Board of Visitors

David Aanonson Inaugural
Retired Pastor

Clara Adams-Ender, RN, MSN, MMAS, FAAN Inaugural
Brigadier General United States Army, retired
Chief Nurse Exec Army Nurse Corps

Cyrus Batheja, Ed. D, MBA, PHN, BSN, RN
National Medicaid Vice President - Policy and Clinical Solutions UnitedHealthcare Community & State

Jeannine Bayard
United Health Group, retired

Michael Bird, MSW, MPH
National consultant to AARP on Native American/Alaska Native communities

Shonda Craft, PhD
Dean, School of Health and Human Services St Cloud State University

William (Bill) H Crown, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer of OptumLabs, retired
Faculty Member of Brandeis

Jessica Drecktrah, MHA, MN, RN
Chief Nursing Officer, Faith Community Nurse Network & Management Consultant at

Melanie Dreher, PhD, RN, FAAN inaugural
Dean Emeritus, Rush University College of Nursing

Peter Klein
CEO Educated Change

Richard (Rick) Norling Inaugural
Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, RNterprises, LLC

Laura Reed, DNP, MBA, MSN
Chief Nurse Executive and Chief Operating Officer, M Health Fairview

Jeannine M. Rivet, MPH, BSN, RN, FAAN Inaugural
Executive Vice President, retired UnitedHealth Group

Michael (Mike) Rohovsky, DVM, PhD. Inaugural
Associate Corporate Office of Science & Technology, Johnson & Johnson, retired

Franklin (Frank) Shaffer, Ed. D, Sc. D. (H), RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI
President and Chief Executive Officer, CGFNS International

Jessica Sylvester, MBA, BA
Nursing Executive and Chief Executive Officer, Call Light Health

Dee Thibodeau
Senior Executive in Information Technology Industry

Sylvia Trent-Adams, RADM, PhD, RN, FAAN
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

Peter H. Vlasses, PharmD, DSc (Hon), FCCP
Executive Director Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, Former (ACPE)

Charlotte A. Weaver, RN, MSPH, PhD, FAAN Inaugural
Former Senior Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer Gentiva Home Health & Hospice

Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP, FAAN
President of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center & System Chief Nurse Executive, Sr.
vice President of Clinical Operations

Jonathan M. Zenilman, MD
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center


David Aanonson
Kathleen Buckwalter
Donald Gerhardt
Rahul Koranne
John Reiling
Roy Simpson
Timothy Tracy

Consultants to the Board of Visitors

Anne Pryor
Meaningful Connections