Meet Our Writers

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Gihan ElGindy, RN, MSN

Gihan ElGindy, MSN, RN, is an educator and independent consultant on health, nursing, cultural competence, education and business entrepreneurship issues. She is the executive director of the Transcultural Education Center (TEC) in McLean, Virginia. For more information about TEC, visit

Heidi Russell Rafferty

Heidi Russell Rafferty is a free-lance writer in Fayetteville, N.C.

J. C. McNeil, MSN, APRN, BC

J. C. McNeil, MSN, APRN, BC, is a PhD student at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing in Memphis, and a 2002 Fellow of the American Nurses Association’s Ethnic Minority Fellowship Program.

Jacquelin Holland, RNC, CRNP

Jacquelin Holland, RNC, CRNP, is program director for the Diversity Enhancement Program (DEP) at The Ohio State University Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute in Columbus. She has 39 years of clinical and education experience in cancer care in the U.S. and in Africa. She can be reached at

James J. Owens

James J. Owens is assistant professor of clinical management communication at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Center for Management Communication.

James Z. Daniels, M.S., M.P.A.

James Z. Daniels, M.S., M.P.A., is the principal consultant for J Z Daniels Co. Ltd., a cultural health care competency practice.

Jan Taylor Fox, RNC, MSN

Jan Taylor Fox, RNC, MSN, has taught psychiatric/mental health nursing as a clinical instructor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing for over 20 years. She has received seven teaching awards, has sponsored student groups since 1979 and continues to work on developing ways to bring out the potential of all students.

Jawel Lemons, RN, MS, FNP-C

Jawel Lemons, RN, MS, FNP-C, is associate chief nurse for medicine/surgery at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

Jean Ann Cantore

Jean Ann Cantore is editor of Texas Techsan magazine.

Jeanette Centeno, R.N.

Jeanette Centeno, R.N., works at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in the Center for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation.