Meet Our Writers

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Sandra P. Ganon, RNC

Sandra P. Ganon, RNC, is a certified neonatal intensive care nurse at Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sara Torres, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., with contributor, Patti Urso, Ph.D., A.P.R.N.-B.C.

Dr. Sara Torres is the Associate Dean of Walden University's School of Nursing. She is nationally recognized for her research on interpersonal violence. She conducted one of the first national comparative studies of Hispanic women's attitudes toward domestic violence and has received funds from the National Institutes of Health for various research projects. She also co-authored the book Hispanic Voices: Hispanic Health Educators Speak Out. Before joining Walden University, she served as Dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and as associate professor and chair of the School of Nursing's Department of Behavioral and Community Health at the University of Maryland.

Scott Williams

Scott Williams is a freelance writer based in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Sharon Palmer, RD

Sharon Palmer is a registered dietitian with a 16-year career in health care. She is now a free-lance writer residing in Southern California.

Sharon Petgrave, M.S.N., R.N.

Sharon Petgrave, M.S.N., R.N., works in the subacute unit at Hebrew Health Care in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Sharon Y. Fleming, M.S.N., R.N., C.P.N.P.-P.C.

Sharon Y. Fleming, M.S.N., R.N., C.P.N.P.-P.C., is a nursing instructor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Sherlan Thomas, F.N.P., M.S.N., M.P.H., D.N.P.-C

Sherlan Thomas, F.N.P., M.S.N., M.P.H., D.N.P.-C, works full time as a nurse practitioner at the Montefiore Medical Center for Positive Living/Infectious Diseases Clinic in the Bronx, New York. Summer of 2010 will see her in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, where she will again be working with HIV-infected patients and the health care professionals who treat them.

Sheryl Sommer, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E.

Sheryl Sommer, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E., is the Director of Nursing Education & Curriculum at Ascend Learning in Leawood, Kansas. She has held numerous faculty and administrative positions in practical, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate nursing programs.

Shonta D. Collins, BSN, RN, MPA

Shonta D. Collins, BSN, RN, MPA, graduated in December 2007 from the BSN program at LaSalle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences in Philadelphia. She is a critical care nurse at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and the founder of the nonprofit organization Explorers Sans Frontières (