Meet Our Writers

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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.

Catherine Seraphin

Catherine Seraphin is an assistant editor at Minority Nurse magazine.

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.

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 ExceptionalNurse.com.

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.

By Juliene G. Lipson, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Suzanne L. Dibble, DNSc, RN [eds.]
Beverly Patchell, RN, MS, CNS

Beverly Patchell, RN, MS, CNS, is an advanced practice nurse with certification in Child and Adolescent Psych/Mental Health and Advanced Nursing Administration. She currently serves as project director for the American Indian Nursing Student Success Program at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing. Her tribal affiliation is Cherokee/Muscogee.

Benjamin Green Jr., RN

Benjamin Green Jr., RN, graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe(ULM) School of Nursing in 1997. He is currently employed as a staff nurse at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

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Barbara Marquand

Barbara Marquand is a free-lance writer based in Reno, Nevada.

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