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MCHNLA Faculty

Lead Faculty

Rider

Carla Rider, DNP, MBA, MSN, RNC-LRN

Dr. Rider developed and implemented a number of protocols and initiatives during her career that have resulted in improved patient outcomes and enhanced staff development. She earned her undergraduate degree in nursing from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas; a master’s degree in nursing from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky; a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in Dallas, Texas; and a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Rider serves as the lead faculty for the current cohort of Sigma's Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy (MCHNLA).

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Arterberry

Katheryn Arterberry, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC


Katheryn Arterberry is an associate professor in the college of nursing at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. She began her nursing career as a labor and delivery nurse in a large teaching hospital. Subsequently, she earned her MSN as a family nurse practitioner and worked in a private family practice clinic and taught on the undergraduate and graduate levels. She was a Fellow in the Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy before joining as a faculty member.

Cathyjo Catalano

CATHYJO CATALANO, MSN, RNC-EFM, OB

Cathyjo Catalano is a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in women's health. Cathyjo has been the nurse manager of the New Life Center at NYU Winthrop Hospital for over 15 years, leading team with over 90FTE, and almost 5,000 deliveries per year. In addition, Cathyjo has been an adjunct professor at the Barbara Hagan School of Nursing at Molloy College. Cathyjo has been an MCHNLA mentor in two previous cohorts.

 

Harris

Margaret Sharon Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Sharon Harris has been a nurse for over 40 years and has spent the last 21 years in various nursing leadership positions. She has served in various roles, including director of nursing and chief nursing officer. Her professional focus has been on building positive staff and physician relationships and positively impacting associate engagement and patient satisfaction scores. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and mentors and develops new leaders and nursing leadership students.

 


Henderson

Shakira Henderson, PhD, DNP, MS. RNC-NIC, IBCLC

Shakira Henderson is a nurse scientist, administrator, and subject matter expert in leadership, pediatric/neonatal nursing, and research. Dr. Henderson holds a Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Masters of Science in Anatomy, Masters of Public Health and Masters of Science in Nursing with a sub-specialization in education. She has won local, regional, and national awards for her leadership and practice. 

Sarah RhoadsSarah J. Rhoads, PhD, DNP, APRN, CNP, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC, FAAN

Dr. Rhoads is a telemedicine/telehealth researcher and educator. Dr. Rhoads has coordinated distance education and research initiatives through telemedicine to rural providers and nurses alike. She has been the primary investigator on multiple grants related to telehealth and is the Primary Investigator for the South-Central Telehealth Resource Center which facilitates telemedicine in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Dr. Rhoads has a passion for improving maternal, neonatal, and pediatric care in rural areas.

Snethen

Julia Snethen, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Snethen, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and maternal-child nurse researcher, is focused on chronic conditions. Teaching graduate/doctoral students, Dr. Snethen received the 2017 Excellence in Teaching award. A Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. Snethen is on the Child, Adolescent, and Family Expert Panel and Associate Editor of Nursing Outlook. Dr. Snethen is the president of Sigma's Eta Nu Chapter and has served as faculty advisor and lead faculty in Sigma's MCHNLA.


Leadership Consultant

Pegge BellPegge Bell, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC


Dr. Bell has held leadership roles in maternal-child practice areas and in the academic setting. She has served as a faulty member, associate dean, and dean of a school of nursing and college of health sciences. With over 40 years of experience, she recently retired from academe and now serves as a Leadership Consultant for MCHNLA and Lead Faculty for the Emerging Educational Administrator Institute.

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