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.
MHSA, RN, NEA-BC
UCSF Health’s Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and President, Adult Services.
DNP, RN, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
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.
Co-Founder, Chairman, Patrick's father - Retired advertising/media CEO and now DAISY's strategic inspiration and man in charge of DAISY's money; occasional grape grower.
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.
PhD, RN, FACHE, FAAN
President of Chamberlain University.
EdD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Nurse Executive of ChristianaCare and President of ChristianaCare HomeHealth in Delaware.
Stuart D. Downs
DNP, MSN, MSA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, FACHE, FAONL
Director, Critical Care Services, Northside Hospital Gwinnett
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
PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Nursing Officer, Symplr.
Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer.
Chief Experience Officer and Assistant Vice President of the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Center at Augusta University Health in Georgia.
DNP, RN, NEA-BC, MS
Chair, AONL Foundation and AONL Board Member