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Nursing Practice Advisory Board

To stay on the cutting edge of nursing education and the nursing profession, we connect and engage with our community through the SPU Nursing Practice Advisory Board.  Along with their organizations, these nurse and community leaders  are valued partners for strategic direction, program and curriculum review and clinical practice. Nursing Practice Advisory Board members also serve as guest lecturers, student mentors, and consultants. Below are the members of our SPU Nursing Practice Advisory Board.

Comprising nurse leaders from some of the top health care providers in the Northwest region, our Advisory Board provides valuable insight into current program issues and upcoming initiatives.

2020-2021 Nursing Practice Advisory Board

Theresa Braungardt, MN, RN
SVP, Patient Care Services CNO
UW Medicine, Valley Medical Center

Sherri Del Bene, MN, RN, NEA-BC
Assistant Administrator, Patient Care Services
UW Medical Center

Timothy Ehling MN, RN
Director of Nursing, Clinical Operations Integration
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Jennifer Graves MS, RN
Vice President, Quality and Safety and Regional Chief Nursing Executive
Kaiser Permanente Washington

Lillian Hayashi, BA, NHA
Retired Nursing Home Administrator/ Senior Care and Service Advocate
Community member

Mary Schepler, BSN, MA, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
EvergreenHealth

Marilyn Nemerever, MHA, RN, FACHE, NE-BC
Senior Director, Patient Care Services
Virginia Mason Medical Center

Julie Baxter, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Program Manager, Academic Affiliations
Swedish Health Services

Jamilia Sherls-Jones, DNP, MPH, RN, CPN, CDP
Diversity Officer amd Nurse Manager
MultiCare

Debra Ridling, PhD, MS, Rn, NEA-BC
Associate Chief Nurse, Practice and Research
Seattle Children's Hospital

Darlene Takahashi, BS, RN
Administrator
Keiro Northwest Rehab & Care Center

Dorene Hersh, MN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer
Public Health-Seattle & King County

Jane M. Hutcheson, MS, RN
Community member

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