2019 Conference Speakers
Keynote Speakers

Susan B. Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN Senior Adviser for Nursing

Susan B. Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN is currently serving as the Senior Scholar-In-Residence and Senior Adviser to the President on Nursing at the National Academy of Medicine from January 2019 through December 2020. In this role, she is serving as a key member of the leadership team for the Future of Nursing 2030 report. She is also the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Adviser for Nursing, and in partnership with AARP, Hassmiller also directs the Foundation’s Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. This 50-state and District of Columbia effort strives to implement the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine’s report on the Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and will additionally seek to build a Culture of Health. Hassmiller served as the report’s study director. Hassmiller’s work has included service in public health settings at the local, state and national levels, including HRSA. She taught community health nursing at the University of Nebraska and George Mason University in Virginia. Hassmiller is a member of the Institute of Medicine, now the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and sits on other advisory committees and boards, including the Hackensack Meridian Health System, UnitedHealth, Carrier Clinic and the American Red Cross. She is the recipient of many awards and three honorary doctorates, but most notably the Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international honor given to a nurse by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Katie Huffling, RN, MS, CNM

Katie Huffling, RN, MS, CNM is a Certified Nurse-Midwife and is the Executive Director the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. Ms. Huffling works with nurses and national nursing organizations on a variety of environmental health issues including climate change, chemical policy, inclusion of environmental health into nursing education, and sustainable healthcare. Ms. Huffling was an editor of the environmental health e-textbook “Environmental Health in Nursing” that won the 2017 AJN Book of the Year in Environmental Health. She was also the recipient of the 2018 Charlotte Brody Award which recognizes nurses who go beyond everyday nursing endeavors to proactively promote and protect environmental health.

Jackie Baras, MSN, MBA, RN

Jackie Baras, MSN, MBA, RN is a Quality Nurse Manager of Perioperative Services for RWJ University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Jackie has more than 20 year experience of being a professional Registered Nurse. She has served the organization with multiple roles from Clinical Nurse, Head Nurse, Director of Nursing in skilled Nursing Facility, Home Care Planner, Case Manager, Nurse Educator and Quality Manager. Jackie is the pioneer in establishing the first LGBT hospital based primary care clinic in the State of NJ- PROUD Family Health at RWJ Somerset. She is a major contributor in making RWJ NB and Somerset as the LGBT Healthcare Leaders by the Health Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign. Jackie serves as Board of Director of Garden State Equality, the largest organization that advocate and education the LGBTQIA community. Jackie is the next President of the Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey for year 2020.

Concurrent Session Presenters
David Agosto Correa, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC
Ruth Amador, MSN, RN
Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Lorener Brayboy, DHSc, MSW, LICSW
Jane Champion, PhD, DNP, FNP, FAANP, FAAN
Michele Crespo-Fierro, PhD, MPH, RN, AACRN
Norma Cuellar,PhD, RN, FAAN
Alana Cueto, MSN, RN, CNL-C
CristinaDominguez de Quezada, PhD, RN
Maithe Enriquez, APRN, PhD, FAAN
Cecilia Gonzales, BA
Susana Gonzalez, MHA, MSN, RN, CNML
Jeneva Gularte-Rinaldo, PhD, RN
Cinthya Hernandez, BSN, RN, CPN, CPST
Marianne Jeffreys, EdD, RN
Mary Jo Jerde, MBA,BSN,RN, FAAN
Daniela Lopez Munoz, AS, RN
Julio Loya, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Lindsey Malone, BSN, RN, CPN
Carole Moleti, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, CNM
Wanda Monterrubio, APRN FNP-BC
Maria Perez, PhD, RNC-OB, LHRM
Amelia Perez, PhD, RN
Melissa Pluguez Moldavskiy, DNP APRN FNP-BC AGACNP-BC
Madelyn Reyes, DNP, MA, MPA, RN
Joel Rivas, MBA, BSN, RN
Krystal Rivera, C.N.A , M.H.C
Jasmine Ruiz, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Amaryllis Sanchez, Student Nurse
Denethia Sellers McCarthy, Ph.D., MSW
Guillermina Solis, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, GNP-C
Allison Squires, PhD, RN, FAAN
Veronica Vital, PhD, RN
Carli Zegers, PhD, FNP-BC
Rick Zoucha, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN

Poster Presenters Group #1
Michele Crespo-Fierro, PhD, MPH, RN, AACRN
Maithe Enriquez, APRN, PhD, FAAN
Mayra Garcia, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC
Leda Garside, RN, BSN, MBA
Tanisha Johnson-Campbell, MBA, PhD
Maria Michalczyk, MA, RN
Susy Molano

Poster Presenters Group #2
Isaac Bencomo Bermudez, RN
Nora Franco, BA, MSIS
Mayra Garcia, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC
Yovan Gonzalez, MSN, FNP-BC
Leigh Griffis, DNP, RN, CPN, NEA-BC
Sophia Jimenez, MSNRN-BCAGCNS-BC
Guillermina Solis, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, GNP-C
Sonia Valdez, DNP
Jennifer Watt, MSN, RN, CNRN