New Member Spotlight

Welcome to the following NurseTRUST New Members! 

   Trish Anderson, BSN, MBA
   Senior Director of Safety and Quality
   Washington State Hospital Association 
   Seattle, WA

My name is Trish Anderson, BSN, MBA, and I am currently a Senior Director of Safety and Quality. I have held positions of leadership within Safety, Quality and Women’s and Children service lines. I have lead strategic initiatives and statewide projects related to the following topics: Diagnostic excellence, maternal – child programming, opioid stewardship, substance use disorders as well as maternal mental health.

   Jill Reed, PhD, APRN-NP, FNP-BC
   Assistant Professor
   University of Nebraska Medical Center
   Holdrege, NE

Dr. Jill Reed is an Assistant Professor with the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing – Kearney Division. She serves as the Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program and is passionate about providing innovative and comprehensive education to graduate nursing students. Dr. Reed is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and maintains a private practice at an urgent care center. She is the co-implementation lead on a 4 year, 4-million-dollar HRSA grant that is focusing on developing a clinical preceptor academy. In addition to this she is interested in securing grant funding to enhance clinical partnerships that engage NP students in clinical experiences in rural and underserved areas. Previous research work has focused on assisting overweight and obese rural adults to lose weight and lead healthy lifestyles.

   Maya Clark-Cutaia, PhD, ACNP-BC, RN
   Evelyn Lauder Associate Dean for Nurse Practitioner Programs
   Hunter College School of Nursing
   Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Maya Clark-Cutaia is the inaugural Evelyn Lauder Associate Dean for Nurse Practitioner Program and Endowed Professor at Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing, as well as the director of the Chronic Conditions Health Equity Lab and Coalition. She is a health equity and clinical researcher with a focus in outcome equity for individuals living with chronic conditions, particularly chronic kidney disease. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. She continues to practice as an acute care nurse practitioner and is active in many national and international nursing organizations. 

   Elizabeth Kinard, RN, BNS
   RN Team Lead
   Peidmont, South Carolina


I have been a public health nurse for over 10 years and love working with the people of South Carolina. I graduated from Clemson University's School of nursing in 2010 and I have mainly worked in in Family Planning/ STD programs as well as Immunizations. I feel a strong Public Health system is vital to the overall health of a community. I one day hope to see Public Health leading the way in preventative health care.

Kathleen Juco-Purdy, MSN, RN
Director of Surgical Services
French Hospital Medical Center
Paso Robles, California

Kathleen Juco-Purdy is the Director of Surgical Services at French Hospital Medical Center Foundation in the San Luis Obispo area, where her leadership and dedication to patient-centered care have made significant impacts. With a career spanning several prestigious hospitals, Kathleen has excelled in multiple nurse leadership roles, showcasing her ability to navigate change and drive transformative healthcare practices. Her nursing philosophy centers on the paramount importance of patient-centric approaches, ensuring that all actions and decisions contribute positively to patient outcomes. Kathleen is recognized for her skills in effectively communicating and structuring narratives that highlight her team's accomplishments and vision for the future. 

   Gena Ahlawat, RN, MSN
   Director, Safety and Quality Workforce
   Washington State Hospital Association
   Seattle, Washington

Ms. Ahlawat works with Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) as Director of Safety & Quality- Workforce where she guides hospital leaders in addressing workforce capacity, resilience, and safety. Her primary focus area is implementation of highly reliable nurse staffing committees. Gena is a registered nurse with a background in hospital leadership & management as a chief nursing officer and clinical educator. She draws from a variety of expertise including behavior management and crisis intervention, quality improvement, infection control, & violence prevention strategies to facilitate collaborative problem solving of challenging workforce issues. 

   Melissa Wilson, PhD
   Faculty & Nurse Scientist
   Wright State University
   Miamisburg, OH

Dr. Melissa Wilson is a Professor of Nursing and recently served as Chair of Nursing at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She was previously a Civilian Executive Officer and a Nurse Scientist for the United States Air Force Research Laboratory. She graduated with a Bachelors of Nursing in 1997, Masters of Nursing in 2010 , both from the University of Cincinnati and a PhD from the University of Missouri in 2016. Dr. Wilson is a board-certified APRN, specializing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS) and is a certified health ethicist. Garnering $2.8 million dollars of research funding from the Department of Defense, Dr. Wilson is currently leading research on moral distress and moral injury in military healthcare practitioners. Her research experience spans a vast array of topics to address DoD interests such as acute pain management, the use of health technologies and the role of APRN’s in military healthcare. 



   Kristan Langdon, DNP, ANP-C, CPHQ
   Cardiovascular Quality & Accreditation Coordinator
   Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center
   Decatur, GA


Dr. Langdon, DNP, ANP-C, CPHQ is the Cardiovascular Quality & Accreditation Coordinator at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Her current role is focused on quality improvement within the cardiovascular service line and helping to redesign systems of care to support value-based results. Throughout her nursing career she has worked within a variety of roles including as a nurse practitioner, clinical consultant, and as a clinical nursing instructor. Dr. Langdon received her Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Science Nursing, and Bachelor of Science Nursing degrees from Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She has a prior Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the co-leader for the Atlanta chapter of Preventive Cardiology Nurses Association and remains active in advocacy work at the state and national level to advance and improve professional practice for nurses and the patients they serve.

   Bonny Kehm, PhD, RN, CNE 
   Founding Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and
  Columbia Southern University
  Orange Beach, AL

Bonny Kehm, PhD, RN, CNE is the Founding Dean and Assistant Provost of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Columbia Southern University. In 2017, Kehm was appointed by the governor of Missouri, and confirmed by the full state senate to the Missouri State Board of Nursing. She’s board’s former president and serves on the Nursing Education Committee. Kehm has received national and international honors and awards throughout her nursing career. Of note, nationally and internationally, Dr. Kehm has presented at the International Council of Nurses Congress (Montreal, 2023), Royal College of Nursing (London, 2023), Royal College of Nursing Centennial International Conference (2016) and Nursing Educational Institute (New York, 2017). Dr. Kehm was awarded Rising Nurse Leader from the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders (2016), International Quality Research from The United States Distance Learning Association (2018), and “Celebrating 100 Extraordinary Women” from Nabisco (2016).


   Nancy Bellucci, PhD, MSN-Ed, MS, RN, CNE, CNOR
   Academic Program Director
   Columbia Southern University
   Little River, South Carolina

Dr. Bellucci received her Ph.D. in nursing education from Capella University, is also a Certified Nurse Educator, and holds a Master’s degree in online learning design and technology. She has held multiple clinical nursing and academic nursing faculty and leadership positions. She has taught and created courses spanning the undergraduate to graduate nursing levels, served as a primary author for over 50 courses in the online setting, served as the primary author of a study guide for nurses, and volunteers in service of the nursing profession through her work as an author, peer-reviewer, and an accreditation site reviewer and team leader for CNEA. She is the founding Academic Program Director for new nursing programs being developed at Columbia Southern University, where she serves as the principal course developer and curriculum designer who possesses a high level of proficiency in a student-centered approach to curriculum development, design, building, and delivery.


   Kelly Henrichs, DNP, RN, GNP-BC

   Associate Professor
   University of CO
   Littleton, CO 

Kelly works at CU as an associate professor, where she has taught for 9 years and her clinical specialty is Gerontology. She teaches the undergraduate course, Nursing Care of the older adult as the course lead. She is also the specialty director of the Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, and is course lead for the Diagnosis and Management Course and participates in clinical oversight. Her research interests are focused on older adults, and how to shift nursing student attitudes toward them. She is passionate about improving the care and outcomes for the older adult population. She currently practices in the UCHealth Senior's Clinic as a nurse practitioner.


   Jacqueline Michael, PhD, APRN, WHNP-BC, PMHNP-BC
   Associate Clinical Professor
   University of Texas at Arlington
   Garland, TX

Dr. Michael has been a Registered Nurse since 1988, a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner since 1993, and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner since 2021. She is a Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Graduate Department for all Nurse Practitioner Programs at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation, where she enjoys designing and teaching Advanced Health Assessment, Psychiatric Clinical Practicum I & II, and Evidence Appraisal for DNP track Graduate Programs. Dr. Michael continues to practice as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Colposcopist and owns her practice. Dr. Michael's service includes Past- President of the National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA), Texas Nurses Association District 4 (TNAD4), Indian American Nurses Association of North Texas, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing Delta Theta Chapter.


   Juan Flores, RN
   University Health
   San Antonio, TX

My journey in healthcare began in the U.S. Navy. I served as a Hospital Corpsman for 6 years. This challenge provided me with the opportunity to deliver care in diverse and challenging scenarios. My military service deepened my commitment to healthcare. After my service, I continued my love for healthcare through Nursing. I received my BSN from the University of the Incarnate Word. I was privileged to work in the emergency medicine and in the critical care setting. I continued my knowledge of the healthcare industry through a healthcare track Executive Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. As an aspiring leader in nursing, I am driven to innovate, inspire, and enhance healthcare delivery. I look forward to continuing my leadership journey as a 2024 NurseTRUST Fellow. 


   Brooke Cherven, PhD, MPH, BSN
   Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
   Emory University School of Medicine
   Decatur, GA

Dr. Cherven is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and a Nurse Scientist in the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Her research focuses on reproductive health among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and is informed by her clinical experience as a pediatric oncology nurse with the Aflac Cancer Survivor and Fertility Preservation programs. In her role as Nurse Scientist, she provides research mentorship to nurses and advanced practice providers in the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dr. Cherven also serves as the Vice Chair for the Children’s Oncology Group Adolescent and Young Adult Sexual Health Task Force.


   Michelle Rodriguez, BSN
   Clinical Supervisor-Infusion/Intake
   Dignity Home Health

   Santa Maria, CA


Michele is a Registered Nurse for over 18 years. She has recently received her BSN in 2020 from University of Arizona Global Campus. Michele has held several health care positions at Dignity Health Marian Regional Hospital. Michele currently works at Dignity Home Health, Hospice and Infusion a Clinical Supervisor for Intake/Infusions. Michele’s primary passion has been providing direction, support and motivation to employees to reach common goals. She implemented a process to increase CMS 5 star ratings for Timely and Effective care which resulted in ratings to increase to 4.5 stars. She continues to work toward improving patient access to quality home health services and coach staff members to achieve positive patient experiences and reach key performance indicators. As a member of Infusion Nurse Society; she coaches staff in the implementation of providing quality infusions to patients while abiding stringent Standards of Practice.

Kendra Kamp, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Dr. Kamp is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is passionate about improving care for patients with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Kamp received her BSN from Calvin University and her PhD from Michigan State University.

     Dr. Exequiel Naculangan, DNP, MAN
     Registered Nurse Manager (Patient Care Coordinator - PCC)
     University Health - San Antonio, TX

I relocated to the United States from the Philippines after roughly 10 years in nursing academe. I was an Assistant Professor of a College of Nursing in one of the top tertiary nursing education institutions in the Philippines. I ran the National Service Training Program of the university, a program aimed at enhancing civic consciousness among the students. It was a challenge to transitioning back to bedside relearning some skills that kept me humble and the same time ingenious to reinvent my career path. The circumstances and my mentors led me to nursing leadership, a niche I see myself can impact not only to my healthcare organization but the entire nursing profession as well. I am currently a nursing manager of a 60-bed multi-surgical service line unit of a level 1 trauma magnet hospital. My role as the Metabolic and Bariatric Coordinator of the hospital has allowed me as well to implement evidence-based initiatives to improve patient outcomes.

   Yolaine Nozile, MSN
   Registered Nurse
   HANA-I - Snellville, GA

Yolaine Nozile is dedicated to helping those in need and ensuring they receive excellent service. She's a Ph.D. candidate in Nursing Science with extensive critical care expertise, she expertly assesses and stabilizes patients experiencing instability. In addition, she's an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Emory University School of Nursing and Mercer University, Georgia Baptist School of Nursing, where she supervises nursing students in their clinical settings and evaluates their performance. Yolaine earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Nursing Education from Grand Canyon University School of Nursing in May 2013. She has held various positions, including serving as the president of the American Nurses Association (HANA) in Georgia from 2017 to 2018. Member of the following professional organizations: Sigma Theta Tau, the Georgia Nursing Association, the Georgia Association of Nurse Educators, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.

   Dr. Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, PhD, RN, FAAN
   Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing and
   Founding Director Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science
  (CAMPOS) University of California Davis - Sacramento, CA

Mary Lou de Leon Siantz is Professor Emeriti at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and founding director of the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS). She is nationally recognized for her interdisciplinary efforts to prepare health and STEM professionals in leadership and policy, and internationally respected for her research in migrant population health. As a professor at the School of Nursing, de Leon Siantz has taught, and currently conducts research and mentors students in leadership, public policy, and population health. Her research has focused on the impact of migration on the health and development of Hispanic migrant/immigrant children and families.