2022 DNPs of Color Conference Program

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Support for this conference was provided in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in the amount of $75,000. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

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Welcome from the CEO Conference Keynote Speaker Conference Special Guest About DNPs of Color Board of Directors Advisory Committee Our Host City Our Venue Conference Agenda/Activities DOCs Community Service Event: It Take Two, Inc Fundraiser Conference Speakers Our Partners/Conference Organizers Sponsors QR Codes Order DOCs Swag Conference program book designed by Enthuse Creative | enthusecreative.com

Welcome

Greetings! My name is Dr. Danielle McCamey, founder, CEO, & President of DNPs of Color. Thank you for partnering with us as we embark on our 2nd Annual Conference-DNPs of Color: Changing the Game and Forging New Paths. We felt this theme fitting because the energy within nursing and the DNPs of Color community is focused now more than ever before on transformative and meaningful changes in our profession and advancing health equity.

As DNPs of Color we are uniquely positioned to be the premier organization that by our mere existence present as healthcare professionals, leaders, and nursing faculty- improves outcomes and experiences for our patients, families, organizations, and academic institutions. Being committed to diversity, equity, antiracism, and inclusion in all we do is changing the game allowing us to have a greater impact in forging new paths for opportunity for others to have a seat at the table to amplify our voices and lead change.

We will have dynamic speakers, poster presentations, networking, and so much more. In addition, we are committed to giving back to the community and will be featuring, a local nonprofit: It Takes Two, Inc. We will be hosting a zoom fundraisera-thon to help support their mission and further their impact amongst the Baltimore City youth.

We are excited to have our conference at the Reginald F. Lewis Maryland African American History & Culture Museum.

Thank you again for your support and I look forward to seeing you at the conference!

What Can You Expect From This Year's Event?

• An all-star plenary lineup with presentations from preeminent leaders in research, clinical practice, academia, community, and advocacy!

• Cross-cutting, interdisciplinary sessions, featuring work from nursing professionals are advancing the way in promoting diversity and transforming nursing practice!

• A virtual poster hall featuring poster presentations from abstracts submitted on a broad range of topics.

• Chances to network with a diverse audience.

• Convenient, virtual and in person access.

• Conference Giveaways & Conference Scholarships.

• Conference swag-limited quantities!

Dr. Danielle McCamey

Founder, CEO, President

Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vernell DeWitty

Dr. Vernell DeWitty is a transformational leader with a unique vision for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion for the nursing profession. She served as the inaugural Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) where she advised the nation’s top academic nursing leaders on building consensus around a strategic approach to diversity and inclusion. She is now Senior Consultant for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for AACN and the CEO of Pourquois Diversity Consulting, LLC.

Her distinguished career encompasses leadership roles in nursing educ tion, practice, and healthcare administration. She directed the Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, a nine-year $44 million national collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AACN that focused on diversifying the nursing workforce. In this capacity she created and implemented strategies and resources that contributed to the academic success of underrepresented and disadvantaged students in 130 nursing schools located in 41 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, Dr. Dewitty led the design and implementation of a groundbreaking technical assistance program for over four years for 32 nursing schools funded by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) to increase nursing workforce diversity.

Dr. DeWitty most recently designed a training program, including the development of an expert consultative team, for nursing schools seeking to implement holistic admissions review and related strategies to increase diversity and inclusion in student populations. She has published on mentoring, academic success, and student progression as she continues to develop strategies and programs to increase the diversity and cultural competency of nursing graduates.

Dr. DeWitty earned her doctorate from George Mason University, her MBA from Howard University, her MSN from The Catholic University of America, and her BSN from Dillard University. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and received a certificate as a Healthcare Executive in Diversity and Inclusion from the Association of American Medical Colleges. She is a graduate of the Unconscious Bias Learning Lab by Cook Ross and the Maryland Equity and Inclusion Leadership Program at the University of Maryland Shafer Policy Center.

Dr. DeWitty was the recipient of the American Nurses Association 2014 Mary Mahoney Award for her significant contributions to advancing equal opportunities in nursing. She also received the President’s Award from the State University of New York, Downstate for her leadership and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education in March 2020 awarded her the Individual Diversity Award. Dr. DeWitty has an unwavering passion for improving the health of vulnerable populations as reflected in her work to achieve health equity, increase access to care, and advance workforce diversity.

Conference Special Guest

We are delighted to have Rapper/Actor Tray Chaney and Nurse and Filmmaker Robyn Roots join us for a special performance of their song 2020 Year of the Nurse. This special song is an ode to to all the nurses who showed up on the frontlines through fear and pain and uncertainty while we experienced the struggle of Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, discrimination, and mental health along with nurses risking their own lives. Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ywctbsgdoo 2020 Year of the Nurse Tray Chaney feat Robyn Roots

About DNPs of Color

We are 15oo individuals nationwide comprised of APRNs, RNs, Faculty, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders.

DNPs of Color (DOC), is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase diversity in doctoral studies, clinical practice, and leadership for nurses. DNP, short for Doctor of Nursing Practice, is the highest level of education a nurse can attain which focuses on clinical practice. DNPs influence healthcare outcomes through healthcare policy, organizational leadership, and translating nursing research into evidencedbased practice.

DOCs top priorities are networking and mentoring. We have provided an online community for nurses of color who have obtained, aspiring, or working towards obtaining their DNP. DOCs activities include professional development, conferences, speaker events, reward and recognition.

Mission:

To serve DNPs of Color through networking, mentorship and advocacy to increase diversity in doctoral studies, clinical practice and leadership.

Our Aims:

To create opportunities for engagement in academia, research and clinical practice.

To advocate for educational support for DNPs of Color.

To serve as mentors and guide nurses of color to pursue Doctor of Nursing practice studies.

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Vision:

To inspire, empower and transform the landscape of nursing by increasing diversity in doctoral nursing practice.

Board of Directors & Advisory Committee

Dr. Danielle McCamey

DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FCCP GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, 2017 FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, CEO

Dr. Ethlyn McQueen Gibson

DNP, MSN, RN-BC URSULINE COLLEGE, 2017

VICE PRESIDENT

Dr. LaDonna Brown DNP, CRNA VANDERBUILT UNIVERSITY, 2019 TREASURER

Dr. Toni Murray

DNP, CENP, NPD-BC, CMSRN UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, 2019 SECRETARY

Dr. Daisy Medina-Kreppein DNP, FNP-BC STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, 2012 BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Jenna Benyounes

DNP, CNM, WHNP, NMCP GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, 2017 BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Bimbola Akintade

BOARD MEMBER

PHD, MBA, MHA, CCRN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, 2011

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Our Host City

DNPs of Color (DOC) is thrilled to be bringing its 2nd Annual Nursing Conference, Changing the Game and Forging New Paths, to “Charm City” Baltimore, Maryland. This educational and networking event is expected to bring over 300 of nursing’s top scholars, innovators, thought leaders, educators, and practice leaders across the country. Many vendors, advocates and allies will be in attendance to support the mission and vision of DOCs to increase diversity.

Baltimore is home to Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital. We are excited to converge on this beautiful city for networking, connection and giving back.

Things to Do in Baltimore Amazing Museums The National Aquarium Inner Harbor Historic Ships (U.S.S. Constellation and more) Maryland Science Center Port Discovery Children’s Museum Entertainment & Nightlife Power Plant Live! MECU Pavilion

Our Venue

The Lewis Museum, the largest African American museum in Maryland, has been the authentic voice of Maryland African American history and culture since it opened in 2005. We tell our story through our permanent collection, special exhibitions, educational programs and public events.

GENERAL FACTS ABOUT THE LEWIS

• The 82,000 square foot facility accommodates over 13,000 square feet of permanent and temporary exhibition space, a two-story theater, museum gift shop, classrooms, meeting rooms, an outdoor terrace and reception areas. Several of the museum’s spaces, including the upper lobby reception area, are available for special events and meetings.

• The Lewis, which provides dynamic educational programs for both children and adults, is especially proud of its partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education. The Museum’s education department has developed an African American curricula and provided teacher training that is invaluable to Maryland’s 850,000 students and 50,000 teachers.

• The Museum has a collection of about 10,000 objects. Its Online Collection Portal, contains digitized images which are accessible to scholars, students and the general public.

• The Lewis provides an important venue to share Maryland’s African American history two blocks east of one of the State’s most popular attractions, the Baltimore Inner Harbor.

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Conference Agenda/Activities

FRIDAY OCTOBER 21

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM HAPPY HOUR

SATURDAY OCTOBER 22

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM

REGISTRATION & WELCOME

TRACK ONE

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

BARBERSHOP HEALTH TALKS: NURSES BUILDING INTERPROFESSIONAL PATIENT EDUCATION (IN STYLE) ARON KING, MS, RN • CARTER TODD

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

CAREER EDUCATION AND THE FUTURE NURSING WORKFORCE SHERRI WILSON

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

OUTCOMES OF A NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI) SUPPORTED TRAINING COURSE IN PALLIATIVE CARE FOR ONCOLOGY APRNS CHERYL THAXTON, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, CHPPN, ACHPN, FPCN, FAANP

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

MAKING VISIBLE THE INVISIBLE: UNCOVERING THE IMPACT OF PERIOD POVERTY WITH USE OF PHOTOVOICE

NYA MCGLONE • LYNETTE MEDELY • SHAWANA MOORE

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

ESTABLISHING A STRUCTURED MENTORSHIP PROGRAM FOR NOVICE ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSES (APRNS) IN THE VETERANS HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (VHCS) RODNEY DUCKETT

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

A DEPRESSION SCREENING PROTOCOL FOR PATIENTS WITH ACUTE STROKE: A QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT CELIA MCINTOSH

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

ADDRESSING THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS; HOW DNP’S ARE PREPARING MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AIDERS (MHFA) TO BRIDGE THE GAP YVETTE CONYERS

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

1:15 PM - 1:35 PM KEYNOTE VERNELL DEWITTY

LUNCH

Agenda/Activities

1:35 PM - 2:35 PM

LEADING

MCCULLOUGH

2:35 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

C-SUITE

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

VIRTUAL

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

TIE MASQUERADE

AM - 8:50 AM

WELCOME

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM

SMITH

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

GUIRACOCHA

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM

THE CHARGE TO DIVERSIFY THE
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SIGNATURE PANEL DISCUSSION: CHANGING THE GAME AND FORGING NEW PATHS STEPHAN DAVIS • MADELINE FELICIANO-WEISER MSN, RN • PATRICE LITTLE • DANIELLE MCCAMEY, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FCCP • CELIA MCINTOSH • GEOFFREY ROCHE
5 SIMPLE WAYS TO BUILD GENERATIONAL WEALTH ANDREW CLARKE
CLOSING &
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REGISTRATION &
RECOGNIZING IMPLICIT BIAS:THE NEW TRAJECTORY TO IMPROVED MATERNAL HEALTH JANET WILLIAMS
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION IN PSYCHIATRY LETIZIA
USING ASTHMAID TO IDENTIFY STUDENTS WITH ASTHMA MIMI
IMPLEMENTING THE PLISSIT SEXUAL HEALTH METHODOLOGY TO ADDRESS SEXUAL HEALTH CHANGES WITH ONCOLOGY PATIENTS ALTHEA CARLESS Conference

Conference Agenda/Activities

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

PROMOTING SOCIAL JUSTICE IN NURSING PRACTICE ANNE DEROUIN

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

APPLYING A SUSTAINABILITY LENS TO LEADERSHIP OVERSIGHT DEANDRE TURNER

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM

TRUTH, RECKONING AND TRANSFORMATION IN NURSING KATIE BOSTON-LEARY

12:10 PM - 1:10 PM

1:15 PM - 1:35 PM

VERNELL DEWITTY

1:35 PM - 2:35 PM

INTEGRATION OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR DIDACTIC, CLINICAL OR SIMULATION LEARNING EXPERIENCES

DANIELS

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

SIGNATURE PANEL DISCUSSION: CHANGING THE GAME AND FORGING NEW PATHS

DAVIS

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

MADELINE FELICIANO-WEISER MSN, RN

PATRICE LITTLE

DANIELLE MCCAMEY, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FCCP

CELIA MCINTOSH•GEOFFREY ROCHE

YOU’RE NOT A BULLY: BUT ARE YOU ANTI BULLYING? SHONDRA BROWN

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

NETWORKING

VIRTUAL

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

TIE MASQUERADE GALA

SUNDAY

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

NONPROFIT COMMUNITY

KEMP

FUNDRAISER EVENT

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DOCs Community Service Event: It Take Two, Inc Fundraiser

We are excited to announce we will be participating in a community service event!

We will be hosting a ZOOM Fundraiser-athon highlighting It Takes Two.

IT TAKES TWO, INC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young people and increasing the opportunities of youth in Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, and the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Our mission is to enhance the educational experiences for young people from single parent households by awarding scholarships to address a variety of basic as well as expansive educational needs. It is our goal to promote the significance of education, build self-awareness, and encourage our youth; ultimately creating tomorrow’s leaders today.

Not attending or just want to Donate?! Use the QR code below!

Strategic Objectives

• To sponsor youth programs;

• To develop strong academic and social/emotional skills in children 8 to 18;

• To mentor youth in our community;

• To award scholarships;

• To improve college access opportunities for middle and high school students;

• To develop leaders of tomorrow

Please join us to support via zoom to support this organization.

https://ittakestwoinc.org/donate https://ittakestwoinc.org/

Conference Speakers

ANGEL MCCULLOUGH

DIRECTOR OF NURSING OPERATIONS AND PATIENT CARE SERVICES

https://www.angelleadershipconsulting.org

Plenary: Leading the Charge to Diversify the C-Suite

Angel McCullough DNP, RN, MBA, CCRN, NEA-BC, C-PCC, is a member of the Patient Care Executive Team at Thomas Jefferson University Health System, and the Director of Patient Care Services & Nursing Operations. Ms. McCullough has recently launched a professional consulting business specializing in leadership development, diversity and inclusion team assessments and executive coaching, A.N.G.E.L. Leadership Consulting Services. Ms. McCullough has served in Executive Level Healthcare Administrative roles in some of the most complex organizations in and around the city of Philadelphia. Although she holds degrees in Nursing Leadership has remained an active front line staff nurse in the Medical/Cardiac ICU at Lankenau Hospital. She stands on the principle that being a leader makes her a better nurse and being a nurse makes her a better leader. Angel was inspired to launch her leadership consulting business because she noticed a lack of preparation and support for minority leaders to assimilate into leadership positions within complex organizations. Dr. McCullough was selected as one of the 2018 Nurse Director Fellows through the American Organization of Nursing Leaders (AONL) where she spent one year as a part of a selective cohort of Nursing Executives across the United States networking and sharing best practices in Healthcare Administration. She holds a BSN from West Chester University, an MSN from LaSalle University and an MBA from Eastern University and is currently finishing up her DNP at Walden University. Angel is committed to helping to train and coach the next generation of healthcare leaders on foundational and fundamental leadership principles guaranteed to help them catapult to success.

ARON KING, MS, RN

ASSISTANT NURSE MANAGER AT UC DAVIS HEALTH

Plenary: Barbershop Health Talks: Nurses Building Interprofessional Patient Education (In Style)

Aron King, MS, RN, is a registered nurse with experience in both cardiac telemetry and medical intensive care units. He is currently an Assistant Manager at UC Davis Health. Aron received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas, Arlington and Master of Science from University of California, Davis. His graduate research focus was on prevalence of microaggressions and the impact on satisfaction and symptoms of depression in graduate nursing students of color. Aron is the co-author of a book entitled “The Diaries of a Resilient Black Nurse: An Anthology of Struggles and Achievements of Black Nurses in America”. He currently serves as the Executive Board Member for Capitol City Black Nurses Association, a local chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, and the Health Committee Co-Chair for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Sacramento. As a nurse leader, his goal is to increase diversity in the nursing workforce through outreach particularly in Hispanic and Black communities.

Conference Speakers

ALTHEA CARLESS

CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER

Mini Podium: Implementing the PLISSIT Sexual Health Methodology to Address Sexual Health Changes with Oncology Patients

My name is Althea Carless, and I was born in St. Catherine, Jamaica. I have been in nursing for the past 20 years. I am currently the Clinical Nurse Manager in GI Oncology, at Weill Cornell Medical Center. I consider myself a born leader and a team player. I exude contagious enthusiasm, and is extremely compassionate and empathetic towards patients and their families. One of my major accomplishments is obtaining my Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree with distinct honors. My favorite color is pink, in all its beautiful shades. My hobbies are cycling, eating, hiking, and lounging. In my humble opinion, sexual health is one of the most vital and essential aspects of human functioning; therefore, as frontliners to patient care delivery, it isnursing’s responsibility to educate oncology patients about sexual changes that can occur with chemotherapy and provide them with resources and guidance to ameliorate concerns.

KATIE BOSTON-LEARY

DIRECTOR

Mini Podium: Truth, Reckoning and Transformation in Nursing

Katie Boston-Leary is the Director of Nursing Programs at the American Nurses Association overseeing the Nursing Practice and Work Environment Division and Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation. She is also the Co-Lead for Project Firstline, a multi-million-dollar grant collaborative with the CDC for training on Infection Prevention and Control. Katie is also the co-chair for the DEI committee for the Healthcare Leaders Network Delaware Valley, an ACHE affiliate. She helped redesign the Nurse Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland with an embedded coaching program Katie is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing and the School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. She is a board member on St. Johns University Health Programs and an editorial advisory board member with Web/MD Medscape. Katie also staffed the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing and is also part of the National Academy of Science and Medicine’s National Plan to Address Clinician Well-Being supported by the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. Katie also worked as an ANA representative with 4 partner organizations to organize a National Nurse Staffing Think Tank and Task Force, which published short term actionable recommendations to address the nurse staffing crisis.

She was recently identified August 2019 Health Leaders Journal as “One of Five Chief Nursing Officers Changing Healthcare”. Her most recent research was a qualitative study on nurses’ perceptions of power dynamics in the hospital setting. She is a well-known speaker nationally and internationally with many publications and podcast guest invitations. She completed her PhD at Walden University in Health Services, obtained a dual degree MBA and MHA from the University of Maryland Global Campus and her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bowie State University in Maryland. She is a boardcertified Nurse Executive and obtained a nurse executive leadership certificate from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been interviewed for stories in numerous print, online and televised media outlets namely CNBC, NY Times, Cheddar TV, HR Maximizer, Axios, Beckers and Bloomberg News. She has written and co-authored numerous articles on staffing, diversity and leadership and was recently featured on NBC’s Today Show to discuss the nurse staffing crisis that is impacting health care delivery.

Conference Speakers

JANET WILLIAMS

CEO

Plenary: Recognizing Implicit Bias:The New Trajectory to Improved Maternal Health

Janet A. Williams, DNP, MSM, CNM, is a board-certified Nurse Midwife who currently works in a full scope municipal midwifery practice in New York. She received her Master’s in Midwifery from SUNY Downstate, and her Doctorate from Wilkes University. She has been a midwife for 19 years caring for women from puberty to menopause and has delivered more than 900 babies. She holds an appointment at Columbia University as a clinical instructor for graduate midwifery students. She is the founder of Transitions Women’;s Health Consulting, LLC. Dr. J interacts and educates maternal healthcare professionals and students about implicit bias and racism to help correct this deficiency within our healthcare system. This is what led to the creation of her signature program entitled: B.L.A.C.K. Mothers Interrupted which launched her as a cutting-edge maternal health professional in providing implicit bias education which is now a mandatory course.

SHONDRA BROWN

https://www.shondrasplace.com

Plenary: You’re Not A Bully: But Are You Anti Bullying?

Shondra is an avid believer of equity in the workplace. She has coined the phrase “Equitable Workplace Advocate” because it is her passion and platform to educate AND empower marginalized people about corporate America and how to navigate through its maze. She uses her “car talk with Cookie” to provide a platform that is real talk and practical skills. Check her out on FB and IG. Author Shondra Brown has written a book about white privilege and Blacks in in the workplace, a timely issue that many would not step up to address. This energetic writer and spoken word artist is just beginning to share her thoughts.

Her new book, The Black Professional’s Guide: How to Navigate White Privilege in the Workplace, is featured on Amazon. It is also available for purchase on her website www.shondrasplace.com.

SHERRI WILSON

DIRECTOR, PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Mini Podium: Career Education and the Future Nursing Workforce

Shondra is an avid believer of equity in the workplace. She has coined the phrase “Equitable Workplace Advocate” because it is her passion and platform to educate AND empower marginalized people about corporate America and how to navigate through its maze. She uses her “car talk with Cookie” to provide a platform that is real talk and practical skills. Check her out on FB and IG. Author Shondra Brown has written a book about white privilege and Blacks in in the workplace, a timely issue that many would not step up to address. This energetic writer and spoken word artist is just beginning to share her thoughts.

Her new book, The Black Professional’s Guide: How to Navigate White Privilege in the Workplace, is featured on Amazon. It is also available for purchase on her website www.shondrasplace.com.

Conference Speakers

ANDREW CLARKE

CEO OF EXPANDING WALLET

Plenary: 5 Simple Ways to Build Generational Wealth

Andrew Clarke is a former real estate agent and now a Financial Empowerment Coach. He grew up watching his mom, a nurse, work over 100 hours a week for years to support their family back in Jamaica.This motivated him to start learning about finances at only 15. By 18, he got his real estate license and bought his first investment property at 24.

In 2020, he created the Expanding Wallet website to be a financial resource that includes blog articles, YouTube videos, and a financial course. Andrew helps his clients create a strong financial foundation for building generational wealth.

LETIZIA SMITH

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Mini Podium: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Psychiatry

LeTizia Baxter Smith is a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Co-founder of Silver Lining Psychiatric Consultants. She is a native of the middle Tennessee area. With 15 years of experience in the mental health field, LeTizia uses her warm, supportive approach to assist clients in their journey to discovering their best selves. LeTizia attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate career and completed her Master Science in Nursing (MSN) from Vanderbilt School of Nursing. She then completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at Emory School of Nursing. She regularly engages in continuing education in the field of psychiatry. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), Tennessee Nurses Association (TNA), the American Nurses Association (ANA), and National Organization of Nurse Practitioners (NONPF). She was also chosen to be a SAMHSA Minority Fellow from 2018-2020 and will serve on the DNPs of Color Advisory Committee in the upcoming year. Currently, she is on faculty at Vanderbilt School of Nursing where she has served as the chair of the diversity and inclusion committee in the past.

Conference Speakers

YVETTE CONYERS

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF NURSING/FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Dr. Yvette Conyers, is a Clinical Associate Professor at the George Washington University, School of Nursing, and certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is previously Assistant Professor at St. John Fisher College and Co-Director of the accelerated bachelor's nursing program at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and helped shape academic programs that attracted underrepresented students. Conyers research, focuses on developing cultural competency in health care providers to ensure the equitable treatment of all patients. A well-respected educator who is an active and committed leader on race, diversity, and inclusion issues, Conyers is dedicated to creating and expanding access and opportunities for members of underrepresented groups. She is instrumental in launching the Rochester chapter of the National Black Nurses Association. Professionally, she has worked as a nurse and nurse practitioner for several community organizations, including Jordan Health Center, Hillside Family of Agencies, and Highland Hospital. She previously served as Nursing Director for Home Care of Rochester (HCR) African American Initiative, where she became a certified transcultural nurse. In recognition of her leadership and community work, Dr. Conyers was a 2021 and 2020 Rochester Business Journal Power 100 Honoree, 2020 Greater NYC Black Nurse Association Educator of the Year Honoree, 2020 Forty Under 40 Rochester Business Journal Honoree, 2020 National Black Nurses Association 2020 Under 40 Award Honoree and a 2019 Health Care Achievement Award from the Rochester Business Journal. Conyers is a member of local and national organizations, including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sigma Theta Tau, DNPs of Color, National Black Nurses Association, Common Ground Health, and the Transcultural Nursing Society. She has a Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Post Master’s Degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from St. John Fisher College and a Master’s of Science in Nursing Education from Roberts Wesleyan College.

BRANDEE MADDEN

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER

DANIELS

Angel Daniels is an Associate Professor and Curriculum Coordinator-General Education at Bon Secours College of Nursing. Before entering this position, Angel worked as the Clinical Transformation Manager with the Bon Secours Health System. Angel has over 25 years of experience working in the healthcare field. Angel earned her registered nurse diploma from Bon Secours School of Nursing and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science degrees from Liberty University with a concentration in Nursing Education. Angel earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Chamberlain College of Nursing with a concentration in Health System Leadership. Lastly, Angel is a lifelong learner working concurrently on two post-master’s certificates in Family Nurse Practitioner at Chamberlain University and Population Health Management at John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Mini Podium: Addressing the Mental Health Crisis; How DNP’s are Preparing Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) to Bridge the Gap
Mini Podium: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Psychiatry
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BON SECOURS MEMORIAL COLLEGE OF NURSING Plenary: Integration of diversity, equity and inclusion teaching strategies for didactic, clinical or simulation learning experiences

Conference Speakers

DEANNA STEWART HEALTH SERVICES MANAGER

TIMOTHY ONSERIO

Virtual

Determinants of Health Screening to Improve Health Disparities in Primary Care Settings

Dr. Onserio is a senior Regulatory Program Coordinating Officer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) in the Office of Translational Sciences (OTS). He was appointed in August 2011, as a Commissioned Corps Officer in the United States Public Health Service. Dr. Onserio provides guidance, policy and coordinates programs aimed at advancing regulatory science. These programs include but not limited to the review of the FDA Scientific Achievement Awards program. In addition, he is also the program lead overseeing the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)’s emergency preparedness execution and management. This program provides an organized effort to ensure the continuance of essential functions of a federal agency across a wide range of potential emergencies. On another capacity, he coordinates review of applications for Medical Countermeasures Initiative (MCMi), a program aimed at advancing regulatory science and development through intramural and extramural collaborative research, as well as through partnerships with academia, U.S. government agencies, and Pharma industry to explore solutions to complex scientific regulatory issues. Recently, the MCMi initiative was instrumental in the speedy development and approval of SARs-Cov2 vaccine.

GERTRUDE BROWN THOMAS

REGISTERED NURSE

Outcomes

Dr. Gertrude Brown Thomas is a graduate of the Health Innovation & Leadership program of the University of Minnesota. She is a Registered Nurse with a background in acute, critical, and long-term care nursing.

AMAKA OPUTE

ADULT ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER

Older Adults

Amaka Opute, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC is an Adult Acute Care nurse practitioner in the Department of internal medicine, Division of geriatrics medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical center. She specializes in geriatrics, particularly the care for older adults undergoing elective surgeries.

Poster: Leveraging Social
Virtual Poster: Partnering for Health Equity and the Elimination of Disparities in heath
Virtual Poster: Decreasing the use of Benzodiazepines and Sedative Hypnotics in Postoperative
Virtual Poster: Implementing a Safe Space for African American Employees to Develop Individualized Racism Recovery Plans

Conference Speakers

ROXANNE CHASE-WILEY

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER Reducing Thirty-Day Heart Failure Readmission Rates

Roxanne Chase-Wiley, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CVNP-BC is a family nurse practitioner in New York state. Dr. Chase-Wiley has worked in various areas of nursing while furthering her nursing education. She began her nursing career in 1996.

STEPHAN DAVIS

https://www.linkedin.com/in/drstephandavis/ Joint Session: Signature Panel Discussion: Changing the Game and Forging New Paths

Dr. Stephan Davis is Executive Director of Inclusive Leadership Education and Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Virginia Commonwealth University, College of Health Professions. He earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in leadership and policy from Yale, a master’s degree in health systems administration from Georgetown, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland. He holds fellowship designations with the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Academies of Practice, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He is a member of the 2022 class of new fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.

ANNE DEROUIN

Anne Derouin DNP, APRN, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, (Derouin pronounced Der win) currently serves as the Assistant Dean of the Duke University MSN program and the lead faculty for the Pediatric Behavioral Mental Healthcare specialty program at Duke. She holds academic appointments at the Duke Division of Family Medicine and Community Health, the Duke Global Health Institute and is a Duke AHEAD Distinguished Fellow. A Fellow of AANP, she is a dual-certified ARPN who has served in community and school-based health care setting for more than 30 years. An adolescent expert and awarded nurse educator, she has a passion for equipping healthcare providers with skills to address mental health needs of youth, establishing a Pediatric mental health specialty program at Duke. Dr. Derouin serves on the Executive Steering committee for the Duke-Advanced practice providers Leadership Institute (APPLI) recently completed her second-term on the NAPNAP Executive Board.

PROFESSOR, ASSISTANT DEAN, MSN PROGRAM AT DUKE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING
Mini Podium: Promoting Social Justice in Nursing Practice

Conference Speakers

RODNEY DUCKETT

DNP APRN FNP-C AT VETERANS AFFAIRS

Dr. Rodney L. Duckett is a family nurse practitioner with more than two decades of progressive experience in healthcare. He received Combat Lifesaver training as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Army. For his service, he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation, six Army Achievement Medals, 2 Army Commendation Medals, and 4 Combat Service Medals.

As a motivational speaker and community advocate, Dr. Duckett works with underserved populations through his nonprofit, IMPAC Outreach (Intelligent Minds Proving and Applying Commitment), an organization that serves as “the voice of the voiceless” to mentor adolescents coming out of the juvenile justice system.

MADELINE FELICIANO-WEISER MSN, RN

DNP(C)/ONCOLOGY

AT PENN STATE CANCER INSTITUTE

Madeline Feliciano-Weiser MSN, RN is an advocate for diversifying the nursing profession. As a registered nurse, she has experienced and witnessed how a lack of diversity in nursing has contributed to culturally incongruent care for communities of color, as well as the professional advancement limitations for nurses of color. These two experiences have contributed to her passion for mentoring students of color interested in the nursing profession, as well as professional development for current nurses. Her motto is, “The barriers that are placed on us by society, belong to society, not ourselves as individuals. We are limitless!” She currently serves as a member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, a Program Co-Chair for the Penn State Health Multicultural Business Employee Resource Group- Lancaster Region, as well as the Program Chair for Oncology Nursing Society-Red Rose Chapter. Her focus is building a nursing workforce representative of the nation’s diverse communities of color, especially Hispanic/Latino nurses, who continue to be the largest underrepresented group in nursing practice, academia and leadership positions. Madeline is a DNP in Leadership candidate at The Pennsylvania State University. She has an MSN’18 in Nursing Leadership from California University of Pennsylvania; a BSN’14 from Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences; and an ASN’11 from Harrisburg Area Community College. She is currently a Nurse Manager at Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center.

MIMI GUIRACOCHA

Mimi Guiracocha, DNP, RN, Manager of Health Promotions with the American Lung Association for Illinois and the Upper Midwest, Dr. Guiracocha holds her B.S. from Wheaton College in Illinois, B.S.N. from Loyola University Chicago, and her doctoral degree from Rush University in Advanced Public Health Nursing. Mimi is Ecuadorian-American and a lifelong resident of Chicago.

Mini Podium:
Establishing a
Structured Mentorship Program
for Novice
Advanced Practice
Registered Nurses (APRNS) in the
Veterans Healthcare System
(VHCS)
RN
Joint Session: Signature Panel Discussion: Changing
the
Game
and
Forging New Paths
Mini Podium: Using AsthmaID to Identify Students with Asthma

Conference Speakers

JAEMELLAH KEMP

https://ittakestwoinc.org/

Community

Fundraiser Event

IT TAKES TWO, INC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of young people and increasing the opportunities of youth in Anne Arundel County, Prince George’s County, and the greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Our mission is to enhance the educational experiences for young people from single parent households by awarding scholarships to address a variety of basic as well as expansive educational needs. It is our goal to promote the significance of education, build self-awareness, and encourage our youth; ultimately creating tomorrow’s leaders today.

PATRICE LITTLE

https://campaignforaction.org/team-member/patrice-little-dnp-fnp-bc/

Discussion:

the Game

Dr. Patrice Little is a senior policy advisor for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is working to improve America’s health through nursing. She is also a family nurse practitioner and the CEO of NP Student ®, a digital lifestyle and educational resource for nurse practitioner students. Patrice has advocated for the nursing workforce on Capitol Hill and has worked as a content producer for Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Lawmakers show. She is the author of the self-help book, Out of Crazy Born Genius: Reclaim a Life Worth Living After Abuse and a contributor to Advanced Practice Nursing Leadership: A Global Perspective textbook (Springer, 2020). Prior to becoming a nurse, Patrice taught secondary science for three years in South Georgia and served on various committees including the Ninth Grade Academy Retention Program, Physical Science Curriculum Committee, and as an Academic Decathlon Coach. Patrice earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University; a master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from Brenau University, and bachelor’s degrees in nursing and biology/pre-medicine from Georgia Southwestern State University.

DANIELLE MCCAMEY, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC,

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT OF DNPS OF COLOR https://www.dnpsofcolor.org

Presidential Welcome Address, Joint Session: Signature Panel

the Game and

New Paths,

& Virtual Poster Viewing

Dr. McCamey is a mentor, leader, and educator. She has nearly 20 years of nursing experience and over a decade as a board-certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Her specialties range from perianesthesia to palliative, and critical care. She serves as the Assistant Dean for Clinical Practice & Relationships at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and currently practices as a Senior Advanced Practice Provider in Surgical Critical Care. She is the founder, CEO, and president of DNPs of Color, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit national organization that builds community for nurses of color through networking, mentorship, and advocacy to increase diversity in doctoral studies, clinical practice, and leadership. She is a thought leader who has been sought out for interviews and podcasts to share her expertise in creating communities that foster innovation, collaboration, and transformational change to advance the nursing profession.

Nonprofit
Service
Joint Session: Signature Panel
Changing
and Forging New Paths
FCCP
Discussion: Changing
Forging
Joint Session: Closing

Conference Speakers

NYA MCGLONE

Mini Podium: Making Visible the Invisible: Uncovering the Impact of Period Poverty with use of Photovoice

Nya is the Chief Operating Officer of No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc., which is a comprehensive sexuality awareness and wellness organization. In addition, she is the CO-Founder of “The SPOT Period Hub”, the nation’s first menstrual hub and uterine wellness center, and the world’s only mobile menstrual health clinic, “The SPOT on the GO”. She holds a B.S degree from Delaware Valley College in Livestock Science and Management and a M.S degree from Tuskegee University in Animal and Poultry Sciences.

CELIA MCINTOSH

DNP, RN, FNP-C AT RBNA Mini Podium: A Depression Screening Protocol for Patients With Acute Stroke: A Quality Improvement Project, Mini Podium: Addressing the Mental Health Crisis; How DNP’s are Preparing Mental Health First Aiders (MHFA) to Bridge the Gap, Joint Session: Signature Panel Discussion: Changing the Game and Forging New Paths

Dr. Celia McIntosh is a nurse practitioner by trade. She is passionate about leveraging her skills, experience, and expertise to become a voice for policy and social change and reduce healthcare and social disparities. McIntosh has 19 years of experience as an educator, clinician, consultant, and human rights advocate in the health sector. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice and M.S. in Family Nursing and a post-masters in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from St. John Fisher College. Currently works at Rochester Regional Health, Neuroscience Center as a neurology Nurse Practitioner. McIntosh is the Immediate Past President of the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking, a founding member of the Rochester Black Nurses Association, and the current Vice-President and health policy chair. Dr. McIntosh speaks locally and nationally regarding human trafficking, depression, black maternal health and stroke, and police misconduct.

GEOFFREY ROCHE

Joint Session: Signature Panel Discussion: Changing the Game and Forging New Paths

Geoffrey M. Roche, MPA, is an accomplished healthcare and higher education executive with steadfast commitment and passion for healthcare innovation, future-focused strategy, transformation, cultural change, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and workforce impact. He serves as an SVP at Core Education.

Conference Speakers

LYNETTE MEDELY

Mini Podium: Making Visible the Invisible: Uncovering the Impact of Period Poverty with use of Photovoice

Lynette is the founder and CEO of No More Secrets Mind Body Spirit Inc., an organization that focuses on Inclusion and Diversity and also holds the esteem of being the only comprehensive sexuality awareness organization in the nation, whose mission is to save lives by changing the minds of our current biased social justice system and communities. Lynette’s goal is to obliterate Social Injustice and Menstrual Inequalities that are excessively apparent in modern-day societies.

SHAWANA MOORE

Mini Podium: Making Visible the Invisible: Uncovering the Impact of Period Poverty with use of Photovoice

Dr. Shawana S. Moore is a nationally recognized, board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner who specializes in providing women’s and gender-related care throughout the lifespan. She is the Chair of the National Association of Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health. Shawana served as the Director of the Women’s Health- Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Program at Jefferson College of Nursing from 2014-2022. She was instrumental in redesigning curriculum, increasing first-time certification pass rates, and increasing student enrollment in the women’s health track during her time at Jefferson. She is an Associate Professor, Clinical Track and the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University. In her role at Emory, Dr. Moore is preparing DNP graduates to lead system level change, and implement and translate existing knowledge, evidence, and data to transform practice.

TERRI PAGE

Terri Page, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree (May 2020) from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. She is currently employed at Virginia Women’s Center (VWC) in Richmond, VA. In this practice, she provides high-quality women’s health care services. Dr. Page is passionate about providing comprehensive care to all patients but has a special place in her heart for those who are underserved.

DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC Navigating Obstacles: Clinical And Ethical Barriers To Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) In Adolescents

Conference Speakers

Medication Administration Processes- Change the Game and Put Some Respect on It

Kim Rutley-Campbell DNP, MSN, MAE, BA, CRRN, CNL, CHES is a recent graduate of West Coast University. She has amassed a wealth of professional nursing experience working in various specialties which include adult and geriatric behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, blind rehabilitation, palliative care, addiction medicine, clinical nurse leader (CNL), travel and registry nursing, unit-based nursing leadership, and mental health and medical-surgical clinical instruction for RN and LVN students. As a certified CNL, she is keenly attuned to processes that impact patient safety and patient outcomes. It was during her role as a clinical instructor, that she observed the magnitude of interruptions and distractions nurses experienced during medication administration processes (MAP). Assessing interruptions and distractions during MAP became the focus of her DNP scholarly project. She aims to raise awareness of the most globally interrupted nursing task and the need to implement processes to minimize unnecessary interruptions and distractions during the high-risk and often high-volume nursing task of medication administration.

CYNTHIA STACY

MSN, RN, DNP-C/ ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Improving Nurse-Patient Communication by Fostering Ethnocultural Empathy

Cynthia M Stacy MSN, RN, DNP-c is a DNP student and works at Samuel Merritt University as the Faculty Development Coordinator and an Assistant Professor. She supports faculty in teaching, scholarship, service, and professional development and supervises adjunct nursing faculty development.

DNP PROGRAM DIRECTOR, ASSOCIATE CLINICAL PROFESSOR OF TWU Mini Podium: Outcomes of a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Supported Training Course in Palliative Care for Oncology APRNS

Dr. Cheryl Ann Thaxton is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse and Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Director at Texas Woman’s University (TWU). She has 30 years of experience in nursing which includes several years of experience in critical care, palliative care, primary care, nursing leadership, curriculum development, program development, and as school of nursing faculty. Dr. Thaxton has devoted several years of her career to research surrounding the specific needs of children and adults with life-limiting illnesses. She has served as national Faculty for the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) for over a decade. The ELNEC project is a national and international education initiative to improve palliative care. Since 2000, ELNEC is a collaboration between City of Hope, Duarte, California, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN),Washington, DC. Dr. Thaxton has a plethora of evidence-based publications relating care of pediatric and adult patients with life limiting illnesses. She developed a curriculum along with other ELNEC Faculty for the Oncology APRN - Primary Palliative Care role focused on supporting pediatric oncology patients. In 2021,Dr. Thaxton received the DFW Great 100 Nurses award in Dallas,Texas. In 2022, she received the Ambassador Award from the National Black Nurses Practitioner Association, in addition to receiving the 2022 Estelle Osborne Legacy Award from the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

CHERYL THAXTON, DNP, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, CHPPN, ACHPN, FPCN, FAANP

Conference Speakers

CARTER TODD

Plenary: Barbershop Health Talks: Nurses Building Interprofessional Patient Education (In Style)

Nurse leader with a passion to improve healthcare delivery via a health equity lens. What fuels my journey is to live as a patient and community advocate, continually building relationships, and activating the potential of others. Fortunate to be around other great leaders in my career who have instilled a solid foundation to grow.

DEANDRE TURNER

CLINICAL PRACTICE CONSULTANT AT KAISER PERMANETE

Mini Podium: Applying a Sustainability Lens to Leadership Oversight

DeAndre (Dre) Turner, DNP, RN, CPHQ is a Northern California Regional Lead Clinical Practice Consultant at Kaiser Permanente Medical Group Risk and Patient Safety Department. He provides strategic leadership and planning with High Reliability Science, Magnet, quality improvement, and performance improvement for ambulatory spaces. At Kaiser, he has served as in a variety of roles from a traveling nurse, assistant nurse manager, and department manager. Dre has worked at Kaiser Permanente for eight years, three of those years were spent providing direct clinical care in the Intensive Care and Transitional Care departments as a nursing leader. He served as a leader, directing operations and managing 100+ direct reports, with a track record of leading projects and serving on implementation teams focused on strengthening organizational culture, enhancing patient care, increasing efficiency, reducing costs, improving patient and employee satisfaction, and decreasing workplace safety injuries. Dre has a passion for building structures and systems to support People, Patient Safety, and Joy in the Workplace. He recently led the innovative, and successful redesign of the regional quality program by applying sustainability methodologies and strategies focused on reducing harm and hospital acquired infections.

DeAndre Turner served 8 years in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. He holds several degrees and recently completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree, with an emphasis on Family Nurse Practitioner, at Bradley University. He is a transformational leader who believes that leading by example truly inspires change in others.

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