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Meet the Founders

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Constance Hill-Williams PhD, PMHNP RN has extensive experience in hospital administration and academia. She worked on several national initiatives related to patient and staff engagement including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) initiative – Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) . Constance is featured in the Robert Wood Johnson and IHI initial medical publication, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. In addition,  Bounce Forward: The Extraordinary Resilience of Nursing Leadership by Ellie Allison-Napolitano and Daniel Pesut, and the American Journal of Nursing for her work in healthcare leadership. Constance has presented nationally and was a panelist for the Obama Foundation, My Brother’s Keeper National Summit to discuss issues regarding boys and young men of color wellness. 

Dr. McKinnon is an internationally recognized leader in global service learning for nursing.  Her foundational work in this area led to the creation of pathways for community service partnerships “around the corner and across the globe”.  She has conducted research and published extensively on the topic and was recently named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) for her work in this area.  She presents locally and internationally on the topics of global service learning and global citizenship. In addition to her over 50 presentations, she has edited two books, authored numerous articles, and has received national recognition for contributions to the state of the science related to ethical and evidence-based community partnership.  Dr. McKinnon is an Advisory Board Member and visiting professor at St. Georges University, Grenada, School of Nursing, the recipient of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) “All of Us” research grant and was the principal investigator for a nation-wide study funded by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.  In 2020 her team received the article of the year award from Nursing Education Perspectives.  That same year she served as co-guest editor for the journal’s Special Global Edition.

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