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William F. Connell School of Nursing

Diversity Advisory Board

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The Connell School has renewed its commitment to developing and nurturing a diverse nursing workforce through the formation of a Diversity Advisory Board. Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program Cathy Read states, "As part of a university whose mission is to unite high academic achievement with service to others, the Connell School is uniquely positioned to provide leadership for change. The Diversity Advisory Board will provide insight and guidance as the school plans and implements programs that reflect a commitment to advancing and sustaining an organizational culture that fully welcomes diversity and inclusiveness."

In April 2010, the Board finalized the following mission statement:

The mission of the Boston College Connell School of Nursing Diversity Advisory Board is to guide the faculty and staff in the planning and implementation of programs that foster inclusiveness.  The goal of the Board is to inspire all professional nurses and nursing students to achieve their highest potential.  Through the values of social justice, commitment, inclusion, accountability, openness and shared governance, the Board will seek to promote increased participation by all nurses in the pursuit of excellence. Through an affiliation with Boston College, diverse multidisciplinary groups will galvanize their bonds and work toward the ultimate goal of reducing health disparities.

 

the advisory board

Linda Battle, DNP, MSN, PHCNS-BC

Linda Battle, DNP, MSN, PHCNS-BC

Assistant Director of Nursing, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, TX

Eva Gomez, RN, MSN

Eva Gomez, RN, MSN

Staff Development Specialist, Children's Hospital Boston; facilitator for the Multi-Cultural Nurses Forum; member of Children's Hospital Diversity and Culturally Competent Care Council

Jennie Chin Hansen, MS, RN

Jennie Chin Hansen, MS, RN

Chief Executive Officer, American Geriatrics Society; commission member, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Institute of Medicine Initiative on the Future of Nursing, Board of Directors, Institute for Healthcare Improvement; member of the American Hospital Association's Equity of Care Committee

Ronna Krozy, Ed.D., RN

Ronna Krozy, Ed.D., RN

Global Health Initiative Coordinator and Retired Faculty, William F. Connell School of Nursing

Rolando Perea, RN, MSN, CS

Rolando Perea, RN, MSN, CS

Director, Emergency Medicine Services, UMass Health Alliance Leominster Hospital

Angelleen Peters-Lewis, RN, PhD

Angelleen Peters-Lewis, RN, PhD

Chief Nursing Officer, Women's and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

Norma Martínez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN

Norma Martínez Rogers, PhD, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor/clinical, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Deborah Washington, RN, MSN

Deborah Washington, RN, PhD

Director, Diversity Patient Care Services, Massachusetts General Hospital