Faculty Appointments

National Nursing Organizations Leadership

Susie Adams, president-elect, American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Cathy Ivory, president, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses

Jana Lauderdale, president, Transcultural Nursing Society

Patty Sengstack, president, American Nursing Informatics Association

Jennifer Willbeck, chair, American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners


National Nursing Organization Boards

Karen D’Apolito, National Perinatal Association Board Member

Sarah Fogel, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Health Equality Board Member

Betsy Kennedy, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses Board Member Awards

Melanie Allison, Johns Hopkins University Nurse Leader Executive Membership

Jenny Kim, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Excellence Primary Care Scholar; Excellence in Leadership Award from the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association

Ann Minnick and Ruth Kleinpell’s book, Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing, was chosen #1 Advanced Practice Nursing text by the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Awards for 2013

Abby Parrish, Lorraine Mion and Todd Monroe received the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Award for their poster “Nurses’ Perceptions of Pain in Long Term Care Residents with Dementia”

Betsy Weiner elected to the Institute of Medicine Fellows in National Nursing Academies

Michelle Collins, American College of Nurse Midwives

Terri Donaldson, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Sarah Fogel, American Academy of Nursing

Mary Ann Jessee, Leadership for Academic Nursing Program, American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Rene Love, National Academies of Practice

Todd Monroe, American Academy of Nursing

Carrie Plummer, Distinguished Public Policy Fellow in the Nursing Academy of the National Academies of Practice


National Nursing Organization Committees

Susie Adams, Institute of Medicine Committee on Psychosocial Standards— Association of Reproductive Health Professionals National Task Group

Michelle Collins, Colposcopy Mentorship Program Committee, American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology; Director, Midwifery Education liaison to Student Issues Section of American College of Nurse-Midwives

Jie Deng, Lymphatic Education & Research Foundation, International Conference Scientific Committee Co-Chair

Mary Jo Gilmer, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Audit and Assessment Committee

Sharon Holley, American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), Continuing Education Section Quality Committee; ACNM representative for the ACPG/CDC Maternal Mortality Action Committee for Emergency Response; American Nurses Association, Nurse Fatigue Panel Advisory Committee

Jana Lauderdale, American Academy of Nursing’s Health Disparities Committee

Rene Love, Division Director, Society of Education and Research in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, International Society of Psychiatric Nursing

Melanie Lutenbacher, Institute of Medicine National Research Council of the National Academies, Committee on Standards for Benefit-Cost Analysis of Preventive Interventions for Children, Youth and Families; American Nurses Foundation Research Committee

Julia Phillippi, American College of Nurse-Midwives, Publication Committee

Sheila Ridner, Lymphatic Education & Research Foundation; National Lymphedema Network – Chair of Research Committee, Medical Advisory Committee, Chair of the International Conference Scientific Committee

Dawn Vanderhoef, American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) APRN Advisory Council, APNA APRN Steering Committee, ISPN Secretary


American College of Nurse Midwives award to West End Women’s Health Center for the lowest rate of less than 41st week inductions (Feb 2014)

National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence (May 2014)