The 2023-2024 National Advisory Council with Dean Stephen Cavanagh, center.
The 2023-2024 National Advisory Council with Dean Stephen Cavanagh, center.

The National Advisory Council advises on strategy and provides input on long-range plans in several areas, including strategies to achieve the vision, continuous improvement and evaluation of impact, and sustainability. Council members also serve as advocates for the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.

Mary Ellen Glasgow, Ph.D., R.N., A.N.E.F., F.A.A.N.
Dean and Professor Duquesne University, School of Nursing (chair)

Louis Burns
Chief Executive Officer (retired), Care Innovations

Stephen J. Cavanagh, Ph.D., M.P.A., R.N., F.A.C.H.E., F.A.A.N
Dean and Professor, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis (ex officio)

Sheree Criner, Ph.D., R.N., A.N.E.F., F.A.A.N.
Director of Surgical Specialties, Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento (alumni representative)

Deborah Greenwood, Ph.D., R.N., C.D.E., F.A.A.D.E.
President, Deborah Greenwood Consulting (alumni representative)

Brigadier General Robert J. Marks
United States Air Force, Air Mobility Command Surgeon and Chief, Air Force Nursing Corps (retired)

David R. Marshall, J.D., D.N.P., R.N., C.E.N.P., F.A.O.N.L., F.A.A.N.
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Carter Todd M.S., M.B.A., R.N., C.C.R.N.
Nurse Manager, Kaiser Permanente Roseville (alumni representative)


Russell (Russ) Bell, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer (retired), Beckman Coulter 

Linda Burnes Bolton, Dr.P.H., M.S.N., F.A.A.N.
Senior Vice President and Chief Health Equity Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Douglas F. Busch 
Chief Operating Officer (retired), Care Innovations

Natalie Bush, R.N., M.S.N. 
Nurse and Philanthropist

Rita B. Choula, M.A.
Director, Caregiving Projects, AARP Public Policy Institute

Lloyd Dean
CEO CommonSpirit Health, President Dignity Health Foundation

Joanne M. Disch, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor Ad Honorem, University of Minnesota School of Nursing (co-chair)

Viva Ettin, M.D., J.D.
Law Offices of Viva Ettin M.D.

Claire M. Fagin, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor, Dean Emerita, School of Nursing and Interim President Emerita, University of Pennsylvania (founding chair)

Suzanne Feetham, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, University of Illinois, Chicago; Senior Scientist, Self-Management Science Center at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee College of Nursing

Dario J. Frommer
Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Britta Guerrero
Chief Executive Officer, Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc.

Jennie Chin Hansen, R.N., F.A.A.N.
Independent consultant, Hirsch and Associates, LLC

J. Taylor Harden, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Visiting Professor, University of Texas Austin School of Nursing
Executive Director Emeritus, National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence

Sandra R. Hernandez, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, California Health Care Foundation

Martha N. Hill, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Professor, Dean Emerita, The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Medicine and Public Health

Meredith Khachigian
Former Trustee, University of California Board of Regents; Former Chair, University of California Board of Regents

Louise L. Liang, M.D.
Senior Advisor, Kaiser Permanente International, former Senior Vice President, Quality and Clinical Systems Support, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals; Former Chair, Board of Directors, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Wayne McCormick, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P.
Professor of Medicine and Head of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington

Bernita McTernan
Senior Vice President, Sponsorship, Mission Integrity and Philanthropy (retired), Dignity Health

Andrew P. Mezey, M.D., M.S.
Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University

Nilda (Nena) Peragallo, Dr.PH., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Dean and Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Susan Reinhard, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Senior Vice President for Public Policy, AARP and Chief Strategist for Center to Champion Nursing in America

Corinne H. Rieder, Ed.D.
Executive Director and Treasurer (retired), The John A. Hartford Foundation

Peter C. Scheidt, M.D., M.P.H. 
Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s National Medical Center

Cheryl M. Scott
Senior Advisor, Global Health Program (retired), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

S. Leonard Syme, Ph.D. 
Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology and Community Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Robert J. Szczerba, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, X Tech Ventures

Helen Thomson, R.N.
Retired Supervisor, Yolo County Board of Supervisors; Former Assemblywoman, California State Assembly

Richard B. Weininger, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer for Oncology, CareCore National/Med Solutions

Page West, R.N., C.C.R.N., M.H.A.
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Dignity Health