2019-2020 Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing National Advisory Council
The 2019-2020 National Advisory Council with Interim Dean Debbie Ward, bottom left

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.


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

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

Linda Burnes Bolton, Dr.P.H., M.S.N., F.A.A.N.
System Chief Nurse Executive, Vice President, Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Louis Burns
Chief Executive Officer (retired), Care Innovations

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

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

Sandra R. Hernandez, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, California Health Care Foundation

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

Diane Schweitzer
Program Director, Patient Care, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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


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

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

Lloyd Dean
President and CEO, Dignity Health

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

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.
Executive Director, Coordinating Center, National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, Gerontological Society of America

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
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, University of Washington Department of Medicine; Chief, Long-Term Care Service, University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Bernita McTernan
Senior Vice President, Sponsorship, Mission Integrity and Philanthropy, 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

Corinne H. Rieder, Ed.D.
Executive Director and Treasurer, 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, 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

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