May 04, 2022

May 2022 Summit

May 18, 2022

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET

One year after the release of the Future of Nursing 2030 report, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action convened to take stock of the work done so far and consider the road ahead of nurses charting a path to achieve health equity.

We shared how the Campaign intends to promote opportunities to help you engage and guide your work moving forward. Tools and resources were provided to assist you with implementing the National Academy of Medicine’s recommendations to achieve health equity in the U.S. built on strengthened nursing capacity and expertise. The event featured speakers including chief executive officers of nursing organizations working to advance equity and leaders helping to address structural racism in nursing.

This event included the Campaign’s state-based Action Coalition leaders, nurses, other health care providers and leaders from business, government, unions, policy, education, consumer, and social justice organizations.

Summit Objectives

  • Celebrate the first-year anniversary of the release of the Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Health Equity;
  • Review progress from the field pertaining to the report recommendations;
  • Energize existing stakeholders and engage new partners; and
  • Promote opportunities for engagement.

Agenda (ET)

1 p.m. Welcome
1:20 p.m. Keynote: Addressing Structural
Racism to Achieve Health Equity
1: 45 p.m. Panel 1: Nurse Chief Executive Officers
Advancing Equity
2:45 p.m. Break
2:55 p.m. Panel 2: Addressing Structural Racism in Nursing
4:05 p.m.Closing Statements
4:20 p.m.Adjourn/Break for Action Coalition members

Action Coalitions ONLY

4:30 p.m. Welcome back and Introduction
5 p.m. Adjourn

Speaker Bios


Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix, DNP, MPH, RN, Rear Admiral, Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Nurse Officer, U.S. Public Health Service

Panel 1

Deneen Richmond, MS, President, Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center 

Regina Cunningham, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Roberta Waite, EdD, ANEF, FAAN, Professor and Dean Select, Georgetown School of Nursing and Health Studies 

Terrie Sterling, MSN, RN, FACHE, Interim CEO, University Medical Center New Orleans

Facilitator:  Paul Leon, RN, BSN, PHN, Senior Fellow, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and CEO & Founder, Illumination Foundation

Panel 2

Whitney Fear, MSN, PHN, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family HealthCare

Katie Boston-Leary, PhD, MBA, RN, Director of Nursing Programs & Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation, American Nurses Association

Adrianna Nava, PhD, MSN, RN, President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses

Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN, Associate Professor & Dr. Greer Glazer Endowed Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence, University of Cincinnati

Joan Gallegos, RN, CSW, Co-Lead of the Utah Action Coalition

Facilitator:  Kupiri “Piri” Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Fellow, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and Associate Dean of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, University of California

Meeting Presentations

Overall meeting presentation

Future of Nursing 2020-2030 presentation presentation by Ashley Darcy Mahoney, PhD, NP, FAAN


Below is a collection of the resources shared by the Campaign and participants in a digital side chat during the summit.