Location: Hotel Del Coronado
Contact Info: 505-272-4578
Start Date: January, 17 2017
End Date: January, 17 2017
2017 National Planning Committee Members
Dr. Eileen O’Grady is a certified nurse practitioner and wellness coach. She owns a practice specializing in moving individuals toward lifestyles that support wellness. She currently serves as adjunct faculty, where she has built/taught health policy courses in the Graduate Schools of Nursing at Pace, Georgetown, Duke, and George Washington Universities. She is a founder and vice chair of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and was a U.S. Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellow. In 2014, she was the recipient of the Loretta Ford Lifetime Achievement Award and the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners Advocate of the Year Award. Dr. O’Grady edited Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach (5th ed.) and Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care (7th ed.). She holds BS and MPH degrees from George Washington University and MSN and PhD degrees in Nursing/Health Policy from George Mason University.
Dr. Foley is Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing and Director of the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation at UCSF. She is Assistant Director for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing at UCSF. Dr. Foley is a member of the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes Board of Directors and past president of the American Nurses Association and the National Student Nurses Association. She was a nurse for 19 years at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco, where she worked a staff nurse, Director of Nursing, and Safety Officer. In 2011 she became Nursing Co-Lead for the IOM California Action Coalition and has developed a special interest in Academic Progression. She is Co-Chair of the HealthImpact and California Action Coalition Advisory Council. Dr. Foley received her Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Occupational Health and her PhD in Nursing from UCSF.
Lauren Inouye is Associate Director of Government Affairs for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), which represents more than 790 baccalaureate and graduate schools of nursing across the country. In this role, she works to advance policy and advocacy initiatives surrounding higher nursing education, research, and practice. Ms. Inouye manages AACN’s Grassroots Network, which comprises more than 12,000 AACN member deans, faculty, students, and practicing nurses. She is also Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, School of Nursing. Prior to her role at AACN, Ms. Inouye practiced as registered nurse in the Adult Medical Intensive Care Unit at Georgetown University Hospital and served as co-chair of the hospital’s Legislative Council from 2009 to 2011. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan and her Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University.
Dr. Mason is the Rudin Professor of Nursing and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Health, Media, and Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York. She is a past president of the American Academy of Nursing and serves as Strategic Adviser for the Campaign for Action, an initiative to implement the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report, to which she contributed. Dr. Mason has moderated a weekly radio program on health and health policy for almost 30 years and served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Nursing for more than 10 years. She has served on the National Advisory Committee for Kaiser Health News since its inception. The author of more than 200 publications, Dr. Mason is the lead co-editor of the award-winning book, Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care and of The Nursing Profession: Development Challenges, and Opportunities, part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Book Series.
Professor Safriet served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School from 1988 to 2007. She is currently a Visiting Professor of Health Law at Lewis & Clark Law School. She has served as a member of The Pew Health Professions Commission and its Taskforce on Health Care Workforce Regulation and as a Health Law Consultant and Presenter for the Rockefeller Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, the Association of Academic Health Centers, and the U.S. Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, among many other national organizations. She earned a Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law. Professor Safriet has published and lectured extensively on topics of administrative and constitutional law, issues of health care professionals’ licensure and regulation, and health care workforce problems.
RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative Fellows
Ms. Dickson is a public health nurse and an RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative Fellow. She has worked in public health agencies at federal, state, and county levels as a generalist public health nurse, school nurse, diabetes educator, case manager, and director of public health nursing. She is currently a research assistant and teaching assistant at the University of New Mexico, College of Nursing. Ms. Dickson has a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Sacramento. Prior to nursing, she worked in the fields of health insurance, financial planning, and community health. Ms. Dickson served as a small economic development volunteer with the Peace Corps in Argentina and Guatemala.
Beret Ravenscroft is an RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative Fellow and has worked at an emergency shelter for teenagers, a middle school at a psychiatric hospital, and as an attorney at foreclosure and bankruptcy law firms before becoming a registered nurse. As an RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Fellow, she earned a Masters in Nursing, with a concentration in nursing education and is now pursuing a PhD degree in Nursing with a concentration in Health Policy, at the University of New Mexico. Ms. Ravenscroft has been active in leadership in the Graduate Student Nurses Association, the Health Sciences Student Council, and the Graduate and Curriculum Committee at the College of Nursing. She was a trainee in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program in the 2013–2014 cohort, and is Vice President of the national NCIN Scholars Association.
Speaker and ModeratorsSusan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN Dr. Hassmiller joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 1997 and is presently the Senior Advisor for Nursing. She also serves as Co-Director of the Future of Nursing Scholars program. In partnership with AARP, Dr. Hassmiller directs RWJF’s Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, which strives to implement the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report. She is a member of Institute of Medicine and served as the report’s study director. Previously, she was a member of the National Board of Governors for the American Red Cross, serving as Chair of the Disaster and Chapter Services Committee. She is a member of the National Nursing Committee and is the Board Chair for the Central New Jersey Red Cross. Dr. Hassmiller served with the Health Resources and Services Administration as Executive Director of the U.S. Public Health Service Primary Care Policy Fellowship. She taught public health nursing at the University of Nebraska and George Mason University in Virginia. Nancy Ridenour, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN Dr. Ridenour is Dean and Professor at the University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Nursing. She was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow with the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives. She continues her health policy work at UNM by heading up the Health Policy Council and contributing to the Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at the College of Nursing. She is an expert in health workforce and health care reform. She previously served as Dean and Professor at the College of Nursing at Illinois State University, Associate Dean at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, and Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado. She is a certified family nurse practitioner and has held leadership positions in the American Nurses Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Public Health Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Society of Primary Care Policy Fellows, and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.
RWJF Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative at the University of New Mexico
AdministrationAlexia Green, RN, PhD, FAAN Director
Dr. Green is Professor of Nursing and Dean Emeriti at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. In addition, she is a Visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico where she serves as Project Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative. She has been actively engaged in teaching systems leadership, quality improvement sciences, patient safety, and health policy leadership for many years. Dr. Green’s work has focused primarily on state health policy initiatives. Dr. Green was founding co-chair of the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies Advisory Committee, working with a team of other nurse leaders to provide sound evidence based data for use in policy making by state legislators. Dr. Green is also a past president of the Texas Nurses Association and a founding member of the Texas Nursing Education Policy Coalition, Texas Nursing Legislative Policy Coalition, and the Texas Patient Safety Alliance.