Meet Our Writers

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Kathy Lopez-Bushnell, R.N.-C, Ed.D., M.P.H., M.S.N.; Katie Gardner, B.A., M.A.; Jessica Sanchez, B.A., M.A.; Diane Miller, B.A.

Kathy Lopez-Bushnell, R.N.-C, Ed.D., M.P.H., M.S.N., is the Director of Nursing Research at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. Katie Gardner, B.A., M.A., is a teacher and the Director of the Project Diversity Job Shadowing Program. Jessica Sanchez, B.A., M.A., was the Director for Project DIVERSITY. Diane Miller, B.A., was the coordinator for research for Project DIVERSITY. The authors would like to acknowledgements the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Northwest Health Foundation, Con Alma Health Foundation, and the New Mexico Community Foundation.

Kendell Andrus, GRNA, MN, Mike Fussell, GRNA, MN, Efrem Greely, GRNA, MN, Linda Nguyen, GRNA, MN, and Sedric Williams, GRNA, MN

Kendell Andrus, GRNA, MN, Mike Fussell, GRNA, MN, Efrem Greely, GRNA, MN, Linda Nguyen, GRNA, MN, and Sedric Williams, GRNA, MN, are 2009 graduates of the nurse anesthesia program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Nursing in New Orleans. Marjorie A. Geisz-Everson, CRNA, PhD(c), is an instructor in the LSUHSC nurse anesthesia program.

Kenny Thompson, BSN, RN and Daren Vertein, MSN, RN

Kenny Thompson, BSN, RN, works on a cardiovascular progressive care unit at Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, Tennessee. He hopes to begin graduates studies this fall. Daren Vertein, MSN, RN, is a professor at East Tennessee State University College of Nursing in Johnson City. He will complete his family nurse practitioner (FNP) studies in the spring of 2011.

Kerri Henderson, BSN, RN

Kerri Henderson, BSN, RN, has worked for eleven years in the field of nursing. Her experience has always been in the critical care area but now she is working in the area of hospice. She is currently working on her MSN.

Kimberley Ensor, BSN, RN-PHN

Kimberley Ensor is a new grad RN from SDSU, a published author, and is currently earning her Masters in Nursing with an emphasis in teaching. Visit her blog or follow on Twitter @KimEnsorRN.

Kimberly Bonvissuto

Kimberly Bonvissuto is a freelance writer based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Kondria Woods

Kondria Woods is a free-lance writer, copy editor and business consultant based in Greer, S.C.

Kristie Aylett

Kristie Aylett is communications professional with over 20 years of experience and a background in health care, higher education, and municipal environments. 

Kristin Anderson, Ph.D.
L. Grace Freeman, RN

L. Grace Freeman, RN, graduated from the University of South Dakota nursing program in May 2004. She plans to continue her education to become a diabetes educator.