The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Opening Plenary

Gladys Campbell
Gladys Campbell

Gladys Campbell began her healthcare career in Seattle, Washington, USA, where she graduated from the University of Washington. After graduation, she worked and lived in Seattle, Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C., where she completed her graduate work at the Catholic University of America. From 1978 to 1998, she worked at the National Institutes of Health where she served in a variety of clinical, research, and progressive leadership roles. After leaving Washington D.C., she worked in Nashville, Tennessee, for Ascension Health, and in November of 2003 relocated to Portland, Oregon, where she was the Assistant Administrator for Nursing and Patient Care at the Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center. From 2007 through 2015, Gladys was the CEO for the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives, and during that time, from 2009 to 2012 she also served as the Chief Nursing Executive and Senior Leader for Clinical Strategy at the Washington State Hospital Association. Ms. Campbell is currently an independent healthcare and leadership consultant and a leadership coach. Gladys is a past-president of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), a Fellow in the College of Critical Care Medicine, a past Fellow in the Magnet Appraiser Program for the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a career-long member of the American Nurses Association and STTI, a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Certification Corporation of AACN. She has been a member of the editorial board of Clinical Issues in Critical Care and is a published author and a frequent public speaker. In November 2010, Gladys was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and in 2015 she received national certifications as both a health and wellness coach and as an executive leadership coach.


Breakout Sessions

Robin Newhouse
Robin Newhouse

Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN is Dean and Professor of the Indiana University School of Nursing. Her research focuses on health system interventions to improve care processes and patient outcomes. She has published extensively on health services improvement interventions, acute care quality issues, and evidence-based practice. Dr. Newhouse was appointed to the Methodology Committee of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, has served on multiple Institute of Medicine Committees, and the Academy Health Board.

Jane Manning
Jane Manning

Jane E. Manning received her BSN in 1971 from the DePauw University School of Nursing and her master’s degree in Nursing Education from Ball State University School of Nursing in 1992. She recently retired from IU Health Methodist Hospital after 45 years of service with the last five years working for the Methodist Health Foundation as a development officer. She began her nursing career as a staff nurse in psychiatric nursing which led to working with new nurses as the clinical instructor in that area. Throughout her career, Jane’s focus has been employee development in such roles as manager of nursing clinical instruction, outcomes specialist for patient satisfaction, and nurse retention coordinator. Jane is past president of the Omega Chapter of STTI.

Donna Nickitas
Donna Nickitas

Dr. Nickitas has more than 28 years of teaching and presentation experience in leadership and management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As the former graduate coordinator for the dual master’s degree in nursing administration and public administration, she is knowledgeable in the principles and concepts of leadership. Her scholarship has addressed core theories on leadership, mentorship, and policy. Dr. Nickitas is a renowned nurse educator, researcher, and author. She has more than 30 years of experience in nursing education with expertise in nursing leadership, management, and health policy. Dr. Nickitas is the Editor of Nursing Economics, The Journal for Health Care Leaders. She has authored four nursing textbooks and over 100 peer- and non-peer-reviewed publications.


Closing Plenary Panel

Pat Thompson
Pat Thompson

Dr. Patricia E. Thompson is the Chief Executive Officer of STTI. Dr. Thompson became STTI’s Chief Executive Officer after her position as Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has served in a variety of leadership positions in STTI including international president from 1999-2001. Dr. Thompson is also a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Carol Huston
Carol Huston

Carol Huston is an internationally recognized expert in leadership management and professional issues in nursing, having authored five books (18 total editions) on the topic. She has keynoted more than 250 presentations worldwide and published more than 100 articles in professional journals. She serves as Lead Faculty for the Experienced Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy (ENFLA) and Program Consultant for STTI’s Institute for Global Healthcare Leadership.

Pegge Bell
Pegge Bell

Dr. Bell has over 30 years of academic experience in nursing education. During that time, she has held several academic administrative positions (program coordinator, associate dean, department chair, dean, and director), as well as chaired task forces and committees for STTI. She has procured federal funding for educational endeavors and has published articles on several subjects. Dr. Bell is Lead Faculty for the Emerging Educational Administrator Institute (EEAI) and a Leadership Consultant for the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy in North America (MCHNLA).