RN, CCNS, CHFN, CCNS, NE-BC - Cleveland Clinic

Tondi M. Harrison, PhD, RN, CPNP - The Ohio State University

Ronald Hickman, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC - Case Western Reserve University

Julie McAfooes, MS, RN, CNE, ANEF - Chamberlain College of Nursing

Laureen Smith, PhD, RN - The Ohio State University


Joanne R. Warner, PhD, RN - University of Portland


J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, RN, BC - University of Pennsylvania

Harleah G. Buck, PhD, RN, CHPN, FPCN - Pennsylvania State University

Mary Ann Cantrell, PhD, RN - Villanova University

Eileen R. Chasens, PhD, RN - University of Pittsburgh

Holly Harner, PhD, MBA, MPH, CRNP, WHCNP-BC - La Salle University

Suzan Kardong-Edgren, PhD, RN, ANEF, CHSE - Robert Morris University

Gail Mallory, PhD, RN, NEA-BC - Oncology Nursing Society

Helene Moriarty, PhD, RN - Villanova University / Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Carole Treston, MPH, RN, ACRN - Association of Nurses in AIDS Care

South Carolina

Julia Ann Nunemaker Eggert, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, AOCN - Clemson University

Kathlyn Sue Haddock, PhD, RN - William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center

Ruth Wittmann-Price, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, CHSE, ANEF - Francis Marion University

South Dakota

Mary Anne Krogh, PhD, APRN, CRNA - Mount Marty College

Thomas Stenvig, PhD, MPH, RN, NEA-BC - South Dakota State University


Susie Adams, PhD, RN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, FAANP - Vanderbilt University

Mary Lambert, DNP, RN - Kentucky State University/ Vanderbilt University

Victoria Niederhauser, DrPH, RN, PCPNP-BC - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Kelly Wolgast, DNP, MSS, RN, FACHE - Vanderbilt University


Joy Don Baker, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, CNOR, NEA-BC - University of Texas at Arlington / AORN, Inc.

Carol Boswell, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Carolyn Cason, PhD, RN, FNAI - University of Texas at Arlington

Joan E. Edwards, PhD, RNC, CNS - Texas Woman's University

Janice I. Hooper, PhD, MSN, RN, FRE, CNE - Texas Board of Nursing

Hsueh-Fen Sabrina Kao, PhD, RN - The University of Texas at El Paso

Jimmie Owens Keenan, MSN, RN, FACHE - U.S. Army Medical Command

Susan Gail McBride, PhD, RN-BC, CPHIMS - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

M. Kathleen Murphy, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FNP-BC - University of Texas Medical Branch

Mary O'Keefe, PhD, JD, RN - University of Texas at Galveston

Debora Simmons, PhD, RN, CCNS - Independent Consultant


Karlen Luthy, DNP, FNP - Brigham Young University


Michael Dominic Fallacaro, DNS, RN, CRNA - Virginia Commonwealth University

Luann Whittenburg, PhD, RN BC, FNP BC, CPHQ, CPHIMS - Medicomp Systems


Katherine Camacho Carr, PhD, ARNP, CNM, FACNM - Seattle University

Anne Hirsch, PhD, ARNP, FAANP - Seattle University

Sarah Shannon, PhD, RN - University of Washington


Jane Leske, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


Elizabeth Beattie, PhD, RN, FGSA - Queensland University of Technology

Linda Shields, MD, PHD, FACN, Centaur Fellow, MAICD - James Cook University

Christine Smith, MS, RN - Christine Smith Consulting


Andrea Baumann, PhD, RN - McMaster University

Lianne Patricia Jeffs, PhD, RN - University of Toronto

Kathy McGilton, PhD, RN - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network

Lynn M. Nagle, PhD, RN - University of Toronto

Jeffrey Craig Phillips, PhD, LLM, RN, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, ACRN - University of Ottawa

Louise Rose, PhD, RN, ICU Cert, Adult Ed Cert - University of Toronto

Bonnie Stevens, PhD, MScN, RN, BScN - University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children


Lilian Marcela Ferrer Lagunas, PhD, MS, RN - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Hong Kong

LEE Tze Fan Diana, PhD, MSc, RN, RM - The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Claudia Kam Yuk Lai, PhD, RN - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Erla Kolbrun Svavarsdottir, PhD, RN, BC - University of Iceland


Martin McNamara, EdD, MEd, MA, MSc, BSc, RNT, RGN, RPN - University College Dublin


Samar Noureddine, PhD, RN, FAHA - American University of Beirut

People’s Republic of China

Changrong Yuan, PhD, RN - The Second Military Medical University

Republic of China

Lian-Hua Huang, PhD, RN - National Taiwan University/Hospital

Republic of Korea

Misoon Song, PhD, RN - Seoul National University

Saudi Arabia

Sandra Ruth Lovering, DHS, MBS, BSN, RN, CTN-A - King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Jeddah

South Africa

Hester Catharina Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, RNE, RNM, RPN, RCN - Forum for University Nursing Deans of South Africa


David C. Benton, PhD, RN, FRCN - International Council of Nurses

About the American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing ( serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. The Academy’s more than 2,300 fellows are nursing’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice, and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary contributions to nursing and health care.


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