Get to Know Your Practice Committee
Ann Fuller MSN-Ed, RN, CRT, HSM-I, CHt, is a "military brat", she lived with her family in South East Asia. Later as an adult she traveled and lived in Australia, but now lives in Tampa, FL. Her three rescued Manx fur-babies (kitties) fill her life with love and humor. She enjoys classical music; her instrument of choice is voice. One of the most exhilarating and stress busting self-care activities she took part in was jumping out of a perfectly good air plane—skydiving. She also enjoys sailing, nature trails, biking trails, and is at home in the mountains or on the water.
Previous to becoming a nurse her practice was focused in holism. She has been an active part of AHNA since 2006 and became a strong advocate for sustainable healthcare and the environment shortly after that. In 2007, she took part in an ANA/EWG (Environmental Working Group) toxic chemical survey and as a result has focused much of my nursing education in that area of community and public health. One of the nursing awards she is most proud of is bringing awareness of healthcare environmental sustainability to her employer. As a result of her work the hospital eliminated plastic covers on surgical trays. She also spoke with her dentist about eliminating plastic surgical tray wraps. When the survey was released, the Environmental Working Group asked her to be the local media spokesperson.
Her work in spiritual care was also recognized by an invitation to attend the inaugural class for the Spiritual Resource Nursing Program even though she was a practicing a respiratory therapist at the time. In 2008, she graduated from BirchTree’s Health Care Transformation—IHAP program at about the same time she earned the BSN. Since that time, she earned an MSN-Ed in Nursing and Health Education and is now entering the dissertation phase of her doctorate in health psychology (psychoneuroimmunology). In addition to advocating for sustainability in health care, she also advocates for nursing health promotion, and stress management. In 2013, she earned the Holistic Stress Management-Instructors (HSM-I) certification by Paramount Wellness, an AHNA endorsed program.
Betsy Murphy RN, BS, HN-BC, ERYT, has been in private practice for many years, is board certified Holistic Nurse, and a certified yoga therapist. Holistic nursing is woven into the mind body education, mindfulness wellness programs and yoga therapy she provides her clients.
Bonnie Denholm RN, MSN, CNOR as a perioperative nursing specialist, advocates for holism and environmental responsibility while writing and editing documents, reviewing or presenting educational material, and facilitating member groups. For personal balance she advocates for healthy environments, conservation biology, and spiritual growth by volunteering as a docent at The Denver Zoo, providing photography and flowers at an annual spiritual Women’s Conference, and supporting an annual Native American Sundance. For rejuvenation, Bonnie enjoys time with her son, his wife and their dogs in the foothills of Colorado, and visiting her other son and her sister’s family in southern California.
James Welch RN, HNB-BC, uses his holistic practice in all that he does. As a Correctional Administrator and a Wiccan Priest he works to balance the needs of those he counsels. His goal is to show all that you are able to balance your needs with those of others as you share this wonderful earth with all the creatures of the planet. Balancing body, mind, and spirit.
Saloni Malhotra RN BSN HNB-BC CCAP, Director of "Choice Therapies" (A Holistic Complimentary Therapies Program) Board Certified in Holistic Nursing and Clinical Aromatherapy. A Graduate of U. Mass Dartmouth, Saloni has been a nurse for 21 years, a hospice nurse for 10 of those years and a staff educator for 10 years. She is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner and has completed a 2 year Holistic Nursing Program. Saloni is qualified in 26 modalities including Clinical Aromatherapy, Reiki (Karuna Master Teacher), Reflexology, Guided Imagery and Needleless Acupuncture. She is an Alzheimer's Association trained instructor and a Certified Holistic Stress Management Instructor.
Marci Resnicoff, RN, BSN, BA, HNB-BC, came to nursing in 2008 hoping to make great use of her Reiki Master and meditation skills. Prior to that, she multitasked careers as an actress, paralegal and staff member of not-for-profit organizations. Marci works at Lutheran Medical Center where she worked for several years on a Surgery-Trauma Med-Surg floor before becoming the night ANCC on the Rehabilitation Unit. She is the first Board Certified Holistic Nurse at her hospital and teaches self-care classes to the staff as part of Relationship Centered Care workshops there. Marci also leads weekly meditation classes at the hospital.
Rebecca Cohen RN, HNB-BC, MS, EdD, MPA demonstrates that she "walks the talk" by making choices that enhance her personal wellness and striving for self improvement in her holistic nursing practice. In addition, she uses the power of hope and applied appreciation to help her clients believe in themselves, and succeed in achieving their greatest potential and health.