Meet Our Writers

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Migdalia Rivera Goba, EdD(c), MS, RN

Migdalia Rivera Goba, EdD(c), MS, RN, is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst School of Nursing. She is also the president and founder of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.

Michelle R. Troseth, M.S.N., R.N., D.P.N.A.P.

Michelle R. Troseth, M.S.N., R.N., D.P.N.A.P., is the EVP and Chief Professional Practice Officer for Elsevier's Clinical Decision Support and CPM Resource Center.

Michele Bitoun Blecher

Michele Bitoun Blecher is a free-lance writer living in Evanston, Ill. She is director of the Teaching Magazine Program at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Michael L. Williams, RN, MSN, CCRN

Michael L. Williams, RN, MSN, CCRN, is the first male president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). This article is excerpted and adapted from his “President’s Note” column that appeared in the August 2001 issue of AACN News, the association’s monthly newspaper.

Michael C. Harris

Michael C. Harris is a Chicago-based free-lance writer.

Melanie Long, BSN

Melanie Long earned her BSN degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., in December 2001. She now [ADD INFO ABOUT WHAT SHE’S CURRENTLY DOING.] Ms. Long’s research mentor, Alexa Stuifbergen, RN, PhD, FAAN, director of The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing’s Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations, also contributed to this article.

Megan Hughes
Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.

Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., is the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Cultural Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Nursing.

Mary Hollens

Mary Hollens is the director of development at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Martina Steed, CRNA, MS

Martina Steed is a CRNA and Associate professor and Assistant director in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia at Webster University in St Louis, Missouri.  She is also a small business owner and PhD candidate in the College of Health Sciences at Walden University.