National Advisory Council
The National Advisory Council advises on strategy and provides input on long-range plans in several areas, including strategies to achieve the vision, continuous improvement and evaluation of impact, and sustainability. Council members also serve as advocates for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.
G. Russell (Russ) Bell, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer (retired), Beckman Coulter (chair)
Joanne M. Disch, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor Ad Honorem, University of Minnesota School of Nursing (co-chair)
Linda Burnes Bolton, Dr.P.H., M.S.N., F.A.A.N.
System Chief Nurse Executive, Vice President, Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer (retired), Care Innovations
Natalie Bush, R.N., M.S.N.
Nurse and Philanthropist
Dario J. Frommer
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP
Deborah Greenwood, Ph.D., R.N., C.D.E., F.A.A.D.E.
Research Scientist and Clinical Performance Improvement Consultant, Quality and Clinical Effectiveness Team, Office of Patient Care Experience, Sutter Health (Alumni Representative)
Chief Executive Officer, Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc.
Sandra R. Hernandez, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, California Health Care Foundation
Susan Reinhard, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Senior Vice President for Public Policy, AARP and Chief Strategist for Center to Champion Nursing in America
Program Director, Patient Care, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Helen Thomson, R.N.
Retired Supervisor, Yolo County Board of Supervisors; Former Assemblywoman, California State Assembly
Richard B. Weininger, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer for Oncology, CareCore National/Med Solutions
Page West, R.N., C.C.R.N., M.H.A.
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Dignity Health
Douglas F. Busch
Chief Operating Officer (retired), Care Innovations
President and CEO, Dignity Health
Viva Ettin, M.D., J.D.
Law Offices of Viva Ettin M.D.
Claire M. Fagin, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor, Dean Emerita, School of Nursing and Interim President Emerita, University of Pennsylvania (founding chair)
Suzanne Feetham, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago; Senior Scientist, Self-Management Science Center at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee College of Nursing
Jennie Chin Hansen, R.N., F.A.A.N.
Independent consultant, Hirsch and Associates, LLC
J. Taylor Harden, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Executive Director, Coordinating Center, National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, Gerontological Society of America
Martha N. Hill, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor, Dean Emerita, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Medicine and Public Health
Trustee, University of California Board of Regents; Former Chair, University of California Board of Regents
Louise L. Liang, M.D.
Senior Advisor, Kaiser Permanente International, former Senior Vice President, Quality and Clinical Systems Support, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals; Former Chair, Board of Directors, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Wayne McCormick, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Professor, University of Washington Department of Medicine; Chief, Long-Term Care Service, University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Senior Vice President, Sponsorship, Mission Integrity and Philanthropy, Dignity Health
Andrew P. Mezey, M.D., M.S.
Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University
Nilda (Nena) Peragallo, Dr.PH., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Dean and Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Corinne H. Rieder, Ed.D.
Executive Director and Treasurer, The John A. Hartford Foundation
Peter C. Scheidt, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s National Medical Center
Cheryl M. Scott
Senior Advisor, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
S. Leonard Syme, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Community Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Robert J. Szczerba, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, X Tech Ventures