Nurse-Led Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee

The Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee (VCAC) is a key component of NNCC’s Nurse-Led COVID Vaccine Confidence Project, a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the creation of the committee in April 2021, members have served a critical role in identifying vaccine knowledge gaps and informing the development and adaptation of COVID-19 vaccine guidance, tools, and best practices that consider the needs of nurses working in community settings with vulnerable populations.

 

Members of the Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee

Ashley Beying, APRN, FNP-BC
Ashley Beying, APRN, FNP-BC

Ashley is a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Coffey Health System and the Coffey County Health Department in rural Kansas.

Maureen B. Boardman, MSN, FNP-C, FAANP
Maureen B. Boardman, MSN, FNP-C, FAANP

Maureen is a Family Nurse Practitioner, Director of Clinical Quality at Little Rivers Health Care, and Family Medicine and the Clinical Research Director of the Dartmouth Primary Care Research Network.

Denise Bockwoldt, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC
Denise Bockwoldt, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC

Dr. Bockwoldt is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Family Christian Health Center and Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Illinois Chicago.

Kellie Bryant, DNP, WHNP, CHSE
Kellie Bryant, DNP, WHNP, CHSE

Dr. Bryant is Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs and Simulation at the Columbia University School of Nursing.

Melody Butler, BSN, RN, CIC
Melody Butler, BSN, RN, CIC

Melody Anne Butler is the Founding Executive Director of Nurses Who Vaccinate and Registered Nurse, Infection Prevention and Control at Good Samaritan Hospital 

Evelyn Crump PhD, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC
Evelyn Crump PhD, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Dr. Crump is dually credentialed as a Women's Health and Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Crump has experience teaching nursing and/or functioning as a clinical site preceptor for seven academic institutions.

Deepika Goyal, PhD, FNP-C
Deepika Goyal, PhD, FNP-C

Dr. Goyal is a professor of nursing at San José State University and oversees the Family Nurse Practitioner program.

Monica J. Harmon, MSN, MPH, RN
Monica J. Harmon, MSN, MPH, RN

Monica Harmon, MSN, MPH, RN, is a public health nurse, educator, and researcher at Thomas Jefferson University and Pennsylvania Action Coalition.

Shannin Hatch, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Shannin Hatch, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Dr. Hatch is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center and serves on the Medical Review Committee.

Joyce Johnson, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, CARN-AP
Joyce Johnson, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, CARN-AP

Joyce is the Clinical Director of Outpatient Services at Stepworks Recovery Centers and part-time clinical faculty at University of Louisville School of Nursing.

Gloria Jones-Dinkins DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Gloria Jones-Dinkins DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Dr. Jones-Dinkins is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Howard University College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences and a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Letha M. Joseph, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC
Letha M. Joseph, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

Dr. Joseph is a Nurse Practitioner at Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Durham, North Carolina, and a clinical instructor at Duke University School of Nursing.

Adeline R Kline, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, NCSN
Adeline R Kline, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, NCSN

Adeline Kline is a Family Nurse Practitioner who currently works in a School-Based Health Center on the island of Oahu for the Hawai'i Keiki Program.

Reglita Pogado Laput, MPHM, BSN, RN
Reglita Pogado Laput, MPHM, BSN, RN

Reglita is the Director of Clinical Services at Epic Home Health Care and President of the Philippine Nurses Association of Michigan.

Clair P. Millet, DNP, APRN, PHCNS-BC
Clair P. Millet, DNP, APRN, PHCNS-BC

Dr. Clair Millet is the Director of the Nursing Continuing Professional Development & Entrepreneurial Enterprise Department at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

Melina Moran, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Melina Moran, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Melina is a Family Nurse Practitioner currently providing primary care at Summit Health in Oregon. She is also works closely with the Central Oregon Health Quality Alliance.

Janet Reich, RN, MSHSA
Janet Reich, RN, MSHSA

Janet is a school nurse in the Leupp Elementary School on the Navajo Reservation, Camp Colton Lead Nurse, and owner of HealthView Systems/GRP-Global Research Partners.

Maria Saldiva, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Maria Saldiva, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Dr. Saldiva is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UT Health San Antonio, School of Nursing and a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Wellness 360 Clinic.

Laurie Sparr DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Laurie Sparr DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Dr. Sparr is a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Central Ozarks Medical Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center in rural Missouri.

Deborah Washington, PhD, RN
Deborah Washington, PhD, RN

Dr. Washington is a nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, adjunct faculty at Emmanuel College School of Nursing, and sits on diversity advisory boards

 

This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

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