Original Board Members:
Pictured (l-r): Veronica Taylor, Mary Behrens, Mary Burman, Marcia Dale, Gaurdia Banister, Fay Whitney, Ed Henry
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 to seek financial assistance/award funding for the Marcia Dale Aspire Scholar Program. This project will not only support and encourage our future nursing leaders, but will honor the name and memory of our very special former leader and dean, Marcia Dale.
Executive Director, The Institute for Patient Care, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston / UW Distinguished Alumna 2014 / UW School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna 2008 / RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow 2001
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
Dean of the UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing / RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow 2007
Businessman and husband of late former nursing dean and Friend, Marcia L. Dale
Chief Nursing Officer (Vice President of Nursing), Swedish Medical Center, Englewood, Colorado / UW School of Nursing Distinguished Alumna 2013
Family Nurse Practitioner for Sheridan VA hospital, providing care at the Afton Community Based Outreach Clinic, and at the Evanston Clinic via telehealth
RN, Hematology/Oncology unit at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. President of the inaugural board of the UW Alumni Association Nursing Chapter from 2014-2016.
UW School of Nursing alumna/former student of Marcia Dale. Lyford taught for the UW School of Nursing in Casper, Wyoming in the off-campus program.
Family Nurse Practitioner, Urgent Care, Seattle, Washington area
Chief Nursing Officer, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Sheridan, Wyoming / RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow 2008
Manager of Quality/PI/Risk/Safety/Infection Control for Allina Health in Minnesota.
Director, Extended Care Facility, Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Wyoming
Retired UW Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Business Manager
Engaging former student (first recipient of and inspiration for the "Spirit of Nursing" award at Nursing Convocation in 2008). Recently graduated from CRNA school, passing boards in Dec. 2016. Accepted an anesthesia position in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Associate Dean, University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing
Director of infection prevention, professional development, and disaster preparedness, Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming
University of Wyoming Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing Professor Emeritus and recently newly titled as "Advisor" to the Friends development group