Meet Our Writers

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CAPT Colleen Reid, BSN, RN

CAPT Colleen Reid, BSN, RN, is a military nurse who currently works at the Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center in Germany.

Cara T. Hoepner, MS, RN, CNS, NP and Donna Maheady, EdD, ARNP

Cara T. Hoepner, MS, RN, CNS, NP, is an advanced practice nurse living with bipolar disorder. She provides urgent care psychiatric services to a largely homeless population in San Francisco, mentors nurses and nursing students with mental illness and serves as a consultant to the board of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) San Francisco. Donna Maheady, EdD, ARNP, is the founder and president of

Carole Eldridge, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC,

 Carole Eldridge, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, is the Director of Graduate Programs at Chamberlain College of Nursing.

Catherine Seraphin

Catherine Seraphin is an assistant editor at Minority Nurse magazine.

Cathy Nahirny, BA, and Ann Scofield, BA, JD

Cathy Nahirny, BA, is administrative manager of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)’s Jimmy Ryce Law Enforcement Training Center in Alexandria, Virginia. Ann Scofield, BA, JD, is the manager of NCMEC’s Project ALERT.

Celia Colista

Celia Colista is a New York-based free-lance writer who specializes in career issues.

Celia T. Besore, MBA, CAE
Charissa Cordon, R.N., M.N., C.O.N.(C)

Charissa Cordon has been an oncology nurse for over seven years. She is currently an Advanced Practice Nurse Educator at Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, Canada. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in the Faculty of Health Sciences. In 2009, she was the co-recipient of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Helen Hudson Memorial Lectureship Award. Currently, she is a full-time student in the Doctor of Education Program in the School of Educational Leadership and Change at Fielding University in Santa Barbara, California. Her dissertation topic is on Emotional Intelligence and Self-Directed Learning Among Oncology Nurses.

Charlotte Stoudmire, PhD, MN, RN

Charlotte Stoudmire, PhD, MN, RN, is currently an adjunct professor of nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University for the Online Graduate program and is the Founder/CEO of JAMAA Health Consultants, Inc., a not-for-profit consulting firm specializing in program development and delivery of community-based health programs that serve the homeless and at-risk youth. In addition, she is President of Stoudmire Consulting, a boutique firm that assists colleges with program development in nursing education and distance learning.

Chelan David

Chelan David is a free-lance writer based in Seattle.