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Lorena Beeman RN, BSN, MS, CCVT
Jackie Dienemann PhD, RN, NEA-C, FAAN - Professor, UN C Charlotte, has been a nurse educator for 25 years at George Mason University, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University before UNC Charlotte. Specialty areas are community health and nursing administration graduate curriculum and teaching using distance education. Published graduate text in nursing administration and past president of CGEAN. Program of research and publication in domestic violence program development and outcomes. Presently on DV Advisory Board for City of Charlotte and NC Coalition Against DV. Liaison with 2 hospitals for magnet journey and mentoring nurses in evidence based practice. Leader on NCNA credentialing committee for Hallmarks of a Healthy Workplace recognition program for nursing workplaces of excellence. Mentor to School of Nursing and faculty in development of a program of research and publication.
Cheryl Krause-Parello PhD, RN - Assistant Professor of Nursing, Kean University, College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences, Union, NJ. Dr. Krause-Parello has been a nurse for almost two decades and is a Certified School Nurse in the state of New Jersey. In addition, Dr. Krause-Parello is the coordinator of the School Nurse Program which includes a post-baccalaureate and masters in nursing track with a concentration in school nursing. She has a PhD in Nursing from Rutgers University and teaching experience in school nursing, community health and research. Dr. Krause-Parello currently serves on the Sigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Iota Chapter Board as the faculty advisor. Dr. Krause-Parello’s program of research is built upon her doctoral dissertation that examined the relationships among loneliness, human social support, pet attachment support and subjective well-being in older adults. She continues to exhibit her passion for animals and the ways in which animals affect human health by disseminating information to others through conducting research on animal-human interaction, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at professional conferences. Her program of research is one that she is truly passionate about. In closing, Cheryl will like to extend a special thanks to all who love and care for animals.
Lois Marshall RN, PhD - Leadership Program Consultant Nurse. A nurse educator for 30 years, she received her PhD from the University of Miami, with a focus on higher education, curriculum design and outcomes assessment. Dr. Marshall’s research expertise is on test taking strategies, outcomes assessment and evaluation related to the NCLEX-RN Examination, as well as nursing curricula. She has been preparing graduates for the NCLEX-RN with her own preparation course for 25 years. Dr. Marshall is an expert on curriculum design, program planning, and nursing education as an art and science, guiding and preparing novice faculty members for their numerous roles as nurse educators. Her clinical area of expertise is pediatrics across all levels of care. She does presentations at national and international conferences promoting research and the development of abstracts for research presentations and grants for STTI, as well as on the leadership programs of STTI. She mentors members in the preparation of abstracts for presentations, as well as the preparation of grant submissions, particularly for the STTI small grants program.
Betsy L. McDowell PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE - Betsy M. McDowell, PhD, RN, CCRN, CNE, Professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing at Newberry College in Newberry, SC. Dr. McDowell has been a pediatric nurse and nurse educator for more than 35 years. She has been certified as a critical care nurse for 31 years, including certification as a pediatric critical care nurse since 1992. Dr. McDowell has taught in undergraduate nursing programs as well as selected courses on the graduate level. She has published articles on pediatric and/or critical care nursing, nursing education, preparing for the NCLEX and the Neuman Systems Model (NSM). Dr. McDowell is on the editorial board or the manuscript review panel for three professional nursing journals. She is a trustee of the NSM and chair of the abstract review committee. Dr. McDowell has held several positions in the Mu Zeta Chapter and currently serves as treasurer, abstract review committee chair and chapter delegate to STTI. She was a mentor in the 2006-07 Maternal-Child Leadership Academy and currently is a collateral reviewer and an awards judge for Sigma Theta Tau International.
Beverly Roberts PhD