Creating the Pipeline for Future Nurse Leaders Roundtable Conversations

Summit Year: 
Presented By: 
Debbie Danforth, BSN, RN; Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE; Faye A. Gary, EdD, MS, RN, FAAN; Catherine Millett, PhD, EdM
Session Overview:
Describe three unique perspectives on approaches to develop future nurse leaders and leadership skills.

1.Describe the needed skills for future nurse administrators in a changing health care environment.
2.Describe successful approaches and interventions in building resiliency for underrepresented students enrolled in doctoral study.
3.Discuss methods and findings of the Teaching and Learning study, including descriptions of the respondents and the themes identified for NCIN grantees with implications for future nurse leaders.

Session slides approved for posting are available in the pdf at the bottom of this page.
National Advisory and Program Planning Committee Facilitator:
Debbie Danforth, BSN, RN
Operations Division Director
Oneida Comprehensive Health Division

Debbie Danforth is operations director of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. She is a graduate of the Bellin College of Nursing in Green Bay and is currently enrolled in a master’s program. Danforth is a member of the subcommittee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop curriculum for increasing diversity with the Executive Nurse Fellows Program. She has considerable experience with developing, implementing and operating tribal health programs and has been involved in regional and nationwide leadership in the health care arena.

Roundtable Speakers:
Listed in the order photographed.

Faye A. Gary, EdD, MS, RN, FAAN
Medical Mutual of Ohio and Kent W. Clapp Chair and Professor of Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Secondary Appointment, Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Faye Gary has worked to improve the well-being of children and their families for more than three generations, with her efforts extended throughout the global community. She has an extensive background in psychiatric and mental health nursing and in-depth experiences in community-based research. Uniquely qualified to address health disparities that occur throughout the world, she has developed programs to address this complex issue. Much of her work centers on the prevention and treatment of mental disorders in children and youth that are caused by a multitude of social, economic and health-related issues.

Catherine Millett, PhD, EdM
Senior Research Scientist
Policy Evaluation and Research Center, Educational Testing Services

Catherine Millett is a senior research scientist in the Policy Evaluation and Research Center at Educational Testing Service. Her research focuses on educational access, student performance and achievement, educational equity, and student financing for various population groups in the United States at the postsecondary educational level. Millett directs the evaluation of the NCIN program. She co-led the evaluation of the Goldman Sachs Foundation’s signature initiative “Developing High-Potential Youth." She is co-author of the book Three Magic Letters: Getting to Ph.D., which is based on a research study of more than 9,000 doctoral students at 21 universities.

Millett received her BA degree in economics from Trinity College, Hartford, CT; her EdM in Administration Planning and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and her PhD in Public Policy in Higher Education from the University of Michigan. Millett is a member of the Millhill Child and Family Development Corporation Board of Trustees.

Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE
Assistant Professor, PAHO/WHO Senior Scholar
Coordinator of Nursing and Health Systems Administration
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

For many years Martha Dawson has supported global health and international nursing education. Her introduction to international health care started as a staff nurse at the UAB Medical Center working with open-heart surgical patients from other countries. She has lectured in Canada, Denmark, the United Kingdom and the Philippines. In addition, she has lectured and consulted on the impact of nurse mitigation on the cost of health care, nursing and global health. She has hosted international nurses and other professionals from England, South Africa and Ghana. For over five years she worked collaboratively with professors and consultants from Leeds, England to successfully implement a transformational nursing model called Practice Development Units at the University of Louisville Medical Center (ULMC). As the vice president of clinical operations and the chief nursing officer, she hosted nurses from Ghana, Argentina, Russia, China and Germany, providing them with clinical experiences and leadership development. In 2009 she worked with the UABSON International Nursing Leadership planning committee to help coordinate the 2010 program. During this Leadership Program she provided several lectures and she is currently working with participants as a mentor.

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