AACN/AONL Academic-Practice Advisory Committee

The charge of the AACN/AONL Academic-Practice Advisory Committee is as follows:

  • Evaluate emerging challenges impacting the health professions workforce.
  • Create a comprehensive guidance document outlining the current state of academic practice partnerships that provide exemplary examples of innovation, financial strategies, and leadership to inform the profession.  
  • Develop two strategic priorities aimed at strengthening academic-practice partnerships.  

This committee, composed of dyads of academic and practice leaders, is being convened to discuss issues and opportunities for collaboration among academic and practice leaders to advance a shared vision for integrating education and practice, leading through our collective strength.

KT WaxmanKT Waxman, DNP
Associate Professor and Director, Executive Nurse Leader Program     
University of California San Francisco

Dale BeattyDale Beatty, DNP
CNE & VP for Patient Care Services                                                                       
Stanford Health

Sheila MelanderSheila Melander, PhD
Associate Dean of MSN & DPN Faculty & Practice Affairs                                           
University of Kentucky

Kim Tharp-BarrieKim Tharp-Barrie, DNP
Norton Healthcare

Kim BroKim Bro, PhD
Mount Mercy University 

Carmen KleinsmithCarmen Kleinsmith, MSN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive
Unity Point Health

Susan DyessSusan Dyess, PhD
Kennesaw State University

Susan GrantSusan Grant, DNP
Executive Vice President and Chief Experience Officer
Wellstar Health System

Renee McLeodRenee McLeod, DNP
Dean and Professor of Nursing 
Hofstra University

Stefanie KeatingStefanie Keating, DNP
Practice Partner and Advanced Clinical Provider Educator 
Northwell Health

Yolanda OgboluYolanda Ogbolu, PhD
University of Maryland School of Nursing

Karen DoyleKaren Doyle, DNP
Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief
University of Maryland Medical Center

Joy ParchmentJoy Parchment, PhD
University of Central Florida

Angela ClarkAngela Clark, PhD
Barnes-Jewish College

Angelleen Peters-LewisAngelleen Peters-Lewis, PhD
Vice President and COO
Barnes-Jewish College

Grace ButtrissGrace Buttriss, DNP
CNL Director, Accelerated BSN Program, Charlotte Campus
Northeastern University

Rob RoseRob Rose, MS
Market Chief CNE
Atrium Health, North Carolina

Kristen Abbott-AndersonKristen Abbott-Anderson, PhD
Dean and Professor
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Rhonda KazikRhonda Kazik, DNP
Chief Nurse Executive
Essentia Health

Danielle McCameyDanielle McCamey, DNP
Assistant Dean
Johns Hopkins University

Kathy RugenKathy Rugen, PhD
Nurse Practitioner Consultant
VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education

Susan Corbridge, PhD, Staff Liaison
Chief Essentials Program Officer

Cassandra Godzik, PhD, Staff Liaison
Director of Nursing Education Initiatives