Meet Our Writers

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Susan Wessling

Susan Wessling is an award-winning columnist, editor, and freelance writer. She lives in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Susan Rita Ruel, Ph.D.

Susan Rita Ruel, Ph.D., has served as Communications Manager/HR at VNSNY since 2005.

Susan O’Brien, EdD, RN, Louise Riley, MS, RN, BC, and Jovita Solomon-Duarte, MSN, RN, CCRN

Susan O’Brien, EdD, RN, is dean of the Thomas Edison State College School of Nursing and the principal writer of HRSA Grant # DIIHP05199. Louise Riley, MS, RN, BC, is the School of Nursing’s assistant dean for distance learning and co-writer of the HRSA grant. Jovita Solomon-Duarte MSN, RN, CCRN, is the diversity coordinator for the School of Nursing.

Susan Moscou, F.N.P., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Susan Moscou, FNP, MPH, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Mercy College School of Nursing. Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York is a private, nonprofit college offering more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs. 877-MERCY-GO.

Sujayalakshmi Devarayasamudram, MSN, RN, MPhil

Sujayalakshmi Devarayasamudram, MSN, RN, MPhil, is a clinical associate professor of nursing at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. She can be contacted at

Staja “Star” Booker, RN, MS
Spencer Miller, RN

Spencer Miller, RN, is an emergency room nurse who has worked at various hospitals in Florida, Georgia and California. He now lives in San Jose, Calif., with his partner, Tao. Visit his blog at

Sonya Stinson

Sonya Stinson is a freelance writer based in New Orleans.