Heidi Holtz, PhD, RN
Heidi Holtz is a Hecht-Levi Fellow at the Berman Institute of Bioethics and a Research Scholar at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Heidi received her PhD in Nursing Science at Indiana University. As a PhD student, Heidi developed a program of research on nursing students’ experiences and consequences of faculty incivility. Incivility in nursing, medicine, education, and clinical practice create critical ethical dilemmas that affect communication, trust, mental and physical well-being, and damage the culture of safety for patients and clinicians. During her Hecht-Levi Fellowship, Heidi’s goal is to contribute to the development of interventions and policies to reduce and/or prevent the frequency of burnout amongst healthcare providers. Heidi has a special interest in researching the construct of moral resilience and applying that research to develop innovative approaches to foster moral resilience in healthcare environments.
Liz Stokes, JD, MA, RN
Liz Stokes is a Senior Policy Advisor for the American Nurses Association Center for Ethics and Human Rights. She completed her BSN at the University of Virginia and worked several years as a critical care nurse. Liz received her Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond and worked as a Consultant for the D.C. Board of Nursing interpreting and conferring professional ethics provisions in nursing. She recently completed her Masters in Bioethics from Loyola University Chicago. Her leadership is also demonstrated through various charitable roles in the health and legal communities. She is a member of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys and serves on the board of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Affinity Group for Nursing. Liz also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry and is an active volunteer with the District of Columbia Bar Association. Liz is currently an American Academy of Nursing Jonas Health Policy Scholar.