Dr. Sharon Melnick
As a business psychologist, Dr. Sharon Melnick is a leading authority helping business professionals move to the next level and have success under stress. Her methods are informed by 10 years of research at Harvard Medical School, sharpened by training in cutting edge stress resilience techniques, and field tested by over 7500 clients and training participants. Dr. Melnick is the author of the newly released book, Success under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive when the Pressure's On. You, too, can have steady focus throughout the day and come home with 30% more energy, stay rational when someone is driving you nuts, turn your perfectionistism into self-confidence, and turn obstacles in the changing economy into opportunities.
Lanette L. Anderson
Lanette L. Anderson has a Masters in Nursing Administration, a JD, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She has been licensed as a registered nurse in the State of West Virginia since 1980 and has also been licensed as an attorney in West Virginia since 1992. Ms. Anderson retired on June 30, 2016 from her full-time job as the Executive Director of the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), where she was active for twenty-four years in nursing regulation, health care policy, and nursing leadership activities. She was also actively involved with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for each of the twenty-four years of her employment with the West Virginia LPN Board. She served as a member of the Board of Directors of that organization from 2011 to 2015. She also participated as a member on numerous committees with the National Council over the years. She also has been employed in nursing education since 2006 serving as an adjunct faculty member in several onground and online BSN and MSN programs. Ms. Anderson’s background in clinical practice is primarily in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing.
Dr. Estelle Codier
Dr. Estelle Codier is one of the early innovators in the field of nursing emotional intelligence, and has presented her research in this field both nationally and internationally. Her research provided the first evidence that measured emotional intelligence correlates with performance and retention in clinical staff nurses. Further research explored the role of emotional intelligence in nurse managers (funded by AONE in 2009-10) and in clinical oncology unit practice. An ongoing multisite study explores the emotional intelligence of nursing students.
In 2007, Dr. Codier was in Who’s Who of Health Sciences Academia. In 2008, she was nominated for the University of Hawaii Excellence in Teaching Award. She was also nominated and recommended for the Francis Davis Teaching Award from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In 2010, Dr. Codier was accepted as a fellow in the Consortium for Emotional Intelligence, a world consortium of 60 top researchers in the field of Emotional Intelligence research.
Director, Nursing Quality, Research, and Magnet Recognition
Division Director, Women's and Children's Service Oregon Health and Science University