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Board of Directors

President

Caleb Dettmann, MSN, RN, CWCN, 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 leading over 15 clinical practices.  In 2018, Caleb transitioned to his current role as Director of Ambulatory Specialty Care focusing on the care coordination needs of patient care delivery, as well as specialization of various nursing practices.

Secretary for Legislative Affairs

Elaina Thompson, MBA-HCM, BSN, RN

Elaina is the Nurse Manager for the Diabetes and Anticoagulation programs at University of Colorado Hospital.  She has 33 years of healthcare and leadership experience.  Elaina’s background has included emergency medicine both Adult and pediatrics, critical care and most recently population program management for both Diabetes and Anticoagulation. 

Elaina earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from D’Youville College in 1987 and her Masters in Business Administration – Healthcare Management from Regis University in 2009.

Elaina received the University of Colorado Hospital 2019 Magnet Nurse of the Year for transformational leadership and have been nominated for the Nightingale award for my accomplishments in inpatient diabetes care.  She has also facilitated the Joint Commission Advanced Inpatient Diabetes Certification at University Hospital and the participation in the Society of Hospital Medicine Glycemic Benchmark program. 

Her ambition for CONL is to support the current mission and platform for nursing leadership, bringing her passion for nursing and her creativity and openness to the ever changing climate of Nursing in Colorado.

Treasurer

Stacy Kreil, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Stacy Kreil is the VP of Nursing & aCNO for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs.  She has 30 years of healthcare and leadership experience.  Stacy began her career in Children’s Services and progressed  into leadership roles within Women and Children’s Services in Texas and Colorado. 

Stacy earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University and her Masters in Nursing with a focus in nursing education from the University of Phoenix.  Currently, Stacy is completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Advanced Leadership at Regis University with a graduation date of May 2020.  She is Board Certified as a Nurse Executive and a member of the American Organization of Nurse Leaders, American Nurses Association, Colorado Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.

Stacy’s mission is to learn daily, positively impact others, and live life fully.  She has a passion to support nurses in reaching their highest potential in their professional growth and development as it not only engages them in the profession she loves, but improves the outcomes of the populations we serve.

In her off-time, Stacy enjoys long distance running, gardening, traveling, and most of all watching our Denver Broncos!

Past President

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.

Director, Metro District

Elizabeth Donlin, MSN, RN, CPN

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Donlin is the Clinical Manager for Cardiology Services at Children’s Hospital and has 13 years of healthcare and leadership experience. Lizzie started her career at CHCO as a New Graduate RN in 2007. While completing her Masters of Science in Nursing: Leadership and Healthcare Systems from Regis University, Lizzie transitioned into a formal leadership role. Lizzie values mentoring and supporting team members, defining and aligning with Scope of Practice and ensuring best care practice standards are met.

Lizzie resides in Parker, Colorado with her husband and two children (third expected in November, 2020!) and enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading and cooking.

 

Director, Northeast District

Julie Nunley, RN, BSN, MBA

Julie Nunley is the Chief Nursing Officer of Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Julie joined UCHealth in January 2018. Her journey to executive leadership includes roles such as director of a joint venture surgery center and co-developing and directing a three-hospital laser surgery program that included physician training. She also served as a chief nursing officer for thirteen years and chief executive officer for five years in not-for-profit and for-profit health care organizations in six states.

Julie has lead organizations which have achieved industry-recognized awards related to quality, value, safety and patient experience. She is passionate about influencing nurses and the health care team to understand the importance of their work in improving people’s lives in the ever-changing health care environment.

Julie is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Association of Nurse Executives.  She enjoys being active in the community and has served in various officer roles.

Julie is a native of New Mexico and also calls northern Colorado home. Her parents were born and raised in Fort Collins.

Director, Northwest District

Michelle Shiao, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Michelle is the Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Patient Care Services at SCL Health- St. Mary’s, in Grand Junction.  
 
Michelle began her career at Indiana University Health in 2001 as a new graduate on the surgical intensive care unit.  Since then, Michelle has held numerous nursing leadership positions including; Clinical Nurse Manager, Director of Critical Care Services, Emergency Services, and Flight Operations.  
 
Michelle graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Indiana University and her Masters of Science in Nursing from University of Indianapolis.  Michelle completed her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Loyola University New Orleans in May 2020.  
 
Michelle moved to the Western Slope in 2008 with her family.  She is passionate about nursing advocacy work, and ensuring that nursing’s voice is heard at all levels in policy decision making.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.  They enjoy the outdoors and traveling.  

Director, Southeast District

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Director, Southwest District

Callie Anne Bittner, MS, RN, Coach-CTI

Since graduating from the Denver School of Nursing in 2007, Callie Anne served her patients from the bedside for nearly ten years before graduating from Regis University with her Master of Science in Nursing Leadership and Education in 2016.

After five years of consulting as a subject matter expert, Callie Anne joined The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence full-time as a Project Director in 2018. In her position, she is the co-lead of the Colorado Action Coalition, leader of the Nursing Leadership Connection (NLC), Nurses on Boards Coalition. Additionally, she is the Project Director for the UnitedHealth Foundation grant which provides support to Colorado’s rural advance practice nurse practitioners to become certified in mental health. Callie Anne is an experienced leadership development coach, affiliate faculty and clinical scholar for Regis University, and published author.

Callie Anne resides in Pagosa Springs with her husband where she enjoys snow sports, fishing, and traveling. 

Director at Large

Sara Kollman, DNP, RN, NE-BC

Sara Kollman is the regional Chief Nursing Officer/ Nurse Executive for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado.  Dr. Kollman has nearly 30 years of clinical and leadership experience, with the first 23 years serving in various roles at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.  In 2016, she transitioned to a Director of Critical Care & Nursing Education/ Professional Development for Adventist Health in California.  During this time, she served on the Healthy Work Environment Committee of the Association of California Nurse Leaders. After completion of her DNP in 2019, she moved to Colorado and started her CNO/NE role.  Dr. Kollman has served on the American Nurses Credentialing Center Standard Setting Panel and recently participated in the IHI’s Patient Safety Executive Development Program.  Her career passions include the professional development of new nurses and emerging leaders, patient safety initiatives and creating healthy work environments. 

Personally, she is the mother of 2 young adults and has 3 “granimals”.  She and her husband recently celebrated their 30th anniversary, and they love exploring Colorado and traveling whenever the opportunity allows.

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Director at Large

Tonie Moore, MSOL, BSN, RN

Tonie Moore is the Director of Nursing in the Division of Ambulatory Specialty Care at Denver Health Hospital. She has over 23 years of leadership and management experience in health care administration and patient care. Tonie is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to twelve specialty services within Denver Health’s Ambulatory Specialty Care Division. 

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 has received 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 career coaching, traveling, participating in charity events, and spending time with family, and friends.

Director at Large

Anthony Watkins, MSN, RN

Anthony Watkins, Clinical Manager of the Pediatric ICU at Children’s Hospital Colorado, has over 13 years of healthcare and leadership experience. Since starting his career in the Pediatric Emergency Department, he has shown he is a dedicated, compassionate, and knowledgeable nurse leader. As a leader, Anthony is passionate about investing in the future of the nursing profession through increased community involvement and education.

Anthony’s strengths lie in people management, operations, problem solving and with both written and verbal communication. He is skilled at assessing situations and critically thinking in a fast-paced and stressful environment. Anthony will complete his Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership and Health Care Systems from the University of Colorado in May 2021.

Director at Large, Appointed

Typhanie Beasley, DNP, CBN, FNP-C

Typhanie began her career as a Medical Assistant working alongside Providers, RNs, and other care team members.  Typhanie enjoyed this early stage in her career exploring the different career paths of those around her.  Ultimately, Typhanie decided to compete her BSN through Denver School of Nursing.  Following graduation, Typhanie worked at Porter Hospital in Med Surg Unit and OR.  Expanding her experience, Typhanie joined the NICU team and Presbyterian/St. Luke’s.  Noting her professional abilities, Typhanie was encouraged to return to Porter supporting the Outpatient Surgical Program.  At Porter, Typhanie completed her DNP, through Walden, joining the Provider Practice as a NP supporting the Facial Trauma and ENT programs at Porter, and other regional facilities.  Looking to establish long-term relationships with patients as they worked towards their life changing goals, Typhanie now supports the UCHealth Bariatric Program.

When not supporting patients, Typhanie loves spending time with her family.  Typhanie and her husband Alan have two boys: Jai’lyn 18 and Ayi’den 14.  

Typhanie joined CONL to further the leadership she provides in her direct care role.  Being a direct care leader, Typhanie gets excited about bringing EBP and research to practice influencing care delivery in the support of her patients.  Through CONL, Typhanie is looking forward to developing connections with other members to bring new leadership lessons to the delivery of direct patient care.