HCEA Committees

HCEA Conference Planning Committee

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Conference Planning Committee

This committee plans the national biennial HCEA conference. Their work includes the conference venue, brochure and advertisements, vendors, speakers, food and social activities. The conference committee is forming now for the HCEA 2021 conference.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Korinne Callihan.

  • Korinne J. Callihan, MSN, RN, Chair
  • Gary Ashwal, MA
  • Michelle Burda, MLS
  • Judi Dunn, DNP, RN
  • Janette Helm, MA, RN, MCHES
  • Wayne Neal, MAT, RN-BC, SANE
  • Melinda Orebaugh, MLS
  • Kathleen White, MSN, RN


Webinar Committee

This committee plans the HCEA webinars that our members can take for free. Their work includes identifying speakers and topics that will be relevant for members. The committee also promotes the webinars and secures CE/CHES credit. This committee is forming now for the HCEA 2020 webinar year!

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Haley Fuller or Tom Bauer.

  • Haley Fuller, BS, CHES, Co-chair
  • Thomas Bauer RT (R) MBA, Co-chair


Patient Education Guidelines Development Work Group

One of the main components of the HCEA strategic plan is the development of national patient education guidelines for health care professionals. This work is being done by the Patient Education Guidelines Development Work Group. The group is charged with all aspects of the guidelines development. There are many roles within this group (literature reviewer, secretary, writers, etc.).

If you are interested in joining the group, email co-chairs Carolyn Cutilli or Sarah Christensen.

  • Carolyn Cutilli, PhD, RN, Co-chair
  • Sarah Christensen, BA, MA, Co-chair
  • Marianne Aloupis, MS, RD
  • Marina Arvanitis, MD
  • Colleen Chancler, PT, MHS, PhD
  • Sandra Cornett, PhD, RN
  • Judy Dunn, DNP, RN
  • Ann Findeis, RN, MSN
  • Ann Furey, MSN, MBA, RN
  • Janette Helm, MA, RN MCHES
  • Danielle Housman, MS, OTR/L, OTD, CLT
  • Erica Lake, MLS, AHIP
  • Brenda Lotito, MSN, RN
  • Fran London, MS, RN
  • Ann Longo, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
  • Sharon McHugh, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
  • Kristin Mosman, MS, SLP-CCC
  • Michelle Mulhall, PT, PhD
  • Garry Nichols, Patient Advisor
  • Jan Stucki, MA, MPH, AMWA
  • Madge Patyk, MSN, RN
  • Jackie Smith, PhD
  • Lindsay Thrall, MOT, OTR/L
  • Ruti Volk, MSI, AHIP
  • Barbara Wagner, PT, DPT, MHA
  • Kathi Whitman, BA, MA, AMWA
  • Michael Wolf, PhD, MPH



Communication Committee

This committee's focus is to facilitate communications on topics of interest and importance with our members as well as with the health care community at large. The communications channels managed by the Committee include the HCEA website, listservs, member emails.

If you are interested in joining this committee, email co-chairs Beth Hicks or Gary Ashwal.

  • Beth Hicks, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, Co-Chair
  • Gary Ashwal, MA, Co-Chair
  • Dana Abbey, MLS
  • Kristin Barton, MA, CHES
  • Wayne Neal, MAT, BSN, RN-BC
  • Jane Sims, BA
  • Sara Swanson, CHES
  • Luke Vohsing, BSN, RN, MBA
  • Kathleen White, RN, MSN