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Kennett Radford, , MS, CRNA, LCDR, USN

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

I am a PhD candidate at the Uniformed Services University (USU) – Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing studying the effect of ketamine on fear memory and brain-derived neurotrophic factor using a rodent PTSD model. As a Navy nurse anesthetist, I am interested in the impact of anesthetics administered following traumatic physical injury to combat wounded warfighters on subsequent development of stress-related disorders such as PTSD.…

Yalda Rahimi, ,RN

University of California-Los Angeles

Yalda Rahimi has been working in health care since her arrival in the United States in 1997. She pursued several degrees while working full-time: Bachelor’s in Biology, Master’s in Health Administration, a second Bachelor’s in Nursing, and currently a doctoral degree in Nursing. She decided for a clinical degree to enhance her understanding of our complex health care environment and to become a more effective and impactful professional and leader.…

Jessica Rainbow, , BA, BSN, RN

University of Wisconsin-Madison

After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno with a dual degree in Spanish and Nursing, I worked as a nurse in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital which grew my interest in improving patient outcomes through research on healthcare systems and the nursing workforce. My current research focuses on exploring ways to support nurses, especially new graduate nurses, within the hospital nursing work environment.…

Neesha Ramchandani, , PNP, CDE, CDTC

New York University

Neesha Ramchandani, PNP, CDE, CDTC is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Diabetes. She received an AB in Chemistry with a minor in Psychology from Dartmouth College, her MA in Medical Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine, and her MSN from Yale University School of Nursing. She is currently pursuing her PhD from NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, where she is focusing on using technology to improve both diabetes care and access to care.…

Amanda Ann Ramsden, , MSN, RN

Duquesne University

Amanda Ann Ramsden obtained her baccalaureate degree from Loyola University Chicago and a Master’s degree in Nursing with an emphasis on education from Olivet Nazarene University. Her background in nursing is emergency medicine, missionary nursing, and education. Amanda has served as a mentor to undergraduate nursing students and newly hired Registered Nurses. She is currently attending Duquesne University and is in her first year of doctoral studies.…

Cynthia Randall

University of Southern Maine

Ariel Rankin

University of California, Los Angeles

Kimberly Rapp

University of Colorado Denver

Gina Rawson, ,FNP, BC

California State University-Long Beach

Gina Gutierrez-Rawson has over 35 years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse in various settings. She received her Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree from Syracuse University and Master of Science, Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner certification from Upstate Medical University Syracuse, NY. In 1994, she took her oath, as a lieutenant in the US Army Nurse Corps.…

Meghan Reading, , MPH, RN, BSN

Columbia University

I am currently a pre-doctoral fellow in Columbia University School of Nursing’s PhD program. My research interests include informatics, health disparities, and chronic disease management. In particular, I am interested in strategies for promoting sustained engagement of mHealth in individuals living with chronic diseases and in underserved populations. My research interests are primarily driven by my clinical experience as a cardiac nurse and my work completing a Masters of Public Health.…

Karen Reavis

University of San Diego

Kaitlyn Rechenberg, ,PNP-BC, RN

Yale University

Kaitlyn Rechenberg is a PhD student at Yale University. She received her BA from Fordham University’s Honors Program in 2009, her MA in ethics from Yale University in 2011, and her MPH in chronic disease epidemiology and MSN in pediatrics from Yale University in 2015. She has performed research on the clinical application of vitamin supplementation in depressive disorders as well as the psychosocial co-morbidity of chronic illness in pediatrics.…

Christina Recinos, ,FNP-BC

Azusa Pacific University

Christina Recinos holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas, El Paso and a Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, Los Angeles. Christina is currently enrolled at Azusa Pacific University, pursuing a Ph.D in Nursing (Health of the Family and the Community). Christina has worked for Los Angeles Department of Health and Human Services where she provided nursing services for the Communicable Diseases Program, Tuberculosis Program, Blood Borne Pathogens Program, Immunizations Program throughout LA County (LAC+USC Medical Center, LA County Public Health Department, LA County Sheriff’s Department, and LA County Comprehensive Clinics).…

James Reed, , CRNA

Duke University

LTC(ret) Jim Reed enlisted in the Army in October of 1983. After completing training he was assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Ft. Devens, Massachusetts. After his initial enlistment, he left the active Army and attended the University of Arizona earning a BSN while serving in the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne). After commissioning Jim held various assignments in the Army Medical Department including Critical Care/Flight Nurse in the Army Burn Unit.…

Jennifer Reed, , MS, FNP-BC, NP-C

New York University

Jennifer graduated with her BSN in 2007 from Arizona State University and with her MS in nursing in 2014 from New York University. She is currently a family nurse practitioner and PhD candidate at New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) and the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA).…

Brianne Reedy, , BSN, RN, CCRN

University of Cincinnati

I am currently enrolled in the University of Cincinnati School of Nursing PhD program. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati, with a B.S. in Physics. and later obtained my B.S in Nursing. As a nurse in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, I developed a passion for working with congenital heart patients and their families.…

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Katherine Reeves, , MS, PMHNP-BC

University of California-San Francisco

Hello. I’m Katie, a second year PhD student at UCSF studying adolescent suicide.

I have worked as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for the last three years in child and adolescent psychiatry, specializing in adolescent affective disorders at a behavioral health clinic in Palo Alto, CA. During my time here I was a founding member of the LGBTQ+ Task Force which moved our clinic closer to being a truly safe space for all kids and lead a group of about 20 teens in writing a book, “Just a Thought: Uncensored narrative on teen mental health”, which highlighted experiences of adolescents living with mental illness in the Bay Area.…

Amanda Reichert

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University

Ms. Amanda Reichert is a first-year PhD in Nursing student at the Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University. She has been a registered nurse since 1992 and brings a varied background in nursing practice and education. Her clinical experience includes staff and nurse management positions in several settings and service as a public health nurse.…

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Jori Reigle, , MS, RN

University of Michigan-Flint

Jori is pursuing a doctor of nursing practice degree at University of Michigan-Flint. She is passionate about underserved communities and is interested in a preventative health research project related to gun violence. She graduated with a bachelors of arts in early childhood education at Ohio Wesleyan University and pursued a teaching position the Dominican Republic. There, she witnessed religious, cultural, economic, and language barriers and realized she had a passion for teaching but also an interest in healthcare.…

Kelly Reilly

Villanova University

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Caridad Remy, ,FNP

Drexel University

Caridad Remy, RN, B.S.N., M.S.N., FNP-BC is currently a Clinical Director at the Visiting Nurse Service of NY. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from New York University and her Master’s Degree from SUNY Downstate. Cum Laude graduate of both institutions, Ms. Remy has also been fortunate to be a student speaker at her graduate commemorative ceremony which included the opportunity to speak at Carnegie Hall.…

Anne Rendeiro, ,PHN, CCRN

University of California-Irvine

Currently a first year Doctoral student in Nursing Science and Pedagogical Fellow at the University of California Irvine. Educational preparation includes a BA from UCI in Social Ecology with minors in Psychology and Social Behavior as well as a BSN from USC in Nursing Science. Work experience includes 10 years adult critical care bedside experience in SICU, MICU and Trauma Medicine.…

Chuck Reuter, ,APHN

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Once I received my nursing license, I immediately began working int he emergency department at Community Medical Center in Toms River, New Jersey; followed shortly therafter working per diem on the inpatient psychiatric unit at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold. Once I gained the necessary experience, I left the emergency department to work as a critical care transport nurse.…

Darcel Reyes


Justin Reyes, , BSN, RN, PHN

University of California-Irvine

I am currently a student at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) in the Nursing Science Doctor of Philosophy program under the mentorship of Dr. Alison Holman, Ph.D. and Dr. Steven Cramer, M.D. My interests within the arena of stroke research emanates from my professional career as a registered nurse, serving the population of Orange County through Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.…

Anna Ribich

University of Washington

Heather Rice, ,CPNP-PC, MSN, RN

Case Western Reserve University

Heather Rice is a Cleveland native who completed her Bachelors of Science in biology from Wittenberg University in May 2007. After graduation, she obtained her Accelerated BSN from Lakeview College of Nursing in December 2009. Recognizing early in her nursing profession her passion to work in pediatrics, Heather completed her MSN concentrating on the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner track from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)-Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing in May 2012.…

Misty Richmond

University of Cincinnati

Samantha Riehle, , BSN, RN

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

I am a DNP student at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with an emphasis in Family Nurse Practice. I was inducted as a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and graduated Cum Laude from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2014. I have worked as a nurse in critical care since graduation, currently working in a Neuro/Trauma Intensive Care Unit.…

Ashley Rivera, , RN, MSN, CDE

Florida Atlantic University

My name is Ashley Rivera RN, MSN, CDE. Not known for being a wall-flower, I believe in the power of a positive attitude and a smile. I keep centered through my loving husband, my three rambunctious children and being outdoors in my organic garden. My practice experience includes Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Liver Transplant, Medical Surgical, High Risk Pregnancy, Diabetic Education and Telemetry.…

Eleanor Rivera, , MSN, RN

University of Illinois at Chicago

I am a PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. I am currently a Bridges to the Doctorate student, an NIH-funded grant to increase the diversity of PhD-prepared faculty in nursing. I received my MSN at DePaul University in 2013, and have since been working as a staff nurse at Saint Anthony Hospital for the past 2 years.…

Lynnee Roane, , MS, RN, CCRP

University of Maryland

Ms. Roane recently accepted a new position as the Assistant Director of Engagement with the PATient-centered Involvement in Evaluating effectivNess of Treatment (PATIENTS) program at the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy. In this new role she will assist in leveraging innovative partnerships with patient communities and health care systems to ensure that patients, health care providers, and other partners are actively engaged in research.…

Elesha Roberts, , MSN, RN

University of Texas-Arlington

I love being a nurse. I began my studies at San Antonio College where I obtained my Associate Degree in Nursing. After which, I worked as a staff nurse in the medical surgical nursing area. After a few years, I then went back to school at The University of the Incarnate Word and received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree through the Adult Degree Completion Program.…

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Krista Roberts, , MS, FNP-BC

University of Connecticut

Krista Roberts is a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) attending the University of Connecticut’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Her clinical interests are in Women Veterans Health, Veterans Mental Health, and Preventative Healthcare. Ms. Roberts received her BSN from The University of Akron in 2009 and a MS in Nursing, from the University of Connecticut in 2014.…

Sterling Roberts, , MSN, RN

Georgia College & State University

Sterling Roberts is a Georgia College and State University alumni. After graduating in 2003 with her Bachelor degree, Sterling went to work as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit at Oconee Regional Medical Center (ORMC). Her professional history also includes work in pain management and emergent care. She has also served as the Nurse Manager of the Intermediate Care Unit and Dialysis services for ORMC.…

Kathryn Robinson

Northeastern University

I graduated from University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry. During this time, I worked in collaboration with Yale University on identifying the effects of polyamines on MCF-7 breast cancer cells. I became a high school teacher where I taught chemistry and physics for five years while going to night school to receive my masters in Healthcare Administration and Education.…

Maria Roche-Dean

University of Colorado Denver

Katharine Rocklein

Loyola New Orelans

Tamar Rodney, , MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Johns Hopkins University

Tamar is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Masters of Science Nursing Degree from the University of Vermont; after graduating from Dickinson State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She has practiced in varied patient settings including geriatric and inpatient psychiatry.…

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Ursula Rodriguez, , DNP, MHA, APRN-FNP-BC

Licensed Independent Provider

The Jonas Scholarship / Veterans Healthcare impacted Ursula’s career by allowing her to develop and purpose improvement  in the delivery of care the OIF/OEF post deployment Veterans at that time and in the future. The scholarship allowed the continuation of her quest to develop a more integrated and seamless system of post deployment transition for all Veterans accessing the Veterans Healthcare System.…

Nancy Roecklein


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Kalyn Roessner, , MSN, RN

Indiana University

I am currently a PhD candidate enrolled at Indiana University in the PhD in Nursing Science program. My research interest is focused on improving outcomes for women and children who have been affected by the opioid crisis. My research is focused on the mother-infant relationship in opioid-exposed dyads. For my dissertation, I am proposing a grounded theory method to explore the experiences of mothers with infants that have been diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome.…

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Dr. Annie J. Rohan

Columbia University

Dr. Rohan earned her BS degree with a major in Nursing from SUNY Binghamton (1987). She quickly moved into an acute care clinical career in New York City. While working as a staff nurse in the NICU at Cornell Medical Center (now New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center), she was selected for participation in the Cornell University Medical College Continuing Education Program for Nurses where she earned a Certificate as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (1989, prior to graduate degree requirement for APRNs).…

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Deborah Rojas, MSN, RN, CHSE, CNE

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Roberto Roman Laporte, , MSN RN CMSRN P-PCA

Johns Hopkins University

Roberto L. Roman Laporte is currently in the DNP program at Johns Hopkins University. He graduated with his MSN in 2014 from the University of Miami and completed his undergraduate studies at Miami Dade College with honors. He is a Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse and is also a Preceptor Specialist (certified preceptor awarded by the American Academy for Preceptor Advancement).…

Raymond Romano, , MPH, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Vanderbilt University

My name is Raymond Romano, I am a doctoral student Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. I have a focus in health services research, and my specific research interests are in detection of dementia and care for dementia patients in the primary care setting. My interests began during my undergraduate career, when I studied the role a protein, Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 5, has in insulin related neurodegenerative diseases.…

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Andrea Root, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Nursing

Paul Ropp, ,CJCP

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

I am the Accreditation Coordinator for the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS). In this role, I am involved with system-wide performance improvement activities. I am frequently involved with Behavioral Health providers and have developed an interest in the care of Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), especially how caring for this population affects the mental and physical health of the healthcare worker.…

Tamara Rose, ,AACN

Idaho State University

Tamara Rose is currently a doctoral student at Idaho State University School of Nursing. Ms. Rose previously completed a BSN from Oregon Institute of Technology and an MSN from Oregon Health & Science University in 1992 and 2006 repectively. With an interest in nursing education, Ms. Rose’s area of research is in the transitional period from the education environment to the practice environment for a new nurse.…

Leonie Rose Bovino


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Brenda Ross, , MSN, RN, COHN-S

University of Texas at Arlington

Captain Brenda Ross currently is a Regional Clinical Manager at Program Support Center-Federal Occupational Health Clinical Services Division in Dallas, TX. She is responsible for the operational management of 81 occupational health centers nationally. Captain Ross is a mission-oriented Public Health Nurse Executive with more than sixteen years of occupational and environmental healthcare experience including federal program development, management and oversight; budgeting, contracts and acquisitions; and performance improvement and regulatory compliance.…

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Christina Ross, , PhD, RN

Adolescent Health Scientist

Dr. Ross earned her PhD in 2019 from the University of Virginia, School of Nursing and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2013) from The University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut. Christina is also an emergency trauma prepared nurse. Her research interest involves health promotion and risk reduction among vulnerable adolescents locally and globally, sexual and reproductive health, and global health disparities.…

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Alicia Gill Rossiter

DNP, FNP, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN; Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), USAFR NC; Associate Professor, Director Veteran to BSN Major

Alicia Gill Rossiter, DNP, FNP, PPCNP‐BC, FAANP, FAAN is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the Veteran to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Major at the University of South Florida College of Nursing. She also serves as the College of Nursing Military Liaison. She graduated with her BSN from The University of Alabama and her Masters and Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of South Florida.…

Deborah Rothhaar, ,CPEN

University of California-Los Angeles

Debbie’s career as a nurse has found her in the practice areas of Critical Care, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. She has practiced as a bedside nurse, educator and manager. She has worked in her home state of Pennsylvania, Michigan and California. Debbie was part of a group of emergency nurses who developed and delivered presentations concerning alcohol related emergencies to elementary and high schools in Michigan.…

Meghan Routt, , ANP/GNP-BC, AOCNP

University of Utah

Meghan Routt MSN, ANP/GNP-BC, AOCNP currently works as a nurse practitioner for Wesley Glen-Methodist Elder Care Services which is a not for profit continuing care retirement community committed to serving older adults and helping facilitate aging in place. Meghan is currently enrolled full time as a nursing PhD student at the University of Utah. She was awarded a Noorda gerontology fellowship for her first three years of coursework in the PhD.…

Clare Rovito, , APN

Felician College

Prior experiences include over twenty five years of intensive care experience before branching out to the outpatient facilities as a nurse practitioner. Currently enrolled in the DNP program at Felician College with an active interest in long term care and subacute rehabilitation population patient care and outcomes with doctoral studies addressing reducing thirty day readmission rates.…

Leslie Rowan, , MSN, CNL, CWCN, CFCN

Johns Hopkins University

Currently enrolled at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing DNP program; Graduate of Emory University Woodruff School of Nursing (1981 BSN, Oxford College AA-1977), University of Phoenix (MSN/Ed 2006), Oakland University (CNL 2009) Registered Nurse with clinical focus on care of adults. Board Certified Specialties- Clinical Nurse Leader and Wound and Foot Care. Associate Professor, University of Phoenix, College of Health Sciences.…

Angela Ruckdeschel, , MSN, RN

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

I am currently a full-time PhD student on the nursing education track at University of Las Vegas, Nevada. My research interest is in exploring the use of academic electronic health records in better preparing undergraduate nursing students for clinical rotations and eventually professional practice. Before academics, my career was in oncology and hospice nursing. My work experience includes overseeing a graduate nurse program in an outpatient oncology setting and as a hospice nurse educator where I was responsible for developing a graduate nurse internship program.…

Sandra Rust, ,ALS, BLS, PALS

University of Utah

Sandra Rust graduated from Utah Valley Community College in 2002 with an associate degree in applied science. Sandra continued her formal education and graduated Cum Laude from Weber State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She practiced as an R.N. and administer/Director of Nursing for the last 8 years at a rural home health and hospice agency in Vernal, UT.…

Dawna Rutherford, , MSN, RNC-MNN

University of Cincinnati

As a veteran of the Armed Forces Nurse corps, I have a special place in my heart for others serving (and those that have served) our country. I personally never experienced a combat setting but I have had the honor of caring for those that did. Many of the physical wounds obtained healed beautifully. Other invisible wounds, sadly do not.…