Linda J. W. Anderson, DNP, MPH, RN, PHN (Chapters 4, 9) is Professor of Nursing and Director of the Pre-licensure Nursing Program at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She teaches public health nursing theory and clinical. Current research interests include investigation of the use of the Public Health Intervention Wheel in school nurse practice. She has served as a Fulbright Specialist to Diakonova University College in Oslo, Norway.
Christine C. Andres, DNP, RN, PHN, CLC (Chapters 10, 11, 12) is a nursing faculty member at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Cambridge, Minnesota. She teaches health promotion and leadership courses in a preprofessional program. She has a passion for supporting the development of the rural nursing workforce. With experience in public health and maternal-child health nursing, she is an advocate for family home visiting and early intervention.
Bonnie Brueshoff, DNP, MSN, RN, PHN (Chapters 7, 14) is Public Health Director for the nationally accredited Dakota County Public Health Department in West St. Paul and Apple Valley, Minnesota. She provides leadership for a staff of 100 with a budget of $10 million. Brueshoff has spent the majority of her 38 years in nursing in public health and has a special interest in prevention and early-intervention programs and the development of public health leaders. She is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program and the NACCHO Survive and Thrive Fellowship Program.
Colleen B. Clark, DNP, MSN, RN, PHN (Chapter 13) is an adjunct faculty member at Metropolitan State University in the MANE baccalaureate program, St. Paul, Minnesota, and also teaches in the RN-BSN completion programs at Augsburg University, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota. She currently teaches public health theory and clinical and has previously taught in nursing pre-licensure programs. She has more than 35 years of practice experience in community and school health.
Desiree Holmquist, BSN, RN, PHN (Chapter 9) has over 25 years of experience in public health. As the Supervisor for Disease Prevention and Control for Anoka County Community Health in Anoka, Minnesota, she has primary responsibility for communicable disease investigation and management, and immunization services. In her role as coordinator of student nurse clinical experiences, she has championed an agency culture that supports the development of students.
Melissa L. Horning, PhD, RN, PHN (Chapter 8) is Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She currently teaches public health nursing and nursing research and theory to pre-licensure nursing students. Grounded in her work in practice as a public health nurse in a wide variety of roles, her research is focused on promoting the health of children, youth, and their families. Her collaborative, community-partnered research is focused on addressing social determinants of health, such as food access, to improve health equity, especially as related to nutrition and obesity.
Erin Karsten, MSN, RN, PHN (Chapters 10, 14) is Public Health Supervisor for the Dakota County Public Health Department in Apple Valley, Minnesota. She leads a team of public health nurses and community health workers in the Family Home Visiting Program. Erin also provides mentorship to the public health workforce using a collaborative leadership approach. She has dedicated her entire nursing career to public health and has a special interest in early intervention programs that serve families with a holistic approach.
Madeleine Kerr, PhD, RN (Chapter 4) is Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. She has 10 years of experience as a public health nurse, school nurse, and migrant field nurse and has taught public health nursing for over 30 years. As a health informatics faculty member, she is excited to introduce students to geographic information systems and mapping as a way to explore social and environmental determinants of health.
Noreen Kleinfehn-Wald, MA, PHN (Chapters 3, 4, 5, 13) is Public Health Nursing Supervisor for Scott County Public Health in Shakopee, Minnesota. She has 36 years of experience in governmental public health in two Minnesota counties, in inner-city settings, and in East Africa. She has primary responsibility for family home visiting programs, clinic services, and disease prevention and control. She has a passion for data and recently started a community faculty position teaching population-based care at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Kelly Krumwiede, PhD, MA, RN, PHN (Chapter 3) is Associate Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She teaches public health theory and clinical in the pre-licensure and RN baccalaureate completion programs. She is Co-chair of the Madelia Community Based Collaborative, which uses the Community-Based Collaborative Action Research framework to address societal health issues.
Renee Kumpula, EdD, RN, PHN (Chapters 11, 12) is Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and has taught students of diversity in two previous universities. She has taught theory, public health nursing, care across the life continuum, elder care, and holistic care topics for bachelor to doctoral programs. A former public health nurse in the metropolitan area, she completed her dissertation with honors on spiritual care and how nurses establish patterns in providing care for spiritual needs in practice.
Raney Linck, DNP, MSN, RN (Chapters 7, 9) is Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and is part of the VA Nursing Academic Partnership with the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. He has taught public health nursing theory and worked in hospice case management, home health, and substance abuse treatment in addition to critical care and informatics.
Karen S. Martin, MSN, RN, FAAN (Chapter 3) is based in Omaha, Nebraska, and has been a healthcare consultant in private practice since 1993. She works with diverse providers, educators, and computer software companies nationally and globally. While employed at the Visiting Nurse Association of Omaha (1978-1993), she was the Principal Investigator of Omaha System research. She has been a visiting scholar and speaker in 24 countries, has served as the chair of numerous conferences, and is the author of more than 100 articles, chapters, and books and 70 editorials.
Stacie O'Leary, MA, PHN, LSN (Chapter 5) is Coordinator of School District 197 for West St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Eagan Area Schools in Minnesota. She has over 35 years of nursing experience in various settings: acute, long-term, and school. O'Leary has emphasized the importance of public health in a school setting with various projects and grants and the importance of a strong infrastructure with the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) to provide the support for the school district and community at large. She implemented the “Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child” model in the school district as part of the School Health Advisory Council incentive.
Stephanie Rivery, DNP, RN, PHN (Chapter 2) recently completed her DNP at the University of Minnesota and is Family Health Program Coordinator at Dakota County Public Health in West St. Paul, Minnesota. She is dedicated to using the holistic scope of public health nursing practice to coordinate care for individuals, communities, and systems and has worked in various nursing roles to increase capacity for well-being with underserved communities in urban and rural areas across the United States. She has a particular interest in the bonding and nutritive aspects that breastfeeding contributes to lifelong well-being. She is a Bentson Scholar and George Fellow.
Carol J. Roth, MS, RN, PHN, CNE (Chapters 8, 9, 12) is Assistant Professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead in Moorhead, Minnesota. After 28 years of public health nursing practice, she now teaches public health nursing and nursing leadership. She is a post-master's DNP student with an emphasis in practice and leadership innovations at Winona State University and is completing a research project on provider education and mental health in a nurse-managed homeless clinic using a behavioral health model. She is serving the Xi Kappa Chapter of Sigma in a leadership role on the board.
Jill Timm, JD, RN, PHN (Chapters 1, 6) is Senior Program Manager with the Washington County Department of Public Health & Environment in Stillwater, Minnesota. She provides nursing direction and leadership to supervisors and staff in family health nursing; disease prevention, control, and outreach; correctional health nursing; and the WIC supplemental nutrition programs. Timm has been in public health nursing for 20 years and appreciates the value public health places on relationships as the primary intervention for moving individual and community goals forward.
Kelly Zaiser, RN, PHN (Chapter 12) is a public health nurse working for Kanabec County Community Health in Mora, Minnesota. She is working under the evidence-based home visiting program Nurse-Family Partnership, with a focus on improving pregnancy outcomes, child health and development, and self-sufficiency. She has a passion for establishing a therapeutic relationship with the public and those she services in hopes to build trust and facilitate positive change.