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Jane Abanes , DNP, PMHCNS, PMHNP-BC

Vanderbilt University

LCDR Jane Abanes’ medical career started in 1995 as a Navy Hospital Corpsman. Later commissioned as a Navy Nurse Corps Officer, she served in various settings including medical surgical ward, inpatient psychiatric unit, case management department, post-anesthesia care unit, and general surgery clinic. Her passion for mental health began during her post-master’s studies at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).…

Christy Adams , M.P.H., R.N.

University of California-Davis

Christy Adams is a Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership Doctor of Philosophy student at the University of California, Davis, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing. Her clinical practice interest is injury prevention across the age continuum with a research focus on fall prevention among older adults transitioning from acute care to home. In addition to a Bachelor’s in the Science of Nursing, she holds a Master’s in Public Health.…

Khira Ahmed-Yahia , BSN, RN, CCRN

University of Wisconsin-Madison

I am a second year full-time Doctor of Nursing Practice student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My focus is in primary care pediatrics with a special interest in nursing education. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012 with my BSN. Following graduation I accepted a new graduate nursing position in the pediatric intensive care unit at Mattel Children’s Hospital-UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.…

Toyin Akanni , DNP,BSN,RN

University of Washington

I am a DNP student in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track at the University of Washington. What has prepared me for this future role are the different life experiences. Experience as a single mother, an immigrant, 17 years of psychiatric nursing, and a state of the art advanced evidence-based DNP education at theUniversity of Washington.…

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Dr. Kimberly Albero

University of Virginia

Kimberly Albero is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She is the Research Program Director for the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, managing a medication assisted treatment clinic in southwest Virginia and educational programs connecting primary care providers throughout the state with specialists at the University.…

Karen Alexander , MSN, RN

Duquesne University

Karen Alexander is currently an instructor at Jefferson College of Nursing in Philadelphia, PA. She is a PhD student at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her clinical experience includes neonatal nursing, pediatric home care, and public health nursing involving family health promotion. She also served on the expert panel of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing convened to develop competencies related to care coordination in nursing.…

Lacey Alexander , MS, RN

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Lacey Alexander is currently a 5th-year PhD student in the School of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lacey was an Early Entry Option PhD student at UW-Madison, which means that she received early research training and mentorship as an undergraduate nursing student. Lacey’s PhD minor includes coursework in psychology and women’s studies, with a strong emphasis on feminist theory.…

Rachel Allen , MSN, PMHNP-BC, RN

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Rachel Allen is a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). After graduating from Thomas Jefferson University with her BSN, she began her nursing career in the Neuroscience ICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her experience in the Neuroscience ICU nurtured a respect and intrigue for the brain-behavior connection as well as healthcare ethics, and ultimately led her to complete her MSN at the University of Pennsylvania.…

Sallie Allgood , MS, RN

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Sallie Allgood is a Ph.D. student in Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research interests include examining evidence-based interventions to improve health behaviors and identifying which components of these interventions help individuals improve their health and wellness. She is also interested in the role of Community Health Workers (CHW) to deliver these interventions.…

Lisa Alvarez , MSN, RN, FNP-BC

University of San Diego

Short-term goals include attending the PhD nursing program at University of San Diego and graduate in three years. After graduation, initiate and participate in clinical trials for advancement in cardiology to promote my hospital as the best community heart center in the South Bay. Long-term goals include developing a continuum from inpatient to outpatient pathway for heart failure patients.…

Paul Ambrefe , Jr. MSN, RN, FNP-C

Vanderbilt University

Paul Ambrefe has worked in adult intensive care as a staff nurse both in neurological and post-surgical settings. He currently works in a retail healthcare clinic in Nashville as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as a full-time faculty member with Belmont University School of Nursing along with adjunct work with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. He is currently enrolled as a Ph.D.…

Yasmine Amin

Samuel Merritt University

I was born at UCSF and have lived in the Bay Area. I attended SFSU for my undergraduate and graduated in 2006. I worked at UCSF afterwards and did some research where I was a co-author on a publication in 2008. I went off to nursing school via a MEPN program where then I received my MSN at USD.…

Marie Amma , MSN, RN

Florida International University

PRESENTATIONS Francine Gomberg Research Day, Poster presentation, Lee Memorial Health Systems, 2012. Implemented the PUPS team, (Pressure Ulcer Prevention Surveillance) in the ICU. Practice was changed in the ICU per EBP research, data collected for one year. Community Involvement Sigma Theta TauAACNChamberlain College of Nursing Honor Society Quality Council Co-chair Gulf Coast Community ICU Committee for Continued Patient Safety and Progress GCMCNon Academic- Professional University of Miami 1991-1998-Surgical Transplant ICU staff/charge nurseÿ Attended an International Transplant seminar, Washington D.C.…

Alison R Anderson , MSN, ANP-BC, NP-C

Vanderbilt University

After graduating from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in 2005 with a Masters in Nursing Science, Alison has practiced as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in a variety of settings. The majority of her work experience has involved treating patients with painful conditions. She currently works with a specialist seeing complicated patients with fibromyalgia and rheumatological conditions.…

Ashley Anderson , MPH, RN

Idaho State University

I am currently attending Idaho State University where I am working on my PhD of nursing. I previously earned a Bachelor of Nursing from Weber State University, and a Master of Public Health from George Washington University. Over the past 9 years I have worked in various nursing roles including the ER, PACU, ICU, Infection Prevention, and Quality Improvement.…

Lindsay Anderson , MS, PMHCNS-BC

University of Minnesota

Lindsay Anderson is currently a 3rd year PhD student in Nursing at the University of Minnesota. She has a strong interest in youth mental health promotion through the use of integrative therapies. Currently practicing as a Child/Adolescent Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Wilder Foundation in St. Paul, Lindsay is dedicated to serving inner-city youth with mental health concerns.…

Kimberly Angelini , WHNP-BC, RN

Boston College

Kimberly J. Angelini, BSN-RN, WHNP-BC is an MS/PhD student at Boston College. She is currently a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Kim works as a staff nurse on the in-patient transplantation unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. She serves on the board of directors for ANA Massachusetts and is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Chi chapter, the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates (SUNA) and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).…

Sharee Anzaldo , MS, RN, PHN

University of California-Los Angeles

Sharee Anzaldo is a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Nursing. She entered the nursing profession through the Masters Entry Program in Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing, earning a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a minor in Education. She also completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at UCLA.…

Ella Archibald , FNP, MS

Pace University

I grew up in the family of healthcare professionals. Since childhood I was mesmerized by their dedication to make a difference in people’s lives. It has been the most meaningful and important profession for me. During my student years and career I have taken pride and enjoyment in learning more and working harder than others. Despite this sense of ambition, I am always compassionate with my patients and my coworkers.…

Cherry Arimas-Macalino , MSN, RN, PHN

California State University-Fullerton

Cherry Arimas-Macalino is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student of the Southern California CSU DNP Consortium (California State University, Fullerton, Los Angeles and Long Beach). She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Biola University. She acquired her Master of Science in Nursing and her school nurse credential from CSU, Fullerton. She has extensive experience in community health, which included overseeing multiple programs as an Assistant Director of Public Health Nursing.…