Our Speakers

Andy Hento

Andy is the Lean Program & PMO Manager for Kitsap County and Adjunct Professor for Olympic College. He has an MBA in Operational Management and professional certificates in Project Management, Business Analysis and Lean Six Sigma. He has been a guest lecturer for UW Tacoma’s Certificate Lean program as well as presenting at many regional [...]

Anne Hedger

Dr Anne Hedger has worked clinically as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in an Emergency Department setting since 2000, as a Neurosurgical ACNP prior to that, following several years of ICU RN experience. She earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree as well as the Master’s in Nursing from the University of Washington in [...]

Annette Garner

Annette Garner, MSN, RN, CNE, was a perinatal clinical nurse specialist before teaching in associate and undergraduate nursing programs. Her interest in family-center, holistic nursing has guided her practice since beginning her practice in a neonatal intensive care unit 40 years ago. She recognized the gap in nursing practice related to adverse childhood experiences and [...]

Briana Rotter

Briana Rotter completed her BSN from University of Portland (UP) and is now an Assistant Professor at UP. She completed an MSN program from the University of South Alabama with a focus in primary and palliative care. She has worked as a nurse practitioner at Housecall Providers and functioned as a primary care provider for [...]

Brooks Ogelsby-Junk

Brooks is an energetic, dynamic presenter with over 30 years of experience in a variety of settings including hospital acute inpatient, outpatient case management, assertive community treatment, and community based mental health. She holds a Master’s from Medical University of South Carolina and is dual ANCC Board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner [...]

Daniel Hu

Dan Hu, PharmD, BCCCP is a critical care and emergency medicine pharmacist and is board certified in critical care medicine. He was born and raised in Hawaii and following his graduation from the University of Hawaii at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy, he completed a fellowship with the University and the FDA Office [...]

Dawn Lantz

Dr. Dawn P. Lantz is passionate about clients with Opioid Use Disorder. Her wealth of nursing experience in a variety of settings make her ideal for insightful pearls in working with this population. Dawn has functioned as a family nurse practitioner since 1994. She received a Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland concentrating in [...]

Diane Paulson

Diane joined us after retiring from the Army Nurse Corps in 2006. Her years of service have led her to a variety of clinical and management areas in healthcare. Her most notable assignments were head nurse of the emergency treatment section of 2 deployed Combat Support Hospitals (Kosovo and Kuwait). Diane holds a Master’s in [...]

Jan Bauer

Jan Brauer believes that we all have a unique perspective and voice to contribute to a team. She is a nationally recognized inspirational speaker, nursing team coach and leadership development trainer. Her focus is on patients first and the training of healthcare teams to ensure patient safety. Jan says the "why" of her work is [...]

Jenny Bevacqua

Jenny Bevacqua is a dually-certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Acute and Primary Care) with over 18 years of experience in pediatrics. In the hospital setting, Jenny has worked with Pediatric General Surgery, Emergency and Hospitalist groups. For the last 3 years, she has been working in a primary care setting in addition to serving as Faculty [...]

Karen Charlton

Karen has a variety of nursing experience in her 14 years as a registered nurse – from medical surgical floors, to level one trauma intensive care unit experience, to teaching medical topics in third world countries, to flying in the friendly skies as a flight nurse. She has specialized in critical care, emergency medicine, and [...]

Kathryn King

Kathryn King is a counselor, spiritual advisor and teacher who has been in private practice in the Vancouver WA area for over 30 years. She is a woman committed to her own growth and exudes humor, compassion and acceptance to those she works with. In addition to being trained as a Social Worker, she is [...]

Kathy Wilmering

Kathy Wilmering, MSW ARNP BC, is currently in private practice; however, her other settings have included hospitals, public health, and community mental health centers, where she helped set up innovative programs for people with chronic mental illness. Most of her clients experience a complex blend of chronic illness and mental health issues that defy conventional [...]

Kimberly McCord

Kimberly has been a practicing critical care nurse for over 10 years. She first discovered acupressure and the protocols developed by Soul Lightening over 5 years ago. She enjoys providing patients relief of stress, anxiety and pain through these protocols as an adjunct to pharmaceuticals. Kimberly is a certified Soul Lightening International SEVA and Acupressure [...]

Lisa F. Geiger

Lisa Geiger is Board Certified as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and Hypnotherapist, and is a Graduate of The Academy for Guided Imagery. She understands the clinical complexities of the mind and body, especially as they are related to injury and repair, disease and health. Lisa utilizes hypnotherapy and guided imagery as tools for reclaiming [...]

Liza Burney

Liza Burney, owner of Heart to Heart Healing, LLC, is a certified Pranic Healing Instructor and experienced Energy Healer. She has been studying and practicing energy healing, using many different modalities, since 1999.  Originally a trial attorney, Ms. Burney uses her teaching skills to introduce people to the world of subtle energy, and shows them [...]

Lyzz Stewart

Dr. Lyzz Stewart, DNP, RN-BC, is passionate about the care and respect our elders receive. She has worked with older adults her entire career. Dr. Stewart has been certified as a gerontological nurse since 2011 and understands the practical points to the certification exam . She has taught gerontological certification courses throughout Oregon. Dr. Stewart [...]

Melody Rasmor

Dr. Rasmor is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Occupational Community Health Nurse with over thirty years of experience. Currently, Melody is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Washington State University. Her recent research focuses on the use of the educational innovation of digital storytelling in advanced physical assessment courses. She lectures frequently on topics related to [...]

Nancy Zavacki

Nancy is an experienced clinical nurse educator with over 35 years of clinical experience. During her career, she has practicedin nursing homes, hospitals, and clinical settings. As a clinical nurse educator she has taught for ADN, BSN, and re-entry nursing programs. Currently, she is oversees the Oregon Nurse Re-Entry Program as the Program Director for [...]

Pamela Potter

Dr. Potter is a Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher certified in the lineage of Usui, Takata, and Barnett (Reiki Healing Connection) since 1999. As a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, in practice she integrates complementary energy therapies (Reiki) with psychological counseling for people facing challenging mental and physical health diagnoses and treatment. She is [...]

Patricia Cox

Dr. Cox is a Family Nurse Practitioner with over thirty years of experience. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Portland and teaches in the Family Nurse Practitioner, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. She has been practicing for over thirty years in primary care in under-served and uninsured populations. In recent years [...]

Rhonda Fischer

Rhonda Fischer, a board-certified ER nurse with 26 years of experience, brings her passion for patient safety and clinical excellence into both her nursing practice and her work as a national patient safety consultant. She currently serves as the Trauma Coordinator at her local hospital, with an emphasis on education, teambuilding and community outreach. Rhonda [...]

Rita “Terri” Brandley

Terri is an experienced case manager with a passion for gerontology. Her thirty-four years of nursing experience include military nursing, wound care, catastrophic case management, traumatic brain injury, concussions, returning combat veteran injuries, concussions, and gerontology.  She successfully owned and operated her own case management/life care planning business in Louisiana until Hurricane Katrina.   Terri is [...]

Ronald A Nelson

Ronald A. Nelson, MD, FAAD is board certified in dermatology with over 28 years’ experience in dermatology and primary care. Dr. Nelson is the founder of Stones River  Dermatology in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he engages clients to achieve optimum skin health. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He served 9 years [...]

Sharon Hento

Sharon is a skilled, service-oriented Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) for family practice / primary care. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Seattle University where she focused on quality improvement initiatives to improve patient care clinical outcomes. She is a preceptor for nurse practitioner students from the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific [...]

Susan Marie

Susan Marie, Ph.D., PMHNP, CARN-AP, BC, licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and certified in Addictions, brings over 30 years of clinical experience treating adults with diverse mental illnesses, specializing in serious mental illness, trauma and substance use disorders. She is noted for her “pitfalls” and “pearls” of psychopharmacology. Her passiSons are “radical respect” for [...]

Susan Thornton

Susan brings a wealth of leadership and clinical experience to inspire all levels of healthcare professionals to achieve their professional goals.  During her career, she has served in a variety of RN and NP clinical roles in acute and critical care nursing. As a Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Susan provides leadership guidance for healthcare organizations, [...]

Terri Nosack

Terri Nosack is a Nurse Educator, Nationally Board Certified Holistic Nurse, Certified Holistic Stress Management Instructor, and Spiritual Care Volunteer. She serves as RN Nurse Planner for American Holistic Nursing Association (AHNA) endorsed programs presented by Brian Luke Seaward, Ph. D., Holistic Stress Management expert, mentor, speaker, author, and film maker. Terri has been a [...]