Augusta Health Nursing Conference 2022
Date: Friday, September 16th
Address: Blackburn Inn, 3o1 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401
(registration is from 7:30-8:30a)
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Dr. Sarah E. Gray
Diane Twedell, D.N.P., M.S., R.N., CENP
Dave Urso was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.S. in Conflict Resolution and an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from James Madison University. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Colorado State University. Dave’s 12 years in the community college have included multiple appointments in student affairs, service as associate vice-president of development and the executive director of the educational foundation, and his current role as dean of academic affairs at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Virginia. Dave serves as president of Dynamic Consulting, a firm dedicated to building better nonprofits. Dave lives with his wife (Carrie), twin sons (Chase and Luke), and daughter (Belle) in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Dave was recognized as the outstanding new professional at a two-year school by the Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administrators in 2005. In addition, he’s credited with helping country superstars Little Big Town achieve their meteoric rise (by purchasing each of their CDs), he’s bowled a 300-point game (on the Wii), and he owns and manages several rental properties and hotels (at least he does when he plays Monopoly).
Deb Zimmermann, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Deb Zimmermann, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is the Chief Executive Officer for the DAISY Foundation. The DAISY Foundation is the leader in the meaningful recognition of nurses worldwide.
Prior to joining DAISY, Deb served in the United States Army Nurse Corps, practiced as a nurse practitioner, and served in chief nursing officer positions in New York and Virginia. She is the president-elect of AONL and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is past chair of the ANCC Commission on Magnet® and the AONL Foundation.
Deb is dedicated to strengthening the education and influence of nurses, the creation of collaborative interprofessional care environments, and quantifying the contribution of nurses in improving health outcomes.