2016 Nursing Summit: Slate of Speakers

Featured Speakers and Topics:

A Culture of Health

Thursday Sept. 29

Lessons from Flint: The Need for Establishing a Culture of Health

Lawrence Reynolds, MD, FAAP
President and CEO, Mott Children’s Health Center, Governor’s Flint Water Task Force
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KEYNOTE Building a Culture of Health: Nursing’s Role in the Transforming Framework

Victoria Niederhauser, DrPH, RN, PCPNP-BC, FAAN
Dean and Professor, University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Nursing, board member of the RWJ Executive Nurse Fellows Alumni Association and is Chair of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Action Coalition
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Friday Sept. 30

Achieving Health Equity: the Opportunity and the Mandate

Renee Branch Canady, PhD, MPA
CEO Michigan Public Health Institute
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Poverty as a Root Cause: Changing the Paradigm for a Treatable Condition

Marcella Wilson, PhD
CEO & Founder of Transitions for Success
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KEYNOTE Diversity: Complex Realities and Elegant Solutions

Kupiri Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN
Assistant Director for the Master's Entry Program in Nursing and Assistant Adjunct Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis
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Lunchtime Feature: “Healing Through Culture and Art Shawl Project” a Heart Disease Awareness program for Native American Women

Suzanne Cross, LMSW, PhD, LLC
Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan - Member & Elder, Associate Professor Emeritus and National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Tribal Consultant
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Understanding Community Needs and Creating Connections

Phyllis Meadows, PhD, MSN, RN
Associate Dean for Practice, Clinical Professor; Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
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Couch Converation with Michigan Community Based Nurse Exemplars

Phyllis Meadows, PhD, MSN, RN
Associate Dean for Practice, Clinical Professor; Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan
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Mary Ellen Howard, BSN, MA
of Cabrini Clinic and Detroit People’s Water Board Coalition
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Meridell Gracias, RN, DNP, MSN, M.Ed, AGPCNP-BC, CNRN
of GVSU and in partnership with Grand Rapids Housing Commission
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Finding and Using Community Data

Melanie Brim, MHA
President & CEO, Michigan Health Council

Mapping Your Way to a Culture of Health

Val Gokenbach, DM, RN, MBA
Administrator, Mitch Albom Charities, Senior Consultant, AAL Group, RWJ Executive Nurse Fellow Alumna
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