Meet Our Writers

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Diana Brown-Brumfield, RN, MSN, CNS

Diana Brown-Brumfield, RN, MSN, CNS, is the education coordinator for the Department of Surgical Services at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been a nurse for over 30 years and is nearing completion of a Family Nurse Practitioner program at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio.

Divya Kulshreshtha, BSN
Don Anderson, M.S.N., Ed.D., C.M.S.R.N.

Don Anderson, M.S.N., Ed.D., C.M.S.R.N., is a nursing professor at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, and a board member of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing.

Donna Carol Maheady, EdD, CPNP, RN, and Susan E. Fleming, BSN, RN

Donna Carol Maheady, EdD, CPNP, RN, is an adjunct assistant professor of nursing at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and founder of  Susan E. Fleming, BSN, RN, is a staff nurse at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., and a childbirth class coordinator at St. Joseph’s Hospital (Chewelah, Wash.). She is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Washington.

Doris M. Boutain, RN, PhD

Doris M. Boutain, RN, PhD, is a research consultant in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a member of the National Black Nurses Association.

Dorothy Budzi, RN, MS, MPH

Dorothy Budzi, RN, MS, MPH has worked in public health for five years and is currently a nurse manager for a 34-bed medical unit at the Dallas VA Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. She developed a patient education brochure about wound care that is being used in all VA hospitals in the United States.

Dr. Roger H. Phelps, O.D., F.A.A.O., C.D.E.

Dr. Roger H. Phelps, O.D., F.A.A.O., C.D.E., is a VSP Vision Care Optometrist and certified Diabetes Educator. His practice, OjaiEyes Optometry, is located in Ojai, California.

Elizabeth Valente

Elizabeth Valente is associate director of publications and media relations at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California.