Councils - Nursing, Health Science, and Allied Health

SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL ON NURSING, HEALTH SCIENCES AND ALLIED HEALTH
COUNCIL LEADERSHIPQUICK LINKS
CHAIRSUPCOMING EVENTS

ISHLT Academy: Core Competencies in Nursing, Health Sciences & Allied Health (Grand Hall C)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7:00 AM - 6:15 PM
ISHLT Academy Website
NHSAH Core Competency Curriculum 2014 (PDF)


NHSAH Council Meeting (Grand Hall D)
Thursday, April 10, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Agenda (PDF)


NHSAH Council Report to the Board (Gaslamp A-C)
Friday, April 11, 2014
6:30 PM

All events will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
San Diego, CA, USA




PAST COUNCIL MEETING REPORT

2013 NHSAH Council Report to the Board (PDF)



LINKS NEWSLETTER

Issues focusing on Nursing, Health Sciences & Allied Health:

January 2014
September 2013
May 2013: NHSAH Council Report - Year in Review
January 2013
January 2012




2013-2014 Council Leadership (PDF)



CHAIR
Masina Scavuzzo, RN
Barnes Jewish Hospital
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
314-362-5378
scavuzzo.masina@bjc.org

Bio coming soon...




VICE CHAIR
Samantha J. Anthony, PhD, MSW
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
416-813-7006
samantha.anthony@sickkids.ca

Bio coming soon...




PAST CHAIR
Annemarie Kaan, MCN, RN
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA
604-806-8976
akaan@providencehealth.bc.ca

Annemarie Kaan, MCN, RN CCTN, is Adjunct Professor and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Acute and Chronic Heart Failure at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  She has worked in the areas of heart and lung transplantation and mechanical circulatory support since 1987.  She moved from Sydney, Australia to Vancouver, Canada in 2002 and currently provides clinical leadership in the areas of acute heart failure and mechanical circulatory support.  She is also co-leader of a Vancouver-wide chronic heart failure strategy that is introducing standardized clinical practice guidelines in acute and community care areas. She has supervised BSN and masters students in these areas as well as facilitated nursing student’s clinical time in the area of cardiology.  Her research interests include VAD Caregiver burden, smoking after heart transplantation, and web-based self-monitoring tools for heart failure patients.
COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES
2014 ANNUAL MEETING PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Samantha J. Anthony, PhD, MSW
Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
416-813-7006
samantha.anthony@sickkids.ca

Bio coming soon...


Kevin Carney, RN, CCTC
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
215-200-0260
Kevin.Carney@uphs.upenn.edu

Bio coming soon...
EDUCATION COMMITTEE NHSAH WORKFORCE LEADER
Michael G. Petty, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNS
University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
612-273-5607
mpetty1@fairview.org

Dr. Michael Petty is a Cardiothoracic Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He received his nursing degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1996 and earned his PhD at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing in 2010. He began his career as a staff nurse in the Surgical ICU at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, and has held a variety of clinical, administrative, and industry roles in the subsequent years.  Much of his focus and interest during that time has been in the care of patients with cardiovascular disorders requiring medical, surgical, and transplant interventions.
GRANTS & AWARDS COMMITTEE NHSAH REPRESENTATIVE
Lut Berben, PhD, RN
University of Basel
Basel, SWITZERLAND
061-267-0920
lut.berben@unibas.ch

Bio coming soon...
I2C2 COMMITTEE NHSAH WORKFORCE LEADER
Michael G. Petty, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNS
University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
612-273-5607
mpetty1@fairview.org

Dr. Michael Petty is a Cardiothoracic Clinical Nurse Specialist at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He received his nursing degree from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1996 and earned his PhD at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing in 2010. He began his career as a staff nurse in the Surgical ICU at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic, and has held a variety of clinical, administrative, and industry roles in the subsequent years.  Much of his focus and interest during that time has been in the care of patients with cardiovascular disorders requiring medical, surgical, and transplant interventions.
REGISTRIES & DATABASES COMMITTEE NHSAH WORKFORCE LEADER
Sharon A. Beer, RN, MSc
Old Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM
44-121-627-2544
sharon.beer@uhb.nhs.uk

Bio coming soon...
STANDARDS & GUIDELINES COMMITTEE NHSAH WORKFORCE LEADER
Connie White-Williams, PhD, RN
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
205-975-8611
cwwilli@uabmc.edu

Connie White-Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, works in the Center for Nursing Excellence at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Her primary responsibility is the incorporation of evidence based practice and research into the nursing infrastructure. For the previous 24 years, she was a cardiothoracic transplant coordinator where she devoted her nursing career to cardiothoracic transplantation and achieved distinction as a clinician, researcher, and educator. Dr. White-Williams received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. She received her Master of Science, which focused on Cardiovascular Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, and doctoral degree from the University of Alabama School of Nursing in Birmingham.  Upon graduation, she was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Doctoral Student Distinction.  In 2009, she received the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Excellence in Research Award.
LIAISONS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON
Bronwyn J. Levvey, RN, Grad Dip Clin Ep
Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
61-402-247-965
b.levvey@alfred.org.au

A/Prof Bronwyn Levvey is the clinical lung transplant nursing team leader of the Lung Transplant Service at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne Australia. Appointed as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Nursing & Health Sciences at Monash University (Melbourne) in 2008 in recognition of her strong commitment to transplantation nursing education and clinical research, she has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer review scientific publications. Since 2005, a major focus of A/Prof Levvey’s clinical research has been the successful evolution and development of Category III DCD Lung donation and transplantation in Australia. An ISHLT member since 2000, she is the current National President of the Transplant Nurses Association (TNA) of Australia, a member of TTS and the Transplantation Society of Australia & New Zealand (TSANZ), and is a member of several Australian government organ donation and transplantation advisory boards.
BSTR COUNCIL CO-LIAISONS
Bernice L. Coleman, PhD, RN
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, USA
310-423-4351
bernice.coleman@cshs.org

Bio coming soon...



Judy A. Currey, PhD
Alfred/Deakin Nursing Research Center
Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
61-3-9244-6122
judy.currey@deakin.edu.au

Associate Professor Judy Currey coordinates ten critical care and perioperative postgraduate nursing programs at Deaking University, Melbourne Australia. In 2011 Judy was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. In 2010 Judy was awarded four teaching and innovation awards including the Deakin University Teacher of the Year. At The Alfred/Deakin Nursing Research Centre, Judy's research program is focused on nurses' decision making to optimize recovery after critical illness (heart and lung transplantation), medication quality and safety, and the impact of health technologies (MCS) on patient outcomes and carers. Judy also researches teaching and assessment methods to improve graduate's skills, knowledge and attributes in critical care nurses and is an international expert in Team-Based Learning.
LINKS COMMUNICATIONS LIAISON
Emily Stimpson, RN, BSN, CCTC
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California, USA
310-498-3739
emily.stimpson@cshs.org

Emily Stimpson has 5 years of intensive experience as a Heart-Lung Transplant Coordinator and is currently a member of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Transplant Team.  She received a bachelor of science in nursing from Azusa Pacific University and also has extensive experience in critical care nursing, having worked for five years in the coronary care unit at the UCLA Medical Center. Additionally, she is a Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC).  At Cedars-Sinai, Emily has been instrumental in the development and refinement of heart transplant evaluation protocols, pre heart transplant patient management protocols and patient education tools, which now serve as a model for other centers.  Emily has published and presented a number of abstracts in national and international forums and continues to be involved in clinical research.  Working primarily with the pre-heart transplant population at Cedars-Sinai, Emily has a particular interest in research related to sensitized patients and strategies to reduce circulating antibodies.
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