FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH
2021 Board of Directors

 
Cathleen Wheatley, FNINR President President

Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP, FAAN
(January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022)
President
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC

Victoria Niederhauser, FNINR Secretary

President- Elect

Victoria Niederhauser, DrPH, RN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
(2nd term January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021)
Dean & Professor, College of Nursing
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

Colleen Leners, FNINR Board of Directors Secretary 

Colleen Leners, DNP, APRN, FAAN, FAANP
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Director of Policy
AACN
Arlington, VA

 

Laura Wood, FNINR Board of Directors

 Treasurer

Laura Wood, DNP, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Operations, Chief Nursing Officer, Sporing Carpenter Chair for Nursing
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

 


Board of Directors 


Cyrus Batheja
, EdD, MBA, BSN, PHN, RN

(1st term January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023)
Vice President, Policy and Clinical Solutions
United Healthcare
Minnetonka, MN

 

Jean Davis, FNINR Board of Directors Board of Directors 

Jean E. Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN
(2nd term January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022)
PhD Program Director and Professor
University of South Carolina College of Nursing 
Columbia, SC

 

Christina Dempsey, FNINR Board of Directors Board of Directors 

Christina Dempsey, DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR, CENP, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Chief Nursing Officer Emerita
Press Ganey Associates, LLC.  
South Bend, IN

 
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LCDR Gideon Esuzor
, MBA, MSN, RN

(1st term January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023)
Pharmaceutical Quality Investigator
FDA
Vienna, VA

Janie Heath, FNINR Board of Directors Board of Directors 

Janie Heath PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP
(2nd term January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022)
Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing
University of Kentucky
College of Nursing
Lexington, KY

 

Ron Hickman, FNINR Board of Directors


Board of Directors

Ronald Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Nurse Practitioner and Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Shela Kaneshiro, FNINR Board of Directors

Board of Directors 

Shela Kaneshiro, CNO MBA, RN, BSN, NEA-BC, CPHQ
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
V.P. Patient Care Services
MemorialCare - Orange Coast Medical Center
Fountain Valley, CA

 


Board of Directors 


Dianne Morrison-Beedy
, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN

(1st term January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023)
Centennial Professor of Nursing; Chief Talent & Global Strategy Officer
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Columbus, OH

Teri Murray, FNINR Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Teri Murray, PhD, PHNA-BC, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Professor, Dean Emerita
Saint Louis University, Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing
St. Louis, MO

Adey Nyamathi, FNINR Board of Directors


Board of Directors

Adey Nyamathi, ANP, PhD, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor
School of Nursing University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Carol Porter, FNINR Board of Directors Board of Directors 

Carol Porter, DNP, RN, FAAN
(2nd term January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022)
Chief Nursing Officer
Senior Vice President, Nursing Practice
University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

 
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Diane Santa Maria
, DrPH, MSN, RN, FAAN

(1st term January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023)
Dean and Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Cizik School of Nursing
Houston, TX

 
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Kelli Saucerman-Howard
, DNP, RN

(1st term January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023)
Vice President of Patient Care Services/CNO
Creighton University Medical Center
Elkhorn, NE

Joyce Sensmeier, FNINR Board of Directors

Board of Directors 

Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Senior Advisor, Informatics
HIMSS
San Marcos, CA

Roy Simpson, FNINR Board of Directors Board of Directors 

Roy L. Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, FACMI
(2nd term January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022)
Clinical Professor, Assistant Dean, Information
Technology Management
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Yvonne Bryan, NINR Liaison


Board Liaison 

Yvonne Bryan, PhD
Senior Advisor to the NINR Director 
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

 

Liz Fossett, FNINR Executive Director Executive Director Liz Fossett, CAE
Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research
Lexington, KY

 

 

Emeritus Board of Directors

  • Faye Glenn Abdellah, EdD, ScD, RN, RAAN
  • Roger Bulder, MD
  • Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, CMN, RN, FAAN
  • Gregory Eastwood, MD
  • Melissa A. Fitzpatrick, RN, MSN, FAAN
  • Maryann F. Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN
  • Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI
  • Nancy Valentine, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

 

FNINR Founding Members

  • Faye Glenn Abdellah, EdD, ScD, RN, FAAN
  • Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, CMN, RN, FAAN
  • Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
  • Maryann F. Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN
  • Diane K. Kjervik, JD, RN, FAA
  • Ora Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Nell Watts,MS, RN, FAAN
  • Ruby I. Wilson, EdD, RN, FAAN
  • Louise Woerner, MBA
  • Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN

 

FNINR Past Presidents 

  • Connie Delaney
  • Karen Drenkard
  • Michael Bleich
  • Janet Larson
  • Nene Peragallo
  • Jackie Dunbar-Jacob
  • Frank Shaffer
  • May Wykle
  • Mary Jane England
  • Karen Miller
  • Maryann F. Fralic
  • Ed Benz
  • Gregory Eastwood
  • Nancy Valentine
  • Ada Sue Hinshaw
  • Roger Bulger
  • Faye Glenn Abdellah
  • Colleen Conway-Welch
  • Diane McGivern
  • Joyce Fitzpatrick