Advisory Boards

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Internal Advisory Board


To embrace the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy’s vision to make the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing the “Leadership Destination.” The Advisory Board consists of representatives from the school including students, staff, alumni and faculty.

●    Develop leadership knowledge and skills of all students, staff, alumni and faculty
●    Highlight the school’s legacy and its impact on the profession
●    Provide opportunities to learn from experts and each other

The Advisory Board’s purpose aligns with the Mission and Vision of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

  • Mary A. Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor and the Sarah C. Hirsh Endowed Professorship in Nursing (Board Co-Chair and faculty)
  • Rebecca M. Patton, DNP, RN, CNOR, FAAN, assistant professor and the Lucy Jo Atkinson Professor in Perioperative Nursing (Board co-chair and faculty)
  • Evelyn G. Duffy, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP, professor and the Florence Cellar Professor in Gerontological Nursing (Faculty)
  • Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, professor and the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor in Nursing (Faculty)
  • Janine Galeski, MSN, MA, RN, FNP-BC, Instructor (Faculty)
  • Janna Kinney, MSN, RN, CCRN, Instructor (Faculty)
  • Shanina Knighton, PhD, RN, Veale Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellow and adjunct
  • Deborah Lindell, DNP, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, professor and the Marvin E. and Ruth Durr Denekas Professor of Nursing (Faculty)
  • Joachim Voss, PhD, RN, ACRN, FAAN, professor and the Independence Foundation Professor in Nursing Education (Faculty)
  • Karen Hogan, DNP, RN, alumni, President of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Alumni Association
  • Emily Tsitvse, VA Quality Scholars Fellow, Cleveland VA Medical Center, alumnae representative
  • Susannah Birch, student, Undergraduate Student Nurses Association representative
  • Lindsay Morris, student, graduate Student Nurses Association representative
  • Melissa Schmidt, PhD student
  • Jack FitzGerald, Manager of the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy
  • Margaux Francis, Director of Human Resources and Administrative Operations
  • Nancy Hovan, MA, FPB School of Nursing Development Director


Consistent with its mission, the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy is announcing a small grants program to support the development of leadership projects within the School of Nursing. We are soliciting proposals for leadership projects that demonstrate the impact of nursing leadership within clinical practice, education, or in the community.

Leadership in this context refers to recognizing an opportunity within the school, the university, a healthcare system, or the community, identifying the opportunity with the relevant stakeholders, and proposing and implementing solutions that contribute to positive change. The project should be related to Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's strategic plan, and the description of the projects' structure should align with the school's leadership. All proposed projects should be of short-term duration, with the potential for completion in 6-12 weeks.

Download the Leadership Development Program Grant Application

2021-2022 grant recipients

Shannon C. Wong, CPNP, MSN, BSN, RN

  • Linking Senior Capstone Students with Freshmen in Community Health

Sheryl Scott, DNP, RN

  • Alumni Working in Small Liberal Arts Nursing College to Build Teamwork among Faculty

Rita M. Sfiligoj, DNP, MPA, RN

  • Transforming Educational Approach to Align with New Essentials and Future of Nursing Report

Janine Galeski, MSN, MA, RN, FNP-BC

  • Supporting Clinical APRN Preceptors and Mentors at Lake Health

"Improving Teamwork Among Nursing Faculty in a Small Liberal Arts College," by Sheryl Scott, DNP, RN, CNE

"FPB Course Coordinator Leadership Retreat," by Rita Sfiligoj, DNP, MPA, RN, CCM, and Shannon Wong, MSN, RN, CNP

"Undergraduate Nursing Students' Leadership Engagement," by Shannon Wong, MSN, RN, CNP, and Rita Sfiligoj, DNP, MPA, RN, CCM

"Best Practices in Precepting and Mentoring of APPS: A Training Guide with CME for UH and UH LakeHealth Advanced Practice Providers," by Janine Galeski, MSN, MA, FNP-BC, in collaboration with Kehllee Popovich, Toby Bourisseau, and Natasha Ashcraft

Global Advisory Board

The following globally-recognized leaders have graciously lent their time and expertise to the advisory board for the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy.

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing is excited to welcome their commitment to promoting excellence in nursing leadership and management.

*Denotes inaugural Global Board member.

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN (Chair)*, Director of the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy

Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC*, Chief Executive Officer of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and Chief Nursing Officer, Senior Vice President of workforce for the American Hospital Association (AHA)

Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN*, Senior Vice President and Health System Chief Nursing Executive Cedars Sinai Hospital

Loressa Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, FACHE, NEA-B*, Chief Executive Officer, American Nurses Association Enterprise

Linda Q. Everett, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN*, Visiting Professor, Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP*, President and Founder, Fitzgerald Health Associates, Clinical Practice, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center

Greer Glazer, PhD, RN, CNP, FAAN*, Dean Emeritus and Schmidlapp Professor Emerita of Nursing, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing

Lise A. Murphy*, Founding Executive at The Hill Newspaper

Carol Porter, DNP, RN, FAAN*, Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Nursing Practice, MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas

Judith Shamian, PhD, RN, LLD (hon), D.Sci. (hon), FAAN*, President Emerita, International Council of Nurses, Professor, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Anne Shaughnessy*, Senior Manager, Accenture

Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of the International Council of Nurses

Todd Nelson, FHFMA, MBA, Director of Partner Relationships and Chief Partnership Executive, Healthcare Financial Management Association 

Jeanne M. Novotny, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean Emeritus and Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Phylis Ferrara, Senior Advisor, Summa Health Foundation

Diane Kelly, DNP, MBA, RN, President, Greenwich Hospital, Executive Vice President, Yale New Haven Health System, Chief Nurse Executive, Yale New Haven Health System.

Stuart Downs, DNP, MSA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, FACHE, FAONL, FAAN, Nursing Administrator of Northside Hospital Gwinnett

Aisha K. Mix, DNP, MPH, RN, PHDP-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Melvin L. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Organizational Behavior and Faculty Director, Executive Education Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

Deborah Zimmermann, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, CEO of the Daisy Foundation

Michael Goldberg, Executive Director, Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, Case Western Reserve University

Sophia Chan, PhD, MPH, MEd, PRDHCE, DNA, RTN, RN, RSCN, FFPH, FAAN, Hong Kong University

Bonnie Barnes, FAAN, Co-Founder and Board President of the DAISY Foundation


Former Global Board Members

Michael Anderson, MD, MBA, FAAP*
Jack Kleinhenz, PhD, CBE*
Andy Bhattacharya, MHS*
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM*
Linda J. Knodel, MHA, MSN, NE-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, FAAN*
Maryjoan D. Ladden, PhD, RN, FAAN*
Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN*
Richard Boyatzis, PhD
Angela Barron McBride, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN*, Distinguished Professor and University Dean Emerita, Indiana University School of Nursing, Chair, National Advisory Committee, Nurse Scholars Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Carolyn Jones, award winning filmmaker 

*Denotes inaugural board member