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May 18, 2012

American Academy of Nursing Announces 2012 Class of Fellows
176 Esteemed Nurse Leaders to be Inducted into the Academy October 2012 

Washington, DC (May 18, 2012) –   The American Academy of Nursing is honored to announce that 176 nurse leaders have been selected to be inducted as Fellows during the Academy’s 39th Annual Meeting and Conference on October 13, 2012 in Washington, DC. Composed of the nation’s top nurse researchers, policy makers, scholars, executives, educators, and practitioners, the 2012 cohort is the largest class of inductees yet. 

“Selection for membership in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said Academy President Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN. “I congratulate all of the new Fellows and look forward to honoring their accomplishments and welcoming them into the Fellowship this October.”

The Academy is composed of more than 1,800 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent to which nominees’ nursing careers influence health policies and the heath and well-being of all. New Fellows will be eligible to use the credentials FAAN (Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after their October induction.

The 2012 American Academy of Nursing Fellows:


Shannon Dirksen, PhD, RN, Arizona State University
Debra Hagler, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, Arizona State University
Lois Loescher, PhD, RN, University of Arizona
Marianne McCarthy, PhD, RN, BC, Arizona State University
Kathryn Records, PhD, RN, Arizona State University 


Cheryl Schmidt, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


Nancy Jo Bush, MN, MA, RN, AOCN, ONP, University of California, Los Angeles
Susan Chapman, PhD, MPH, RN, University of California, San Francisco
Bernice Coleman, PhD, ACNP, BC, Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Karen Hoyt, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, St. Mary Medical Center & Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Kathy James, DNSc, APRN, BC, University of San Diego
Audrey Lyndon, PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, University of California, San Francisco
Kris McLoughlin, DNP, APRN, BC, UCLA-Neuropsychiatric Hospital
Angelica Millan, MSN, CNS, RNP, Children's Medical Services, Public Health, LA County
Liana Orsolini-Hain, PhD, RN, University of California, San Francisco
Mary Margaret Sullivan, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CDE, UCSF Medical Center 


Lynn Gilbert, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, University of Colorado at Denver
Mary Beth Makic, PhD, RN, CCNS, University of Colorado Hospital 


Barbara Moynihan, PhD, APRN, BC, AFN, Quinnipiac University

District of Columbia

Mary Schumann, DNP, MBA, CPNP, George Washington University
Marla Weston, PhD, RN, American Nurses Association 


Donna Herrin-Griffith, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, Martin Health System
Jean Leuner, PhD, RN, CNE, University of Central Florida
Barbara Lutz, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, University of Florida
Ruth, McCaffrey, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, Florida Atlantic University 


Clara Cobb, MSN, RN, FNP, US Department of Health and Human Services
Rebecca Gary, PhD, RN, Emory University
Debra Hatmaker, PhD, RN-BC, SANE-A, Georgia Nurses Association
Laura Kimble, PhD, RN, FNP-C, FAHA, Mercer University
Elaine Marshall, PhD, RN, Georgia Southern University
Barbara Powe, PhD, RN, American Cancer Society
Susan Shapiro, PhD, RN, Emory University/Emory Healthcare 


Francisco Conde, PhD, APRN, AOCNS, Queen's Medical Center
Jillian Inouye, PhD, APRN, University of Hawaii at Manoa


Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN, National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Catherine Catrambone, PhD, RN, Rush University
Judith Hertz, PhD, RN, FNGNA, Northern Illinois University
Mary Johnson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, Rush University
Wrenetha Julion, PhD, MPH, RN, Rush University Medical Center
Vicki Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, Loyola University
Mary Maryland, PhD, RN, APN, BC, American Cancer Society Illinois Division
Susan Swider, PhD, APHN, BC, Rush University
Marilyn Wideman, DNP, RN-BC, Rush University 


Marilyn Cox, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University Health
Barbara Habermann, PhD, RN, Indiana University
Lisa Hopp, PhD, RN, Purdue University Calumet


Jane Hokanson Hawks, PhD, RN, BC, Nebraska Methodist College


Nelda Godfrey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, University of Kansas Medical Center
Janet Pierce, DSN, APRN, CCRN, University of Kansas
Elaine Steinke, PhD, APRN, CNS-BC, Wichita State University
Kristine Williams, PhD, RN, BC, University of Kansas Medical Center 


Karen Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Central Baptist Hospital
Patricia Howard, PhD, RN, FAEN, University of Kentucky Healthcare
Susan Stone, DNSc, APRN, CNM, Frontier Nursing University 


Amy Cotton, MSN, APRN, GNP-BC, Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems
Marjorie Wiggins, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Maine Medical Center 


Sharon Dudley-Brown, PhD, FNP-BC, Johns Hopkins University
Jeanne Geiger-Brown, PhD, RN, University of Maryland
Elizabeth Jordan, DNSc, RN, Johns Hopkins University
Jane Kapustin, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, University of Maryland
Christine Savage, PhD, RN, CARN, Johns Hopkins University
Andrea Schmid-Mazzoccoli, PhD, RN, Bon Secours Health System
Deborah Von Zinkernagel, MS, RN, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator 


Judy Beal, DNSc, RN, Simmons College
Michelle Beauchesne, DNSc, RN, CPNP, Northeastern University
Mary Elizabeth Cooley, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Rachel DiFazio, MS, RN, PNP-BC, Children's Hospital Boston
Martha Griffin, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, Boston Medical Center
Sheila Grossman, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, Fairfield University
Sara Looby, PhD, APN-BC, Massachusetts General Hospital
Kathleen Miller, EdD, RN, APRN, FAANP, University of Massachusetts 


Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, University of Michigan
Christopher Friese, PhD, RN, AOCN(R), University of Michigan
Maria Katapodi, PhD, RN, University of Michigan
Linda Lewandowski, PhD, RN, Wayne State University & Children's Hospital of Michigan
Jody Lori, PhD, CNM, FACNM, University of Michigan
Janis Miller, PhD, APRN, University of Michigan
Patricia Posa, RN, BSN, MSA, St. Joseph Mercy Health Leader
Michelle Troseth, MSN, RM, DPNAP, Elsevier Clinical Decision Support & CPM Resource Center 


Linda Chlan, PhD, RN, University of Minnesota
Jeannine Rivet, MPH, RN, UnitedHealth Group 


Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN, University of Southern Mississippi


Margaret Barton-Burke, PhD, RN, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Nancy DeBasio, PhD, RN, Research College of Nursing 


Susan Barnason, PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, CCRN, CEN, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Mary Cramer, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, University of Nebraska Medical Center 

New Jersey

Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Rutgers University
Deanna Gray-Miceli, PhD, GNP-BC, RN, FAANP, Rutgers University
Mary Kamienski, PhD, APRN, FAEN, CEN, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Mary Ellen Roberts, DNP, RN, APN, FAANP, Seton Hall University
Susan Salmond, EdD, RN, CNE, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Maureen T. White, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System 

New York

Darlene Curley, MS, RN, Jonas Center for Nursing Excellence
Mary Anne Dumas, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, Stony Brook University & Veterans Medical Hospital
Deborah Finnell, DNS, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, University of Buffalo & VA Western New York
Mei Fu, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, New York University
Mary Beth Hanner, PhD, RN, ANEF, Excelsior College
Emily Hauenstein, PhD, LCP, RN, University of Rochester
Dianne Miner, PhD, RN, St. John Fisher College
Donna Nickitas, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, The City University of New York
Sally Norton, PhD, RN, University of Rochester
Carol Porter, DNP, MPA, RN, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Carol Roye, EdD, RN, CPNP, The City University of New York
Thomas Smith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Maimonides Medical Center 

North Carolina

Donald Bailey, PhD, RN, Duke University
Debra Barksdale, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Betty Dennis, DrPH, RN, North Carolina Central University
Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, MSN, RN, Duke University Health System
Susan Letvak, PhD, RN, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Mi-Kyung Song, PhD, RN, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Karen Stallings, MEd, RN, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program
Paula Tanabe, PhD, RN, Duke University 


Marla De Jong, PhD, RN, CCNS, United States Air Force
Margaret Graham, PhD, FNP, PNP, BC, The Ohio State University
Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Donna Martsolf, PhD, CNS, University of Cincinnati
Pamela Salsberry PhD, RN, The Ohio State University
Barbara Warren, PhD, RN, BC, The Ohio State University 


Kelly Goudreau, DSN, RN, ACNS-BC, VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics
Lisa Wood, PhD, RN, Oregon Health & Science University 


Elizabeth Dowdell, PhD, RN, Villanova University
H. Michael Dreher, PhD, RN, Drexel University
Judith Hupcey, EdD, RN, CRNP, The Pennsylvania State University
gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, Children's Regional Hospital of Cooper University Hospital
Lisa Lewis, PhD, RN, University of Pennsylvania
Susan Loeb, PhD, RN, The Pennsylvania State University
Matthew McHugh, PhD, JD, RN, University of Pennsylvania
Salimah Meghani, PhD, MBE, RN, University of Pennsylvania
Donna Torrisi, MSN, CRNP, The Family Practice & Counseling Network
Marian Turkel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network
Barbara Wadsworth, MSN, RN, MBA, FACHE, NEA-BC, Abington Memorial Hospital
Patti Zuzelo, EdD, RN, ACNS-BC, La Salle University 

Rhode Island

Patricia Burbank, DNSc, RN, University of Rhode Island
Lynne Dunphy, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, University of Rhode Island 

South Carolina

Robin Bissinger, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, Medical University of South Carolina
Tara Hulsey, PhD, RN, CNE, Charleston Southern University
Charlene Pope, PhD, RN, CNM, Medical University of South Carolina & Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 

South Dakota

Margaret Hegge, EdD, RN, South Dakota State University


Jana Lauderdale PhD, RN, Vanderbilt University
Patricia Vanhook, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, East Tennessee State University 


Linda Carpenter, PhD, RN, CNE, The University of Texas at Austin
Jeannette Crenshaw, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, The University of Texas at Arlington
Alexandra Garcia, PhD, RN, APHN, The University of Texas at Austin
Carolina Huerta, EdD, RN, The University of Texas- Pan American
Kenn Kirksey, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, Seaton Healthcare Family
Judy LeFlore, PhD, RN, NNP-BC, The University of Texas at Arlington
Pearl Merritt, EdD, MS, MSN, RN, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center- Abilene
Roberta Ruiz, PhD, WHNP-BC, RNC, The University of Texas at Austin
Susan Ruppert, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, NP-C, FCCM, FAANP, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Susan Sportsman, PhD, RN, ANEF, Elsevier Nursing and Health Professions
Gayle Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, The University of Texas at Austin
Lynda Tyer-Viola, PhD, RN, RNC, MGH Institute of Health Professions 


Patricia Horoho, MSN, MS, RN, Office of the Surgeon General, US Army
Randy Jones, PhD, RN, University of Virginia
Kenneth White, PhD, RN, FACHE, Virginia Commonwealth University 


Marie Driever, PhD, RN, Self-Employed Consultant
Azita Emami, PhD, RN, RNT, Seattle University
Charleen Tachibana, MN, RN, Virginia Mason Medical Center 


Rana Limbo, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation Inc.



Christine Duffield, PhD, RN, The University of Technology, Sydney
Alan Pearson, PhD, RN, MSc, The Joanna Briggs Institute 


Joan Bottorff, PhD, RN, University of British Columbia
Marcia Hills, PhD, RN, University of Victoria
Sioban Nelson, PhD, RN, FCAHS, University of Toronto 

Hong Kong

Sylvia Fung, DHS, MSc, RN, Hong Kong Hospital Authority
Frances Wong, PhD, RN, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 


Asta Thoroddsen, PhD, RN, University of Iceland


Pauline Tan, MPA, MSc(APHRM), BN, RN, Ministry of Health

South Korea

Myoung-Ae Choe, PhD, RN, Seoul National University
Hee Soon Kim, PhD, RN, University of Yonsei 


Anna Strömberg, PhD, RN, Linköping University
Inger Ekman, PhD, RN, University of Gothenburg, The Sahlgrenska Academy 


Miaofen Yen, PhD, RN, National Cheng Kung University


Kobkul Phancharoenworakul, PhD, RN, CNM, The Thai Parliament

United Kingdom

Nicky Cullum, PhD, RN, University of Manchester
Ian Norman, PhD, RN, King's College, University of London  

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