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Evelyn Hayes PhD, MPH, FNP-BC
Marita Hoffart RN, BSN, MS
Carol Huston MSN, MPA, DPA, FAAN - Carol Huston received her BSN from the University of Iowa in 1977, her MSN from California State University, Chico in 1982, and her MPA and DPA from the University of Southern California in 1997. Dr. Huston has been a professor of nursing at California State University, Chico (CSUC) since 1982. She served as Master Teacher for CSUC from 1999-2001, Outstanding Teacher for CSUC for 2001/2002 and Outstanding Professor for CSUC for 2008/2009. Dr. Huston also taught in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA from 1998 to 2006. Dr. Huston is the author of four textbooks on leadership, management and professional issues in nursing (12 editions total) and has published more than 80 articles in leading professional journals. She serves on the editorial board for Journal of Nursing Scholarship and as a manuscript reviewer for multiple journals. Professional affiliations include ANA-California and STTI. She served as the Region 1 Coordinator of STTI from 1999-2001, on the Board of Directors from 2001-2005, as President-Elect from 2005-2007 and as President from 2007-2009. Dr. Huston is a frequent speaker at nursing conferences and has keynoted more than 150 presentations worldwide. Her research interests include critical thinking, outcomes measurement, quality health care and empowerment of the nursing profession. In Nov. 2007, she became a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
Beverly Roberts PhD
Nancy Sharts-Hopko PhD, RN, FAAN - Nancy Sharts-Hopko is a Professor in the College of Nursing at Villanova University, and Director of the Doctoral Program. In the mid-1980s she lived three years in Asia, where she served as a short-term consultant for the World Health Organization in Bangladesh, and taught and conducted research at St. Luke’s College of Nursing, Tokyo. Her master’s and doctoral studies were completed at New York University in 1983. With a background in maternal-infant and women’s health nursing, Dr. Sharts-Hopko has served on the FDA’s Advisory Committees on Maternal Health and Fertility Drugs and on Obstetrical and Gynecological Devices. Dr. Sharts-Hopko is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and was the treasurer of Sigma Theta Tau International from 2003 to 2007. She has served on the American Council for St. Luke’s International Medical Center Tokyo, an endowment fund within the Episcopal Church USA. For a number of years she was a member of the board of Resources for Children’s Health, a public health agency serving families in South and West Philadelphia. She is a vice chair of the National League for Nursing’s Commission on Certification and member of the Investment Committee of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association.
Barbara Wright RN, PhD, FAAN - In her dual career as a professional nurse and as an elected official, Barbara W. Wright, has served her profession, community and state. A Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. Wright was appointed associate dean/associate professor, at Seton Hall University, College of Nursing in 2000, a position she held for 2 1/2 years; she continued as an adjunct professor, teaching health policy and leadership online until 2007. She has practiced in public health, hospital, educational and administrative staff and leadership positions. Currently, she is a senior consultant, at Rutgers University, Center for State Health Policy and is chair of the Academy of Nursing, Expert Panel on Nursing Theory-Guided Practice. From 1992 to 2000, Wright was an elected Assemblywoman in the NJ General Assembly and only the second nurse to serve in the NJ legislature. Prior to the Assembly, she was the NJ State Nurses Association Executive Director for more than nine years. A Cranbury native, Wright received her PhD and MA from New York University, College of Nursing; MEd from Rutgers University; and BS from Boston College, School of Nursing. She is a longstanding member of the New Jersey State Nurses Association/American Nurses Association, STTI and Society of Rogerian Scholars.