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Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing|College of Health Sciences


...of the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing (FWWSON)

Original Friends of the UWYO FWWSON Development Board

Pictured left: original board members: Veronica Taylor, Mary Behrens, Mary Burman, Marcia Dale, Gaurdia Banister, Fay Whitney, Ed Henry

2013 Update

The "Friends" board was formed in 2009 to help direct the school's development plan and current initiatives. In 2013 the Friends board grew to 16 members. (Scroll down the page to read about each member.) This board has adopted a project for the 2013-2014 year to seek financial assistance/award funding for the Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar Program. The board will be finalizing plans in the fall, so be looking for announcements about this project that will not only support and encourage our future nursing leaders, but will honor the name and memory of our very special leader, Marcia Dale.

Board Members

Emily Bandel, RN, BSN (BSN '13)

RN, Hematology/Oncology unit at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

Gaurdia E. Banister, RN, PhD (BSN '80)

Executive Director, The Institute for Patient Care, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston / UW School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna 2008 / RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow 2001

Mary L. Behrens, BSN, MSN, RN, FNP-BC (MS FNP '98)

ANA Leadership Institute member / VP of WY Center for Nursing & Health Care Partnerships / UW Health Science Advisory Board nursing representative / Friendship Bridge Humanitarian Teaching Project in Vietnam

Taylor Burke, RN, BSN (BSN '11)

Nurse Analyst for Quality & Administration at Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Wyoming / RN with Hospice of Laramie

Mary Burman, Dean and Professor

Dean of the UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing / RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow 2007

William G. Dale

Businessman and husband of late former nursing dean and Friend, Marcia L. Dale

Karleen Goerke, RN, MSN, NEA-BC (BSN, '86)

Chief Nursing Officer (Vice President of Nursing), Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colorado / UW School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna 2013

Edward Henry, MS, FNP-C (BSN '95; MS FNP '03)

Family Nurse Practitioner for Sheridan VA hospital, providing care at the Afton Community Based Outreach Clinic, and at the Evanston Clinic via telehealth

Joyce Lyford, RN

UW School of Nursing alumna/former student of Marcia Dale

Tonya MacDonald, RN, FNP (BSN '02)

Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinic Manager for Lake Almanor Clinic, Chester, CA

Charlotte Mather, MBA, BSN, RN

Chief Nursing Officer, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Sheridan, Wyoming / RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow 2008

Jeanine Niemoller, RN, MS, BC, RAC-CT (BSN '81, MSN '96)

Director, Extended Care Facility, Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Wyoming

Joan Ryan

Retired UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Business Manager

Susan Steiner, PhD, RN, FNP

Associate Dean, University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing

Veronica Taylor, RN, MS

Director of infection prevention, professional development, and disaster preparedness, Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming

Fay Whitney, PhD, RN, FAAN

University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Professor Emeritus

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