Beaverton OR United States
Ruth Tadesse is an assistant professor at Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) School of Nursing and teaches clinical to junior and senior undergraduate nursing students in various clinical settings. Ruth has a master’s in nursing with a focus in gerontology and a post-master’s as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from OHSU School of Nursing. Ruth actively participates in different committees and currently is a member of the Baccalaureate Curriculum and Student Affairs committee at OHSU School of Nursing. She is also a member of the Gerontological Society of America, National League for Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of International Nurses, and Oregon Council of Healthcare Educators. She serves as a nurse consultant for OHSU Telehealth program focused on psychiatric medication management providing education to primary health care providers. She has been involved in many innovative educational projects including Enriching Clinical Learning Environments through Partnerships in LTC (ECLEPs), Nurturing Cultural Competence through Nursing using Simulation, developing UG Nursing Preceptor Education Program and creating a teaching-learning model related to transition of care. Most recently, Ruth has served as the first program director for Gerontology Nursing Honors Program. Currently, Ruth is a PhD student at University of Utah College of Nursing. Her research interest is on family caregiving, gerontology, care transition, resilience and education.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Aging/Geriatrics/Long-term care
Dissertation: Enhancing resilience among family caregivers of older adults with dementia during care transitions
Aluem Tark moved to U.S. from South Korea when she was 15 years old to pursue her dream of being a future nursing educator and a nursing researcher. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing degree from Hunter College, and served as a Pediatric Oncology/ Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital-NYP Columbia. She received her Masters in Science of Nursing/ Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Columbia University and decided to pursue PhD in nursing, the year after. Her continued interest in Oncology field as well as Hospital Infection control resulted in numerous Poster Presentations, including “What’s Different about C-Diff?” and “When the End if just a Beginning”. In her most recent poster presentation from International Cancer Education Conference(ICEC), she discussed the issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Pediatric Cancer Survivors and highlighted many research that focused on the importance of bringing awareness to late effects of chemotherapy/ biotherapy among pediatric cancer patients. She is also serving her role of Nurse Practitioner in MinuteClinic, New York City, and enjoys teaching Pediatric Nursing in Monroe College, School of Nursing.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Health Systems/Patient Safety/Quality
Dissertation: Health Policy / Infection Prevention
Tamara Tasseff is a full-time PhD student at Idaho State University, School of Nursing. She holds an M.A. in Organizational Learning and has served in various leadership and consultant roles. As a natural systems thinker and life-long learner, Tamara has worked to apply lessons learned from other industries directly to quality improvement, new program development, and healthcare transformation. Tamara is a 2015-2016 GATE Scholar and is a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Her research interests include rural veterans and concurrent palliative care. Tamara has been associated with the military and veterans in various capacities for thirty years. She and her husband, a retired U.S. Navy veteran, reside in rural, western South Dakota.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veterans Healthcare – Other
Dissertation: Rural providers’, nurses’, and veterans’ perceptions of palliative care
Dr. Kimberly Taylor is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina. She recently completed 27 years of active duty Navy Nursing service. Her educational background includes:
Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of South Carolina – 2017
Master of Science in Nursing, East Carolina University – 2008
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina – 1994
Associate of Science, Trident Technical College – 1992
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Taylor taught at Texas A&M University and within the Department of Defense. Her teaching experience is primarily focused in Executive Leadership, Nursing Practice Theories, Health Policy, and Healthcare & Team Systems. Dr. Taylor’s research interests center on Patient Provider Communication, Patient Experience, Patient Safety, Strategic Communication, Professional Practice Models
and Emotional Intelligence. She is involved with the American Nurses Association, South Carolina Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, Golden Key International Honor Society, American Red Cross, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Dr. Taylor’s professional practice experience spans 25 years within the United States and abroad to include:
Executive Leadership as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nursing Officer
Public Relations Director
Strategic Communication Director
Quality and Process Improvement Manager
Lean Six Sigma Project Manager
Perioperative within Pre-operative, Intraoperative, and Postoperative Care Delivery
Patient Safety Officer
Infection Control Program Director
Patient Experience Director
Internal Medicine Nurse Manager
Medical Surgical Nurse Manager
Ambulatory Care Nurse Manager
United States Navy Nurse Corps Officer
Taylor, K. A., McQuilkin, D., & Hughes, R. G. (2019). Medical scribe impact on patient and provider experience. Military Medicine, 184(9), 388-393. doi.org/10.1093/milmed/usz030
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veterans Healthcare – Policy and Leadership
Dissertation: Impact of Medical Scribes on Staff and Patient Experience
Nichole Taylor is currently in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at the University of Wyoming as a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner student. In 2015, Nichole completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Wyoming. Nichole Taylor has been a Registered Nurse since 2006 within the State of Wyoming. She has worked in correctional, geriatric, and mental health care as well as WIC with the Wyoming Department of Health. Nichole Taylor has practiced as a registered nurse, psychiatric nurse, mental health manager, director of nursing, and county supervisor. Nichole was awarded the Sundin Scholarship from 2013 through 2016. She is a member of the Wyoming Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, and American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Psychiatric-Mental health/Depression/Suicide Prevention
Dissertation: Depression Screening Implementation into Rural Primary Care Clinics
I was inspired to do the opposite of what I saw my biological family and peers do growing up as a Foster Youth. I was emancipated from the State at 17 and decided I needed to become a Nurse. I started remedial classes at City College of San Francisco and was eventually accepted into their ADN. I applied to San Francisco State while I was finishing up my final year and worked in a non-profit for Foster Youth throughout both degrees. I have an affinity for Public Health and this made it easy to gain my first Nursing job in a homeless shelter respite program. Currently I am working part-time in as a PHN with CVHcare. I enjoy being directly related to my community and when I obtain the FNP/DNP I will continue to work with my community and advocate for those in high risk populations.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Dissertation: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Related to the Foster Youth Experience
Dr. Tayyeb is a United States Navy Veteran, having served as a Fleet Marine Force Corpsman with Naval Medical Center San Diego, 1st Marine Division, and 3rd Marine Division.
After his military service, Dr. Tayyeb pursued his career as a Registered Nurse, earning his Bachelors and Masters degree in Nursing from California State University, Los Angeles and his Ph.D. from the University of San Diego. Dr. Tayyeb’s experiences in the healthcare field include combat trauma, emergency medicine, education, Human Patient Simulation, professional development, Leadership, Veterans healthcare, and policy.
Dr. Tayyeb is a Jonas Veterans Health Scholar Alumni and is currently an Assistant Professor at California State University, Los Angeles. His interests in Veterans related research include: Transition from military service, Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Depression, Alcohol and Drug abuse, Pain, Suicide, Family environment, Disenfranchisement, Policy, Advocacy, Culture, Veteran Benefits & Reintegration.
Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau and Beta Beta Beta (2000) as I graduated (top 5%) of my BSN program. I specialized as a psychiatric nurse in 2002, was head nurse of MAMC inpatient psychiatric unit 2004-2006. My behavioral restraint reduction project won a MAMC clinical investigations research day award, was presented in AMSUS poster session, and selected as Karen Reeder award runner up. I became a PMHNP in 2008, worked with a high risk trainee population through 2009, and precepted BAMC, FNP resident, psychiatric rotations. I then directed a combat stress control team, in Mosul Iraq in 2010. Next, I was appointed as the first ARNP Attending at MAMC, and precepted GME rotations. In 2011, I designed and directed a hospital-wide behavioral health triage program, and was recognized as MAMC Nurse Practitioner of the Year. I retired in 2012. That year, I returned as a GS-14 civilian nursing supervisor to stand up/direct a behavioral health clinic and pilot a telemental health initiative. In 2013, I also began a solo, private psychiatric-mental health practice (continued to date). In 2015, I was accepted into the UW nursing Ph.D. program. I graduated the UW DNP program (3.94 GPA) in 2016, and coauthored an abstract accepted for an MHSRS oral presentation and an AMSUS poster session. This summer I have guest lectured BSN nursing students about nursing professionalization, and served on the UW Suicide Prevention Training Curriculum Committee. Also, in 2016, the Journal of Clinical Nursing accepted my letter to the editor (JOCN13404).
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Psychiatric-Mental health/Depression/Suicide Prevention
Dissertation: Videoconferenced Telemental Health: Anxiety Disorder Treatment
Currently I am attending the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming completing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree within the family nurse practitioner (FNP) track. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwest Nazarene University in 2007, graduating Magna Cum Laude, along with receiving an invitation into the Delta Phi Lambda Honor Society for being in the top 15% of my graduating class combined with faculty vote. Additionally, I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boise State University in 2010 and since then have developed professional nursing experience as a clinical nurse educator along with experience in acute and critical care. As a future DNP prepared FNP within a rural community, I wholeheartedly aspire to incorporate my leadership skills into promoting the utilization of evidence-based practice guidelines, health behavior change, and innovative practice changes that will improve the health of the people within my community. Currently, my clinical area of interest is within family medicine as I thoroughly enjoy the challenge required to stay current on evidence-based practice with patients of all ages. I also recognize the inherent additional strength of providing health education and guidance within health behavior change to patients of which I have developed a lasting relationship with. While integrating vital leadership skills, I plan to be deeply rooted within my rural community in order to fully understand the culture, health needs, and resources to be able to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Cardiac Disease/Stroke
Dissertation: The Effects of Cardiac Rehabilitation on Health-Related Quality of Life in Post Myocardial Infarction Patients
CPT Christina Terehoff entered the Army as a Nurse Corps Officer and received her U.S. Army commission through ROTC at George Mason University Her first duty assignment was at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, where she completed the Brigadier General Ana Mae Hayes Clinical Nurse Transition Program (CNTP) and served as a Clinical Staff nurse on 10CD, the largest inpatient ward outside of the United States. She was responsible for providing nursing care to wounded U.S. soldiers and NATO forces serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Upon transfer to Fort Bragg, NC, she served in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) as a PACU clinical nurse and Charge Nurse at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg. CPT Terehoff is a Distinguished Military Graduate from George Mason University where she also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in order to become both a Family Nurse Practitioner and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Her DNP project focuses on education to increase Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination as an anti-cancer vaccine through a multimodal approach which includes social media. Her passion is caring for veterans and their families and she looks forward to a lifelong commitment of service to our military community, our foreign allies, and those in need as an Army Family Nurse Practitioner.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veterans Healthcare – Community Health/Public Health/Epidemics
Dissertation: Increasing Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination as an anti-cancer vaccine through a multimodal approach
Daniel is a graduate of George Washington University, earning a MSN with a concentration as a family nurse practitioner, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences, a private college in Roanoke, Virginia where he earned a BSN. He will continue his academic endeavors at George Washington University in a DNP program. He has acute care experience as a registered nurse in a medical-surgical intensive care unit, and will begin an outpatient NP role in an urgent care office. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Tau Phi chapter of Sigma as president-elect, and is an active member of the nursing research committee at the healthcare organization he is employed. Research interests: LGBT health, HIV/AIDS, health disparities, health equity, patient outcomes
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Preventive Health
Dissertation: Addressing Health Disparities of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals Description: Significant differences have been found in health-related behaviors, status, access, and utilization of care in LGBT individuals. These disparities exist based on stigmatization, discrimination, and the denial of fundamental civil and human rights. Despite knowledge that these differences exist, much work remains in addressing these concerns for patients, and ultimately patients must be empowered by clinical staff in order to improve outcomes.
I am a third year Baccalaureate-to-PhD student at Washington State University and am the recipient of WSU’s Ruth McGillis Bindler PhD Scholarship Endowment for 2017 and the George & Alice Barnes Williams Scholarship for 2018. My research interests focus on improving communicative access for patients with disabilities and making health care more equitable for patients diagnosed with chronic conditions. I graduated magna cum laude from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Valdosta State University, GA in December 2014 where I was a student leader and peer tutor for incoming nursing students. While pursuing my PhD, I have worked in acute care as a float pool registered nurse. This hands-on experience allows me to both understand my phenomena of interest in a personal manner and integrate evidence-based practice in a meaningful way.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Scholar – Chronic Health
Dissertation: “Aphasia Care Transitions and Communicative Access Measure (ACT-CAM): A Patient Reported Measure of Transitional Care for Patients with Post-Stroke Aphasia” My research focuses on developing a tool that can assess the quality of preparation for post-hospital care from the perspectives of patients diagnosed with aphasia.
I am a PhD student at Villanova University studying nursing students’ use of EHR systems in clinical. After an Associates Degree in nursing, I completed a BSN and MSN in Nursing Education at Villanova. My nursing background has been predominantly in adult critical care with more recent administration roles. I have also been teaching adult health and leadership clinical courses for undergraduates, as well as an online foundations course for RN to BSN students.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Veteran Healthcare – Electronic Health Records
Dissertation: Nursing student access to and use of electronic health records in clinical: Barriers and facilitators
I am presently working as a high tech Infusion RN in the infusion department at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. My clinical area of practice is infusion, cardiac, stroke and some pediatric. I am a master prepared nurse pursuing a terminal degree at Capella University. Obtaining a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) will enable to me share my wealth of knowledge in any area I am needed. I am dedicated to my capstone project because medication errors have a erroneous effect on patient’s safety. It also disrupts the family unit and their quality of life. Patient’s safety is synonymous to providing safe effective quality care. I have a natural love for academics as well as clinical practice. I have received multiple awards for team initiative, mentoring and serving as a preceptor for potential nursing students.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Homecare
Dissertation: Prevention of Medication Errors
Rexi Thomas, MS, RN, FNP Rexi Thomas has over 15 years of clinical experience in neurosurgery, maternal-child health, and emergency nursing and over nine years in nursing education. She is committed to compassionate care to foster health and achieve wholeness. She is dedicated to community and strives to make a positive impact on society. Leading by example is one of her personal guiding principles as a nurse, as an educator, and as an individual. Education Rexi received her Associate in Applied Science in Nursing in 1998 from Rockland Community College. In 2002, she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Pace University. She graduated from Pace University’s, Master’s of Science, Family Nursing Practitioner program in 2003. Rexi is currently a Doctor of Nursing Practice student at Pace University. Experience Rexi’s clinical practice in the emergency department includes health promotion and disease prevention education with a predominantly Spanish speaking immigrant population, and encouraging these patients to seek continuity of care. As a nursing faculty member for baccalaureate students at Nyack College, New York, she incorporates teaching strategies to facilitate active learning. Rexi is creative in supporting students in critical thinking in the clinical arena and in lab simulations. Membership/ Awards Rexi is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the New York State Professional Nurses Association of Rockland County. She actively volunteers for various community activities in Rockland County. She was a recipient of the “2013 Forty under 40” award for Rockland County. Contact Can be reached at 845-323-4982.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas-Blaustein Nurse Leader – Leadership in inter professional education and practice
Dissertation: Leadership in inter professional education and practice
My name is Stephanie Thomas. I have been a registered nurse for over 20 years serving in many capacities of leadership. My background includes med/surg and intensive care as well as utilization review, medical review and case management. After completing my Master’s degree I began my career in education and have enjoyed it immensely. After dealing with a family struggle in the area of hypertension and watching how hard it was to alter learned behaviors to make positive and effective change, I decided it was time to learn more. I am currently enrolled in the PhD of Nursing program at Georgia State University. My area of research interest will be Hypertension in African Americans as it relates to education and behavior modification. I recently completed the Graduate Certificate of Public Health which gave me a completely different perspective on behavior modification. I currently serve as the Course Facilitator for Fundmentals of Nursing and Intermediate Concepts of Nursing at Georgia Perimeter College as well as the current Chair of Student Affairs and the Pinning Committee. I am a current Girl Scout Leader in Rockdale County and serve as the Rockdale County Board representative on the DBHHD, Region 3 Planning Board. I am a mother of two and continue to have a wonderful, supportive family as I pursue my dream to complete my terminal degree.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – HYPERTENSION IN AFRICAN AMERICANS
Dissertation: HYPERTENSION IN AFRICAN AMERICANS