Board of Directors


Kathleen Vollman

Kathleen M. Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

Kathleen is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator and Consultant. Ms. Vollman has published & lectured throughout North & South America and overseas on a variety of pulmonary, critical care & professional nursing topics. She earned her nursing degree from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan and her Master’s in Critical Care Nursing from California State University in Long Beach. From 1989 to 2003 she functioned in the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Medical Critical Care Area at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan. Currently her company, ADVANCING NURSING LLC, is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge. In 2009, Kathleen was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing. In addition she designed & developed the Vollman Prone Positioner, which is available worldwide. Ms. Vollman is listed in Who’s Who of American Inventors.


JIselerJackeline Iseler, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC

Jackeline Iseler is an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Assistant Professor at Michigan State University College of Nursing in East Lansing, Michigan. Dr. Iseler teaches undergraduate nursing students and nursing students in the Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program. She was the first certified clinical nurse specialist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan serving the cardiovascular service line and transitioned to the adult transplant program. She has served as president of the Great Lakes Chapter of the International Transplant Nurses’ Society. Dr. Iseler’s expertise is in the heart and lung transplant, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patient population and transitions of care.




Instructor, College of Nursing, concentration: Graduate program – Adult/Gerontology CNS clinical faculty; Undergraduate program – medical-surgical clinical faculty, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan




port-obrien-denise-2013Denise O’Brien, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CPAN, CAPA, FAAN

Denise O’Brien is a perianesthesia clinical nurse specialist at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, and clinical adjunct instructor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has written and presented on perianesthesia nursing topics across the United States and internationally. Dr. O’Brien is active in the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, serving as past president and is a past editor of the Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing. Recognized as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, she completed the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Madonna University, Livonia, MI, in May 2012.


Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren

Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAHA FAAN

Cynthia Arslanian-Engoren, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAHA is an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Arslanian-Engoren has taught nursing theory, research, and advanced practice didactic and clinical courses to Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist students. Her research, which focuses on decision science and coronary heart disease in women, has been presented at prestigious local, regional, national and international research conferences and published in premier nursing and medical journals. As a recognized scholar in decision science, coronary heart disease in women, and nursing theory, she is frequently asked to be an invited speaker at conferences and professional meetings. In 2008, Dr. Arslanian-Engoren was inducted as a fellow of the American Heart Association. In 2012, she was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing.


port-lewis-cathy-2013Cathy C. Lewis, MSN, RN                 

Cathy Lewis has over 38 years of experience in pediatric nursing and has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist for the past 24 years. She recently retired from UM where she was the CNS for a pediatric acute care medical surgical unit in Mott which provides services to neurology, renal, renal transplant, endocrinology, rheumatology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, urologic surgery, vascular surgery, trauma, rehabilitation, and stable ventilator patients. She is active in developing and reviewing evidence-based practice guidelines for pediatric care. She has conducted numerous EBP projects in pediatrics and has presented the results at national conferences. In addition, Cathy is actively involved in the effort to pass state legislation to improve the practice environment for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in Michigan.


Dana Greggs