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William Danchanko ,ANP-BC, AOCNP

Uniformed Services University

William G. Danchanko is a 1999 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University (BS) and a 2006 Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He is certified as both an Adult Nurse Practitioner through the ANCC as well as an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner through ONCC. His clinical practice areas have focused mainly on inpatient oncology as well as end-of-life and palliative care.…

Khoa Dang , MSN, RN, FNP-C

Western University of Health Sciences

I am currently enrolled in the DNP program and have interests in leadership and policy. I am interested in how public perceptions, good or bad, has an effect on full authority practice for APRNs in California. I have both clinical and administration/leadership nursing experience in outpatient and inpatient settings. During my graduate studies at WesternU, I was awarded the President’s Society Award in recognition of outstanding academic excellence and service to the university.…

Melodie Daniels , MSN, RN, CNS, RNP

University of San Diego

Melodie Daniels received both her BSN and MSN from San Diego State University. She began her nursing career at the bedside as an ICU RN. After earning her MSN she practiced as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for six units including Telemetry, Float Pool, Medical/Surgical, and the Oncology for Kaiser Permanente. In 2007, she accepted a position as a Performance Improvement Consultant in the Quality Department at the San Diego Veteran’s Healthcare System.…

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Beena Davis , MSN, RN,

Azusa Pacific University

Beena Davis is a full-time Ph. D. Nursing student at Azusa Pacific University, a full-time nursing faculty at LAC College of Nursing, and an adjunct nursing faculty at CSULA. Ms. Davis began her nursing career by working as a staff nurse and progressed into a charge nurse, assistant nurse manager, and a nursing faculty. She has logged nearly twenty years of experience in various nursing specialty and in teaching.…

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Jean W. Davis , PhD, DNP, EdD, APRN, FNP-BC, PHCNS-BC

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jean Davis is a practicing family nurse practitioner and community/public health clinical nurse specialist. She also serves as faculty in the graduate program at University of Central Florida College of Nursing. Additionally, Dr. Davis studies physical activity habit formation and persistence. Her recent interventional project was a 10,000 steps physical activity program with 100 hospital nurses over a 3-month period that resulted in development of a strong habit of physical activity for participants who persisted through to completion.…


Hunter College

Jeff Day is currently a Doctor of Nursing Practice student at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing in the Gerontologic/Adult Nurse Practitioner track. Since receiving his Associate in Health Science degree in 1990, Mr. Day has practiced as a Registered Nurse in a variety of settings including critical care, electrophysiology studies, student health, travel medicine, and emergency medicine.…

Krystyna de Jacq ,PMHNP

Columbia University

Krystyna de Jacq began her nursing career after graduating from Columbia University School of Nursing. She then pursued an advanced practice degree, also at Columbia University, and became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She is originally from Poland, but left her native country for France after graduating from high school. She studied economics in France and when she was pursuing an advanced degree, she also worked as adjunct at various French colleges, including the University of Sorbonne.…

Summer DeBastiani , RN, MPH

University of Miami

Ms. DeBastiani holds a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from West Virginia University. Some of her most outstanding accomplishments include achieving the incorporation of HIV testing in the student health program at WVU, the basis of her senior capstone project, and being elected vice-president of the only student organization dedicated to global health.…

Vinai Decena , MSN, RN, PHN

University of San Francisco

Vinai Decena is a Laotian refugee, born in a refugee camp in Thailand, and raised in California. Growing up in Modesto, California with other refugees from Southeast Asia, she saw first hand how health care disparities lack of knowledge, language barriers, and lack of health care access affected her parents and the health of her community.…

Diane DeJesus

University of Miami

Eileen Delaney

Vanderbilt University

Ms. Delaney is entering the DNP program at the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and will obtain training as a Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, specializing in Palliative Care. This interest has grown as an extension of her work with Veterans at the End of Life. She is a Certified Hospice Palliative Nurse and currently works as the Clinical Coordinator of the Hospice/Palliative services at a VA facility in southern Arizona.…

Leila Delilovic-Stober

University of South Florida

Leila Delilovic-Stober received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Criminology with minor in Sociology from Simpson College in Indianola, IA. Prior to entering the nursing field, Leila served the community for five years as an Investigator with the local Sheriff’s Office.…

Susan Dempsey ,PCCN, CNS

University of California-Los Angeles

Susan J. Dempsey is a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Nursing. Ms. Dempsey also is a graduate of the UCLA Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Program. She is ANCC certified in Pain Management and is a member of ANA, ASPMN, AACN, and Sigma Theta Tau. Ms. Dempsey has a comprehensive nursing career and has practiced as a CNS in critical care, progressive care, and acute medical-surgical units.…

Amy Denis FNP-BC

University of Vermont

I am currently working full time as a board certified FNP at one of the largest private practice primary care offices in central Vermont. I also continue to serve the military entering in my 15th year. My current assignment is as company commander of Charlie Company (MED), 18th Brigade Support Battalion for the 86th Infantry Brigade.…

Valerie Dernetz

University of Maryland

As a military dependent for 23 years, daughter and sister to Air Force veterans, and sister-in-law to an active duty Marine, I have been exposed to the unique challenges and experiences confronted by those who have chosen to serve our country that may put them at risk for developing chronic pain. And, as the number of women in the military continues to increase, research investigating the mechanisms of chronic pain in these women is imperative as their needs may differ from the general female population.…

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Sarah DeSilvey , MSN, FNP-C

Yale University

Sarah C. DeSilvey, MSN, FNP-C, is a rural family nurse practitioner. She balances clinical practice with quality consulting and regional and national advocacy for addressing the social determinants of health. She earned her Masters at the University of Vermont where her thesis focused on the outcomes of the first implementation of food insecurity screening in an inpatient pediatric setting.…

Lisa DeSpain ,MS, RN

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Lisa DeSpain A native Oklahoman, Lisa DeSpain spent the first 17 years of her career working as a clinical registered nurse in the state before changing her focus to nursing education and research. DeSpain plans to become a full-time nursing educator while developing a robust program of Gerontological research. Recognizing older adults as a potentially vulnerable population, DeSpain chose to champion their cause through her research, which focuses on the prevention of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.…

Debbie Devine

University of South Florida

I completed my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science degrees at the University of South Florida’s (USF) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. My clinical area of competency is Women’s Health and Pediatrics. I am a sexual assault nurse examiner and certified to perform colposcopies. In addition, I completed the Post-Graduate Program in Teaching Higher Education from USF.…

Charlie Dharmasukrit , MS, RN, CMSRN

University of California-Davis

I am currently pursuing a PhD in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. My current research interests involve leveraging technology to assist nurses in the early prevention, detection, and treatment of delirium symptoms within the geriatric inpatient population. I received my MS in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis in 2015, my BSN from California State University, Sacramento in 2011, and my BA in Molecular & Cell Biology from UC Berkeley in 2008.…

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