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Dr. Roger H. Phelps, O.D., F.A.A.O., C.D.E.

Dr. Roger H. Phelps, O.D., F.A.A.O., C.D.E., is a VSP Vision Care Optometrist and certified Diabetes Educator. His practice, OjaiEyes Optometry, is located in Ojai, California.

Dorothy Budzi, RN, MS, MPH

Dorothy Budzi, RN, MS, MPH has worked in public health for five years and is currently a nurse manager for a 34-bed medical unit at the Dallas VA Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She developed a patient education brochure about wound care that is being used in all VA hospitals in the United States.

Doris M. Boutain, RN, PhD

Doris M. Boutain, RN, PhD, is a research consultant in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a member of the National Black Nurses Association.

Donna Carol Maheady, EdD, CPNP, RN, and Susan E. Fleming, BSN, RN

Donna Carol Maheady, EdD, CPNP, RN, is an adjunct assistant professor of nursing at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and founder of  Susan E. Fleming, BSN, RN, is a staff nurse at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., and a childbirth class coordinator at St. Joseph’s Hospital (Chewelah, Wash.). She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Washington.

Don Anderson, M.S.N., Ed.D., C.M.S.R.N.

Don Anderson, M.S.N., Ed.D., C.M.S.R.N., is a nursing professor at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, and a board member of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing.

Divya Kulshreshtha, BSN
Diana Brown-Brumfield, RN, MSN, CNS

Diana Brown-Brumfield, RN, MSN, CNS, is the education coordinator for the Department of Surgical Services at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been a nurse for over 30 years and is nearing completion of a Family Nurse Practitioner program at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

Denise L. Martin, RN, BSN

Denise L. Martin, RN, BSN, is a student at Southern University and A&M
College Graduate School of Nursing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is pursuing a master’s degree in family nursing with a focus on education.

Denise Gasalberti, PhD, RN

Denise Gasalberti, PhD, RN, is an assistant professor at the Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing at Wagner College.   

Denene Brox

Denene Brox is a freelance writer based in Kansas City, Kansas. Visit her online at