Board of Directors
Craig Luzinski DSL, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Craig Luzinski, Chief Executive Officer of Associates in Family Medicine (AFM), has over 35 years of healthcare experience. Prior to joining AFM, Dr. Luzinski served as the CNO/COO at Longmont United Hospital. Positions Dr. Luzinski has previously held include Vice President of Performance Optimization at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Chief Operating Officer/Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Planning at Creative Health Care Management; Director of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program; and Chief Nursing Officer at Poudre Valley Hospital, located in Fort Collins Colorado.
Donna D. Poduska, MS, RN, NE-BC, NEA-BC, ACHE
Donna D. Poduska is the former Chief Nursing Officer at Poudre Valley Hospital; an ANCC Magnet designated facility, Malcolm Baldrige Recipient, NDNQI Quality Award Recipient and a Top 100 Hospital located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Donna has been at Poudre Valley Hospital for 47 years. During her tenure at PVH she has held positions which have included Staff Nurse, Charge Nurse, Head Nurse, Director, and Vice-President/Chief Nursing Officer.
Donna has a Master’s of Science Degree in Nursing Administration from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and a BSN from Montana State University. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, Colorado Nurses Association, Colorado Organization of Nurse Leaders, Sigma Theta Tau, ACHE, and the Association of Nurse Executives. She has held the position of Region 8 Director for AONE, sat on the AHA Regional Policy Board and on the AHA Solutions Board of Directors. She also served two terms on the AONE Nominating Committee. Donna has been chair and a member of many national committees including AONE Publications, Geriatric, Patient Safety and Education, and Magnet and NDNQI conference planning.
Donna is the Past President of the Colorado Organization of Nurse Leaders. She has been a Magnet Program Appraiser since 2000.
Secretary for Legislative Affairs
Tricia Higgins, MHA, BSN, RN
Tricia Higgins is the Nursing Director of Women & Children’s Services at Denver Health for the last 4 years. She has over 30 years of healthcare and leadership experience. The nursing leaders of NICU, Pediatrics/PICU, Screening Room, Labor & Delivery, and Mother/Baby collaborate with interdisciplinary partners to deliver evidence based, compassionate care to the patients and families at Denver Health. Sustaining high patient experience scores and employee satisfaction all while focusing on being financially prudent in our healthcare continuum is essential in this journey.
Tricia earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loretto Heights College and her Masters in Health Care Administration from Colorado State University. She holds a black belt in Lean. Tricia values the opportunity to mentor leaders in healthcare in addition to learning every day herself. Supporting the alignment of strategy and growth at the unit level to the organizational level brings great satisfaction in her own employee engagement.
Tricia is mother of 5 and grandmother of 4. Her husband is full of support and they love to travel.
Director – Northeast District
Jessie Willard, RN, MSN, CENP, NDF
Jessie is currently the VP/CNO at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies. Jessie has been an employee of UCHealth for 15 years and his previous roles include bedside nursing, Nurse Manager of multiple ICU’s and Director of Critical Care Services at Medical Center of the Rockies and Poudre Valley Hospital. He holds a Master’s Degree in Informatics and Health System Leadership and is Certified in Executive Nurse Practice.
Director - Northwest District
Director- Southeast District
Rose Ann Scibona, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Rose Ann has dedicated her entire nursing career to Penrose-St. Francis Health Services and is the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for both Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs. Rose Ann began her career at Penrose Hospital in 1981 as a new graduate staff registered nurse working on the Oncology Unit. Since then, she has held a variety of nursing leadership positions, including Assistant Nurse Manager, Clinical Manager, Director of Acute Care Services and Vice President of Nursing Services for Penrose Hospital.
Rose Ann earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master of Science degree in Nursing, both from the University of Phoenix. She is Board Certified as a Nurse Executive and a member of the Colorado Organization of Nurse Leaders and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Director - Southeast District (Recently Created)
Director - Metro District
Director at Large
Jennette Bergstrom, MSN, BSN, RN
Jennette is the chief nursing officer for UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Currently developing departmental concepts of operation processes and readiness. Proposed opening with 95 beds the spring of 2019.
Ms. Bergstrom joined UCHealth in April of 2016, as the Chief Nursing Officer of the UCHealth Hospitals in Broomfield, Colorado, and the UCHealth Grandview Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Responsible for leading the operational readiness prior to both hospitals opening. Through her executive leadership and oversight, both of these new hospitals successfully passed CDPHE with no deficiencies and Joint Commission survey with no RFIs in patient care.
Prior to joining UCHealth, Ms. Bergstrom served as the Director of Patient Care Services at Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Colorado, where she was responsible for multiple areas, including: ICU, Medical Surgical, Emergency Department, Staffing Office, Administrative Supervisors, Float Pool, Cardiology, Professional Resources, and the pursuit of Magnet Certification. She also served as the nursing leader for the construction and build-out of an expansion to the hospital which added: a 16 bed ICU, a 14 bed general surgery unit, a 24 bed neuro joint spine unit, and a 16 bed free standing emergency department. Prior to joining Parker Adventist Hospital, she was the director of medical surgical nursing at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado.
Ms. Bergstrom has over 30 years of nursing experience including roles in nursing leadership and staff nursing in ICU and medical surgical units. Ms. Bergstrom earned her Masters’ of Science in Nurse Administration from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado and a Bachelors’ of Science Degree in Nursing from University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.
Ms. Bergstrom is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Nurses Association. Ms. Bergstrom attended the Wharton Nursing Leaders Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and also serves on the Denver Metro Regional Nightingale committee.
Director at Large
Tonie Moore, SMOL, BSN, RN
Tonie Moore is the Director of Nursing in the Division of Ambulatory Specialty Care at Denver Health Hospital. She has over 22 years of leadership and management experience in health care operations, delivery, and patient care. Tonie is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to nine specialty services within Denver Health’s Ambulatory Specialty Care Division, and to Denver Health’s Eye and Oral Care services.
Tonie began her nursing career as an LPN caring for patients in the Long Term Care. In 2004, she decided to further her knowledge and expertise in nursing by enrolling in Regis University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. Tonie received her BSN Degree in 2006, then continued on to complete her Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership, with honors, and a Leadership and Management Certification from Regis University in 2016. In addition, prior to rejoining Denver Health, she was nominated for the 2014 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing, and received certification as a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. She is also a member of American Organization of Nurse Executives.
Tonie is a native of Denver Colorado, she is married and has 3 beautiful daughters. When not working, Tonie enjoys traveling, participating in charity events, and spending time with family, and friends.
Director at Large
Kathy Gover, MSN, RN, CSSM, CNOR
Kathy has 21 years of nursing experience including 20 years in peri-operative services. During the last 17 years, Kathy has held various Manager and Director level position in peri-Operative Services.
Kathy seeks to inspire and empower health care workers to use their skills and reach their potential while achieving high quality patient care. She is a lifelong learner.
She is a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 7. In her free time, Kathy loves riding her horses, and hiking and traveling with her husband.
Director at Large
Suzanne Ketchem, MSN, RNC-OB, CNS
Ms. Suzanne Ketchem, MSN, RNC-OB, CNS is the Senior Director of the Women & Children’s Service Line for UC Health at Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies.. She previously served as the Coordinator of the Undergraduate Perinatal Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of nursing. She received her BSN from Slippery Rock University of PA and her MSN from the University of Pittsburgh. During her 10-year tenure, she received the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing Education and was honored to have been nominated by her students.
Ms. Ketchem has been an OB nurse for over 35 years in various roles and settings. She is a member of the Colorado Perinatal Care Quality Collaborative and is actively involved with the Denver chapter of the March of Dimes for the past 15 years. Ms. Ketchem is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and serving on the Colorado Organization of Nurse Leader’s Board of Directors. She has been a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses since 1989, serving in a variety of roles within the organization and was honored to serve as the 2016 National President. Additionally, Ms. Ketchem received the Nightingale Award for Nursing Leadership in Colorado in 2017.
Director at Large
Caleb Dettmann, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Following graduation in 2009 from the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Caleb moved to Colorado and accepted a New Graduate RN position in the NICU at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO). In 2013 following the completion of his Masters of Science in Nursing from Regis University, Caleb accepted the position of Clinical Policy Compliance Specialist at CHCO. Enjoying two years of partnering with Practice Specialists and leaders across the organization to continue aligning and standardizing clinical practice, Caleb moved to Ambulatory Care Services as a Clinical Manager. Still in this role, Caleb has enjoyed leading over 15 clinical practices while continuing to focus on Care Coordination needs of patient care delivery as well as specialization of various nursing practices
Director At Large
Stephanie K. Hammer, MSN, RN, CPN, NEA-BC
Stephanie is a Clinical Manager at Children’s Hospital Colorado (CHCO), where she leads over 16 Surgical Specialty and Multidisciplinary Clinics. Stephanie started her career at CHCO through the New Graduate RN program in 2012. While completing her Masters of Science in Nursing in 2016, she transitioned from direct care nursing to leadership within the Ambulatory Division and has been focused on growing teams to support the changing landscape of healthcare.
Stephanie is a member of the American Organization of Nursing Leadership, Colorado Organization of Nurse Leaders, Society of Pediatric Nurses, American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses and has been involved with the Nursing Leadership Connection through the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence.