Meet Our Writers

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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.

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

Dee McGonigle, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.; Kathleen Hunter, Ph.D., R.N.-B.C.; Toni Hebda, Ph.D., R.N., M.S.I.S.

Dee McGonigle, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.; Kathleen Hunter, Ph.D., R.N.-B.C.; and Toni Hebda, Ph.D., R.N., M.S.I.S., serve as faculty in the Chamberlain College of Nursing Master of Science in Nursing degree program.

Debra Williams

Debra Williams is a freelance writer in Russellville, Tennessee.

Deborah Leigh Wood

Deborah Leigh Wood is a free-lance writer from Evanston, Ill.

Deborah E. Clark

Deborah E. Clark is associate director of media relations at Alfred State College in Alfred, N.Y.