|Lorraine Mion, PhD, RN, FAAN, Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing, Vanderbilt University||Marie Manthey, MNA, FAAN, FRCN,President Emeritus,Creative Health Care Management|
|Kellie Flood, MD, Associate Professor, Medical Director, UAB Acute Care for Elders Unit||Tara Cortes, PhD, RN, FAAN, Executive Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing|
Lorraine C. Mion, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Mion has been funded as a co-investigator or principal investigator on a number of studies to examine structural and/or practice issues impacting geriatric patient outcomes in acute care settings. Her major focus of work has been on the use of physical restraints with additional studies in patient falls, delirium and patient-initiated device disruption.
Dr. Mion has more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, as well as numerous abstracts, editorials, and book chapters. Dr. Mion serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Gerontological Nursing and serves as a manuscript reviewer for a number of medical, nursing and gerontology journals. Dr. Mion also serves on the geriatric advisory board for the Society of Hospital Medicine. She has served as both a clinical and research mentor to graduate and doctoral nursing students specializing in geriatrics.
Marie Manthey, MNA, FAAN, FRCN, is president emeritus of Creative Health Care Management. Throughout her career, Dr. Manthey has held positions in virtually every level of the nursing profession, from staff nurse to vice president of patient services. In the 1960s Dr. Manthey developed the concept of Primary Nursing. In 1979 she began a health care consulting service, Creative Nursing Management. This consulting firm grew and evolved into the present-day Creative Health Care Management.
Dr. Manthey professional career also includes several academic positions. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She also served as an associate professor at the University of Connecticut, an associate clinical professor at Yale University School of Nursing, and an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing.
Dr. Manthey designed and implemented Primary Nursing systems for hospitals worldwide, and is the author of The Practice of Primary Nursing. She has written dozens of articles on nursing issues and conducted more than 500 nursing seminars on a variety of management and leadership topics. In 1994 she was elected to the Royal College of Nursing in the United Kingdom, at that time one of only four Americans to be so honored. She became a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 1998.
Dr. Manthey received her nursing diploma from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Chicago and her bachelor of science degree and her master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Minnesota. In 1999 Dr. Manthey received an honorary Doctorate from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, the first ever awarded by the school.
Kellie Flood, MD completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Geriatrics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Following fellowship she served as a Chief Resident in Internal Medicine for one year before joining the faculty in the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science at Washington University.
While at Washington University, Dr. Flood was awarded a Geriatric Academic Career Development Award from the Health Resource and Services Administration. Utilizing this support, she led the development and implementation of a new geriatrics curriculum for medical students. Dr. Flood also served as medical director for the nations first Oncology-Acute Care for Elders Unit. Dr. Flood joined the faculty in the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics, and Palliative Care at UAB in August 2006. She currently leads the development of inpatient geriatric clinical, educational, and quality improvement programs for UAB University Hospital. This work includes serving as co-director for UAB’s Nurses Improving Care for Health System Elders initiatives.
Tara Cortes, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN is the Executive Director of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and holds the Mathy D. Mezey Chair as a Professor in Geriatric Nursing at the NYU College of Nursing.
Before coming to the NYU College of Nursing, Dr. Cortes served as president and CEO of Lighthouse International, a respected not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting vision loss through prevention and treatment. In this role, she worked to change the organization’s paradigm of care for those with vision loss from a charitable service to a health care delivery system. Prior to her role at Lighthouse International, Dr. Cortes was senior vice president for patient care operations and chief nursing officer at Yale New Haven Health System, Bridgeport Hospital. Her career has spanned leadership roles in nursing and hospital administration and education.
The consistent theme across her work is the essential role of advanced practice nurses improving the quality of life in specific patient populations and the interdisciplinary nature of health care. She is a leader in developing, evaluating and implementing advanced nursing practice and collaborative practice. Dr. Cortes’s work has contributed to advancing interdisciplinary models across the continuum of care to reduce disparities in access to care and to assure healthy aging in place.
She has helped change policy and practice in geriatric care and in low-vision and blindness care by developing roles for advanced practice nurses to provide care to those with poor access to resources due to lack of knowledge or functional disabilities
Dr. Cortes is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, A Past fellow in the Prestigious RWJ Executive Nurse Fellows Program and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award from New York University, where she completed her PhD and Masters degrees. Her BSN is from Villanova University, where she serves on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Cortes serves on the Board of the Visiting Nurse Regional Health Care System and on the US Army New York City Community Advisory Board.