New Member Spotlight

Welcome to the following NurseTRUST New Members! 

   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.