Chamberlain University has more than 125 years of history preparing extraordinary nursing graduates and healthcare professionals.
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Chamberlain’s administration, faculty and staff are actively confronting the pressing issues currently facing the healthcare community. They are preparing new nurses for the challenges they will face and empowering practicing nurses to fill key leadership roles and advance care.
Dr. Joanne Disch serves as chair of the Chamberlain College of Nursing Board of Trustees. She is currently the Professor ad Honorem at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and serves as chair of the board of Directors of Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, WI. She received her BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; her MSN in Cardiovascular Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Disch began her career as a staff nurse in cardiovascular intensive care. She has served as a chief nurse executive in two major medical centers, as interim dean at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, as president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the American Academy of Nursing, and as board member and chair of the national board of AARP.
Her research has centered on nurse-physician relationships and on quality and safety within health care organizations. In 2014, she and two colleagues co-authored the award-winning text Person and Family Centered Care. She has received many awards for her work including two from Sigma Theta Tau International; the President’s Award from the American Academy of Nursing; and the Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a Distinguished Career from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
Dr. Anderson is currently a healthcare consultant for RMA Consulting of Arizona and a consultant/surveyor for Global Healthcare Accreditation. From 2009 to 2016, she was Chief Executive Officer of Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona, a Banner Health hospital. Prior to that she held CEO, COO and CNO positions for healthcare organizations in the East Coast, Midwest and Southwest. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and a member of American Hospital Association Committee of Performance Improvement.
Dr. Anderson is a Trustee of the Arizona Perinatal Trust and has been involved as Member or Chair of State and National Patient Safety and Quality Committees and Performance Measurement Committees for the past twenty years. She serves her church as an elder and executive committee member, chairs the personnel committee and the organ committee.
Dr. Anderson has received a number of awards for her service to the nursing and business communities. In addition to receiving the Distinguished Achievement Award from Arizona State University College of Nursing, Dr. Anderson was a selected participant in The First International Institute: Executive Nurse Leadership in the United Kingdom and the United States, Florence Nightingale Trust in London, England. She was awarded the American Organization of Nurse Executives Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. Dr. Anderson was named Arizona Business Magazine's 2012 Healthcare Leadership Award "Hospital Executive of the Year" and one of their “Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business.”
Dr. Susan Groenwald is the president of Chamberlain University. She began her career as a rehabilitation nurse after earning a nursing diploma from West Suburban School of Nursing in Oak Park, Illinois. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Rush University School of Nursing in Chicago, Dr. Groenwald worked as a clinical nurse specialist and director of the oncology graduate program at Rush University, and later served as the senior program director at the Illinois Cancer Council’s Comprehensive Cancer Care Center. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy in higher education leadership from Capella University.
In 1981, Dr. Groenwald founded a company that provided business-to-business services and grew the company to more than 80 employees in four states. Dr. Groenwald’s accomplishments as a leader within the industry were recognized in 1999 when she was named National Businesswoman of the Year by the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and received a Blue Chip Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Massachusetts Mutual. After selling the company, Dr. Groenwald served as the director of operations for Focused Health Solutions, Inc., developing clinical programs and managing a team of nurses who provided disease management services for large self-insured employers.
In 2006, Dr. Groenwald joined Adtalem, focusing on the development of Chamberlain College of Nursing. She is the author of numerous articles and has edited five textbooks on cancer nursing, one of which—Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice—won the American Journal of Nursing Book Award. Dr. Groenwald’s work in oncology and nursing education was recognized by her induction in 2014 as a fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education
Rita Wray is a member of the Chamberlain University Board of Trustees. She is the founder and chief executive officer of Wray Enterprises, Inc., a national independent healthcare consulting firm. Previously, she served as deputy executive director of the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration and held the position for nearly a decade.
With more than 35 years of service, Wray has made significant contributions as a leader in numerous professional organizations. She was a member of the board of directors for the National Black Nurses Association; past president of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias affiliate; chairperson of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; co-chairperson of Chapter Strategic Development for the American Red Cross; member of the board of directors for the American Cancer Society; and leadership council for the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi.
Among many notable recognitions, Wray was named one of Mississippi’s Top Ten Leading Business Women in 2000, inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2008 and named Honorary Secretary of State of Louisiana by Louisiana’s Secretary of State Tom Schedler in 2012.
Wray holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of North Alabama and a Master of Business Administration degree from Jackson State University. She is certified in nursing administration through the American Nurses Association and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.
Angie Millan is a member of the Chamberlain College of Nursing Board of Trustees. She currently serves as Nursing Director for Children’s Medical Services (CMS) at the County of Los Angeles’ Department of Public Health. In this position she plans, directs, coordinates and administers nursing programs for CMS, which encompasses California Children’s Services; Child Health and Disability Prevention; and Child Welfare Public Health Nursing Program. She has been with Children’s Medical Services since 1999.
Millan was previously national president and board member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN), past member of Nursing Advisory Council of the Joint Commission and a member of the Commission to End Healthcare Disparities. She currently serves as a board member for NAHN, as commissioner for the office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission, and The American College of obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI).
Millan was inducted as fellow of the American Nursing Academy in 2012 and is a recipient of 2015 NAHN Nurse of the year and 22nd Senate Woman of the Year award.
Millan holds both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from California State University. She earned Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Western University of Health Sciences and she is licensed to practice nursing in the state of California and Washington, D. C.
Chris Nash is a member of the Chamberlain University Board of Trustees. Nash joined Adtalem in 2010 as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and was appointed CIO in 2013. As CIO, he is responsible for all aspects of Adtalem’s IT strategy, planning and operations including academic technologies, business support services, application development, infrastructure, project management office and enterprise architecture
Prior to Adtalem, Nash served as Chief Technology Officer for Millward Brown, one of the world’s largest market research companies. He was responsible for global strategy and supported all technology solutions used by 84 offices across 54 countries. Before that, Nash served in a variety of IT roles over 12 years at Kraft Foods. He led numerous manufacturing, supply chain, customer service initiatives and account management. Nash has also worked at Greenbrier & Russel Consulting and Rand McNally.
A native of Chicago, Nash holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Beloit College.
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