Faculty

Robert A. Balk, MD, MACP, MCCM, FCCP

Professor of Medicine
Director Critical Care Fellowship Training Program
Director Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Associate Chief Medical Officer for Critical Care
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Thomas W. Barkley, Jr., PhD, ACNP-BC, ANP, FAANP

President
Barkley & Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
and
Professor Emeritus
California State University, Los Angeles
Patricia A. Chin School of Nursing
Los Angeles, CA

Lawrence Carey, PharmD

Assistant Dean for Assessment & Quality
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Temple University School for Pharmacy
and
Clinical Pharmacist in Internal Medicine
Temple University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
and
Lecturer, Barkley & Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Susan Corbridge, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCP, FAAN

Chief Essentials Program Officer
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Chicago, IL

Nancy Denke, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAEN

Nurse Practitioner
Toxicology Consultants of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ
and
Clinical Faculty
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
Arizona State University
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Phoenix, AZ

Atefeh Djavid, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Lead Advanced Practice Provider
Surgical Intensive Care Unit
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

David P. Gurka, PhD, MD

Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Critical Care Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey J. Kaufhold, MD, FACP, HEC-C

Nephrology Associates of Dayton, Inc.
Dayton, OH

Lynn Kelso, DNP, ACNP-BC, FCCM, FAANP

Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Lexington, KY

Jessica Kim, DNP, AGACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Trauma Surgery
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP, MCCM

Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education
Associate Dean for Clinical Scholarship
Professor
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, TN

Jennifer Kliner, MSN, ACNP-BC

Clinical Project Director
Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Programs
Regional Director, Heart Failure Medication Optimization Clinic
Advanced Practice Provider Expert and Supervisor
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Heart and Vascular Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
and
Doctor of Nursing Practice Student
Gannon University
Erie, PA

Daria Ruffolo, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN

Assistant Professor
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Loyal University – Chicago
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
and
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Department of Anesthesia
Loyola University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Elizabeth VandeWaa, PhD

Professor
University of South Alabama
College of Nursing
Mobile, AL
and
Lecturer, Barkley & Associates, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Reasheal Watts, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Manager, Advanced Practice Providers
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
and
DNP/MBA Doctoral Candidate
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IN

Eric Zack DNP, ACNP-BC, AOCN, BMTCN

Clinical Assistant Professor
Loyola University – Chicago  
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Chicago, IL

Susan Yeager, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FNCS

Neurocritical Care Nurse Practitioner-APP Educator
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Pre-Conference Faculty

Steven W. Branham, PhD, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center  
Department of Cardiovascular Anesthesia
Staff Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care  
Houston, Texas 

Thomas C. Corbridge, MD, FCCP

Emeritus Physician, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine and Division of
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
and
US Respiratory Medical Expert
US Medical Affairs
GlaxoSmithKline

Nichole Crenshaw, DNP, AGACNP-BC, ANP-BC, CHSE, FAANP

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs
Associate Professor of Clinical
University of Miami
School of Nursing and Health Studies
and
Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Rita Dello Stritto, PhD, CNS, ENP, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Professor
Texas Woman’s University
Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing
Houston, TX

Juan M. Gonzalez, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, ENP-C, FNP-BC, CEN, CNE, FAANP

Associate Professor of Clinical
Director, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
University of Miami​
School of Nursing & Health Studies
and
Duke Johnson & Johnson Fellow
Miami, FL

Sarah L. Livesay, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, ACNS-BC, FNCS, FAAN

Associate Dean for Practice Scholarship
and
Professor
Rush University College of Nursing
Chicago, IL

Kathy Magdic, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Advanced Practice Provider
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Richard McLaughlin, DNP, AGACNP-BC, FAANP

Intensivist/Hospitalist
SSM Health Monroe Hospital
Monroe, WI
and
Assistant Professor and Director
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Rockford, IL

Kyle Nauert, DNP, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC

APP Clinical Director
Norton Healthcare
Louisville, Kentucky

Katherine W. Rogers, DNP, ANP-C, AGACNP-BC

Vice President of Patient Care Services and
Chief Nursing Officer
Norton Cancer Institute, Norton Children’s Medical Group, Norton Medical Group
Norton Healthcare
Louisville, KY

Kristine Anne Scordo, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Professor Emerita
Wright State University
College of Health, Education, and Human Services
Department of Nursing
Dayton, OH
and
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
TriHealth Hospitals
Cincinnati, OH

James M. Walter, MD

Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and
Critical Care Medicine
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Susan Yeager, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FNCS

Neurocritical Care Nurse Practitioner-APP Educator
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH