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Patricia M. Schoon, DNP, MPH, RN, PHN, is Assistant Professor at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a founding member of the Henry Street Consortium and has taught nursing and public health for more than 35 years. She was the first geriatric nurse practitioner (GNP) in the United States in 1972. Schoon received the Minnesota Nurses Association Nurse Educator Award in 2005 for her work on Nurses Day on the Hill and an online political advocacy toolkit. She received the Association of Community Nurse Educators 2016 Outstanding Contributions to Community/Public Health Nursing Education Award and March of Dimes 2017 Minnesota Nurse of the Year Education and Research Award. Schoon was President of Chi at-Large Chapter and faculty advisor for Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma). She has developed innovative programs in the community, including a foot-care clinic for the homeless and a faith-based program for older adults. She has coauthored articles on the Henry Street Consortium, development of a foot-care clinic in a homeless shelter, and a 2017 article on partnership engagement, an outcome of a Robert Wood Johnson grant to develop best practices in academic-practice collaboration.

Carolyn M. Porta, PhD, MPH, RN, PHN, SANE-A, FAAN, is Professor and Director of Global Health in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota and holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the School of Public Health. She is engaged in global development projects and the promotion of higher education workforce development. She is active in multiple USAID-funded projects, including One Health Workforce, a large-scale workforce development initiative addressing emerging infectious threats in numerous countries in Africa and Asia. Porta has worked as a public health nurse and sexual assault nurse examiner for more than 20 years, in settings ranging from teen clinics and detention centers to refugee camps in Rwanda and post-9/11 Red Cross disaster relief centers in Washington, DC. She teaches public health nursing courses as well as research and innovative data-collection methods, and advises undergraduate and graduate students in nursing and public health. Porta currently serves on the research committee for the International Association of Forensic Nurses and the editorial review boards for Public Health Nursing and the Journal of Forensic Nursing, and previously served as president of Zeta Chapter of Sigma.

Marjorie A. Schaffer, PhD, MS, RN, PHN, is Professor Emerita of Nursing at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. A founding member of the Henry Street Consortium, she has taught public health nursing for more than 31 years. She has consulted on nursing education in Norway as a Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Specialist, and in New Zealand as a Fulbright Specialist. Schaffer has served as President of Chi at-Large Chapter of Sigma and coauthored articles on the Public Health Intervention Wheel and Henry Street Consortium. She has written more than 50 articles and book chapters and coauthored Being Present: A Nurse's Resource for End-of-Life Communication, also published by Sigma.

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