Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare Welcome Event Introduces New Leadership Team


New Executive Director shares 2019 vision and plans to strengthen organization’s impact


On Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Harmonie Club in New York City, Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (JNVH) hosted the Welcome Event for its new leadership team. With esteemed partners and guests from the nursing education and healthcare sectors in attendance, JNVH Executive Director Dr. Wanda Montalvo shared the organization’s 2019 vision and goals for its signature investment: The Jonas Nurse Scholar program, which addresses the nation’s most pressing healthcare needs through the support of 1,000+ high-potential doctoral nursing scholars across the country.


Since 2008, JNVH has invested nearly $25 million in nursing scholarships, creating a nationwide leadership network that provides support and opportunity for present and future nurse leaders alike. Today, JNVH remains the first and only privately-funded nursing leadership and scholarship organization with a presence in all 50 states.


“Nurses are at the front lines of our nation’s healthcare system, driving important research and clinical practice by providing solutions to improve care overall,” said Dr. Montalvo. “JNVH has made a unique commitment to support and prepare nurses to take on today’s healthcare challenges. As the role of nurses is essential to advancing care, research, education and clinical practice, JNVH aims to provide our Scholars with expanded opportunities to maximize their career potential.”


To do so, JNVH will launch new programming and webinars to Jonas Scholars, alumni, and healthcare professionals to create new networking, education and funding opportunities, as well as promote the dynamic Scholar work in Veterans Healthcare. JNVH’s programming will also honor the legacy of founders Donald Jonas and his late wife Barbara. JNVH will closely collaborate with the JNVH Scholar Alumni Council, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), among others, who help inform how to support and prepare Scholars to make the greatest impact.


  • February 21 / Low Vision Awareness Month Webinar: “How Systemic Health Conditions Can Impact A Patient’s Eye Health” led by Steven E. Brooks, MD, Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Columbia University Medical Center Medical Director, Jonas Children’s Vision
  • March 21 / Barbara Jonas Webinar: “Care In The Community For Veterans: Assessing And Understanding Military Service Connected Conditions” led by Mona Pearl Treyball, PhD, RN, CNS, CCRN-K, FAAN, Colonel (Retired), USAF, NC, Professor and Specialty Director, Veteran and Military Health Care Academic Programs University of Colorado College of Nursing
  • April 11 / Barbara Jonas Webinar: “Before the Caregiving Well Runs Dry: Preventing Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Vicarious Trauma” led by Jane Bogart, EdD, MCHES, Director, Center for Student Wellness, Columbia University Medical Center


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What:                                                   Welcome Event for Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare: New Executive Director and Staff


When:                                                  February 7, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm


Where:                                                Harmonie Club, 4 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022




Press Contact:                  Danielle Muzones, Sharp Communications, Inc. (212) 829-0002 |



About Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare
Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (JNVH) is the signature program of Jonas Philanthropies. In partnership with nearly 150 schools in all 50 states, Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare identifies and invests in more than 1,200 high-potential doctoral nursing Scholars who are committed to addressing our nation’s most pressing healthcare needs. The Jonas Scholar program aims to increase the amount of nurses in faculty, clinical and research leadership roles, as well as improve the health of veterans through support for doctoral-level nursing candidates committed to advancing veterans healthcare.


About Jonas Philanthropies
Jonas Philanthropies is transforming healthcare for the better by investing where it matters most, in solutions that can be scaled for the greatest impact. Its programs address high-need issues and audiences with high-impact solutions: promoting leadership in nursing and veterans healthcare, preventing and treating low vision and blindness, and protecting our children’s environmental health.  For more information about the Jonas Philanthropies, visit, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.