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The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Portraits of Nursing Leadership

Portraits of Nursing Leadership highlights leaders, faculty and partners of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis who exemplify the school’s vision and mission through leadership and commitment to advancing health. Portraits of Nursing Leadership PDFs will be added to this page as they become available. Click on the link below to download the PDF:

Nurses improve life for migrant families
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz is a professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She is nationally recognized for her interdisciplinary efforts to prepare health professionals for leadership and policy, and internationally respected for her research in migrant health. Her current research, funded through the Office of Minority Health Department of Health and Human Services, focuses on the development of educational strengths of Hispanic immigrant adolescents and the promotion of their reproductive awareness.
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Following passions to lead change
The 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Leadership Award from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, Susan B. Hassmiller exemplifies the school's vision and mission through her leadership in addressing nurse and nurse faculty shortages in an effort to create a higher quality of patient care on a national level.
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A nurse leads across diverse roles
Raymond E. Phillips is the associate chief of nursing services, inpatient nursing and nursing research at the Veterans Affairs Northern California Health Care System, an integrated health-care delivery system that serves more than 375,000 veterans across 17 counties. He is also a mentor for Community Connections, a year-long School of Nursing field-work course which partners master's-degree students with mentors from regional organizations to seek solutions to complex, system-level health-care problems.
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Nurses lead changes to improve quality of care

An internationally recognized leader in nursing quality measurement, nurse staffing effectiveness and clinical patient safety, UCSF nursing professor Nancy Donaldson was awarded the 2011 Excellence in Leadership Award from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

Nurses improve policy: Helen Thomson, registered nurse and member of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors

As the first recipient of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis Excellence in Leadership Award, Helen Thomson exemplifies the school’s vision and mission through her leadership and commitment to improving health policy, especially early mental health care and expanded health insurance for children.

Leading the way to community care: Deborah Ward, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing associate dean

Ward oversees the education, research and community engagement missions of the School of Nursing with the goal to transform health care through nursing education and research. She guides the creation of curricula for the School of Nursing, connects with community partners to design community-based programs and leads faculty development.