FAANs of 2023

Fall 2023 As Seen in Our Fall 2023 Issue
FAANs of 2023

Fourteen from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) have been selected for fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing in recognition of their exceptional careers and impact to advance health. “Their work helping people live healthier lives has culminated in this career milestone as FAAN inductees and will open doors for their impact to be felt even further,” says JHSON Dean Sarah Szanton, PhD, RN, FAAN.

The 2023 Hopkins Nursing inductees:

Research Associate Michelle Kahn-John, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, GNP, a citizen of the Diné (Navajo) Nation, is a psychiatric and geriatric nurse practitioner with nearly 30 years of clinical experience working with the Navajo Nation and Alaska Natives.

Assistant Professor Binu Koirala, PhD, MGS, RN, is a researcher, educator, and leader whose work has significantly contributed to cardiovascular and chronic care. Her research expertise includes cardiovascular disease, multimorbidity, palliative care, and global health.

Assistant Professor Tamar Rodney, PhD, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, CNE, is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner who has worked in trauma and psychiatry. Her research looks at biomarkers for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in veterans with a traumatic brain injury.

Assistant Professor Erin Wright, DNP, MS, RN, CNM, APHN-BC, is a certified nurse-midwife and a board-certified advanced practice holistic nurse who provides clinical care in Baltimore City. Her areas of expertise include mind-body medicine, Centering Pregnancy, labor support, breastfeeding, adolescent pregnancy, and non-pharmacologic pain relief in labor.

DNP Executive Leadership student Raji Koppolu, MSN, MSL, BSN, BS, CPNP-PC/AC, RN, NPD-BC, serves as manager of advanced practice professional development at Stanford Medicine Children’s Health.

DNP student Irvin Ong, EdD, MHPEd, RN, LPT, FPSQua, is adjunct nursing faculty at Elmhurst University in Illinois and a research specialist at Our Lady of Fatima University, Philippines.

Alumnus Vanessa Battista, DNP, MBA, MS, RN, CPNP-PC, CHPPN, FPCN, is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) and senior nursing director of palliative care at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Alumnus Trudy Gaillard, PhD, RN, CDCES, FAHA, is a nurse scientist whose focus area is risk factors associated with prediabetes, type 2 diabetes and cognitive impairment in older adults.

Alumnus Sherri Johnson Wilson, DNP, MPA, RN, is director of partnership development and a career pathways SME at Stride, Inc., focused on advancing a diverse nurse workforce.

Alumnus Sara Rodriguez, MSN, MPH, RN, is lieutenant governor of Wisconsin with experience in public health, as a small business owner, VP of a Fortune 100 company, and as an executive of a large local health care system.

Alumnus and adjunct faculty Melinda Sawyer, DrPH, MSN, RN, CNS-BC, is vice president and chief quality and patient safety officer at UnitedHealth Group.

Alumnus Katherine Scafide, PhD, RN, is a forensic nurse and scientist focused on advancing equity in the medical identification and forensic documentation of injuries, particularly for patients of color, through innovative technology.

Alumnus Janet Selway, DNSc, AGNP-C, CPNP-PC, FAANP, is a nurse practitioner and associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.

Alumnus Martha Sylvia, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, is a distinguished leader in health care analytics and DNP educator focused on teaching evidence-based practice, informatics, and clinical analytics.

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