Dana Bjarnason, PhD, RN, NE-BC
Bjarnason is the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for OHSU Healthcare and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs for OHSU School of Nursing. Dr. Bjarnason received her initial nursing education at the Vancouver General Hospital School of Nursing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, serving as valedictorian of her graduating class. She received a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, where she graduated with honors, and a Master's Degree in the Medical Humanities from UTMB's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, where she also received her Doctorate Degree in 2007.
Values-Based Coaching Inc.
Tye provides consulting, training, and coaching on values-based leadership and cultural transformation. Tye earned a master’s degree in hospital administration from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is the author or coauthor of 12 books, including The Florence Prescription and All Hands on Deck; both works focus on building a culture of ownership. Prior to founding Values-Based Coaching Inc. in 1994, Joe was chief operating officer for a large community teaching hospital.
G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN
Clinical professor and director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
National League for Nursing board member
Alexander’s nursing career spans more than 21 years in the areas of public policy, advocacy, teaching, and health careers development with an emphasis on cultural diversity issues. At a national level, she has served on the AHA’s Workforce Commission, the board of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the National Quality Forum Nursing Care Performance Measures’ Steering Committee, as chairwoman of the AONE Diversity Council, and as a member of the AHA’s Leadership Circle of Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care. She frequently speaks to groups across the country on the issues of the health care workforce, diversity, and strategic planning.
Early learning policy
Howard is the vice president for early learning policy at First Focus, an organization that advocates making children a priority in policy and budget decisions. Howard’s work involves advocating for policies that improve the health and education of children, particularly children living in poverty and children of color. Prior to First Focus, she was the director of policy for the Nurse-Family Partnership, a nurse home-visiting program, working on diversity and inclusion efforts to increase cultural responsiveness on behalf of the nurses delivering the program and the overall organization.
Marilyn Haynes-Brokopp, MS, RN-BC
Clinical associate professor and director
Center for Professional Development and Outreach
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing
A professional nurse since 1980 and a nurse educator since 1995, Haynes-Brokopp is an ANCC board-certified community and public health nurse. Her experience includes roles as a home health director, hospice director, quality improvement manager, interim director of the state of Oregon’s emergency medical services, and a state of Utah risk management consultant. She served as the project manager and codeveloper for HRSA grants, leadership groups, and programs for the UW-Madison School of Nursing. Haynes-Brokopp also served as codeveloper of the 2020 Healthiest Wisconsin State Health Plan