National Program Office (NPO)

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Linda Cronenwett, PhD, RN, FAAN

Linda is the Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Executive Nurse Fellows program. She is also the Beerstecher Blackwell Term Professor and former dean of the School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

David Altman, PhD

David Altman is the Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program at the new National Program Office located at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) in Greensboro, NC.

Andrea Williams, MAEd

Andrea Williams (Andi) is the Deputy Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program.

Val Swan, BA

Val is the Senior Program Manager for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Executive Nurse Fellows at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®). Her experience spans over twenty years of diverse work in health care, not-for-profit, academic, legal, and corporate spheres.

Lynn Fick-Cooper, MBA

Lynn is the Program Designer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Executive Nurse Fellows at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®). She is also Co-Deputy Director and Lead Faculty for RWJF's Ladder to Leadership National Program Office at CCL.

Susan Frye, MM

Susan is Program Manager for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Greensboro, NC.

Karen Dyer, EdD

Karen is the Lead Program Designer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Executive Nurse Fellows at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®). She is also the Group Director of the Education and Non-Profit Sector (ENP) for CCL.

Joan Gurvis, MSN, RN

Joan is a Program Designer and Faculty for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Executive Nurse Fellows at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®).

Kevin O'Callaghan, PhD

Kevin joined the Center in 1996. He is Faculty for the 2011 Cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Executive Nurse Fellows program at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®).

Roger Pearman, EdD, NCC

Roger Pearman is Faculty for the 2013 Cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Executive Nurse Fellows program at the Center for Creative Leadership. He brings to the role considerable experience as a Senior Adjunct Staff member at the Center for Creative Leadership since 1986.

Karen Wilson-Starks, PhD

Dr. Karen Y. Wilson-Starks is a Senior Faculty member for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows Program at the Center for Creative Leadership.

Tracy Patterson, MA

As the Lead Evaluator for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Executive Nurse Fellows program, Tracy leads the effort to gather data that will inform program improvements and help stakeholders determine the impact of the program.