Dr. Azita Emami, PhD, RN, FAAN

University of Washington School of Nursing, Robert G. and Jean A. Reid Executive Dean of Nursing

Primary areas of expertise: Dementia, nursing leadership, and education


Dr. Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN

University of Washington School of Nursing, Group Health Endowed Professor; University of Washington School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor; University of Washington Center for Health Science Interprofessional Education, Director of Research, Training, and Faculty Development

Primary areas of expertise: Interprofessional education, quality improvement, program evaluation, dissemination, research, and progammatic trials


Bill Lober, MD

University of Washington School of Nursing, Professor; Clinical Informatics Research Group, Director

Primary areas of expertise: Informatics, digital decision support, public health, research and dissemination


Porsche Everson, MBA

Reliant Strategies, President; Group Health Foundation, Board Member; University of Washington, Associate Faculty

Primary areas of expertise: Sustainability and strategy, networking, business planning, and implementation


Dr. Chris Tanner, PhD, RN, FAAN

Oregon Health Science University, Professor Emerita

Primary areas of expertise: Competency-based education for healthcare professionals and dissemination of nursing education


Dr. Kitty Buckwalter, PhD, RN, FAAN

University of Iowa, Professor Emerita

Primary areas of expertise: Person-centered care, dementia interventions, and nursing education


Dr. Betty Ferrell, PhD, RN, FAAN

City of Hope Division of Nursing Research and Education, Director and Professor

Primary areas of expertise: Palliative care, quality of life, end of life care, and interprofessional education


Lynne Korte, MPH

Washington Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and long-term care support and administration

Primary areas of expertise: Washington State plan to address Alzheimer’s and related dementias

Dr. Kathy Moisio, PhD

Washington State Department of Health Nursing Commission, Director of Nursing Assistant Program

Primary areas of expertise: Dementia and geriatric education, workforce development, and dissemination


Dahlia Mak, BA, MHA

Moss Adams Consulting, Managing Director

Primary areas of expertise: Healthcare services, long-term care, health outcomes, and lean consulting