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Dame Yvonne Moores, RN, RM, DBE, currently serves as Executive Director of the Florence Nightingale Foundation. She is a former Chief Nursing Officer for Wales (1982 to 1988), for Scotland (1988 to 1992) and for England (1992-1999). As a Director of the UK NHS, she played a key role as advisor to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health on issues related to policy and improving the quality of clinical services. Upon retiring, she was appointed as Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the Council of the University of Southampton, where she served as Deputy Chair of the Committee of University Chairs and as a member of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. She also served as Pro-Chancellor of Bournemouth University. Dame Yvonne has received Honorary Degrees from Southampton, Bournemouth, Bradford, Huddersfield, Central England, Portsmouth, Northumbria and De Montfort Universities along with honorary fellowships from the University of Wales College of Medicine, and the Queen’s Nursing Institute.
Dame Yvonne also has a longstanding commitment to Global Health. Whilst chair of World Health Organization (WHO) Global Advisory Group on Nursing, she helped ensure that supportive nursing resolutions were passed by the World Health Assembly. From 2004 to 2014, she was a Non-Executive Director and eventually Vice Chair of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and was in a position to assist in the creation of the Poole Africa Link which fosters health care and education initiatives in South Sudan and Uganda. Since its inception in 2001, Dame Yvonne has travelled to Thailand each year in her capacity as an international advisor to the Princess Srinagarindra Foundation which selects the “World Nurse of the Year”. She is currently the Chair of the Interim Steering Committee of the Wessex Global Health Network which aims to assist academics and NHS professionals in the region to impact maximally on the health of the world’s population. In 2017 she was the sixth recipient in 25 years of Sigma Theta Tau’s International lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her “extraordinary contribution to the health and wellbeing of world citizens”.
Judith Shamian, RN, PhD, LLD (hon), DSci (hon), FAAN is the past President and President Emerita of the International Council of Nurses (2013 to 2017), a federation of more than 130 national nurses’ associations representing more than 20 million nurses worldwide. Post ICN presidency, she continues to advocate passionately for a broader role for nurses as leaders, political activists, and partners in the policy-making process, and for a multi-disciplinary approach to health care. Dr. Shamian is also the former President and CEO of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) and past president of the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA). She is also a professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and was the Executive Director of the Canadian federal government’s Office of Nursing Policy for five years. In addition to her wide-ranging international work, she was Vice President of Nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto for 10 years and has held various academic positions since 1989.
Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, (LL -AAN) is a Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita at the University of Colorado Denver, where she held America's first endowed Chair in Caring Science for 16 years. She is a nursing theorist/author of the Theory of Human Caring and a scholar in caring science. As an author/co-author of over 30 books on caring, Dr. Watson's books range from empirical measurements to new postmodern philosophies, to 'caring science as sacred science,' to global Caring Literacy. She is the recipient of many national and international awards and honors, including 14 Honorary Doctorates. In 2013, she was recognized as a ‘Living Legend’ by the American Academy of Nursing, its highest honor. She is Founder and Director of the non-profit organization Watson Caring Science Institute.
Dave Green is the Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum in London, UK, joining that team in July 2017. His previous work experience involves roles in education, marketing and business development, working for heritage organisations including Nottingham Castle, The Natural History Museum and The National Trust. Dave was inspired to join the Florence Nightingale Museum as he is excited by the opportunities of working with one of the most famous names in British history, particularly preparing for Nightingale’s 2020 Bi-centenary, exploring the many contemporary links to her substantial achievements, and embedding the Museum further in its local community and the London tourist market.
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