2020 Latino Leadership Institute - Participant Registration

2020 Latino Leadership Institute - Participant Registration

Capitol Hill Day - Thursday, February 6, 2020

Renewing policy & advocacy efforts of its past, NAHN’s Capitol Hill Day event continues the momentum to advance our mission. The purpose of this one-day event held prior to the 2020 Latino Leadership Institute is to call on our nation’s policymakers to help us shape the national dialogue of the issues affecting our patients and our communities. NAHN is dedicated to transforming the future of healthcare at the local, state and national levels. As nurses, we are the voice of healthcare and can provide expertise and perspectives that can guide members of Congress and their staff. 

Latino Leadership Institute - February 7-9, 2020

The NAHN Latino Leadership Institute is a distinguished event for addressing high-impact leadership development specifically tailored for Latino nurses.

The NAHN Latino Leadership Institute will convene nursing leaders from academia, research, education, and practice to address leadership roles within their workplaces, professional organizations, communities, legislative arenas and governmental agencies. NAHN is committed to prepare our members to become engaged professionals and to take action to build their leadership skills, thereby impacting the health care outcomes of the increased number of Latinos in our country.

NAHN believes that the more we prepare our nurse leaders to become engaged and to take action to build their leadership skills, the more influence nursing and its values will have on health care priorities.

Current Speaker List

 Pamela R. Jeffries, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Professor and Dean of George Washington University School of Nursing, is internationally known for her research and work in nursing, simulation and health care education. Throughout the academic community, she is well regarded for her scholarly contributions to the development of innovative teaching strategies, experiential learning techniques, new pedagogies and the delivery of content using technology.
Dr. Jeffries is a sought-after keynote speaker and delivers nationally and internationally presentations on nursing leadership and her research. Throughout her career, Dr. Jeffries has shared her expertise in clinical education, simulations and other emerging technologies as a consultant to health care organizations, corporations and publishers. Her numerous publications cover a wide-range of topics pertinent to nursing education, clinical simulations and health care policy.
@GWnursing Dean and #nurse. Author of @NLN Jeffries Simulation Theory with expertise in #Simulation, #ClinicalEducation & #EmergingTechnology.

As a key executive of the American Academy of Nursing, Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN will share insights on effective non-profit leadership. Dr. Miyamoto joined the Academy in 2018 after serving as chief policy officer for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. During her tenure at AACN, Dr. Miyamoto was instrumental in formalizing and leading the Nursing Community Coalition (NCC), a partnership of nursing associations that advocates on healthcare issues. 

Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN is Dean of New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing and the Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of Nursing. She also holds the title as Professor Emerita of Scholarly Practice and Clinician-Educator at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and assumed the presidency of the American Academy of Nursing in October 2019. Dr. Sullivan-Marx is a renowned nursing leader, educator, and clinician known for her research and innovative approaches to primary care and for her creative redesign of payment structures for nurses, particularly through the Medicaid and Medicare programs. Throughout her nursing career she has been actively involved in the design of sustainable models of care using advanced practice nurses on both a local and global level, and with the development and implementation of health policies within the context of larger community-based settings.

Dr. Sullivan-Marx was named a fellow at American Academy of Nursing (AAN) in 1997, and also holds fellowships in the Gerontological Society of America and the New York Academy of Medicine. In October 2019, Dr. Sullivan-Marx’s contributions to the nursing and health professions were recognized with a Special Tribute from the United Hospital Fund. Dr. Sullivan-Marx is a former member of the AAN’s Board of Directors and is currently an AAN Edge Runner. 

  Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and holds numerous national leadership roles. She is recipient of many awards and honors, including the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Award. As a bilingual and bicultural nurse researcher and leader, she brings extensive experience with diverse Latino and Mexican populations, with her research focusing on interventions to reduce sexual risk behaviors among their youth; one such program, ¡Cuídate!, has been disseminated nationally. As Dean, she has increased NIH funding, strengthened academic practice partnerships and diversified the School’s faculty and student body with a focus on improving health equity and access for an increasingly diverse patient population. 

  Jane Martínez Dowling is Chief External Officer for KIPP, the national network of public charter schools. She is national spokesperson for KIPP on college access and success issues and was previously the executive director of KIPP Through College (KTC), the alumni program for graduates of the KIPP schools in New York City, where she led the KTC program through significant growth, increasing the overall college attainment rate for KIPP students from 21% to 51%, almost five times the college completion rate for low income students of color. Jane has been committed to providing educational opportunities to underserved children in New York for over twenty-five years through organizations which promote education reform. She holds a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program. Her areas of interest include building capacity for long-term organization sustainability, board governance, and educational support and advocacy for differentiated learners. She is a member of the Board of Regents at Georgetown University, a member of the board of Urban Assembly Schools in New York City, and was selected as El Diario’s 2014 Outstanding Woman of the Year for her work in education.

Patricia Campos-Medina, PhD is a labor educator and political leader with a proven record of experience on grassroots & union organizing, electoral campaigns, government affairs, organizational management and higher education. Currently, she serves as the Co-Director of the NYS AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute, and an Extension Faculty at The Worker Institute, !LR-Cornell University where she develops curriculum and trainings in four core areas; leadership development, globalization, trade and immigrant worker rights policy. She is a faculty member of the National Labor Leadership Initiative (NLLI), a program of the National AFLCIO and Cornell that seeks to advance the principles of transformational leadership within in the U.S. labor and workers rights movement. Patricia has been recognized as one of the most influential political leaders in NJ: InsiderNJ Power 100 List for 2019-2018-2017; ROI-NJ Influencers: People of Color 2019; lnsiderNJ's Top 100 Policymaker for 2019-2018-2017; Observer/Politicker's 100 Power List in 2016; PolitickerNJ's Top 51 Most Influential Latino Leaders in NJ for 2015. In 2017, Patricia received's El Salvador's "100 Most Influential Women in the Diaspora Award," an honor that she is especially proud of as an American citizen of Salvadoran descent.

Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, PhD, RN, FAAN is Professor Emeriti at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, and founding director of the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS). She is nationally recognized for her interdisciplinary efforts to prepare health and STEM professionals in leadership and policy, and internationally respected for her research in migrant population health. She is a co-founder of the Mental Health Nurse Scientists of the Americas. She is a founding member and past president of NAHN. Among her many academic awards and honors, Dr. de Leon Siantz was appointed to the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality by President Clinton and reappointed by President Bush, received a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship, and was recognized as a Top Latina in Health by "Hispanic" magazine. She will speak on "Leading Transformation in the Health of Latino/Hispanic Communities."

Paloma Izquierdo-Hernandez, MPH is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Urban Health Plan (UHP), a network of community health centers located in the South Bronx, Central Harlem and Northwestern Queens. Through her leadership and vision, Ms. Izquierdo-Hernandez has built Urban Health Plan into a first-class health care organization. From its humble beginning as a one site local community health center, Urban Health Plan is now the largest employer in the 10459 zip code, one of the largest community health centers in New York State, and is considered a significant economic anchor and engine that has contributed to the resurgence in the growth and development of the local Bronx area. Urban Health Plan network is accredited by the Joint Commission and recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. Level 3 is the highest recognition awarded by the NCQA.  Today, Urban Health Plan serves a volume of over 400,000 patient visits annually serving close to 90,000 individual patients. She will present "Leading the Way to Implement Best Practices to Change Community Health Outcomes."

Continuing Education credits for LLI requested through the District of Columbia Board of Nursing.  

Registration Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations must be submitted in writing to sales@thehispanicnurses.org and should include the registrant(s) full name and the email address used to register. Cancellations are not accepted by phone.
Cancelled registrations cannot be transferred or gifted.
All event cancellations are subject to a $150 administrative fee per registrant after January 1, 2020. 
NAHN reserves the right to cancel or postpone any or all conference activities due to unforeseen circumstances.
Refunds are not issued for no-shows.
Refunds for canceled registrations are processed within four to six weeks after the close of the conference.


Event Location:
Photo courtesy of the Willard Intercontinental. 

The Willard Intercontinental is offering NAHN LLI participants a special rate of $219/night (plus tax); the hotel cutoff date has passed, but a limited number of rooms are still available. If you encounter any difficulties in obtaining a room at the Willard, please contact Nancy Lowe at nlowe@firstpointresources.com for assistance.

Since 1850, the Willard has epitomized Washington luxury hotels and remains a destination for the world’s power brokers and visitors drawn to the nation’s capital. The hotel is charming and sophisticated, situated in a coveted location: just two blocks from the White House and National Mall. Revered by locals and guests, the Round Robin remains a lively meeting place since the days of Abraham Lincoln. After a busy day in D.C., enjoy a relaxing treatment at the Red Door Spa (NAHN Participants receive 10% off all services).

Hotel Reservations:
Online: use code NHN

Getting Around:
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is the closest airport.
Union Station - located 1.9 miles from the Willard.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (METRO).
Uber and Taxi are popular options as well.

Airline Discounts:
NAHN has negotiated discounts with United Airlines. Please click here (united.com) and enter Offer Code ZHMQ743010 to obtain your discount.


Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for National Association of Hispanic Nurses 2020. Please click here [delta.com] to book your flights!

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2/6/2020 8:00 AM - 2/9/2020 12:00 PM
Willard InterContinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

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