American Academy of Nursing Announces 2018 Class of New Fellows

“I am delighted to recognize this outstanding class of nurse leaders as Academy fellows," said Academy President Karen Cox, PhD, RN, FAAN. "Along with the rest of the fellowship, I look forward to celebrating their array of talents and impressive accomplishments at our policy conference, and then working with them to apply our collective knowledge to transforming health policy."

The Academy fellows, with the addition of this newest class, represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 29 countries.

The Academy is currently comprised of more than 2,500 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 November.

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2018 Class of Academy Fellows:

Gwendolyn D. Childs, PhD, RN – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Allison Shorten, PhD, MS, RN, RM, FACM – University of Alabama at Birmingham

Karen L. Johnson, PhD, RN – Banner Health
Lesly A. Kelly, PhD, RN – Arizona State University
Judith Ann Jones O’Haver, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC – Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Rudy Valenzuela, PhD, RN, FNP-C, FAANP – FSP Health Ministries

Armed Forces Pacific
Cynthia A. Kuehner, MSN, RN, APRN, FAANP – United States Navy

Tracey K. Bucknall, PhD, RN, BN, Grad Dip Adv Nurs, GAICD – Deakin University
Odette Michel Nest, PhD, RN – University of Southern Queensland

Connie Barden, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, CCNS – American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Janice F. Bell, PhD, MN, MPH – University of California, Davis
Sass Elisha, EdD, CRNA – Kaiser Permanente
Eileen Katherine Fry-Bowers, PhD, JD, RN, CPNP-PC – University of San Diego
Caryl Goodyear, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN-K – American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
E. Alison Holman, PhD, FNP – University of California, Irvine
Ulrike Muench, PhD – University of California, San Francisco
David Pickham, PhD, RN, FAHA – Stanford Health Care
Caroline E. Stephens, PhD, RN, GNP-BC – University of California, San Francisco
Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN – Loma Linda University
Matthew Tierney, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC – University of California, San Francisco
Gail T. Washington, DNS – California State University, Los Angeles

Chantal Cara, PhD, RN – Université de Montréal
Doris R. Grinspun, PhD, MSN, BScN, RN, LLD(hon), Dr(hc), O.ONT – Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
Doris Howell, PhD, RN – University Health Network
Gail Tomblin Murphy, PhD – Dalhousie University
Elizabeth Peter, PhD, RN – University of Toronto
Robyn Stremler, PhD, RN – University of Toronto

Xiaomei Sophia Cong, PhD, RN – University of Connecticut
Alison Moriarty Daley, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC – Yale University
Sheila L. Molony, PhD, APRN, GNP-BC – Quinnipiac University
Jeannie Kelley Tomlinson, MSN, RN, COHN-S, FAAOHN – The Hartford

District of Columbia
Mary Daymont, MSN, RN, CCM – Children’s National Medical Center
Michelle E. Dunwoody, MS, BSN, WHNP-BC – United States Public Health Service
Robin Fleming, PhD, RN – National Academy of Medicine/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Joyce Ann Hahn, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP – The George Washington University
Irene Trowell-Harris, EdD, MPH, RN – United States Air Force, retired

Mindi A. Anderson, PhD, ARNP, CPNP-PC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF – University of Central Florida
Theresa M. Beckie, PhD – University of South Florida
Miriam O. Ezenwa, PhD, RN – University of Florida
Teresa N. Gore, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, CHSE-A – University of South Florida
Kathleen M. Hunter, PhD, RN-BC, CNE – Chamberlain University
Scarlott K. Mueller, MPH, RN – International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care
Maria Olenick, PhD, FNP, RN – Florida International University
María de los Ángeles Ordóñez, DNP, ARNP-BC, GNP, PMHNP – Florida Atlantic University
Pamela Pieper, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, TCRN, FAANP – Wolfson Children's Hospital/University of Florida
Alicia Gill Rossiter, DNP, FNP, PCPNP-BC, FAANP – University of South Florida
James Whyte IV, PhD, ND, ARNP – Florida State University

Dian Dowling Evans, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP – Emory University
Anne M. Fitzpatrick, APRN, CPNP – Emory University
Lisa Muirhead, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP – Emory University
Twilla Locklear-Haynes, JD, MN, RN-C – Emory University
Mary Dixon Still, APRN, MSN, ANP-BC, ACNS, CCRN, FCCM – Emory Healthcare
Canhua Xiao, PhD, RN – Emory University

Katherine Finn Davis, PhD, APRN, CPNP – University of Hawaii at Manoa
Mary Frances Oneha, PhD, RN, APRN – Waimanalo Health Center

Hong Kong
Carmen Wing Han Chan, PhD, RN – The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Wai Tong Chien, PhD, BN, RMN, HKFAN – The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Kathleen Bobay, PhD, RN – Loyola University Chicago
Susan J. Corbridge, PhD, APRN – University of Illinois at Chicago
Valerie Gruss, PhD, APN, CNP-BC – University of Illinois at Chicago
Mary Catherine Kapella, PhD, RN – University of Illinois at Chicago
Carrie S. Klima, PhD, CNM, FACNM – University of Illinois at Chicago
Gwen Elise McNatt, PhD, APRN, CNN, FNP-BC – Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Todd M. Ruppar, PhD, RN – Rush University
Karen L. Saban, PhD, RN, APRN, CNRN, FAHA – Loyola University Chicago
Judith Michelle Schlaeger, PhD, RN, CNM, LAC – University of Illinois at Chicago
Matthew R. Sorenson, PhD, APRN, ANP-C – DePaul University
Linnea Windel, MSN – VNA Health Care

Lisa Carter-Harris, PhD, APRN, ANP-C – Indiana University
Kimberly J. Harper, MS, RN – Indiana Center for Nursing
Wendy R. Miller, PhD, RN, CCRN – Indiana University
Joyce Pittman, PhD, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, CWOCN – Indiana University Health
Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN – Sigma Theta Tau International

Sandra E. Daack-Hirsch, PhD, RN – University of Iowa
M. Lindell Joseph, PhD, RN – University of Iowa
Susan N. Van Cleve, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP – University of Iowa

Elizabeth Adams, MS, FFNMRCSI, Dip (Stats), BNS (Hons), RGNRN – Department of Health

Alessandro Stievano, PhD, MscN, RN – Centre of Excellence Nursing Scholarship

Ginger Kay Breedlove, PhD, CNM, FACNM – Grow Midwives LLC

Marianne H. Hutti, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP – University of Louisville
Tracy Elizabeth Williams, DNP, RN – Norton Healthcare

Hala Darwish, PhD – American University of Beirut

Warren Hebert, DNP, RN, CAE – Loyola University New Orleans

R. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP – Dr. Mimi Secor Nurse Practitioner Speaker Consultant

Ingrid Connerney, DrPH, RN – University of Maryland Capital Region Health
Jeffrey N. Doucette, DNP, RN, CENP, FACHE, NEA-BC, LNHA – American Nurses Credentialing Center
Debra S. Holbrook, MSN, RN, SANE A, FNE A/P – Mercy Health Services
Beverley H. Johnson, BSN – Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care
Nada Lukkahatai, PhD, MSN, RN – Johns Hopkins University
Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, MAS, BSN – General Assembly of Maryland
Cynthia Renn, PhD, RN – University of Maryland
Janiece Lynn Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN – Johns Hopkins University
Brigit VanGraafeiland, DNP, CRNP – Johns Hopkins University
Nicole Elizabeth Warren, PhD, MPH, RN, CNM – Johns Hopkins University
Candy Wilson, Colonel, USAF, NC; APRN, WHNP-BC – United States Air Force
Chao Hsing Yeh, PhD – Johns Hopkins University

Anne-Marie Barron, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC – Simmons College
Dorothy M. Beke, MS, RN, CPNP-PC/AC – Boston Children's Hospital
Katherine Elizabeth Gregory, PhD, RN – Brigham and Women's Hospital
Julie Ann Lynch, PhD, RN, MSN, MA, MBA – Veterans Affairs
Melissa Ann Sutherland, PhD, FNP-BC – American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Rebecca H. Lehto, PhD, RN – Michigan State University
Barbara Luke, ScD, MPH, RN, RD – Michigan State University
Milisa Manojlovich, PhD, RN, CCRN – University of Michigan
Patricia L. Thomas, PhD, RN, FNAP, FACHE, NEA-BC, ACNS-BC, CNL – Grand Valley State University
Hiba Bahaeldine Wehbe-Alamah, PhD, RN, FNP-CTNA – University of Michigan-Flint

Timothy J. Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAADN, FAAN – NurseTim, Inc.
Mary Catherine Hooke, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPON – University of Minnesota
Kristin Sandau, PhD, RN – Bethel University
Misty Lynn Wilkie, PhD, RN – Bemidji State University

Elizabeth C. Schenk, PhD, MHI, RN-BC – Providence St. Joseph Health

Kathleen M. Hanna, PhD, RN – University of Nebraska Medical Center
Robin M. Lally, PhD, MS, BA, RN, AOCN – University of Nebraska Medical Center
Ann Marie Laughlin, PhD, RN – Creighton University

Barbara St. Pierre Schneider, PhD, RN – University of Nevada, Las Vegas

New Jersey
Gerry Altmiller, EdD, APRN, ACNS-BC – Quality and Safety Education for Nurses
Susan Caplan, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Donna Wilk Cardillo, MA, RN, CSP –
Kathleen Neville, PhD, RN – Seton Hall University

New York
Jessica Castner, PhD, MSN, RN, CEN, AE-C, FAEN – Castner Incorporated
Frances Cartwright, PhD, RN-BC, AOCN – Mount Sinai Hospital
Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, RN, FGSA – University at Buffalo
Emerson Eresmas Ea, PhD, DNP, APRN, CNE – New York University
Patricia Ann Eckardt, PhD, RN – Molloy College
Mattia J. Gilmartin, PhD, RN – New York University
Sharon Hewner, PhD, RN – University at Buffalo
Mario R. Ortiz, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, FNP-C, FNAP – Binghamton University
Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, MA, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE – New York University Winthrop Hospital
Rosanne Raso, MS, RN, NEA-BC – New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Kerri Anne Scanlon, MSN, RN – Northwell Health/North Shore University Hospital
Rebecca Schnall, PhD, MPH, RN-BC – Columbia University

North Carolina
Tracy Karen Gosselin, PhD, RN, AOCN, NEA-BC – Duke University Hospital
Eric Ashworth Hodges, PhD, FNP-BC – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Valerie Michele Howard, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE – Duke University
Hyeoneui Kim, PhD, MPH, RN – Duke University
Cheryl Christine Rodgers, PhD, RN, CPNP – Duke University
Valerie K. Sabol, PhD, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, CNE, ANEF, FAANP – American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Susan M. Sinclair, PhD, MPH, RN – University of North Carolina Wilmington
Lixin Song, PhD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Celeste Marie Alfes, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, CHSE-A – Case Western Reserve University
Carmen Giurgescu, PhD, RN, WHNP – The Ohio State University
Carolynn Thomas Jones, DNP, RN – The Ohio State University
Deborah G. Klein, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, FAHA – Cleveland Clinic
Deborah F. Lindell, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF – Case Western Reserve University
Polly Mazanec, PhD, ACNP-BC, AOCN, ACHPN, FPCN – Case Western Reserve University
Mary Elizabeth Modic, DNP, APRN-CNS – Cleveland Clinic
Sharon L. Oetker-Black, PhD, JD, RN, ANEF – Walsh University
Heather L. Tubbs Cooley, PhD, RN – The Ohio State University
Allison R. Webel, PhD, RN – Case Western Reserve University

Joanne Noone, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF – Oregon Health & Science University

Alison M. Colbert, PhD, PHCNS-BC – Duquesne University
Diane S. Hupp, DNP, RN, NEA-BC – Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Rebecca Ann Kronk, PhD, MSN, CRNP – Duquesne University
Martha Y. Kubik, PhD, MSN, RN – Temple University
Kathleen Oare Lindell, PhD, RN – University of Pittsburgh
Jennifer H. Lingler, PhD, CRNP – University of Pittsburgh
Bobbie Posmontier, PhD, CNM, PMHNP-BC – Drexel University
William Edward Rosa, MS, APRN, FCCM – University of Pennsylvania

People’s Republic of China
Yan Hu, PhD, RN – Fudan University

Republic of Korea
Tae Wha Lee, PhD, RN – Yonsei University

Rhode Island
Debra A. Erickson-Owens, PhD, CNM, CNE, FACNM, RN – University of Rhode Island

Majda Pajnkihar, RN – University of Maribor

South Carolina
Stephanie Burgess, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP – University of South Carolina
Rebecca Freeman, PhD, RN, PMP – R. Freeman and Associates

South Dakota
Diana Lois Cudmore Berkland, PhD, RN, CNS – Sanford Health

Sui-Whi Jane, PhD, RN – Chang Gung University of Science and Technology
Yea-Ing Lotus Shyu, PhD, RN – Chang Gung University of Science and Technology

Cathy Ann Maxwell, PhD – Vanderbilt University
Carole R. Myers, PhD, RN – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Julia C. Phillippi, RN, CNM – Vanderbilt University
Mavis Schorn, PhD, RN, CNM – Vanderbilt University

Garry J. Brydges, DNP, MBA, CRNA, ACNP-BC – University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Lisa M. Cleveland, PhD, RN, CPNP-BC, IBCLC, NTMNC – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Peggy J. Mancuso, PhD, CNM, RN – Texas Woman’s University
David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, NHDP-BC – University of Texas Medical Branch
Melanie McEwen, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF – The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Lula Westrup Pelayo, PhD, RN – Uniformed Services University
J. Dru Riddle, PhD, DNP, CRNA – Texas Christian University
Jennifer Elizabeth Sanner Beauchamp, PhD, RN – The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

United Kingdom
Alan Finnegan, PhD – University of Chester England
Ann Lloyd Keen, RN, NDN, FQNI - London South Bank University

Margaret F. Clayton, PhD, APRN – University of Utah
Susanna Rose Cohen, DNP, MS, CNM – University of Utah

Jeanne Lorraine Alhusen, PhD, RN, CRNP – University of Virginia
Theresa Marie Davis, PhD, RN, NE-BC – Inova Health System
Melody Kay Eaton, PhD, MBA, RN, CNE – James Madison University
Jill Howie Esquivel, PhD, AC/FNP-BC – University of Virginia
Nancy Jallo, PhD, FNP-BC, WHNP-BC – Virginia Commonwealth University
Patricia Anne Kinser, PhD, WHNP-BC, RN, FNAP – Virginia Commonwealth University
Patricia Carter Lane, MBA, BSN, SCRN – Bon Secours Health System
Mary S. McCabe, MA, BS – Consultant

Teresa M. Ward, PhD, RN – University of Washington

Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF – Marquette University
Lisa C. Hanson, PhD, CNM, FACNM – Marquette University
Barbara Day Pinekenstein, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS – University of Wisconsin-Madison