Board of Directors

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.

President Elect

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 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

Tricia Higgins, MHA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC

Tricia Higgins is the Service Line Director of Women’s & Neonatology at Parker Adventist with Centura. She has over 30 years of healthcare and leadership experience. The nursing leaders and associates within NICU, OBED/Labor & Delivery, and Mother/Baby collaborate with interdisciplinary partners to deliver evidence based, compassionate care to the patients and families at Parker Adventist. 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 methodologies.  Tricia values the opportunity to mentor leaders in addition to partnering with teams to eliminate healthcare barriers and update best care practice standards.  Supporting the alignment of legislative initiatives, strategy for growth, evidence-based patient focused quality care and engagement beginning with the front lines to the organizational level brings great satisfaction.  

Tricia is mother of 5 and grandmother of 4.  Her husband is full of support and they love to travel.

Treasurer

Stacy Kreil, MSN/ED, 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!

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, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CENP

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 is currently completing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice for an emphasis in executive leadership from Loyola University New Orleans with a graduation date of 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

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 - 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, Appointed

Typhanie Beasley, DNP, CBN, FNP-C

Bio coming soon!

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 Leaders, 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

Michael Fournier, DNP, MS, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CSSBB

Currently Director of Acute Care at Penrose St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs.  Education includes a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Healthcare Systems Leadership, Master of Science in Nursing Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, Master of Business Management, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Chair of the Pikes Peak Section American Society for Quality (ASQ), Captain and Group III staff, Civil Air Patrol, member of University of Michigan Alumni Society, Sigma Theta Tau (Phi Pi Chapter).  Have worked as a nurse for 30 years in many settings including long-term care, homecare, med/surg, oncology, float pool, inpatient psychiatric care, assisted living, and corrections.  Clinical Manager 10+ years, Clinical Director 6 years.  Hold Certified Six Sigma Black Belt through ASQ.

 

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.

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

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.