|Deva-Marie Beck, PhD, RN: NIGH International Co-Director: Deva-Marie Beck is a Nightingale scholar, nurse, author, teacher, multi-media specialist and global ambassador for the worldwide nursing community. Currently, she serves on the development team of NIGH’s global Internet outreach and is collaborating with a growing global team of NIGH Board and Advisors to widen and strengthen participation in NIGH, worldwide. Dr. Beck has traveled to Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, the South Pacific and across the United States and Canada for related discussions, meetings, workshops, conferences and keynote presentations. She co-develops workshops to 'nurture the nurse' and to empower people with multi-media capacities. Collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Network of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing & Midwifery, she co-produced a video entitled “Nurses & Midwives: Now More Than Ever for a Healthy World”, now featured online in 7 language versions. As co-author of Florence Nightingale Today: Healing, Leadership, Global Action (2005) and numerous related articles and book chapters, Dr. Beck has contributed new scholarship on Nightingale's extensive international work, recommending how Nightingale's legacy can further inform and strengthen 21st century nursing practice and global citizenship.|
|Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the holistic nursing movement. She is International Co-Director and board member of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH), Washington, DC and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Co-Director, International Nurse Coach Association, Huntington, New York, and Director, Holistic Nursing Consultants in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a Florence Nightingale scholar and an author or co-author of 23 books. Her most recent books include Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer (Commemorative Edition, 2010), Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice (5th ed., 2009), Being with Dying: Compassionate End-of-Life Care Training Guide (2007), and Florence Nightingale Today: Healing, Leadership, Global Action (2005). She has received numerous awards including a 9-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Award. Barbara’s Theory of Integral Nursing (2008) is considered a grand theory that presents the science and art of nursing. It includes an integral process, integral worldview, and integral dialogues that is Praxis—theory in action. Her collaborative global nursing project, the Nightingale Declaration Campaign (NDC) has developed three UN Resolution proposals for adoption—Mobilization of Public Opinion Towards a Healthy World by 2020, 2010: International Year of the Nurse and 2011-2020: UN Decade for a Healthy World. See www.dosseydossey.com and www.integrativenurse.com|
|Wayne Kines: NIGH Director, Global Communications: Has worked and lived across Canada and — for the United Nations — in New York City, Geneva, Switzerland, and Nairobi, Kenya. He has advised and collaborated with many UN Agencies on evolving worldwide communications and “mobilizing global public opinion” strategies. Tapping this background, he is the primary architect of NIGH’s grassroots-to-global Signature Campaign and the related proposed United Nations General Assembly Resolutions, the 2010 International Year of the Nurse and the 2010-2020 UN Decade for a Healthy World. Wayne Kines is co-founder of the World Media Institute (WMI), a network and fellowship of professional communicators devoted to the emergence of global citizenship and has also organized world media seminars on health, heritage, rural development, human settlements, and water and ocean pollution.|
|Phalakshi V. Manjrekar, M.Sc.N: currently Nursing Director at P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Center in Mumbai, India, she specializes in cardiothoracic nursing and presently is also practicing on an administrative platform. She has planned and implemented effective health policies in various hospital projects and established nursing divisions. Phalakshi Manjrekar is a member for accreditation in hospitals and has presented papers at various national nursing congresses. She is a passionate advocate for issues such as: management of infectious diseases, particularly, AIDS and tuberculosis in hospitals; prevention of infectious diseases in slum children; prevention of needle stick injuries in nurses; primary health care in the tribal communities; disaster management; and emphasizing “registered nursing practice” as a national issue. Her current involvement includes contributing to a Mobile Health Unit for the villages where medical and nursing aid is essential and mostly unavailable. She also represented NIGH as a panelist during the Women's World 2011 in Ottawa, Canada, to speak on " Lights, Camera, Action; Using Social Media to Empower Nurses."
|Jane Sun: Has a Master Degree certified by Beijing University on the subject of Executive Master Business Administration. She works as senior management consultant supporting her clients in the area of overseas business developments, partnering and inwards investment management. In 2005, she initiated partnership cooperation between the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, the Chinese Nursing Association and the Beijing Nightingale Consultation of Culture to co-develop a training program, which focused on leadership and management skills to support excellence in clinical practices and create better working lives of nurses in China. She is inspired to share her passion with the Chinese nurses to improve the quality of life for nurses and health for the public. She is currently involved in the Health China, Health World project.|
|Dionne Sinclair, RN, BScN, D.O.H.S., MScN, CPMHN(c), immigrated to Canada from Jamaica with her family in the 1970s. As a teen, she rose to the rank of Lieutenant with the Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps and used the training and discipline she learned to start her nursing and leadership career. With over 23 years of clinical nursing, Dionne has worked across the Canadian health care continuum — from an Acute Care Teaching hospital to establishing and administering an all-services health facility at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre. She is currently the Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Program, Inpatient General and Acute Unit at the Humber River Regional Hospital, Keele Site, Toronto Ontario. Dionne's global focus is working with nurses to decrease horzontal violence in the profession and to empower nurses to use appreciative enquiry to improve the health and wellbeing of their patients and their colleagues. In July, 2011, Dionne joined her NIGH colleagues as a featured presenter at the Women's World 2011 conference in Ottawa .
|Cyril Ritchie: President of the Congress of Non-Governmental Organizations (CONGO) of the United Nations: has also held leadership roles in major international organisations. These include the Conference of Economic and Social Council NGOs, the International Council of Voluntary Agencies, the International Schools Association, the International Year of the Child NGO Committee, and the (then) League of Red Cross Societies, the UNICEF NGO Committee, and NGO Committees for several UN Conferences. He is also currently active in the Federation of International Institutions in Geneva, the International John Knox Centre, and the Union of International Associations. He also chairs the International Civil Society Forum for Democracy (ICSFD) and the Environmental Liaison Centre International, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
|Poonam Sharma: Poonam is a Public Health nurse in the Family Health division, Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program. She provides health education, support and counseling for high risk pregnant women and their families from the prenatal period to children up to the age of six. In addition, she is exploring innovative social media technology with the NIGH team. Poonam is an active, award-winning leader, including Past President of the Nursing Students of Ontario (NSO), and the Past President of the Humber Nursing Society, winning RNAO's Student of Distinction Award for leadership contributions in 2009 and two Humber Spirit Awards for her collaboration in the peer health mentoring team and inspired contributions to Humber Life. With a keen interest in global nursing, Poonam joined NIGH's team covering the United Nations MDG Summit in September 2010 and co-presented with NIGH at the Women's World conference 2011 in Ottawa. She is currently part of the RNAO expert panel in developing evidence based best practice guidelines to support clients with substance use and other related problems.|
In 2008 & 2009, Asoka Roy’s family created a Platinum Sponsorship of the Nightingale Declaration Campaign to honor the memory of their sister — a pioneering nurse & midwife in both India & the United States. Projects developed from this contribution included an India-wide outreach of the Nightingale Declaration dedicated to Asoka’s memory.
See: An Indian Nightingale
Generous Support of Drs. Rustum & Della Roy