Mamie McFaddin Ward Symposium
April 28, 2017
Implications of the Quality and Safety Movement for Nurses
Lamar University Dishman School of Nursing
Mamie McFaddin Ward Building
This activity will provide 4.5 CNE for nurses.
Alexia Green RN, PhD, FAAN
Dr. Green is Professor of Nursing and Dean Emeriti at Texas Tech University Health Science Center. In addition, she is a Visiting Professor at the University of New Mexico where she serves as Project Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nursing and Health Policy Collaborative. She has been actively engaged in teaching systems leadership, quality improvement sciences, patient safety, and health policy leadership for many years. Dr. Green’s work has focused primarily on state health policy initiatives. She was appointed by the Governor to the Board of Directors of the Texas Institute of Health Care Quality and Efficiency (2012-2015) and the Texas Health Care Policy Council (2006-2010). Dr. Green was founding co-chair of the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies Advisory Committee, working with a team of other nurse leaders to provide sound evidence based data for use in policy making by state legislators. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Leader Fellow. Dr. Green is also a past president of the Texas Nurses Association and a founding member of the Texas Nursing Education Policy Coalition, Texas Nursing Legislative Policy Coalition, and the Texas Patient Safety Alliance. She has led multiple community and statewide coalitions during her career, including obtaining grant funding for these initiatives with agencies such as the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Cyndy Dunlap, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Dr. Dunlap currently serves as the Vice President of Clinical initiatives for Texas Hospital Association working with hospitals to improve the health outcomes of their communities. She has over 19 years of experience as a Chief Nursing Officer at community and large tertiary hospitals and most recently served as the Chief Nursing Executive for the Central Division of Baylor Scott and White Healthcare. The highlights of her career as a CNO included moving a 200 bed hospital to a new facility 20 minutes between each other, restructuring a nursing department for a 500 bed facility, and participating in the leadership team to implement a new electronic health record for a large tertiary hospital with 700 employed physicians. Her prior experiences in nursing have been extensive in scope. She has worked as a director for a large home care and hospice organization, initiated an occupational health program for a municipality, and established the first HIV/AIDS program for a region of Texas.
Cyndy has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Baylor University, a master’s degree in public administration from Texas State University and a doctorate in nursing practice from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She served as president of Texas Organization of Nurse Executives and has professional memberships in the American Organization of Nurse Executives, American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association, Texas Team, and the national Nurses on Boards Coalition. She recently was appointed to the Texas Department of Health Services’ Heart Attack and Stroke Initiative Collaborative and is serving as a member of the Baylor University School of Health Sciences Advisory Board. Cyndy has been active in her community through service on numerous boards in healthcare and in business.