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.

Cynthia Barginere
DNP, RN, FACHE

 

 

Bonnie Barnes*
FAAN

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Board President - Retired from advertising, dedicated cheerleader for the nursing profession and growing wine grapes in her spare time.

Mark Barnes*
FAAN

Co-Founder, Chairman, Patrick's fatherRetired advertising/media CEO and now DAISY's strategic inspiration and man in charge of DAISY's money; occasional grape grower.

Melissa Barnes*
Vice President of Operations and International Program Director

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

 Patrick's wife, former marketing executive and devoted mother of three daughters.

 

Stuart D. Downs
DNP, RN, CENP, CPHQ, NEA-BC, FAONL, FACHE

 Chief Operating Officer at Welstar Atlanta Medical Center & AMC South.

 

Ann Evans
RN, MS, MBA, FAAN

Retired Chief Clinical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer; past president of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 

 

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 Nurse Executive, 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

 

Karlene Kerfoot
PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Chief Nursing Officer, API Healthcare

 Peter Maher*

Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer.
 
 
 
 

Deborah Zimmerman
DNP, RN, NEA-BC, MS

Vice President, Patient Care Services, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

 

 

Lynne DollWe 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.