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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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Kristin E. Davies, MSN, RN, CNE

Widener University

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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.…

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Miguel A. De La Mora, BSN-RN

The University of Texas Foundation for the benefit of the Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth

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.…

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Hannah Dehner, BSN, RN

University of Iowa College of Nursing

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.…

Rachel Diamondstone, , MS, RN

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Nursing is a second career for me; I come to it having gone back to school in 2009 after losing my job teaching theatre at the middle school level. I did my nursing prerequisites at Greenfield Community College and then completed a master’s degree in an accelerated program at the UMass Medical School in Worcester, MA.…

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Kirsten Dickins, PhD, AM, FNP-C

Postdoctoral Fellow in Nursing Research

My name is Kirsten Dickins. I am the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow in Nursing Research at the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Here, I am work with a team of nursing and other interdisciplinary scientists to better understand opportunities for intervention at the intersection of physical, mental, and social determinants of health, specifically, among aging homeless women.…

Angelarosa DiDonato, , MSN, RN, CRNA

Yale University

Angelarosa (Angela) DiDonato has performed a myriad of roles in nursing over the last 18 years. She began her career at Abington Memorial Hospital working on a medical-surgical floor then transitioned to the post-anesthesia care unit and emergency trauma center. After completing her BSN at Gwynedd-Mercy University, she began practicing at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Surgical Trauma ICU.…

Jessica Dillard-Wright, , RN, MA, MSN, CNM

Augusta University

I am a certified nurse-midwife and registered nurse. I will join the PhD Nursing program at Augusta University in Fall 2016, where I hope to begin building a research program exploring reproductive health, sexual behaviors, and risk-taking in adolescent and young adult women in my community. I am passionate about the role of nursing in achieving social justice and closing healthcare disparities and hope to build on the extant body of nursing philosophy.…

Lisa A. DiMaria

University of Rhode Island

Christina DiNapoli

Johns Hopkins

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Ingrid Dixon, , RN, IBCLC

University of Oklahoma

Ingrid Dixon is an RN and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who is concurrently enrolled in the Masters of Nursing Education and PhD program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing. Ingrid earned a Certificate of Completion in Practical Nursing from Houston Community College in 2009, where she also served as President of the Student Government Association.…

Philip Dlugasch, ,ACNP-BC

Florida International University

LT Col Philip Dlugasch, Philip Dlugasch, MSN, ACNP-BC is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. He is employed with the Jackson Health Care System in Miami, Florida where he is an integral member of the Heart/Lung transplant team and Left Ventricular Assist Device Program. In 2011 he was named nurse practitioner of the year. Philip Dlugasch has presented locally and nationally regarding the care of patients with left ventricular assist devices.…

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Stacy Dolan, MN, RN

University of Minnesota

Sara Dominic

University of South Florida

I am currently enrolled at the University of South Florida College of Nursing’s BSN-PhD program. My current program of research is focused in the area of mental health, and physical activity in veterans diagnosed with cancer. I am also interested in research pertaining to suicide prevention in veterans diagnosed with cancer. My clinical practice interests include symptom management in veterans with cancer, as well as suicide prevention in veterans.…

Pamela Domino-Potter, , MSN, BSN, BGS, RN-BC, CWCN

Southern University A&M

Pamela Potter has dedicated twenty-two years to the safety of geriatric patients. She has written numerous facility protocols, policies and procedures to meet federal and state regulation for standards of care. She is currently enrolled at Southern University in Baton Rouge Nursing PhD program. She selected Southern University graduate program for the successful research intense program with a focus on vulnerable population.…

Sha’Rhonda Donald, , MSN, RN-BC

California State University-Long Beach

As a child, I always knew I wanted to be successful. Being the first generation-born to attend college in my family meant a lot to me and it still does. Becoming acquainted with education was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. I am grateful to have been raised to value education and patiently pursue all the goals my heart desired.…

William Donald, ,RN, CCRN, ATC, EMT

Western University of Health Sciences

Mr. William Donald earned his primary Masters of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and received a secondary Master’s of Science degree in Nursing Leadership and Management from Western Governors University. He is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, maintains a certification in critical care nursing (CCRN) through the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and is also a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association.…

Sara Donevant, , MSN, RN, CCRN-e

University of South Carolina

Sara Donevant became interested in a nursing career after caring for family members with chronic illnesses. In 2006, she graduated with an ADN at Horry-Georgetown Technical College and received the Academic Excellence Award. Since acquiring her initial degree, she completed a BSN at University of South Carolina Upstate and acquired nursing experience in a hospital-based medical/surgical and critical care unit, geriatric case management, and quality improvement management.…

Alyssa Doring, , BSN, RN

University of Michigan-Flint

I am currently a United States Navy Nurse Corps officer and a DNP student at the University of Michigan-Flint on the family nurse practitioner track. I would like to focus my career and research on the unique healthcare issues faced by military members, veterans, and their families. I received my BSN from the University of Florida in 2014 and commissioned into the Navy Nurse Corps the same day.…

Rebecca Doughty

Washington State University

I am a Ph.D. nursing student currently preparing for my preliminary exam. My research interest is transitional care in the setting of a medical respite program for the homeless. I founded and direct the Inland Northwest Transitional Respite Program in Spokane, Washington, and am also an acute care and emergency department nurse. I am a certified Care Transitions Intervention coach, and have modified implemented the CTI for respite guests.…

Evangeline Dowling

Arizona State University

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Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo

Rutgers College of Nursing

Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo is an Associate Professor of Nursing at The Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing, Wagner College, Staten Island, New York. She taught in the Learning Community, Emerging Global Health Concerns, in the First Year Program of the Wagner Plan in which she implemented a project supported by a Fox Family Grant for Civic Engagement.…

Katherine Doyon

University of Utah

I am a PhD student at the University of Utah. I earned my BSN from the University of Minnesota but instead of going into nursing I went into teaching. I earned my master’s degree in education from Pace University and was a NYC public school teacher for seven years. I taught science to high school students before I decided to go back to nursing.…

Alexandra Draisey, , BSN, RN

South Dakota State University

Alexandra (Alex) A. Draisey is currently enrolled in a BSN to PhD program at South Dakota State University College of Nursing. She is working towards her dissertation that will focus on efforts in the prenatal period to improve breastfeeding exclusivity with the guidance of her Dissertation Chair, Dr. Cynthia Elverson. Ms. Draisey worked as a research assistant at Sanford Research prior to graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from South Dakota State University.…

Caitlin Dreisbach, , BSN, RN

University of Virginia

Caitlin Dreisbach is a PhD student at the University of Virginia. Prior to her career in nursing, Caitlin completed a dual undergraduate degree in biology and communication with a minor in global health at Cornell University. Upon graduating from Cornell, Caitlin was privileged with a distinction in research after completing an honors thesis on the transition of breastfeeding and the healthcare system in rural Nepal.…

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Monica Dreitcer, , MSN, RN

Columbia University

Monica Dreitcer is a DNP student in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Columbia University School of Nursing. Prior to her Direct-Entry Master’s of Nursing at Columbia, she worked in community health center outreach programing, volunteered as a health educator at a women’s health clinic, and trained as a doula. Her NP clinical sites include primary care and prevention with adolescents and adults, focusing on sexual health and diabetes management.…

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Natalie Dreyfoos, , BSN, RN

Seattle University

I am completing my Doctor of Nursing practice degree. My goal is to become a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I graduated in May of 2014 from Austin Peay State University with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I completed an 18-week RN residency program on the Medical-Oncology unit at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. I have been working on this unit for 3.5 years.…

Jessica Driscoll, DNP, ANP-BC

Simmons University

Susan Driscoll

Florida Atlantic University

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Macia Drummond, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PhD Candidate

Molloy College

Ana C. Duarte

University of Maryland

Angela Duck, , MSN, RN

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Angela Allen-Duck is a Nursing PhD candidate at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is currently writing her dissertation research titled “The Relationship Between the Degree of Intensity of Physical Activity and Postural Balance in Rural Community Dwelling Adults Age 65 Years and Over”. With 20 years of nursing experience and specific knowledge and expertise in patient safety and quality outcomes, Angela facilitated numerous organizational performance improvement projects, proactive risk assessments, and patient safety programs.…

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Darryn Dunbar, , MS, RN, CNM, NEA-BC

Johns Hopkins University

Darryn W. Dunbar, MS, RN, CNM, NEA-BC is an accomplished nursing leader, clinician and educator whose career spans nearly three decades and includes expertise in Emergency, Trauma and Critical Care Nursing; Behavioral Health and Women’s Health/Nurse Midwifery. Amidst a perpetually changing healthcare landscape, he is passionate about the provision of safe patient care and reduction of harm.…

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Brianna Duncan, LT, NC, USN BSN-CCRN

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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Cheryl Durden, , MS, RN, CPM

The Catholic University of America

Cheryl has 41 years of experience in health care delivery in the areas of pediatrics, home health, managed care, health insurance, healthcare software solutions and child welfare. Cheryl is the Clinical & Health Services Administrator in the District of Columbia’s Office of Well Being at Child & Family Services Agency (CFSA). She joined CFSA with a charge to establish and develop healthcare within a child welfare agency.…

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Kyle Durrant, , MSN, RN

Johns Hopkins University

Mr. Durrant is a Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate in the Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. He received his MSN in Nursing Practice from Columbia University School of Nursing (CUSON) in 2018 and a BS in Public Health from the University of Washington (UW) in 2014. Some of his achievements include being named a Sackler Institute Scholar by the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, a Global Fellow by CUSON, and receiving the Rattlinggourd Award from the UW School of Public Health.…

Jennifer Dush, , MSN, FNP

The Ohio State University

Jennifer Dush is a Ph.D. student in nursing at the Ohio State University (OSU). She received her BSN and MSN degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, and has a master’s degree in anthropology from the New School for Social Research. She has been practicing as a family nurse practitioner since 2001 and is a part-time Clinical Instructor of Practice at OSU where she teaches on topics related to cultural competency in health care and health inequities in the U.S.…