Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, MS, RN, FAAN
Tener Goodwin Veenema is an internationally recognized expert in disaster nursing and public health emergency preparedness. As president and chief executive officer of the Tener Consulting Group, LLC, Dr. Veenema served as senior consultant to the U.S. Government, including the departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs, the Administration for Children and Families, and most recently the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Her decision-support software and information technology applications for disaster response have been presented at conferences around the globe. Her scholarship includes the leading international text in the field, Disaster Nursing: Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards (Springer, 3rd Edition, 2013), and two nationally award-winning Disaster e-Learning Courses, Red Cross ReadyRN Disaster and Emergency Preparedness for Health Services (American Red Cross, 2007) and ReadyRN (Elsevier, MC Strategies, 2008). Dr. Veenema received master’s degrees in nursing administration (1992), pediatrics (1993), and public health (1999) and a PhD in health services research and policy (2001) from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a member of the American Red Cross National Scientific Advisory Board and is an elected Fellow in both the National Academies of Practice and the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Veenema was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal of Honor from the International Red Crescent (Geneva, Switzerland), the highest international award a nurse can receive.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and InterestDisaster nursing; public health emergency preparedness; children and disasters; public policy and environmental health; health policy; entrepreneurism, leadership & decision-making; clinical decision support systemss
Veenema, T. G. (2016). Disaster Nursing App (Application) Published by Unbound Medicine, Charlottesville VA. Available from the I-tunes store.
Veenema, T. G., Losinski, S. L., Newton, S. M. & Seal, S. (2016). "Exploration and development of standardized nursing leadership competencies during disasters." Health Emergencies and Disaster Nursing.
Veenema, T. G. (2016). "Global disaster nurse preparedness: Moving from reserve to rapid action." Health Emergencies and Disaster Nursing.
Veenema, T. G., Griffin, A., Gable, A., MacIntrye, L., Simons, N., Couig, M. P., Walsh, J. Lavin, R., Donabian, A., & Larson, E. (2016). "Nurses as leaders in disaster preparedness and response—A Call to Action." Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 48(2), 1-14.
Veenema, T. G., Hilmi, L., & Losinski, S. (2016). "Increasing emergency preparedness in U.S. hospitals and health care organizations." American Journal of Nursing, 116(1), 49-53.
Hinshaw, A. S., Romano, C. A., Bibb, S., Ott, K., MacIntrye, L., Veenema, T. G., Hopkins-Chadwick, D., Weaver, I., Todd, B., & Slepski, L. (2014). "Strategic planning work group report on the federal nursing response to the national faculty shortage." Federal Nursing Services Council, October.
Veenema, T. G. (2011, May 20). Children coping with disasters. CNN: American Morning. New York, NY. Retrieved from http://www.tenerconsulting.com/453
- Leadership competencies in disaster nursing and public health emergencies
- Health systems response to radiation emergencies
- Quality of health care services in disaster shelters
- Children's health and disasters
Awards and Honors
2017 Visiting Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award funded by the Fulbright Commission and Council for the International Exchange of Scholars to teach and conduct research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
2015-2017 Member, Standing Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Strategic National Stockpile, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science
2016 Linda Strangio Editor’s Award, Journal of Radiology Nursing, Association of Radiology in Nursing, Vancouver, B.C.
2015 Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing SON Informers and Educators Award (SONIE) for media work during the Ebola outbreak, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
2015 Global Health Faculty Advising Award, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2014 Outstanding Contributions to Community/Public Health Nursing Practice Award, Association of Community Health Nursing Educators Conference, San Antonio, TX
2014 Faculty Nurse Shining Star, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
2014 Fellow, Leadership America, Leadership Women, Inc., Washington, DC
2013 Florence Nightingale Medal of Honor, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland
2013 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards. 3rd Ed., (Environmental Health, Community and Public Health)
2012 Certificate of Distinguished Service, National Scientific Advisory Board, American Red Cross National Headquarters, Washington, DC
2010 Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award, Suffield Academy, Suffield, CT
2009 Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, Atlanta, GA
2009 Award of Creative Excellence in Communications, ReadyRN: Agents of Biological Concern, International Academy of the Visual Arts
2009 Resolution of Distinguished Accomplishment, Greater Rochester American Red Cross
2008 Robert Wood Johnson Senior Fellow in Nursing Policy & Philanthropy (2008-2009),
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ
2008 Award of Appreciation for Disaster Nursing, New York Harbor, Miami & Durham VA Healthcare Systems
2006 Eighth Annual Colket Lecture in Nursing, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, November 2
2006 Jeremy Klainer Entrepreneurial Award, Jeremy Klainer Foundation, Rochester, NY
2006 Certificate of Distinguished Service (2002-2006), Disaster Management and Response Editorial Board, Emergency Nurses Association
2006 Certificate of Appreciation for Valuable, Service during Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort, Disaster Operations Center, American Red Cross National Headquarters, Washington, DC
2004 Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow, National Academy of Nursing, National Academies of Practice
2004 Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow (2004-2007), Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ
2004 Scholarly Publishers Award, Honorable Mention: Nursing, Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards. Springer Publishers, NY
2003 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards (two categories Community and Public Health and Professional Issues)
2003 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Fuld Leadership Fellow, American Association of Colleges of Nursing Fuld Leadership for Academic Nursing
2003 Professional Advancement Award, University of Rochester, School of Nursing
2001 Sigma Theta Tau Dissertation Award, Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing, Epsilon Xi Chapter
1998 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award, Agency for Health Care Policy & Research, University of Rochester (Health Services Research and Policy) 1998-2001
1998 Community Service Award, Upstate New York Chapter, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
1992 Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society for Nursing, Epsilon Xi Chapter, 1992- 2008, Beta Nu Chapter 2013-present