WCN Diversity Advisory Committee

WCN Diversity Advisory Committee

Meet Our Committee

The WCN Diversity Advisory Committee is made up of nursing leaders from ethnic nursing organizations and nursing scholars experienced in the area of equity and diversity in Washington State. The committee helps WCN develop strategies to increase diversity in nursing faculty and the nursing workforce in our state.

Butch de Castro, Ph.D., MSN/MPH, RN, FAAN – Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Professor, Department of Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing; Director, Occupational Health Nursing Program; University of Washington School of Nursing

Frankie Manning – Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization Outreach Coordinator

Ellie Marsh – University of Washington School of Nursing, Western WA Chapter of the Hispanic Nurses Association

Antwinett Lee EdD, MSN-CS, RN – Associate Dean and Professor at Seattle Pacific University, WCN Board member, Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses Organization Representative

KaraLynn LaValley, Ph.D., RN – Associate Dean of Nursing, Green River College

Katie Johnson, DNP, RN, NCSN, APHN-BC, FNASN, FAAN – Child, Family, and Population Health Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing

Michael Huggins, EdD, Ph.D. candidate, ARNP (GNP-BC; FNP-BC) FAANP – Associate Professor and Adult/Gerontology Track Lead, Seattle University College of Nursing

Weichao Yuwen, Ph.D., RN – Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, University of Washington Tacoma; Pacific-Northwest Chinese Nurses Association founding board member

Caroline Raganit – President, Filipino Nurses and Health Care Professionals Association

Francesca Murnan (Shawnee/Cherokee), MPA – Government Affairs Manager, Seattle Indian Health Board

Aren Sparck (Cup’ik), MUP – Government Affairs Officer, Seattle Indian Health Board

Kristen Trivelli – Nurse Planner; School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education University of Washington; University of Washington Doctor of Nursing Practice -Family Nurse Practitioner Student; Global Women, Adolescents, and Children Health Certificate; WCN DNP intern

Siniva Driggers, RN – Executive Director Samoan Nurses Association

Brian Velasco – University of Washington DNP student, WCN intern

Jingyi “Cindy” Dong, DNP, AGNP-C – Assistant Professor of Nursing at Seattle Pacific University; Pacific-Northwest Chinese Nurses Association founding board member

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