New Jonas Scholar Alumni Advisory Council

May 11, 2016 – The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare is pleased to announce that 10 Jonas Scholar Alumni have been selected to serve on the new Jonas Scholar Alumni Advisory Council following a competitive application process.  These individuals will formally begin their terms on the Advisory Council in 2016 and serve a two-year term:
Debbie Anglade, PhD, RN, MSN, LHRM, CPHQ, CCM
Assistant Professor of Clinical, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies
Jonas III Nurse Leader, University of Miami

Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo, PhD, RN
Associate Professor, Wagner College
Jonas II Nurse Leader, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Nicole Gibson, DNP, NP-C
Clinical Assistant Professor & APRN Clinical Coordinator, South Dakota State University
Jonas III Nurse Leader, South Dakota State University
Deborah Greenwood, PhD, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE
Clinical Performance Improvement Consultant, Research Scientist and Diabetes Program Director, Sutter Health
Jonas II Nurse Leader, University of California-Davis
Kathy Ingelse, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing
Jonas III Veterans Healthcare, Oregon Health and Science University
Michael S. Lord, DNP, CRNA
Nurse Anesthesia Program Faculty, University of Pennsylvania
Jonas III Nurse Leader, Yale University
Misty M. Richmond, PhD, PMHNP-BC
Assistant Professor and Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, Wright State University
Jonas III Nurse Leader, University of Cincinnati
Annie J. Rohan, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, CPNP-PC, FAANP
Assistant Professor and Director of Pediatric Research, Stony Brook University School of Nursing
Jonas I Nurse Leader, Columbia University
Alicia Gill Rossiter, DNP, ARNP, FNP, PPCNP-BC, FAANP
Lieutenant Colonel (retired), United States Air Force Reserves Nurse Corps Assistant Professor and Sequence Director Veteran to BSN Program, University of South Florida
Jonas III Veterans Healthcare, University of South Florida
Teresa Yambo, PhD, MSN Ed, RN
Instructor, Spouse Employment Training Program, Air Force Aid Society
Jonas III Veterans Healthcare, Rush University
The Jonas Scholar Alumni Advisory Council will provide strategic direction and make key decisions for the structure of the new Jonas Scholar Alumni group. The group’s mission will be focused on fostering a strong and long-term connection among the nationwide Jonas Scholar network, and maintaining a connection between Scholar alumni and the Jonas Center.
“We’re very pleased to announce the creation of the Jonas Scholar Alumni Council for 2016-18, charged with leading and organizing communication and events for the more than 600 Jonas Scholar Alumni across the country,” said Donald Jonas, who co-founded the Center ten years ago with Barbara Jonas, his wife. “The Alumni Council represents every region of the U.S., as well as PhD and DNP graduates, Nurse Leader and Veterans Healthcare Programs.”
The individuals serving on the Jonas Scholar Alumni Advisory Council consist of six graduates from a PhD program and four graduates from a DNP program; three are Scholars from the Veterans Healthcare Program and seven are from the Nurse Leaders Program. The Jonas Scholar Alumni group will be a resource for the more than 600 past Jonas Scholars to further their professional development, networking and leadership skills through various online programming, in-person regional meetings and discussion forums.
As the group begins its work and determines the structure of the Jonas Alumni group, more information will be sent out to the entire network of Jonas Alumni Scholars.
About the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare
In 2006, Barbara and Donald Jonas established the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, the leading national philanthropic funder dedicated to improving healthcare by advancing nursing scholarship, leadership and innovation. Its two main programs are the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program, which aims to address the dire shortage of nursing faculty by preparing nurses with doctoral degrees to step into this critical role, and the Jonas Veterans Healthcare Program, which seeks to improve the health of veterans by supporting doctoral-level nursing candidates committed to advancing veterans’ healthcare. These programs currently support more than 1,000 doctoral Nurse Scholars nationwide.