Advisory Council

The Advisory Council was established to recommend and develop The Center initiatives, programs, strategic alliances, and partnerships. The Council is composed of a diverse group of subject matter experts from different roles, disciplines, organizations, and areas of the state.

NANCY SMITH, PhD, APN, FAANP – CHAIR
Dean and Professor
Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

LINDA FLORES, MSN, RN
Vice President Nursing Services, CNO. Parkview Medical Center

JAMA GOERS, PhD, RN
Simulation Coordinator/Faculty, Platt College

ANISSA GUZMAN, PhD, CNS, RN
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
University of Northern Colorado

KARREN KOWALSKI, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN
President and CEO, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence

HELEN LESTER, MSN, RN
Executive Director, Hospice Del Valle

CAROL O’MEARA, MS, RN, WHNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kaiser Permanente

ANN-MARIE PETERSON, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor, Nursing Department, Adams State University

DENISE ROOT, MSN, RN
Nursing Department Director, Otero Junior College

KELLY SANCHEZ, RN, BSN
Solid Organ Transplant Unit, University of Colorado Hospital

LINDA SAVAGE, RN, BSN, CDONA/LTC
Quality Improvement Specialist, Telligen

TERRY SCHUMAKER, RN, DNP, APRN-BC
Adult & Geriatric NP, Hospice of Montezuma

EVA TAPIA, MSN, RN, NP-BC
Director, PCC Simulation Center at SMC, Pueblo Community College

MICHELLE WEINRAUB, MSN, RN
Clinical Resource Nurse/Elementary, Cherry Creek Schools

JOSHUA S. ZUCKER, MS, FNP-BC, GNP-C
Family & Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner
Complex Care Home Rounding Service
Kaiser Permanente, Colorado Region