Roxane Raffin Chan
Roxane is currently a facilitator and ambassador for the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) program supported by One Love Global in Lansing, Michigan. She is also faculty at CREDO, a part of the Episcopal Church Pension Group in the United States. Through CREDO she works on a team that delivers mind, body and spiritual wellness to ordained clergy at retreat centers across the United States.
Roxane is a Board Certified Advanced Holistic Nurse, a massage therapist, Reiki master and trained provider of Mindfulness Self-Compassion education. Roxane maintains her own practice, Chan Body Energy, LLC, where she works with individuals and groups in the community. During her academic career, Roxane conducted several funded and unfunded research projects. Serving as the Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded study, she established long-standing meditation support groups in two major health care systems for persons with chronic lung disease and has published several studies in nursing and interprofessional research journals.
Roxane’s career as a nurse focused on underserved populations in acute care and community settings across the United States. Her recent work at Michigan State University continued this focus, where she initiated the first community based nursing simulation implementing the Community Based Poverty Simulation and participated in developing a street medicine program between nursing, medicine and social work. This focus was supported by her involvement in advancing contemplative pedagogy in order to develop more compassionately based health care providers through the Mindful State initiative. She was also part of a team that developed a resiliency training program for health care providers based on the Mindfulness Self-Compassion program through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of California San Diego.
Christina Jordan, BSN, RN, LMT, RMT, CCAP, HNB-BC has over 22 years’ experience as a holistic practitioner. She is a certified massage therapist, yoga instructor, doula, childbirth educator; board certified holistic nurse, and emergency nurse. Ms. Jordan is passionate about creating holistic caring environments for both patients and practitioners and has initiated several programs and research studies to evaluate the effects of such environments.
Recent accomplishments include the development of the Integrative Health Employee Renewal Center (IHERC) for a Level 1 Trauma Center in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as programs and training for employees to decrease their perceived levels of stress in the work environment.
Ms. Jordan is currently working as a simulation nurse educator at the University of West Georgia where she is reinforcing the caring curriculum by teaching pre-licensure nursing students how to incorporate self-reflection and self-care into their future career. In our current healthcare system, it is imperative that we train all practitioners to reflect upon their roles, biases, expectations of self and others, and understand how to best take care of their emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs. This is how we transform healthcare.
Dawn Hawthorne is an Associate Professor at the Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and is a Board member of the International Association for Human Caring. My clinical experience includes over 30 years in Maternal-Child health. I have worked as a nurse-midwife, neonatal intensive care staff nurse, family educator/discharge coordinator and lactation consultant. My work interest focuses on promoting spirituality in health, healing, and demonstrating the significance of spirituality to holistic care nursing. My research included spirituality as growing to understand the grief and resultant mental health symptoms experienced by bereaved parents. I’m currently working with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, across the state of Florida, on a needs assessment project to develop communication strategies that will dismantle power and imbalances between healthcare providers and pregnant women, who identify as Black, during their prenatal care.
Linda Keilman has been a registered nurse since 1983, and before that, an elementary school educator. Linda received her Master of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University in 1989. Her focus of study was gerontology, primary care, and end-of-life. She has been a Geronotological nurse practitioner since 1989 – always combining practice with teaching, research, and community engagement. Linda is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at MSU where she has taught since 1992. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice Leadership in 2010 from Oakland University.
Linda is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and a Distinguished Gerontological Educator from the National Harford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. She is editor in chief of the Elsevier journal Advances in Family Practice Nursing. Linda is an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and participates as a Peer Reviewer for Conference proposals.
Debra James earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University of Nursing, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the Howard University and her BLS and ACLS Certification from Start Beat, LLC. Currently a Registered Nurse at Visiting Angels Home Care, where she evaluates patient health care needs, sets treatment goals, and provides direct patient care. Debra has previously managed USAF detachments in Germany and Japan. As part of the program's holistic experience, she went to China. Her previous positions include Case Manager at Tender Loving Home Care in 2016-2020 and a Registered Nurse at Meitus Medical Center, formerly known as Washington County Hospital in 2003-2015. In 2019, Debra was a contributor to "365 Soulful Messages: The Right Guidance at the Right Time".
Sarah Lally is an Intensive Care Unit nurse at Michigan Medicine, The University of Michigan Hospital, where she has worked for five years and serves on multiple unit-based and institutional committees. Sarah is also the Nurse Educator for Eastern Michigan University's Center for Health Disparities Innovations and Studies (CHDIS). At CHDIS, she works with an amazing team of faculty and staff funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant to decrease health disparities for Asian Americans. Sarah is also a part of AHNA's Education Approver Committee and Founder of the SE MI AHNA Chapter.
Mary Turner is a AHNCC Board Certified Nurse Coach. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center with a BSN in Nursing. Mary values coaching healthcare organizations to get to the “root” of their problems instead of treating the “symptoms” of dis-ease. Recognized as a catalyst for life transformation, it’s only natural that Mary takes a holistic approach. Mary’s expertise is coaching and mentoring nurses to reach their peak performance by reminding them of their highest potential and unlimited possibilities as expressions of a Higher Source. Mary is committed to life-long learning and continuous personal growth and development.
Christie is a Registered Nurse, Nurse Coach, and a passionate Holistic Health Writer. She obtained her Reiki Practitioner(L2) Certification from Holistic Arts Institute. Christie is working to obtain her certification in nurse coaching from International Nurse Coach Academy(INCA) and plans to become Board Certified from the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation(AHNCC).
Karla Rodriguez, DNP, RN, CNE, DipACLM is a clinical assistant professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She has been teaching since 2007 and is a certified nurse educator and Clinical Assistant professor. Her background is adult and pediatrics medical-surgical nursing. She is a mentor for registered nurses and nursing students along their varying trajectories. She has been a registered nurse since 1999 and worked in Irvine, California and different areas of New York. Rodriguez has been certified in Lifestyle Medicine since 2020 and has always been passionate about teaching the preventative and disease-reversal nature of a plant-based diet. She is also certified in Plant-Based Nutrition from Nutrition Studies eCornell.
Rodriguez earned her DNP from Quinnipiac University, MSN from Phoenix University, and her BSN from Long Island University. Rodriguez serves as one of the medical advisors for Plant Powered Metro NY. She is a member of the Office of Global Inclusion at NYU. She serves as a faculty advisor for the student group, Plant-Based Lifestyle Nursing and Latinos Aspiring to Imagine Nursing Opportunities (LATINOS) at NYU. Rodriguez is also an active member of the Sigma Theta Tau – Upsilon chapter as Chair of the Education Committee.
This is her second semester teaching an undergraduate course elective to nursing students called, Lifestyle Approaches and Well-Being in Nursing.
Elicia Baker-Rogers, DNP, RN, COHN-S, CCM, AHN-BC, ADS, LMT, BCTMB has over 37 years of nursing experience, and is a native of Detroit, MI. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice - Integrative Health and Healing, from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN in May, 2017. She completed her MS and BSN degrees at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Dr. Baker-Rogers presented her DNP Scholarly Project: "Reducing Nurses' Occupational Stress using Aromatherapy as an Integrative Nursing Intervention: A Journey in Process Improvement", at the Second International Integrative Nursing Symposium, Tucson, AZ in April, 2017, and as a Poster Presentation at the American Association for Occupational Health Nurses Conference in Reno, NV in April, 2018.
She is a 20-year Veteran of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, where she held several distinguished leadership positions. Dr. Baker-Roger's personal military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy Achievement Medal (two awards), and various unit awards. Dr. Baker-Rogers served as a board member of the Veteran Suicide Prevention Channel from January, 2019 to December, 2021. She was the Director of Health and Wellness for the Austin Veteran Arts Festival (AVAFEST 2021).
Dr. Baker-Rogers is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (BCTMB) and is also an Acudetox Specialist (ADS). She is the owner of Justa’ Touch Integrative Health & Wellness, PLLC, and resides near Austin, Texas.