Sigma well-represented in 2019 class of American Academy of Nursing fellows

By RNL editors | 09/25/2019

Induction slated for the Academy’s annual policy conference.

Sigma well-represented in 2019 class of American Academy of Nursing fellows

Nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research, inductees are recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of health through evidence and innovation.

The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) has selected 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders as its 2019 class of Academy fellows. The inductees will be honored at a ceremony during the Academy's annual policy conference, Transforming Health, Driving Policy, which will take place 24-26 October 2019 in Washington, D.C., USA.

“I am proud to welcome this incredible class of leaders to the American Academy of Nursing,” says Academy President Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN. “Their amazing accomplishments have changed health and healthcare across the country and around the globe. I look forward to celebrating the new fellows at our 2019 policy conference and working with them in the future so that our collective knowledge can impact and influence health policy.”

The Academy currently comprises more than 2,600 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. They have been recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of health through evidence and innovation.

Through a competitive and rigorous process, a committee of elected fellows reviews hundreds of applications. The new fellows are selected based on their impressive contributions to increase access, reduce cost, and improve quality through nursing theory, practice, and science. Induction into the Academy is a significant milestone in a nurse leader’s career, where their accomplishments are honored by those within the nursing discipline.

To learn more about the American Academy of Nursing and the 2019 policy conference, click here.  

The following active members of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) will be inducted:

Arizona
Sheila M. Gephart, PhD, RN—The University of Arizona
Michele Grigaitis-Reyes, DNP, FNP-BC, CNRN—Banner Alzheimer's Institute
Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae, PhD, RN, FAHA—The University of Arizona

Australia
Elizabeth Manias, PhD, MNS, MPharm, RN, BCGP, DLF-ACN—Deakin University

Canada
Ruth Martin-Misener, PhD, RN, NP—Dalhousie University
Vincent Salyers, EdD, RN, ANEF—Gonzaga University

California
Kupiri Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN—University of California, Davis
Cecelia L. Crawford, DNP, RN—Kaiser Permanente
Susan Spencer Jacobs, MS, RN—Stanford University
Mary E. Lough, PhD, RN—Stanford Health Care
Tamara H. McKinnon, DNP, RN, APHN—Cabrillo College
Monica Rose McLemore, PhD, RN—University of California, San Francisco
Donna Elizabeth Meyer, MSN, RN, FAADN—Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
Sandy Staveski, PhD, RN, CPNP-AC—University of California, San Francisco
Cynthia Divens Sweeney, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC—The DAISY Foundation

Colorado
Joanne T. Clavelle, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE—GetWellNetwork

Connecticut
Christine Marek Waszynski, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC—Hartford Hospital

District of Columbia
Susan Gross Forneris, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE-A—National League for Nursing
Colleen A. Leners, DNP, APRN, FAANP—American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN—Institute for Medicaid Innovation; University of Michigan Medical School
Carol R. Taylor, PhD, RN—Georgetown University

Finland
Helena Leino-Kilpi, PhD, RN—University of Turku

Florida
Annette M. Bourgault, PhD, RN, CNL—University of Central Florida
Teri M. Chenot, EdD, RN—Jacksonville University
Victoria Wochna Loerzel, PhD, RN, OCN—University of Central Florida
Debra Lynch Kelly, PhD, RN, OCN, CNE—University of Florida
Stephen J.A. McGhee, DNP, PGCE, RNT, RN, VR—University of Miami
Hsiao-Lan Wang, PhD, RN, CMSRN, ACSM EP-C—University of South Florida

Georgia
Jinbing Bai, PhD, RN—Emory University
Patricia Jean Moreland, PhD, CPNP-PC—Emory University
Carolyn Miller Reilly, PhD, RN, CHFN-K, CNE, FAHA—Emory University

Iceland
Helga Bragadóttir, PhD, RN—University of Iceland

Illinois
Susan Weber Buchholz, PhD, RN, NP, FAANP—Rush University
Susan L. Dunn, PhD, RN, FAHA—University of Illinois at Chicago
Elizabeth Eugenio Fildes, EdD, RN, CNE, CARN-AP, PHNA-BC, FIAAN—Chamberlain University
Susan M. Walsh, DNP, RN, APRN—University of Illinois at Chicago

Indiana
Azza H. Ahmed, DNS, CPNP, IBCLC—Purdue University
Jennifer L. Embree, DNP, RN, NE-BC, CCNS—Indiana University-Eskenazi Health
Carol Susan “Sue” Johnson, PhD, RN-BC, NE-BC—RN Innovations LLC
Deanna L. Reising, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FNAP, ANEF—Indiana University

Iowa
Kirsten Hanrahan, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC—University of Iowa Health Care

Maine
Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC—University of Maine at Augusta

Maryland
Carmen Paula Alvarez, PhD, RN, CRNP, CNM—Johns Hopkins University
Jesus (Jessie) Casida, PhD, RN, APN-C—Johns Hopkins University
Kenneth Dion, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN—Johns Hopkins University
Miki Goodwin, PhD, RN, PHN, CNE, NEA-BC—Johns Hopkins University
Margaret Farmar Keil, PhD, CRNP—National Institutes of Health
Catherine G. Ling, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP—Johns Hopkins University
Kimberly Sue McIltrot, DNP, CRNP, WOCN—Johns Hopkins University

Massachusetts
Holly B. Fontenot, PhD, RN, NP—Boston College
Susan A. Kelly-Weeder, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP—Boston College
Maria van Pelt, PhD, CRNA—Northeastern University

Michigan
Maher M. El-Masri, PhD, RN—Wayne State University

Minnesota
Susan B. Jeska, EdD, MBA, BAN, RN—UnitedHealth Group
Stephanie G. Witwer, PhD, RN, NEA-BC—Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Missouri
Anne Fish, PhD, RN, FAHA—University of Missouri-St. Louis
Carol Kemper, PhD, RN, CPHQ, CPPS—Children's Mercy Kansas City
Karen S. Moore, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP—Saint Louis University
Joan R. Smith, PhD, RN, NNP-BC—St. Louis Children's Hospital

Montana
Charlene A. Winters, PhD, RN—Montana State University

Nebraska
Amy M. Haddad, PhD, MFA, MSN, RN—Creighton University

Nevada
Linda Anne Silvestri, PhD, RN—Elsevier

New Hampshire
Jean Sheerin Coffey, PhD, APRN, CPNP—Plymouth State University

New Jersey
Sherry A. Greenberg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAANP—Seton Hall University
Lauran J. Hardin, MSN, RN-BC, CNL, FNAP—Camden Coalition's National Center for Complex Health Social Needs
Mary L. Johansen, PhD, RN, NE-BC—Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Jeffrey J. Kwong, DNP, MPH, ANP-BC—Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Nancy M.H. Pontes, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FNAP—Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins, PhD, RN—Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New York
Michael H. Ackerman, DNS, RN, FCCM, FNAP, FAANP—The Ohio State University
Aliza Bitton Ben-Zacharia, DNP, ANP-BC—Mount Sinai Hospital; New York University
Donna M. Hallas, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP—New York University
Robin Toft Klar, DNS, RN—New York University
Wilhelmina Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC—New York-Presbyterian
Priscilla Limbo Sagar, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, CTN-A—Mount Saint Mary College
Arlene Smaldone, PhD, CPNP-PC—Columbia University
Dorothy Wholihan, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN—New York University
Launette Woolforde, EdD, DNP, RN-BC—Northwell Health

North Carolina
Donna J. Biederman, DrPH, MN, RN, CPH—Duke University
Margaret T. Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP—Duke University
Eleanor Lowndes Stevenson, PhD, RN—Duke University
Jia-Rong Wu, PhD, RN—The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ohio
Karen Jones Bankston, PhD, RN, FACHE—University of Cincinnati
Beth Ann Clayton, DNP, CRNA—University of Cincinnati
Molly McNett, PhD, RN, CNRN, FNCS—The Ohio State University
Patricia A. Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF—Ursuline College
Sandra L. Siedlecki, PhD, RN, APRN—Cleveland Clinic
Sharon K. Wrona, DNP, RN, APRN—Nationwide Children's Hospital

Oregon
Asma A. Taha, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC/AC, PCNS-BC—Oregon Health & Science University

Pennsylvania
Linda A. Jacobs, PhD, CRNP—University of Pennsylvania, Abramson Cancer Center
Tamara M. Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN—Villanova University
Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP—American Association of Nurse Practitioners; Georgetown University
Barbara J. Patterson, PhD, RN, ANEF—Widener University
Debra N. Thompson, PhD, RN, NEA-BC—Debra N. Thompson, LLC; University of Pittsburgh
Kimberly Kovach Trout, PhD, CNM, APRN, FACNM—University of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Yost, PhD, RN—Villanova University

South Carolina
Felesia Renee Bowen, PhD, DNP, APRN—Medical University of South Carolina
Deborah L. Hopla, DNP, APRN-BC, FAANP—Francis Marion University

Taiwan
Kuei-Ru Chou, PhD, RN—Taipei Medical University
Tsae-Jyy Wang, PhD, RN, APRN—National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences

Tennessee
Pamela Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC—Vanderbilt University
Lisa C. Lindley, PhD, RN, FPCN—University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Texas
Kathryn M. Daniel, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, GS-C, AGSF—University of Texas at Arlington
Nancy R. Downing, PhD, RN, SANE-A—Texas A&M University
Shih-Yu (Sylvia) Lee, PhD, RN—The University of Texas at Tyler
Cathy L. Rozmus, PhD, RN—The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Mari F. Tietze, PhD, RN, BC, FHIMSS—Texas Woman's University
Carole L. White, PhD, RN—The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Julie Zuñiga, PhD, RN—The University of Texas at Austin

United Kingdom
Brendan George McCormack, D.Phil(Oxon), BSc(Hons.), RN—Queen Margaret University

Utah
Janea S. Jones-Schenk, DHSc, RN, NE-BC—Western Governors University
Jane Hansen Lassetter, PhD, RN—Brigham Young University
Andrea S. Wallace, PhD, RN—University of Utah

Vermont
Carol Anne Rehm Conroy, DNP, RN, CENP—Healthcare Excellence Unlimited

Virginia
Suzanne Ameringer, PhD, RN—Virginia Commonwealth University
Julie Ann Strunk, PhD, RN—James Madison University
Clareen A. Wiencek, PhD, RN, ACNP, ACHPN—University of Virginia

Washington
Dawn Lee Garzon Maaks, PhD, RN, APRN, FAANP—Washington State University, Vancouver
Kathleen H. Johnson, DNP, RN, NCSN, PHNA-BC, FNASN—University of Washington
Elaine Walsh, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC—University of Washington

West Virginia
Susan Bragg Leight, EdD, RN, APRN-BC, FNP-C, FAANP—West Virginia Wesleyan College

Wisconsin
T. Heather Herdman, PhD, RN, FNI—NANDA International
Beth Houlahan, DNP, RN, CENP—UW Health

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