Planning Committee List

Program Co-Chairs

Mary Etta Mills, ScD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Professor
University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Charlotte Seckman, PhD, RN-BC
Faculty Council Chair
Assistant Professor, Course Director
University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Committee Members

Patricia Abbott, PhD, RN, FAAN
Director, Hillman Scholars in Innovation Program
University of Michigan School of Nursing 

Marion Ball, EdD
Senior Advisor
Healthcare and Life Sciences Institute
IBM Research
Professor Emerita
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing 

Kathleen Charters, PhD, RN, CPHIMS
Clinical Information System Specialist
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs)
TRICARE Management Activity
Office of the Chief Medical Officer

Sarah Collins, PhD, RN
Senior Clinical Nurse Informatician, Partners eCare
Partners Healthcare Systems
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women’s Hospital 

Melinda Y. Costin, CHCIO, FHIMSS, CPHIMS
Vice President and CIO
JPS Health Network 

Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, MA, FAAN, FACMI
Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Chair, AMIA Working Group on Nursing Informatics

Patricia D.  Franklin, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor
Director, Professional Education
University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Brian Gugerty, DNS, RN
CEO
GIC Informatics, LLC 

Arpad Kelemen, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Michelle Lardner, MS, RN-BC
Deputy CIO and Chief of Clinical Informatics
Department of Clinical Research Informatics
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center 

Kathryn Lothschuetz Montgomery, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Chair, Partnerships, Professional Education & Practice
University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
Specialty Director, Nursing Informatics
University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Ernest Opoku-Agyemang, MSN, MA, RN
Clinical Instructor
University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Judy Ozbolt, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FAIMBE
Visiting Professor
University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Ronald Piscotty, Jr., PhD, RN-BC
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Sonia Smith, BS
Coordinator, Professional Education
University of Maryland School of Nursing 

Cathi Whelchel, MHSA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
Product Management/Clinical Director
McKesson 

Marisa L. Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC
Associate Professor and Specialty Track Coordinator, Nursing Informatics
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing