HCEA Committees

HCEA Conference Planning Committee

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Development, Education, Networking (DEN) Committee

This committee plans the national HCEA conference, webinars, and Member Mixer events. Their work includes conference venue, brochure and advertisements, vendors, speakers, food and social activities.

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


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
  • Dana Abbey, MLS, Co-Chair
  • Kristin Barton, MA, CHES
  • Wayne Neal, MAT, BSN, RN-BC
  • Jane Sims, BA
  • Sara Swanson, CHES
  • Kathleen White, RN, MSN