David Rabinowitsch, DNP RN CHTP/I CNE AHN-BC®
David Rabinowitsch, DNP RN CHTP/I CNE AHN-BC® is a holistic nurse who has practiced and taught guided imagery and energetic healing for many years. He is an Associate Professor of Nursing, has also worked in nursing education administration. His most recent clinical practice has been in Hospice. In January, 2016, he joined the American Holistic Nursing Certification Corporation (AHNCC) as president-elect of the Board. He earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western University with a concentration in Nursing Education, completing research on Healing Touch offered for college credit. His MS education from Sage Colleges prepared him to be a Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. He is a certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor as well as certified Nurse Educator. In his work he incorporates principles of holistic nursing into every day care. Dr. Rabinowitsch has spread the gifts of holistic health and wellness in the U.S. and abroad.
Ellen Schultz, PhD, RN, HTCP, AHN-BC®, WWC
Ellen Schultz, PhD, RN, HTCP, AHN-BC®, WWC, is the President of the Board of Directors. She is Professor Emerita and Community Faculty at Metropolitan State University School of Nursing, St. Paul, MN. She has taught holistic nursing for more than 25 years. Certified in Advanced Holistic Nursing and Healing Touch, she also has certificates as a Feng Shui practitioner and labyrinth facilitator. She serves on the Leadership Council for the Minnesota Holistic Nurses Association and is an AHNA Chapter Leader.
Susan MacLeod Dyess, PhD, RN, AHN-BC®, NE-BC, HWNC-BC®
Dr. Susan Dyess is a dedicated nursing professional who is committed to support health and healing in the community, nation and world. As an Associate Professor, she coordinates the Advanced Holistic Nursing Master’s concentration at Florida Atlantic University. She is certified in Advanced Holistic Nursing, Health and Wellness Nurse Coaching and Nurse Executive competencies. She authored and /or co-authored more than 25 publications, of which more than 15 are data based. Her experience is steeped in leadership development, community based participatory action research studies, holistic and faith community nursing.
M. Kay Sandor, PhD, RN, LPC, AHN-BC®
Kay is a board certified advanced holistic nurse (AHN-BC®) and a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and psychotherapist. Her specialty as a nurse psychotherapist is grief and loss and working with the actively dying. She is a retired Professor who taught nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch for 20 years. She is also a Benedictine Oblate with ties to the St. Scholastica Monastery in Boerne, Texas and Emmaus House in Charley Creek, Montana. She is also a Veriditas™ labyrinth facilitator.
Rose Hosler RN BSN HNB-BC®
Rose received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cleveland State University 1992. She has experience in medical surgical nursing, surgical intensive care unit, emergency room, sexual assault nursing, and the post anesthesia care unit. In 2007 she became certified in clinical aromatherapy and in 2010 completed training as Reiki Master. In 2012 Rose became a Healing Touch Level II student and studied Healing Touch for babies. From 2011-2013, Rose was the Employee Wellness Coordinator for large regional hospital providing education, training, and support to employees. She was a resource for staff and integrated holistic care. She has always seen the patient as whole and valued the mind/ body/ spirit connection when working with patients, families, and staff. Rose became Board Certified Holistic Nurse in 2014 and is currently working at the bedside in a hospital as a holistic nurse. She has been putting into practice holistic nursing theory and integrating holistic modalities. In 2017, she became a board member of AHNCC. She is presently working on acupressure certification and studying to become a holistic nurse coach.
Karen Gutierrez, RN, PhD, AHN-BC®
Karen has been an RN for 31 years, with 20 years of clinical practice primarily in critical care. She has a special interest in ethics, end-of-life (EOL), and advanced care planning. She has published on topics including moral distress in critical care nurses, information needs of families at EOL, use of advanced care directives, and prognostic communication at EOL based on the results of research she conducted in her masters and PhD programs. She is currently receiving training through Allina Health so that she can lead workshops in advanced care directives for members of her community. She is beginning her 7th year as an assistant professor at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota and she is the liaison to AHNCC for our 2 endorsed nursing programs. She teaches holistic theory, integrative therapies, ethics, and acute/complex care courses. She is certified as an advanced holistic nurse and as a level 1 and 2 Jikiden Reiki provider. She has a strong interest in self-care, especially in the use of essential oils, herbs, and energy healing and has been receiving training in the use of these modalities.
Anna Rhodes, RN, BSN, HNB-BC®, CCRN-CSC
Anna has been a critical care nurse since 2004 and a board certified holistic nurse since 2014 (HNB-BC®). She is an Army Reserve Nurse and has worked as an active duty nurse in the San Antonio Military Medical Center and as a Nurse Case Manager for two Warrior Transition Units. Captain Anna Rhodes is a Master Resiliency Trainer teaching Soldiers resiliency skills and healthcare workers about self-care. Her civilian occupation is as a Staff Nurse in the CVICU at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Anna is active with local chapters of Toastmasters and AHNA. She practices pranic healing and is actively pursuing certification in nurse coaching and aromatherapy.
Barb Picciano, RN, BSN, HN-BC®
Barb Picciano is a Registered nurse with a passion for creating the best possible patient experience and work environment for her Caregiver colleagues, patients and their families. Spending the majority of her career at the Cleveland Clinic, beginning in 1994, she has a history of providing care as a staff nurse for Neurology/Neurosurgery, Medical Surgical Telemetry VIP as well as being a Quality and Accreditation Nurse and Quality Manager before embarking on a new vein in her career. In 2009 she joined the Office of Patient Experience as a Nurse Coordinator for the newly established Healing Services team providing holistic care experiences for patients, family members and staff; becoming the Director in late 2010. Currently she manages and continues to develop the Healing Services and Code Lavender team. Her passion is not only to provide a patient experience which addresses the whole person as well as their families, but also educate and support the caregivers in their roles and workplace about self-care, holistic practice and healing modalities which may enhance their own well-being as well as their patient’s.
Noreen Frisch, PhD, RN, AHN-BC®, FAAN
Director at Large, International Representative
Dr. Frisch is a Professor at the University of Victoria. Her academic career includes appointments at four post-secondary institutions in Canada and the US where she has held leadership positions. She has maintained interests in and commitment to holistic nursing throughout her career and worked with others to develop the initial standards of holistic nursing practice. She has published four books and numerous articles focusing on holistic nursing, nursing theory and nursing education. Some of her recent work focuses on the use of Web 2.0 technologies and social media for professional collaboration and professional development, and the development of informatics competencies for baccalaureate graduates. In addition, she has led a group of scholars to identify research competencies nurses need throughout their careers. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, a Fellow of NANDA-International and a recipient of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia Award for Excellence in Nursing Administration.
Margaret Erickson, PhD, RN, CNS, APHN-BC®
Margaret Erickson PhD, RN, CNS, APHN-BC® has been the CEO of the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation since May 2000. She has practiced holistic nursing for 38 years and has worked with different populations in various settings, including, but no® limited to Adult Health, ICU, Newborn Nursery, Labor and Delivery, Mental Health, Long Term Care, and Case Management. She has also taught holistic nursing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of Texas at Austin and Tennessee State University. Margaret has researched, published and presented in holistic nursing and health and is a member of the AHNA Health Advocacy committee. For any questions regarding re-certification or AHNCC program endorsement please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-528-9210.