Leadership

National Advisory Committee (NAC)

NAC MemeberCarolina G. Huerta, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., NAC Chair
Nursing Department Professor and Chair
University of Texas-Pan American

 

 

 


NAC MemeberGaurdia Banister, Ph.D., R.N.

Executive Director, Institute for Patient Care
Massachusetts General Hospital

 

 

 

 

NAC MemeberCatherine Crowley, Ed.D., R.N.
Vice President
Maryland Hospital Association

 

 

 

 

NAC MemeberDebra J. Danforth, B.S.N., R.N.
Comprehensive Health Operations Director
Oneida Community Health Center

 

 









 

 Paul C Gorski, Ph.D., M.A.Ed.
Associate Professor, Social Justice Concentration and Education Concentrations
George Mason University

 

 


NAC MemeberTeri A. Murray, Ph.D., A.P.H.N-B.C.,  R.N., F.A.A.N.

Dean, School of Nursing
Saint Louis University


 

 

 
 

NAC MemeberPhyllis W. Sharps, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., F.A.A.N.
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Community Public Health Nursing
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

 

 

 

NAC MemeberRichard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Director
American Dental Education Association

 

  

 

NAC MemeberBrenda Zierler, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems
RWJ Nurse Executive Fellow, 2008 Cohort
University of Washington

 

 

NAC Members not pictured:

Daisy Cruz-Richman, Ph.D., R.N.
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center

Diane Tsukamaki, M.S.
Director, National Recognition & Scholarship Programs
The College Board

Elias P. Vasquez, Ph.D., N.P., F.A.A.N., F.A.A.N.P.
Dean, School of Nursing
University of Texas at El Paso

 

Responsible staff members at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:

David M. Krol, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
Senior Program Officer

Linda Wright Moore, M.S.
Senior Communications Officer

Lois Shevlin
Grants Administrator

 

National Program Office (NPO)

Geraldine (Polly) Bednash, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
National Program Director

Vernell DeWitty, Ph.D., R.N.
Deputy Program Director

Alexa Tehansky
Program Manager

Christine Downing
Research Coordinator 

Jihanne Jeanty
Communications Coordinator