Charlotte Kearney Mason, DNP, MS, APRN, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner and the owner of Jackson Whole Family Health in Jackson, Wyoming. A pioneer for independent, nurse practitioner, patient-centered care, she opened her practice in 2002. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Mason is a founding member of the Teton Free Clinic and continues to serve as a board member.
As a clinical preceptor, Charlotte mentors nurses and advance practice nursing students from universities across the country. She has presented on the topic of diabetes care in the elderly for the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress, the Utah Diabetes Association, and the Frontiers in Wyoming Medicine conference.
Charlotte holds a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree from the University of Utah, a master of science (MS) and an advance practice registered nurse (APRN) degree from the University of Wyoming, and a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Colorado. Charlotte is the mother of three beautiful and independent girls, a skier, and a long-distance triathlete.
Holly Langster, DNP, FNP-C, HCA, CENP, is a nurse practitioner from Heber Springs, Arkansas. Dr. Langster works at the Myeloma Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas as the executive director for clinical operations. Holly owns and operates her own business, Beauty Refinement by Holly, offering cosmetic procedures such as Botox and cosmetic fillers, as well as laser hair removal and skin treatments. Holly also works with attorneys across the state of Arkansas to assist with nursing review of medical legal cases.
As a partner with a medical director, Holly helped build the Breast Center at SIU in Springfield, Illinois. As a nurse practitioner, Holly learned the specialty practice of caring for and managing patients with a variety of breast diseases, including cancer. Administratively, Holly worked to ensure that the operations of the Breast Center were efficient and effective, and with the team approach to the fight against breast disease, the center eventually grew into the Cancer Institute of SIU. Nursing administration became a larger focus as Holly moved south to Arkansas and began working with the Baptist Health System, where more than a decade in healthcare administration expanded her exposure to hospital management and operations.
Holly holds a doctor of nursing practice in executive leadership from American Sentinel University, a master in healthcare administration from Southern Illinois University, a master’s degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a bachelor of science in nursing from Bradley University, and a nursing diploma from Methodist Medical School of Nursing. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner and as an executive nursing leader.
Her husband is an emergency room physician, and they have one child, Lucas. Holly is the daughter of an RN, the granddaughter of an LPN, and the great-granddaughter of the town midwife. She believes that nurses need a good foundation in business if they aspire to work administratively or independently.
Anna J. Kiger, DNP, DSc, MBA, NEA-BC, RN, is the chief nurse officer and system vice president for Sutter Health, a not-for-profit healthcare system operating in Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to her current position, Anna was the system chief nurse officer and vice president of patient care services for Tenet Health Care, an $18 billion for-profit health system based in Dallas, Texas. As the system chief nursing officer (CNO), Anna was responsible for the nursing operations of 81 acute-care hospitals stretched across 16 states.
During her 16-year tenure at Tenet, Anna worked with colleagues to design a system-wide approach to healthcare operations in areas such as quality, safety, growth, and cost. She is very proud of the eight hospitals that achieved Magnet or Pathway to Excellence designations, which recognize excellence in nursing practice and patient outcomes. Before joining Tenet in 1999, Anna was the associate vice president for nursing at Tulane University Hospital & Clinics in New Orleans, Louisiana, a 342-bed academic medical center owned by HCA Corporation, a for-profit healthcare system. At Tulane, she was responsible for a nursing staff of more than 650 full-time employees.
Anna received her undergraduate nursing degree from West Virginia University School of Nursing in Morgantown, West Virginia; a master of science in nursing administration from Duquesne University; a master in business from Averett University; a doctor of science in public health, health systems management from Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine; and a doctor of nursing practice from Texas Tech University School of Nursing.
Anna is a member of the editorial boards for the Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA) and the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management’s Journal of Healthcare Risk Management.
Her husband Earl is a former hospital controller. She has two children, Grace and Wesley. Her first grandchild is on the way.