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
Co-Chair, Advisory Board and Inaugural Director
Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy
Dr. Fitzpatrick is the Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland Ohio where she was Dean from 1982 through 1997.
Dr. Fitzpatrick founded and led the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing's World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Nursing. She has provided consultation on nursing education and research throughout the world, including universities and health ministries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. With the CWRU School of Medicine, she designed a series of educational interventions focused on HIV/AIDS prevention in Uganda. She led the Bolton School in its development of innovative academic programs, community initiatives, and clinical partnerships. Dr. Fitzpatrick is a past President of the American Academy of Nursing and currently serves as Vice Chair of the American Nurses Foundation. In June 2019, Dr. Fitzpatrick will receive the International Council of Nurses Florence Nightingale International Foundation Achievement Award.
Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Executive Officer, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, American Hospital Association (AHA)
In her role at AONE, she leads a membership organization of more than 9,700 nurse leaders whose strategic focus is excellence in nursing leadership. She oversees a number of key initiatives involving workforce, quality and safety, and future care delivery models. In addition, she works collaboratively with the AHA to ensure the perspective and needs of nurse leaders are heard and addressed in public policy issues related to nursing and patient care. Dr. Begley previously served as vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer at AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger, in Atlantic City, N.J. During her 35-year tenure, she led AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center to achieve the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet designation four times.
Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Health System Chief Nursing Executive Cedars Sinai Hospital
Dr. Burnes Bolton leads the delivery of high-quality nursing care and the development and support of the professional practice of nursing at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The inaugural holder of the James R. Klinenberg, MD, and Lynn Klinenberg-Linkin Chair in Nursing, she joined Cedars-Sinai in 1976 and was named vice president of nursing in 1991 and Senior Vice President in 2017.
Over a career spanning more than four decades, Dr. Burnes Bolton has impacted healthcare policy, clinical practice and patient care nationally while elevating the role and enhancing the professional training of nurses. Her national leadership activities have included serving as president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the National Black Nurses Association and the American Academy of Nursing. She is a trustee of Case Western Reserve University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Burnes Bolton was named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing in 2016 and received the 2016 TRUST Award from the American Hospital Association for visionary leadership in healthcare. In 2015, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. She has received Lifetime Achievement awards from the National Black Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Loressa Cole, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer, American Nurses Association Enterprise
Dr. Cole provides strategic leadership for the American Nurses Association Enterprise. She is responsible for the operating activities of the Enterprise including management of staff and implementation of programs for the American Nurses Association (ANA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and American Nurses Foundation.
Dr. Cole is an accomplished senior executive who brings more than 30 years of progressively higher leadership and management experience, most recently as Chief Officer and Executive Vice President of ANCC. ANCC promotes excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs, recognizes healthcare organizations that promote quality patient outcomes, and accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. Dr. Cole currently serves on the Journal of Nursing Administration Editorial Board and the Joint Commission’s Advisory Council. Dr. Cole has served on multiple boards including the Bradley Free Clinic, of Roanoke and the Free Clinic of New River Valley (Richmond, VA).
Linda Q. Everett, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy
Dr. Everett is a Visiting Professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). She has over forty-five years of nursing experience, twenty-five at a senior level. She is an expert in nursing administration at all levels including system chief nursing roles with specific skills in evidenced based practice, shared leadership, academic-practice partnerships, team building and relational coordination and strategic planning.
Dr. Everett is past president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE); the 2011 inaugural president of the Indiana Center for Nursing; past treasurer of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), the Honor Society of Nursing; and treasurer of the STTI Foundation.
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP
President and Founder, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Clinical Practice, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center
Dr. Fitzgerald is the founder, president, and principal lecturer with Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, (FHEA), a leading national provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers.
Her numerous contributions to advancement of the nursing profession and nurse practitioner practice through her publications, presentations and mentorship has led to many recognitions including the Dr. Loretta C. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award, the Sharp Cutting Edge Award, the NONPF Lifetime Achievement Award, AJN Book of the Year award and induction as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, National Academies of Practice and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Fitzgerald is also Adjunct Associate Professor at Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH where she earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice and received the FBP Alumni Association Award for Clinical Excellence as well as the Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Fitzgerald continues to practice as a family nurse practitioner at a federally qualified health center in Lawrence, MA, where for more than 3 decades she has been privileged to provide multi-generation family primary and urgent care.
Greer Glazer, PhD, CNP, RN, FAAN
Dean and Schmidlapp Professor of Nursing
University of Cincinnati College of Nursing
A recognized leader in nursing education, Dr. Glazer has a strong history of developing community, national and international partnerships and securing funding for nursing research, scholarship and program implementation. Dr. Glazer has previously served as dean and professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston College of Nursing; director of parent-child nursing and professor at Kent State University; and assistant professor at Case Western Reserve University. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Michigan, and a master's and PhD degree in nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Among other positions held, she was the Chair of the Ohio Nurses Association legislative committee, playing a major role in getting nurses title protection and prescriptive authority for advance practice nurses in Ohio.
In recognition for her work, Dr. Glazer has received significant honors and awards, including the 2017 INSIGHT Into Diversity Giving Back Award for Administrators and the 2018 Nurse.com by OnCourse Learning Lectureship Award for Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability in Nursing Education.
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
Dr. McBride's leadership experience includes serving as president of Sigma Theta Tau International and the American Academy of Nursing, and on the board of National Institute of Mental Health, NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health, and Indiana University Health. Passing on her leadership savvy, she created the annual leadership conference sponsored by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, chaired the national advisory committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, and was the founding chair of the national advisory council for the American Academy of Nursing's Institute for Nursing Leadership.
Lise Murphy is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in publishing, advertising, sales, marketing and project management. Mrs. Murphy was a founding executive at The Hill Newspaper and served in leadership positions at Congressional Quarterly, Lexis/Nexis, and Ibex over the course of her 20+ year career.
Following her retirement from publishing, Mrs. Murphy successfully consulted executives on business strategy and execution. She is currently the Chairman and CEO of Swiftsure, LLC, a boutique asset management and investment fund.
A native Washingtonian, Mrs. Murphy attended Georgetown University. She was married to Steven Murphy for over 41 years until his passing. They have two children, Ashley and William, both of whom are married, and three grandchildren.
In addition to a full career Mrs. Murphy has a deep passion for giving back and has served on the boards of numerous educational institutions and charities including:
- Headmaster’s Counsel, St. Albans School, Washington DC
- Centennial Campaign Committee, St. Albans School, Washington DC
- Grandparent Board, Beauvoir School, Washington DC
- Parents Board, Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut
- The Maffessanti Primary School, St. James, Jamaica
- Hanover Charities, Hanover, Jamaica
- Board of the Great River Private Homeowners Association, St. James, Jamaica
- Board of Trustees Oldfields School, Glencoe, MD
- Board of Trustees Virginia Opera, Richmond, VA
- The American Overseas Memorial Day Association
Carol Porter, DNP, RN, FAAN
Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Nursing Practice
MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas
Dr. Porter has been in progressive nursing leadership positions for more than 25 years focusing on clinical operations, emergency management, quality and interdisciplinary collaboration to her role as the leader of MD Anderson’s diverse nursing community and the institution as a whole.
Since joining MD Anderson in 2016, Dr. Porter has served as an executive sponsor of numerous strategic improvement initiatives. An avid champion for nursing research and education, she has a passion for driving innovative approaches to patient care and is leading efforts to further develop the institution’s nursing research program. She served as an incident commander during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and was proud to see MD Anderson again named No. 1 for cancer care in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey, thanks in part to the national recognition of the institution’s nursing excellence. Currently, Dr. Porter is guiding MD Anderson’s journey toward achieving its fifth consecutive Magnet Recognition Program® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Dr. Porter has recently been appointed to the Board of the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research.
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
Dr. Shamian is former president of the International Council of Nurses and former president and CEO of VON Canada (Victorian Order of Nurses). She is co-investigator with the Nursing Health Services Research Unit at the University of Toronto and a former executive director of the Office of Nursing Policy. Prior to that, she was vice-president of nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto for 10 years and has held various academic positions since 1989. In 2009, Dr. Shamian received the Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award from the Women’s Executive Network.
Dr. Shamian has published and spoken extensively nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics. She is often called upon as an expert speaker and consultant on issues surrounding nursing, health human resources, leadership, and health-care policy by provincial and federal government departments and agencies, and internationally by other governments, academic bodies and the World Health Organization.
Anne Shaughnessy bio coming soon.
Pamela Cipriano is the Dean of the University of Virginia School of Nursing and Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing. She begins her term as the 29th President of the International Council of Nurses in November, 2021. Prior to becoming Dean, she served two terms as the president of the American Nurses Association from 2014 until December 2018, representing the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses. She has extensive experience as an academic medical center executive and served for nine years as the chief clinical officer/chief nursing officer in the UVA Health System, where under her leadership the Health System earned its initial American Nurses Credentialing Center “Magnet” designation in 2006.
Cipriano’s 40-plus-year career in nursing is also marked by a focus on improving the safety and efficiency of care by ensuring a healthy, safe and supportive work environment and encouraging individual healthy behaviors to promote well-being. She has been a leader in the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience
Among her many honors and awards for exceptional leadership and contributions to the profession, she was the Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute of Medicine in 2010-11 and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, earning its Healthcare Leader Award in 2018. She was ranked number 2 on Healthcare Global’s list of the Top 10 women in healthcare for 2021.
As Director, Partner Relationships and Chief Partnership Executive at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Todd Nelson, FHFMA, MBA, is responsible for developing and overseeing HFMA's partnership strategy with academic institutions, associations, and industry partners. Todd develops collaborative relationships across all sectors of the industry, for both HFMA members and non-members.
Todd brings to this role more than twelve years of experience at HFMA, which included creating, leading, and executing the organization's overall educational strategy; creating content in the areas of leadership, senior financial executives, and accounting; and providing staff support to HFMA's Principles and Practices Board. Throughout his tenure at HFMA, Todd has consistently championed the collaboration, communication, and translation of financial information among financial, revenue cycle, and clinical staff. Todd is a frequent speaker throughout the country on a variety of leadership, finance and healthcare issues in academic, association and industry settings.
Prior to joining HFMA, Todd was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a rural Midwest hospital for over 15 years, focused on finance and operational areas. He also served in a volunteer role on the HFMA Senior Financial Executive National Advisory Committee, as well as Chapter President, and Regional Executive.
Todd received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration, as well as his MBA from the University of Iowa. Todd makes his home in Rochester, New York.
Stuart Downs, DNP, MSA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, FACHE, FAONL, serves as the Nursing Administrator of Northside Hospital Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Having served the last several years as a senior nurse executive, Dr. Downs received his BSN from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, and both his Master’s Degree in Nursing (MSN) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Downs also completed a Master of Science in Administration (MSA) degree from Central Michigan University. He is dual certified in executive nursing leadership (NEA-BC and CENP) as well as health care quality (CPHQ) and is an inaugural Fellow in the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (FAONL) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). An inaugural graduate of the Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Fellowship Program created by the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Downs serves on the Board of the international DAISY Foundation as well as several other advisory boards including the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy Advisory Board.
A highly energetic and enthusiastic nurse leader with a strong clinical foundation and expertise in quality improvement initiatives, Downs is passionate about optimizing care delivery systems and creating environments in which nurses can flourish. Having practiced nursing for more than two decades and served in various leadership roles with the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and the Georgia Organization of Nurse Leaders, Dr. Downs has demonstrated competencies in nursing and hospital operations, executive nursing leadership, process improvement, tactical and strategic planning/implementation and building strong physician relations to ensure optimum utilization of human resources and strategic planning for patient care services and programs. His passion surrounds ethics in nursing leadership and mentoring nurses to become the next generation of nurse leaders.
Dr. Downs has a proven ability to lead people of diverse backgrounds and motivate teams to achieve strategic goals and objectives relative to the provision of patient care for patients in the acute care setting. He recognizes his role as a servant leader and is committed to the nursing profession. Moreover, he is a true exemplar of what it means to be an authentic, transformational leader and serves those under his leadership with willingness and with passion.
Dr. Downs is married to LaTanya, and together they have two beautiful children, Jaxon Clark and Norah Claire. They reside in Loganville, Georgia.
Aisha K. Mix, DNP, MPH, RN, NHDP-BC
Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix is the Chief Nurse Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. In this capacity, RADM Mix provides guidance and advice to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Surgeon General, and the nation’s nursing community on prevention, public health, health systems development, and the role of the nursing workforce in achieving health and wellness in the country.
RADM Mix has held various leadership positions within HHS where she designed programs to increase diversity and innovative strategies for the nursing workforce and developed policy to improve access to health and human services for underserved and at-risk populations. As a board-certified National Healthcare Disaster Professional, RADM Mix leverages her knowledge and expertise in nursing workforce development to design and implement expanded nurse deployment roles during disasters, including case management, discharge planning, patient movement, human services, and disaster recovery operations.
Melvin L. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Organizational Behavior Faculty Director, Executive Education Weatherhead School of Management Case Western Reserve University
Melvin L. Smith, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Organizational Behavior and Faculty Director of Executive Education at the Case Weatherhead School of Management. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Graduate School Alliance for Education in Coaching (GSAEC), Board President of The Edge Sports & Arts Academy and Board Member of the Will-Burt Company (Compensation Committee Chair).
Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business. He also holds a B.S. degree in General Management and Accounting from Purdue University and an MBA in Marketing from Clark-Atlanta University.
Dr. Smith’s research and teaching focus on leadership and emotional intelligence in the workplace, as well as the development and use of human and social capital in organizations through executive coaching. He is co-author (with Richard Boyatzis and Ellen Van Oosten) of the book, Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth (Harvard Business Review Press).
In addition to his work with numerous U.S. organizations, Melvin has worked with executives in Canada, Dubai, India, New Zealand, Scotland, and Trinidad. He has also served as a visiting professor at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain where he co-taught a senior executive education course on emotionally intelligent leadership.
Prior to completing his doctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh, Melvin spent over fifteen years in a series of sales/marketing management, and organization development positions with a number of Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Pepsi-Cola, and H.J. Heinz.
Carolyn Jones is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker who specializes in telling stories that shed light on issues of global concern. From people “living positively” with AIDS to women artists supporting entire communities and nurses on the front lines of our healthcare system, Jones has devoted her career to celebrating invisible populations and breaking down barriers. Her most widely acclaimed book publications include Living Proof: Courage in the Face of AIDS and The American Nurse, which led to a feature documentary included in the U.S. State Department's American Film Showcase. In the spring of 2018 her award-winning documentary Defining Hope, which was the culmination of a journey investigating how we can make better end-of-life choices, was broadcast over 1,000 times on PBS stations nationwide. Carolyn’s latest project, a documentary called In Case of Emergency, focuses on our nation’s biggest public health challenges—from COVID-19 to a lack of health insurance to the devastating impact of the opioid crisis. The film has won multiple festival awards, including the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary at the United Nations Association Film Festival, and Carolyn was honored to be inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing as an honorary Fellow for her contributions to the nursing profession
Deborah Zimmermann bio coming soon.
Former Global Board Members
*Denotes inaugural board member
Michael Anderson, MD, MBA, FAAP
President, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals
Senior Vice President, Children’s Services, UCSF Health
Dr. Anderson enjoys national stature as a sought-after authority on children’s health policy, pediatric disaster preparedness, system quality and physician workforce. As President George W. Bush’s appointee, he served as Vice Chair of the National Commission on Children and Disasters. He has testified before the U.S. Senate and the President’s Commission on Bioethics. He has chaired an Institute of Medicine Committee on Pediatric Disaster Response and Recovery and is a consultant to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) National Disaster Medical System. In 2014, Dr. Anderson was appointed by the Obama Administration to chair the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters at HHS. He has served on three national committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics and chaired its Committee on Pediatric Workforce.
Dr. Anderson has served on several nonprofit boards including MedWorks, the FBI Citizens Academy Foundation, Cuyahoga Health Alliance Program, and the Community Advisory Board for Cleveland State University’s Urban Health Program. He was awarded the Charles Hudson Career Service Award by the Cleveland Medical Association in 2014. In San Francisco/Oakland, Dr. Anderson is a member of the Bay Area Council and its Health Care Committee, the Youth Ventures Joint Powers Authority, and the Deans Council at the University of San Francisco School of Management.
Jack Kleinhenz, PhD, CBE
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Economist
Kleinhenz & Associates, Inc.
As a professional economist with more than 35 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, banking firms, regulators, planners, universities, airports, manufacturers, chambers of commerce, trade associations, non-profit organizations and state and local government agencies, Kleinhenz is known for translating economics into clear and concise explanations and action. A frequent speaker on business and regional economic issues, Jack is regularly called upon for his expertise by the local, national and international media. These include The Financial Times, Bloomberg News, CNBC, Fox News, National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The Washington Post. Formerly with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Kleinhenz is a contributing forecaster to the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He also participates as a panelist for NABE’s Economic Outlook, Business Conditions and Policy surveys. He is the immediate past president of the National Association for Business Economics, the largest international association of applied economists, strategists, academics, and policy-makers, and he is currently chief economist for the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association.
Anand “Andy” Bhattacharya, MHS
Program Director, Nursing Quality and Excellence
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Andy is a data scientist, educator, and statistical adviser specializing in design, implementation and analyses of healthcare quality process improvement and health outcome projects. He brings over ten years of experience in the healthcare industry customizing in data analytics to help standardize data collection and reporting, supports action-oriented process improvement projects and improve healthcare quality, safety, and patient outcomes in clinical settings. Andy teaches data analytics at the graduate level and has co-authored several publications in nursing and medical peer-reviewed journals. In his spare time, Andy is an avid cricketer and table tennis player, and enjoys supporting the ballet.
Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM
Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, University Hospitals
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Pronovost is a world-renowned patient safety champion, innovator, critical care physician, a prolific researcher, publishing more than 800 peer review publications; an entrepreneur, founding a healthcare start-up that was acquired; and a global thought leader, informing US and global health policy. His scientific work leveraging checklists to reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections has saved thousands of lives and earned him high-profile accolades, including being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, receiving a coveted MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” in 2008.
After demonstrating the ability to eliminate one harm in most health systems, Dr. Pronovost sought to eliminate all harms in one health system, Johns Hopkins. Toward that goal, Dr. Pronovost served the Johns Hopkins Medicine Senior Vice President for Patient Safety and Quality and the founder and director of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.
Dr. Pronovost served as the Senior Vice President for Clinical Strategy and the Chief Medical officer for UnitedHealthcare. Dr. Pronovost was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2011 and has received multiple honorary degrees. Dr. Pronovost is an advisor to the World Health Organizations’ World Alliance for Patient Safety and regularly addresses the U.S. Congress on patient safety issues.
Currently, Dr. Pronovost is the Chief Clinical Transformation Officer for University Hospitals and Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing for Case Western Reserve University.
Linda Knodel, MHA, MSN, NE-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, FAAN
Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Executive
National Nursing Strategy and Leadership, Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Knodel is a nationally recognized nursing leader with decades of experience and expertise in leadership across inpatient, ambulatory and continuum-of-care settings. At Kaiser Permanente, she leads nearly 60,000 nurses across eight states serving 12.2 million members. She is a past president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and is the 2016 recipient of American College of Healthcare Executives Gold Medal Award in the category of health care delivery organization. The award recognizes outstanding leaders who have made significant contributions to the health care profession.
Dr. Knodel is a past member of the board of governors for the American College of Health Care Executives, Regent’s advisory council and served on the ACHE finance committee. Linda has chaired/ participated in AONE’s strategic planning, membership, bylaw and annual planning committees. She also served as a board member for the National Board for Case Management. She currently serves on the Health Professions Program Council with Western Governors University.
Mayjoan D. Ladden, PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior Program Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Dr. Ladden's focus at RWJF is on building a diverse and well trained leadership to build a Culture of Health in America and to cultivate global ideas to address US health issues. She leads the Foundation's efforts in primary care and interprofessional collaboration.
Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as Interim Chief Program Officers of the American Nurses Association (ANA), providing strategic direction, integration and coordination for all of ANA's programs. Dr. Ladden spent over 20 years in Boston as a nurse practitioner, case manager, researcher, and Director of Continuing Professional Education at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and as Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Her work there focused on improving health care quality, safety and health professional collaboration.
Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Director, Public Policy Institute
Dr. Reinhard directs AARP’s Public Policy Institute, the focal point for public policy research and analysis at the state, federal, and international levels. She also serves as the chief strategist for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, a national resource center created to ensure that America has the highly skilled nurses it needs to provide care in the future.
Dr. Reinhard is a nationally recognized expert in health and long-term care policy, with extensive experience in conducting, directing, and translating research into action to promote policy change. Previously, she served as professor and co-director of Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, where she directed several national initiatives with states to help people of all ages with disabilities live in their communities. As deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Susan led the development of policies and nationally recognized programs for family caregiving, consumer choice, and community-based care options.
Richard Boyatzis, PhD
H.R. Horvitz Professor of Family Business
Professor, Organizational Behavior
Distinguished University Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Using his well-established Intentional Change Theory (ICT) and complexity theory, Dr. Boyatzis has continued to research how people and organizations engage in sustainable, desired change. The theory predicts how changes occur in different groups of human organizations, including team, community, country and global change. Ongoing research supporting this theory includes developing new and better measures of an individual’s emotional, social and cognitive intelligence as well as studies that demonstrate the relationship between these abilities and performance. His latest research includes fMRI studies to establish neuro-endocrine arousal of coaching to the Positive Emotional Attractor and resonant leadership.
Dr. Boyatzis is a frequent speaker on the international circuit, having delivered speeches and seminars on all seven continents and 32 countries. He has consulted with many Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and organizations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. His Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence, has over 510,000 students enrolled through Coursera from over 215 countries.