Board of Directors
The DAISY Foundation is very fortunate to have an energized and passionate Board, guiding our strategic direction, program development, and business management. The asterisks indicate Board members who are staff, as well.
DNP, RN, FACHE
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Rush University Hospital
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board President - Retired from advertising, dedicated to supporting the nursing profession and patients with auto-immune diseases, and growing wine grapes in her spare time.
Co-Founder, Chairman, Patrick's father - Retired advertising/media CEO and now DAISY's strategic inspiration and Chief Shipping Officer; occasional grape grower.
Vice President of Operations and Regional Program Director for the West and International
Married to Patrick's younger brother, former retail executive, and devoted mother of three.
Tena Barnes Carraher*
Co-Founder, Vice President of Marketing & Communications and Patrick's wife
Former marketing executive and devoted mother of three girls.
Stuart D. Downs
DNP, MSA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ
Chief Operating Officer at WellStar Atlanta Medical Center & AMC South
RN, MS, MBA, FAAN
Retired Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer.
Kathleen "Kathy" Gorman
MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Executive Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Operating Officer, Children's National Medical Center, Washington D.C
Susan M. Grant
DNP, RN, FAAN
Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Office, Beaumont Health, Detroit, MI
Mary Dee Hacker
RN, MBA, FAAN
Executive Advisor, Institute for Nursing and Inter-Professional Research, Retired Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Nursing Officer, API Healthcare
Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer.
DNP, RN, NEA-BC, MS
Vice President, Patient Care Services, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
We miss our beloved Board member, Lynne Doll (1961-2010). Lynne was with DAISY from its inception and has been a close friend of the Barnes Family for many years before the Foundation was started. President of the Los Angeles-based public relations agency The Rogers Group, Lynne brought passion for our mission, strategic insight, wonderful wit, and true friendship to us every day.