Pennsylvania’s Healthcare Mosaic Conference 2021

Mar 01, 2021

On behalf of the Pennsylvania Action Coalition Nurse Diversity Council and Penn State College of Nursing, thank you for joining us for Pennsylvania's Healthcare Mosaic: Advocacy & Equity in Action Virtual Conference. This conference virtually brought together healthcare experts to:

  • Identify culturally competent care practices among academic, clinical, community, and other stakeholders
  • Discuss impact of health policy and advocacy on health, healthcare delivery and outcomes
  • Examine current policy and evidence-based practices in addressing social determinants of health, health disparities, and health equity
  • Analyze sources of explicit and implicit bias and how they affect patient care, community health, and healthcare policy

Thank you to all of our phenomenal speakers for presenting and sharing how we can work together to advance health equity through nurse leadership.

Please email PA Action Coalition Coordinator, Zaharaa Davood at  about questions and technical support.

A Few Highlights:

Keynote Speakers included:

  • Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
    Associate Dean for Equity & Inclusion, Penn State University

  • Susan B. Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN
    Senior Adviser for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    National Director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action
    Senior Scholar-in-Residence and Senior Adviser to the President on Nursing, National Academy of Medicine

  • Roberta Waite, EdD, MSN, PMHCNS, ANEF, FAAN
    Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions
    Associate Dean for Community-Centered Health & Wellness and Academic Integration,
    Drexel University

Welcome & Thank You Remarks from Governor Wolf

Presenters

Jennifer Horn, Manager, Pennsylvania Action Coalition

Sarah Hexem Hubbard, Esq., Executive Director, Pennsylvania Action Coalition and National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake, President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation Nurse Diversity Council Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Action Coalition

Laurie Badzek, LLM, JD, MS, RN, FNAP, FAAN, Dean and Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Nursing

Governor Tom Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Healthcare Consumer Panel

Speakers

Moderator:

Adrian Shanker, Founder & Executive Director, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

Panelists:

Alisa Bowman, Advocate for trans youth, Parent warrior, and Co-author of Raising the Transgender Child

Preston Heldibridle, State Policy Associate, PA Youth Congress

Nursing Student Engagement Panel

Speakers

Moderator:

Adriana Perez, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC, FAAN, FGSA, Assistant Professor of Nursing & Senior Fellow & Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Panelists:

Yaneli Arizmendi Estrada, RN, BSN, CCE, Nurse Home visitor with the Mabel Morris Nurse Home Visit Program, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium and Candidate, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery Program at the University of Pennsylvania

Avani Cheatham, Senior Nursing Student, Lincoln University

Marcus Henderson, MSN, RN, Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Clinical Practice at Adolescent Services at Fairmount Behavioral Health System

Melanie Mariano, BSN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Masters of Science in Nursing Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania

Estelle “Gabby” Rowland, Senior Nursing Student, Lincoln University

Alyssa Tygh, President, Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania and Junior BSN Student at the Penn State College of Nursing

Yvonne White, RN, BSN, CCCTM, Masters in Nursing Informatics Candidate at Thomas Jefferson University, College of Nursing

View Conference Schedule Below:

March 1

TIME
DURATION PRESENTER PRESENTATION
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
15 minutes

Jennifer Horn

Manager, Pennsylvania Action Coalition

Sarah Hexem Hubbard, Esq.

Executive Director, Pennsylvania Action Coalition and National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Rev. Dr. Lorina Marshall-Blake

President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation Nurse Diversity Council Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Action Coalition

Laurie Badzek, LLM, JD, MS, RN, FNAP, FAAN

Dean and Professor
The Pennsylvania State University, College of Nursing

 

WELCOME REMARKS
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM 10 - 15 minutes

Governor Tom Wolf

Governor of Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 

RECORDED REMARKS 
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM 30 minutes BREAK BREAK
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 1 hour

KEYNOTE

Susan B. Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN

Senior Adviser for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
National Director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action
Senior Scholar-in-Residence and Senior Adviser to the President on Nursing, National Academy of Medicine

The Future of Nursing: Advancing Health Equity
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 30 minutes BREAK BREAK
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 30 minutes

Shawana Moore, DNP, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC

Director of the Women's Health Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner Program/Assistant Professor
Thomas Jefferson University, College of Nursing

Building Healthier Communities Through a Lens of Equity
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM 30 minutes BREAK BREAK
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 30 minutes

Charity Adedokun, EdD, RN

Assistant Professor
Immaculata University

The Lived Experiences of English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) Nursing Students in Simulation Environments
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 30 minutes BREAK BREAK
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM 30 minutes

Barbara Todd, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Director, Graduate Nurse Education 
Hospital University of Pennsylvania

Larissa Morgan MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Nursing Professional Development  
Hospital University of Pennsylvania

Developing a Pipeline for Minority Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (NPs)
 

March 2

TIME DURATION PRESENTER PRESENTATION
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM 30 minutes

Kelsey Weymouth-Little, BA

Research Coordinator
Public Health Management Corporation, Research & Evaluation Group

Christina Graham Brasavage, MPH

Data & Evaluation Manager
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

Findings from Pennsylvania’s 2020 LGBTQ Health Needs Assessment: Evidence for Improved Access to Healthcare for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM 30 minutes BREAK BREAK
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 30 minutes

Aly Keefer, MS

Senior Public Health Project Manager
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Erin Blair, BSN, RN

Senior Public Health Project Manager
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Rachel Mark, Esq.

Staff Attorney
National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Elevating Voices - The Nursing Legal Partnership's Community Action Day
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 30 minutes BREAK BREAK
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 30 minutes

Linda Govere, DNP, RN, CRNP, AGPCNP-BC, RN-BC, CMSRN

Assistant Teaching Professor
Penn State Altoona, College of Nursing

Novel Pedagogical Approaches Suitable for Ethnically, Racially, and Intergenerationally Diverse Nursing Classes
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 30 minutes BREAK BREAK
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1 hour

Guy M. Weissinger, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor
Villanova University

Saluna Baiju, BSN

MSN Candidate
Villanova University

Beliefs, Attitudes, and Stigmas of Non-Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses Towards Patient Mental Health: A Systematic Review

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jian Zhao MS, RN
The University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing

Anxiety and PTSD During the COVID-19 Pandemic for Women with Breast Cancer
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Betty J Braxter, PhD, CNM, RN

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Program, Associate Professor
The University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing

Learning Module to Promote Cultural Competency in Nursing Students when Caring for LGBTQIA+ Individuals
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Fernando Rodriguez, BSN, RN

Clinical Nurse
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Building Confidence in Emergency Department Nurses Caring for Patients Who Identify As Transgender
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Jeff Alvarez MSN, RN, NE-BC
Director of Nursing, UPMC McKeesport

Crystal Pambacas BSN, RN
Quality Nurse, UPMC McKeesport

Discharge Remote Monitoring: Healthcare and Social Support in the Comfort of Home
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 30 minutes BREAK BREAK
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 30 minutes

Judith Sabino, MPH, CDP

Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Liaison
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Nyann Biery, MS

Manager of Program Evaluation 
Lehigh Valley Health Network

An Ecological Approach to High-Quality Equitable Health Care for LGBTQ Populations
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 30 minutes BREAK BREAK
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM 30 minutes

Adrian Shanker

Founder & Executive Director
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

Healthcare Consumer Panel
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM 30 minutes BREAK BREAK
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1 hour Nursing Student Engagement Panel Nursing Student Engagement Panel (Non-CE Session) 
 

March 3

TIME  DURATION PRESENTER PRESENTATION
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1 hour

KEYNOTE

Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN

Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion
Research Professor
The Pennsylvania State University, College of Nursing

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 30 mins BREAK BREAK
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 30 mins

Maureen Melia Chadwick, PhD, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Officer Michigan Market
Ascension Health

Understanding The Disproportionate Lack of Racial and Ethnic Minorities In Professional Nursing
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 30 mins BREAK BREAK
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 30 mins

Monica Harmon MSN, MPH, RN

Adjunct Faculty, Thomas Jefferson University
Nurse Diversity Council Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Action Coalition

Mentoring to Excel: The Pennsylvania Action Coalition Cohort of Exchanged Learning (PA-ACCEL)
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 30 mins BREAK BREAK
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 30 mins

Melanie Mariano, BSN, RN-BC

Clinical Nurse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Toolkit for Academic Nursing Institutions
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 30 mins BREAK BREAK
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1 hour

Jennifer Hicks, MSN, RN, CEN
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist

Jennifer Parrotte, MSN, RN
Director of Organizational Development
Director of Nursing Education and Research
Magnet Program Director

Advocacy Through Discussions
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Kori B. Lapham, DNP, FNP, RN
Senior Program Manager
Institute for Public Health Innovation
COVID-19 Emergency Response
Fairfax County, Virginia

Krista A. White, PhD, RN, CCRN-K, CNE
Associate Professor, School of Nursing & Health Studies
Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA

Reflect and Connect: The Impact of a Culturally Competent Workshop on University Student Health Centers Licensed Personnel
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Leslie G Womeldorf, DEd, MSN, RN, CNE

Assistant Teaching Professor
The Pennsylvania State University, College of Nursing

Michael Hayes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health and Medicine
Nursing Founding Program Director, Penn State Cancer Institute CARE (Cancer Assistance and Resource Education) Center

Navigation: What’s in a Journey?
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Henisha Patel, MSW

Project Manager
Public Health Management Corporation

Prenatal Substance Misuse: Policy Implementation and Its Impact on Prenatal Care
 

March 4

TIME DURATION PRESENTER PRESENTATION
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 1 hr

KEYNOTE

Roberta Waite, EdD, MSN, PMHCNS, ANEF, FAAN

Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions
Associate Dean for Community-Centered Health & Wellness and Academic Integration,
Drexel University

Structural Competency and Antiracist Practices: Advancing Towards Health Equity

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 30 mins BREAK BREAK
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 30 mins

The Honorable Tamara Bonzanto, DNP, RN

Former Assistant Secretary for Accountability and Whistleblower Protection
Department of Veterans Affairs

Examining The Capacity of Registered Nurses to Deliver Culturally Competent Healthcare to Veterans & Their Families 
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 30 mins BREAK BREAK
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 30 mins

Senator Maria Collett, JD, RN

Pennsylvania State Senator, 12th Senatorial District

Live Remarks
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 30 mins BREAK BREAK
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 30 mins

Senator Camera Bartolotta

Pennsylvania State Senator, 46th Senatorial District

Recorded Remarks 
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM 30 mins BREAK BREAK
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 30 mins

Lisa Davis, MHA
Director and Outreach Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health

Lannette Fetzer, CRNP, FNP-BC
Quality Improvement Coordinator
Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health

Implications for Access to Health Care Services in the Context of Rural Location
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 30 mins BREAK BREAK
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM 30 mins

Valerie Clary-Muronda, PhD, RNC-OB

Assistant Professor College of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau Liaison to the United Nations
Thomas Jefferson University

Examining the Relationship Between United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Local Health Disparities
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 1 hour

Tarik S. Khan, MSN, FNP-BC, CRNP

President, PA State Nurses Association (PSNA) Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Practice & Counseling Network: Abbottsford Falls Health Center

Nurses' Role on the Hill: Advocacy and Health Legislation
 

March 5

TIME
DURATION
PRESENTER PRESENTATION
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1 hour
Jessica Davis BSN RN CCRN IBCLC
Predoctoral Student
The University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing
First Feed Composition Predicts Formula Use at NICU Discharge among Surgical Infants
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Laureen Tavolaro-Ryley, RN, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
Independence Foundation Chair in Community Nursing Community College of Philadelphia
Community College of Philadelphia
Ready- Set- Go- Quickly Organizing Student Interns to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Jocelyn Anderson, PhD, RN, SANE-A

Assistant Professor of Nursing
The Pennsylvania State University, School of Nursing

Juliane Castellani

Undergraduate Research Assistant
The Pennsylvania State University, School of Nursing

Mallorie Marrone

Undergraduate Research Assistant
The Pennsylvania State University, School of Nursing

Student Perspectives on a Text Message-Delivered Intervention to Address Campus Sexual Violence and Alcohol Use
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Elizabeth A. Cutezo RN, MS, CNE
Assistant Teaching Professor
Family and Community Health
The Pennsylvania State University, College of Nursing
Educational Strategies That Promote Cultural Diversity
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Joan Humphrey, DNP, CRNP, MPH, CNE
Assistant Teaching Professor and Coordinator of Nursing Programs
Penn State Shenango
Telemedicine; Fostering Networks of Care Through Telemedicine - An Amish Initiative
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM 30 minutes BREAK BREAK
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM 30 mins Leyla Warsame, MD
Physician
Geisinger Health System Heather Marney
Program Director Clinical Informatics
Geisinger Health System Lacie Brown
Licensed Practical Nurse, Nurse Educator
Geisinger Health System
Bringing Cultural Awareness to the EHR: Providing Respectful, Inclusive Quality Care to the LGBTQ Community
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1 hour BREAK BREAK
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM 30 mins

Zachary Sherman

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Insurance Exchange

PENNIE: Connecting Pennsylvanians to Health Coverage (Education Session)

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM 15 mins

Monica Harmon, MSN, MPH, RN

Adjunct Faculty, Thomas Jefferson University  Nurse Diversity Council Co-Chair, Pennsylvania Action Coalition

Closing Remarks
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1 hour

Laurie Benson, BSN

Executive Director
Nurses on Board Coalition

ENDNOTE PRESENTATION: Nurses on Board Coalition Updates & Resources

Rita Adeniran, DrNP, RN, NEA-BC, FNAP, FAAN

President and CEO, Innovative and Inclusive Global Solutions (IIGS) Assistant Clinical Professor, Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health

ENDNOTE PRESENTATION: Nurses on Boards: Transforming Knowledge Into Leadership Greatness- What is Next For You?