NAHN 47th Annual Conference Featured Speakers

Join us for the NAHN 47th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida from July 12-15, 2022! Register now to hear from the following speakers and presenters.


Featured NAHN 2022 Annual Conference Speakers and Presenters

Keynote Speaker: Angela Patterson, DNP, FNP-C, NEA-BC, FAANP

Wednesday, July 13 at 10:15am Eastern

Dr. Patterson

Dr. Patterson is the Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer for CVS MinuteClinic and Vice President of CVS Health. She is a business-savvy, creative health care leader with a passion for advancing convenient, affordable access to quality care through innovative approaches and robust advancement of a nursing workforce. As a senior nursing and patient services executive, Dr. Patterson has a proven track record of significant achievements in novel ambulatory care settings. She has proven expertise in strategic planning, operations management, creative problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, and change management. Dr. Patterson has a strong history of success in creating a nursing professional practice environment that drives empowerment, engagement, quality and patient safety, and shared governance as evidenced by best-in-class quality, patient satisfaction, recruitment, and retention in the retail clinic setting. 

Keynote Speaker: Shannon Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Thursday, July 14 at 8:45am Eastern

Dr. Zenk

Shannon N. Zenk, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN is Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). She joined NINR in September 2020, following a 14-year career as a faculty member at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) College of Nursing and Institute for Health Research and Policy. Her background is in nursing and public health. Dr. Zenk’s own research focuses on community environments as a social determinant of health and health inequities. She and her team conducted pioneering research on food deserts in the United States. Dr. Zenk is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and was inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame in 2019. 

Keynote Speaker: Mildred Espinoza, CEO of Empowering Business Latin America (EBLA Digital)

Friday, July 15 at 11:15am Eastern

Mildred Espinoza

Mildred Espinoza is a two-time Emmy Award winning journalist and television executive with more than 20 years of experience in media, marketing, and communication. This trailblazing entrepreneur is the Founder and CEO of Empowering Business Latin America, a multiplatform media and communication company leading in the creative industry through EBLA Digital. Her areas of expertise include bilingual English and Spanish multiplatform video content, media training, digital marketing, and e-commerce.

She spent over 15 years of her professional career in the television broadcast industry in New York City. Espinoza is the recipient of various accolades for her journalism contributions in climate change, cultural documentaries, health television specials, and human-interest stories. Throughout her career she has been featured in CNN en Español, MJ Revista as one of the top 100 most influential women in Central America, NBC/Telemundo, UNTV in Global Connections, Mega TV, radio, podcasts, as well as in other digital news outlets in the U.S. and throughout Latin America.

Her altruistic spirit inspired by her motto “the sky is the limit” has led her to support foundations focused on helping underprivileged children with their education in Guatemala and Dominican Republic. Espinoza earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Culture and Communication from New York University. Her hobbies include reading, cycling, and traveling. She and her husband enjoy their dual culture living between Guatemala and the United States.