Meet Our Writers

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Staja “Star” Booker, RN, MS
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

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.

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 Rita Ruel, Ph.D.

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

Susan Wessling

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

Tammy Basile

Tammy Basile is the director of marketing and community relations at LifeSource Blood Services in the Chicago area.

Terah Shelton Harris

Terah Shelton Harris is a freelance writer based in Alabama. Visit her Web site at

the Reverend Steven K. Wheeler, R.N., M.S.N.

The Reverend Steven K. Wheeler, R.N., M.S.N., is the Pastor of Impact Christian Ministry in Cincinnati and a professor of pharmacology. Shannon L. Wheeler, R.N., is a community health nurse also practicing in the Cincinnati area.