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Karla Palmer, , MSN, RN

Michigan State University

Ms. Karla Palmer received her Master of Science in Nursing Education from Indiana Wesleyan University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University. She has been employed with Michigan State University in the Undergraduate Program as a fixed term faculty member since 2015. She worked as a School Nurse for St. Johns Public School District for 15 years.…

Lori Ann Palmieri, , MSN, RN

Seton Hall University

I, Lori Ann Palmieri, graduated from Seton Hall University (BSN) in 1989, worked as a medical-surgical nurse for 15 years at a local community hospital, became a Nurse Educator (2003), and then an Assistant Director of Nursing (2005) within a long-term care facility. I became interested in pursuing a graduate degree in nursing education, graduated from William Paterson (MSN) in 2007, and began teaching at Bloomfield College as an Assistant Professor.…

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Gilda Pamphile

University of Miami

Currently enrolled as a junior in the BSN-DNP nurse anesthesia track at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. I completed my Associate of Arts in Nursing at Miami-Dade College in 2007, followed by my Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Miami in 2009. Previously employed as a registered nurse by the University of Miami Hospital, where I?…

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Gabriela Paniagua-Stolz, , MSN, FNP-BC, PCCN

University of Virginia

Gabriela Paniagua-Stolz is a recent FNP graduate from the University of Virginia pursuing her DNP. She has a passion for eliminating health disparities in the Latinx community through a community-engaged approach. She is dedicated to increasing diversity in the nursing profession and does this through her involvement in the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. Apart from her academic work, Gabriela has a thriving garden on her patio and enjoys dancing salsa every Sunday night.…

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Mercy Joe Panicker, MSN, RNC-NIC

Pace University

Catherine Pantik, , PhD(c), RN

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Cathy Pantik received a BA in Psychology and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship from the Cox School of Business from Southern Methodist University, prior to founding several companies, including two durable medical equipment companies. Subsequently, Ms. Pantik served as the practice manager and board member of a successful nephrology practice. Working with people with chronic and end stage renal disease inspired her to pursue her BSN.…

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Amisha Parekh de Campos, , RN, BSN, MPH

University of Connecticut

Amisha Parekh de Campos, RN, BSN, MPH is looking to close the knowledge gap by enhancing communication in palliative care. Palliative care is too often mistaken for hospice care. The goal is to help define palliative care, differentiate palliative and hospice care and provide earlier plans of care that includes symptom management and goals of care for patients and families.…

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Jin Park, , BSN

Columbia University

Jin Park is an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care DNP student at Columbia University interested in palliative care, Lean methodology, and eliminating healthcare disparities using novel intersections of healthcare models. She obtained her BSN from Ramapo College and her ADN from Bergen Community College. When she is not at school, she can be found at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s Cardiac ICU, where she is a night shift nurse.…

Kyuwon Park

University of Miami

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Molly Parker, BA, RN

Washington State University

Brandi Parker Cotton

University of Rhode Island

As a current PhD student at the University of Rhode Island, I am interested in the area of poverty-driven mobility and negative health outcomes. I am interested in the intersection of public health policy and low-income families, specifically exploring how social determinants of health regarding access to safe and affordable housing impact the trajectory of child and adolescent health.…

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Rachel Pascoe, BSN, RN

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Sabena Passarello, , RN, BSN

George Washington University

I attended George Mason University for undergraduate studies in both Nursing and Psychology. I am attending George Washington University in order to achieve my Master’s degree and Doctorate in Nursing, with a specialty in family practice. My experience in Nursing includes working with individuals suffering from neurological conditions, specifically stroke, brain tumors, spinal cord surgeries, Alzheimer’s/dementia, and drug withdrawal, among other conditions.…

Michelle Patch, ,ACNS-BC

Johns Hopkins University

Michelle graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and was subsequently commissioned as a U.S. Navy Nurse Corps officer, serving in a variety of inpatient, outpatient and austere environments. She was honorably discharged and continued her education to earn her Master of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with a forensic focus.…

Tulsi Patel

New York University

Carly Paterson

University of South Florida

Rebecca M Patton, , MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN

Case Western Reserve University

Rebecca M. Patton, MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN, is past president of the American Nurses Association and currently holds the inaugural Endowed Perioperative Nursing Chair, Lucy Jo Atkinson Scholar in Perioperative Nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. As a nurse, author, and lecturer, Ms. Patton has presented extensively. She has testified before Congress and met with major policymakers, including Presidents Obama, Bush, and Clinton, when she lobbied on health care issues.…

Triniece Pearson, ,RN

University of Illinois at Chicago

Triniece Pearson is a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before entering the PhD program at UIC, she obtained a BSN in 2006 followed by a MBA in Health Administration in 2009. While at UIC, Ms. Pearson has worked as a Teaching Assistant in the College of Nursing and as a Research Nurse in the College of Medicine.…

Risa M. Peets, , PhD, RN


Dr. Peets received her PhD in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her decision to pursue a PhD in nursing comes from a desire to translate research into nursing practice, improving the health outcomes in female veterans. In addition to her primary care clinical educator role, Dr. Peets serves as the VA’s Women Health Practice Based Research co-site lead for the Salisbury VHA.…

April Pegram, ,BSN

University of South Carolina

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in May 2013. In addition, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2010 from Coastal Carolina University. Currently, I am working on my Doctor of Nurse Practice degree, in which, I am specializing in Primary Care.…

Tiffany Pellathy, , MS, ACNP-BC

University of Pittsburgh

Tiffany Purcell Pellathy earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland and a Master of Science, in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) program, from Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies in Washington, DC. Ms. Pellathy has maintained an active clinical practice since 2001.…

Eleni Pellazgu, , MSN, APN, FNP-C, PCCN, CMSRN, RN-BC

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Currently a PhD in Nursing student, Eleni received her BSN from Thomas Edison State University, and her MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Track in 2014 from Rutgers University. She holds multiple national certifications in Family Nurse Practice, Progressive Critical Care nursing, Medical Surgical and is also Board certified in Gerontology. She has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2014 structuring her career in clinical excellence, pursuing and sharing of knowledge, plus mentoring and volunteerism.…

Laura Penalo, , MS, RN-BC, CNL

The Graduate Center of the City of New York

Laura Penalo is a second year Nursing Ph.D. students at The Graduate Center of The City of New York. She was born in Colombia (South America) but completed all her nursing education in the United States. She earned her BSN, MS and Post Master’s degrees at The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing in New York City. She is currently a full-time nurse educator at Monroe College School of Nursing.…

Frances Penny

University of Connecticut

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Ryoko Pentecost, , MN, RN, CCRC

University of Utah

Ryoko Pentecost, MN, RN is a PhD student at the University of Utah College of Nursing. She is driven to advance her career and leadership in healthcare by conducting groundbreaking nursing research to enhance the delivery of care to patients. She also strives to serve as a nursing faculty member, in order to provide contributions to the evolving future of nursing.…

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Sandra Peppard, , MSN, RN

University of San Diego

Sandra Peppard graduated from Texas Woman’s University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. In 2003, she received her Master of Science degree from the University of San Diego. Sandra served as a Navy Nurse Corps officer in numerous clinical, management, and leadership roles during her twenty-five-years military career, retiring from active duty as a Commander in 2004.…

MaryAnn Perez-Brescia, , MSN, RN

University of Connecticut

MaryAnn Perez-Brescia received an Associates degree in nursing from Greater Hartford Community College, followed by her BSN and Masters in Nursing Science from the University of Hartford. Her clinical background has been in critical care as well as community nursing, psychiatric nursing, and nursing education. Currently, Ms. Perez-Brescia serves on the board of the Connecticut Health Foundation focusing on improving the health and well being of people across the state through a systems change approach in health equity initiatives.…

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Allison Perkins, , MSN, RN, ACNS-BC

University of San Diego

Allison Perkins, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC is a Medical-Surgical Telemetry Clinical Nurse Specialist at the San Diego VA Healthcare System. Ms. Perkins received her MSN from University of San Diego in 2005 and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Spanish from Niagara University in 2000. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ms. Perkins is responsible for the clinical practice and competence of the staff she supervises.…

Danielle Perkins

University of Missouri-Kansas City

Rebekah Perkins, , BSN, RN

University of Utah

Rebekah Perkins is a PhD student at the University of Utah. Rebekah graduated with a BSN in nursing in 2012. Six-months after attaining her BSN, Rebekah entered the Master’s Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program at the University of Utah. This program gave her a foundation for research, health promotion, and education for the older adult population. As a result of Rebekah’s aspirations to become a faculty researcher and educator, she elected to complete a master’s thesis under the guidance of Dr.…

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Lisa Perla, , MSN, RN, FNP, CNRN, CRRN

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Ms. Lisa Perla received her Diploma in nursing from Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing; her Bachelor’s degree from Florida International University; and her Masters in Nursing from Barry University in Miami, Florida. She is a licensed and certified Family Nurse Practitioner, a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse and a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse. Ms. Perla has worked in numerous clinical and administrative roles in the areas of emergency medicine, medical/surgical and transplantation intensive care, and rehabilitation medicine.…

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TyQuitta Perrier, , MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Yale University

TyQuitta Perrier currently attends Yale University pursuing a DNP. She received Post-Master’s certification from Georgia Southern University as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from Troy State University as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She also attended Albany State University as a Presidential Scholar, where she attained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.…

Dr . Stacy Perrin, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Nurse Specialist Georgia State University

Georgia State University PhD program I’m interested in primary prevention in Africa Americans with a family history of stroke as it relates to diet behaviors. Graduated from University of Michigan and Medical College of Georgia

Mallory Perry, , BSN, RN

University of Connecticut

Mallory Perry is a 2014 graduate from the University of Connecticut, School of Nursing. Shortly after graduation, Mallory began her nursing career as a pediatric critical care nurse within the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC). While at CCMC she has been involved within her unit’s research group. She has spearheaded several projects, including those to decrease alarm fatigue and pain management strategies.…

Michael Michael V Persaud, ,RN, PhD

Associate Professor

Shannon O’Connell-Persaud received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Briar Cliff College in 1987 in Business Administration. While managing a private medical practice for 28 years in Sioux City, Iowa, and North Sioux City, South Dakota, Shannon also retained leadership roles in the local medical community. As former President of Make-A-Wish Foundation Sioux City Chapter and the Siouxland Medical Managers group, Shannon pursued interests in various aspects of medical care and medical practice issues.…

Jennifer Peterson, ,CNS

University of California-Irvine

I am currently a first year PhD student at UCI Program in Nursing Science. I have worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse, preceptor, educator, RN First Assistant, and clinical nurse specialist over the past 29 years in adult and pediatric cardiac critical care, general pediatric critical care, and emergency care. Over the past 15 years, I have worked as a clinical nurse specialist in pediatric cardiac care throughout the spectrum of care (outpatient to critical care).…

Frances Peterson-Burch, , BSN, BA, RN

University of Pittsburgh

Frances “Frankie” Peterson-Burch is a pre-doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh and is currently supported by the NIH T32 Targeted Research and Academic Training Program for Nurses in Genetics. Frankie graduated summa cum laude with her BA in English from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia in 2009 and magna cum laude with her accelerated BSN from West Virginia University in 2015.…

Trisha Petitte, ,AANC

West Virginia University

I am beginning my third year in the PhD Program in the West Virginia University School of Nursing. My research interest is in telehealth. I have previously worked on an NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) Grant Award (R15CA150999; Co-PIs YJ Chen and GL Narsavage) which was a pilot project aimed at using home telemonitoring and nurse coaching to develop self-management skills for patients with lung cancer living in rural Appalachia.…

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Dr. Darina Petrovsky

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Darina Petrovsky, PhD, RN is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) School of Nursing. She received her PhD in Nursing from the Penn in 2017 and completed postdoctoral work at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Prior to her doctoral work, she received a Masters in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University (2011) and a Bachelors of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan (2009).…

Tara Pezzuto

Thomas Jefferson University

Nemours is a primary pediatric referral center. Over the past eight years, we have had an increasing number of patients referred to our institution for chronic headache management. A need to create a headache center was thus identified in 2009. As a clinically practicing advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) in the division of child neurology with an interest in pediatric headaches, I worked diligently with our administration to create this program for our pediatric headache patients.…

Megan Pfitzinger, ,MSN, RN

University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Megan Pfitzinger is a second year doctoral student who completed her MSN (’11) and BSN (’09) from the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing (SoN). Her research area is palliative care and nursing education, with a current emphasis on evaluating palliative care content within pre-licensure nursing curriculum. Her research goals are to develop evidence-based teaching strategies and to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing curricula in providing appropriate palliative care education to pre-licensure students.…

Maret Pfohman, , MSN, BSN, RN, CCRN

Oregon Health and Science University

I am enrolled in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/DNP program at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU). My clinical practice interests include the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Suicide Prevention. I am particularly interested in the relationship between a PTSD diagnosis and physical health morbidity and outcomes. I have a Master’s degree in Nursing in Community Health Care Specialties, and a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, both attained at OHSU.…

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Kaitlin Phelan, , RN, BSN

University of San Diego

I am enrolled in the DNP Program at the University of San Diego in the FNP/PNP dual track, which I will extend by a year to complete the PHMNP curriculum. I have a background in working with children with severe special needs and complex medical needs and in behavioral health. I have recently spent time completing FNP clinical hours in a student health setting in an urban community college, which has been an incredible learning opportunity, and has demonstrated that there is a huge need for increased knowledge of mental health in primary care settings.…

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Valicia Philibert, , MSN, RN, CNL, RAC-CT

The Graduate Center of the City of New York

Valicia V. Philibert is the Resident Assessment Coordinator and Quality Assurance Specialist of the Quality Management Department at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, New York. She is also a Professor in the College of New Rochelle- School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions. She possesses board certified specialties as a Clinical Nurse Leader and Resident Assessment Coordinator.  …

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Brad Phillips, , MSN, RN

West Virginia University

I am currently in the PhD in Nursing Program at West Virginia University. I graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Monroe County Community College in 2011, completed my BSN in 2014 from Eastern Michigan University, and received my MSN in Nursing Education from The University of Toledo in 2017. My clinical area of practice is in pediatric critical care and my priority research area is in the psychosocial and emotional health of parents and caregivers of critically ill children.…

Laura Phillips, , MSN, RN

University of West Georgia

I am currently pursuing my EdD in Nursing Education from the University of West Georgia. I am a full-time clinical instructor at Clayton State University. My areas of clinical interest include the emergency department, critical care, and pediatrics. I am an active member in the Emergency Nurses Association and Georgia Association for Nursing Education. My research interest includes how faculty presence influences student motivation and satisfaction.

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Mignon Phillips, BSN, RN

Augusta University

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Aaronica Phommalee, MSN, RN

Oakland University School of Nursing

Sharon Pickett, , RN, MSN, FNP, WHCNP

Western University of Health Sciences

My name is Sharon D. Pickett, I’m current a DNP student at Western University of Health Sciences school of Graduate Nursing in Pomona, California. My nursing experience has progressed from an LVN, to a Registered Nurse, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Case Manager, and Nurse Health Care Educator, for the past twenty-two years.…

Natacha Pierre-Lynch, ,ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, RN, BLS

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

My name is Natacha Pierre-Lynch, and I’m certified as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. There is an estimated 1 million Haitians living in the United States, accounting for the third largest immigrant group and the fifth source of Black migration to the country. As an educator, I believe there is a need to facilitate access to culturally- and linguistically-competent mental health services for Haitian communities through collaborative partnerships, coordination of resources, education, research and advocacy.…

Grant Pignatiello

Case Western Reserve University

I am currently a predoctoral nursing student at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. My research interests include management of critically ill patient, care of the patient at end of life, and understanding the decision making process within end of life management. I earned my BSN from CWRU in 2013. I currently work in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Susan E. Piras

Vanderbilt University

Shelby Pitts, , MSN, RN, WHNP-BC

Johns Hopkins University

Biography: Shelby Pitts received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Temple University in 2001, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University in 2012. As a faculty member at Rutgers School of Nursing, she serves as a Specialty Director for the Women’s Health Advance Practice Nursing Division and course coordinator for Foundations in Nursing in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science program.…

Jo Ann Burns Platko

Villanova University

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Katherine Platz, , BSN, RN, CMSRN

University of Virginia

I am currently enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) Program at University of Virginia to begin Fall 2018. My current research interests include preventing Heart Failure re-admissions through improved patient education of self-care practices, as well as engaging the busy bedside nurse in utilizing evidenced based practices for Heart Failure education to improve consistency and thoroughness of education given.…

Alexandra Plavskin


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Corinne Plesko, , BSN, RN

Johns Hopkins University

Corinne Plesko (Cori) is currently a student at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in the combined DNP/PhD program specializing in the Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track. She anticipates graduating from the program in the spring of 2023. Prior to attending Johns Hopkins, Cori graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.…

Elizabeth Poindexter, ,RN

Uniformed Services University

I am CPT Elizabeth Poindexter, a Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctorate of Nursing Practice Student at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. I am a U.S. Army Nurse Corps Officer, and I am proud and honored to be continuing my education to better serve my fellow military members, their families, and our retired veterans.…

DonnaLee Pollack, MSN, MPH, RN, FNP-C, CWCN-AP

University of Texas at Arlington

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to combine clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the Wound Clinic at our local Veterans Administration (VA) Health Care Center with my research interest of preventing and treating pressure ulcers. Pressure ulcers cause impediment to the recovery and rehabilitation of afflicted patients, and I plan to establish a program of research that encompasses both laboratory supported biological research and clinic based patient interventions to reduce and treat pressure ulcers.…

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Chava Pollak, , FNP-BC, BSN, RN, PCCN

Pace University

I am entering my second year of the PhD Nursing program at Pace University. My experience is focused on geriatric nursing and the use of technology to improve the lives of older adults. The care of older adults has been my focus since my undergraduate studies. Drs. Sharon Wexler and Lin Drury have been my mentors since 2013.…

Anne Poppe

University of Washington

Susy Postal

University of Maryland

Dominica Potenza


Rhonda Powell

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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Angie Powers, , MS, RN, PMHNP-BC

Northeastern University

Angie Powers is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who works here at West Roxbury in Primary Care Behavior Health. She began her career in the Army over 24 years ago, enlisting in 1993 as a Combat Medic and later becoming a Nurse after attending The Army’s Nursing Program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Angie rose through the enlisted ranks to Sergeant First Class and served a number of years as a Drill Sergeant training new enlisted recruits at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.…

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Dr. Rachel Pozzar, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Pozzar is an American Cancer Society postdoctoral research fellow and a Society for Medical Decision Making fellow in medical decision making at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her research is focused on the relationships between patient-provider communication and ovarian cancer care quality, ovarian cancer treatment decision making, and quality of life among individuals with ovarian cancer. Dr.…

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Dolly Pressley Byrd, , MSN, CNM

University of North Carolina-Greensboro

I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University, where I majored in both Politics and History and graduated magna cum laude with Honors in History distinction. During my undergraduate career, I achieved the following honors and awards: Wake Forest University Hankins Scholar, Spires Grant for Individualized Instruction and Collaborative Effort, WC Pearson Award for Excellence in Research, and Thomas K.…

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Angela J. Preston, MSN, RN, CNE

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

Teresita Manahan Promise, ,FNP-BC, CCM

Florida International University

My name is Teresita Manahan Promise. My inspiration to pursue a vocation in nursing started from the influence of two of my aunts who have been nurses in USA for a long time. I finished my BSN in 1991 and worked with World Vision International for few years during a disaster recovery from a major volcanic eruption in the Philippines.…

Jennifer Prosser, ,CCRN

Uniformed Services University

Major Jennifer Prosser is a current DNP student in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Originally from Buchanan, Michigan, she received a BS with a major in Public Health Education and Promotion from Central Michigan University and a BSN from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame. Major Prosser entered the United States Air Force in 2001 and has been stationed at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), MS; Kadena AFB, Okinawa; Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England; and Andrews AFB, Washington, D.C.…

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Marie Prothero, , MSN, RN, FACHE

University of Utah

Marie is an experienced healthcare leader and has held several nursing and healthcare leadership positions over the past 27 years. She has focused building leadership skills and developing high functioning teams related to patient safety, performance improvement and hospital operations. Marie has been driven in all of her past positions to develop a culture of excellence, transparency and patient satisfaction which in turn has led to highly engaged employees.…

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Margrethe Pulido-Kim, BSN, RN, CCRN-CMC

University of South Florida

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Shawnee Purdy, , MS RN AGNP-C

Stony Brook University

I am a Nurse practitioner currently specializing in colorectal surgery. I treat patients with a variety of diagnoses including: Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, rectal cancer and anal cancer. I currently attending Stony Brook University to obtain my DNP degree. While i have many interests, I am very interested in how environmental factors, such as water contamination, on the incidence of colon cancer.…