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Mary E. Foley PhD, RN, FAAN

CALNOC Board Chairperson

Mary Foley is a Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Nursing. She is the Director of the Center for Nursing Research and Innovation. Mary has worked with the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) since 2004. During that relationship, Mary developed an expertise in medication safety. Mary is past president of the American Nurses Association and the National Student Nurses Association. While at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco she was a Staff Nurse, Director of Nursing, and Safety Officer.

A registered nurse for over 40 years, Foley continues to write, teach, and lecture about safe care for workers and patients nationally and internationally. She served on the board of the National Patient Safety Foundation, continues as an advisor to the Partnership for Patient Safety (p4ps) and the Patient Safety Education Program, and is a continuing member of the TMIT Patient and Family panel. She is a nursing partner with Karen Curtiss to increase family involvement in hospital care through the “Safe and Sound in the Hospital” program. Foley received her nursing diploma in 1973 from New England Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing, her BSN in 1976 from Boston University School of Nursing in Massachusetts, and her Masters of Science in Nursing Administration and Occupational Health from UCSF in 1994. She received her PhD in Nursing from UCSF 2010.

Patricia Lenihan McFarland, MS, RN, FAAN

CALNOC Board Member

Patricia Lenihan McFarland, MS, RN, FAAN, is the CEO for the Association of California Nurse Leaders, a professional organization representing nurse leaders in hospitals, health systems, academia, research and business.

In addition to her role as CEO for ACNL, Patricia serves as the executive officer for the California Nursing Students Association (CNSA) and the California Association of Colleges Nursing (CACN), representing colleges and universities providing baccalaureate and higher nursing degree programs. Prior to joining ACNL, Patricia worked in both the clinical and administrative fields for Mercy Healthcare Sacramento.

Patricia graduated with honors from the University of California, San Francisco, where she received a masters of science in nursing. In 2004, Patricia was awarded the Diane F. Cooper Lifetime Achievement Award from NurseWeek/Nursing Spectrum. She was also the 2005 recipient of the Presidents’ Award from the American Nurses Association / California, for outstanding contributions to the profession. Patricia was inducted into the American Academy of Nursing in 2007. In 2014 Patricia was awarded the AONE Mentor of the Year Award for her work mentoring students and nurse leaders.

Patricia is a founding member of the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) the nation’s first nursing sensitive benchmarking registry. She serves on the Advisory Board of the California Action Coalition and as co-leader the Leadership Pillar of the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing Report. Patricia frequently speaks throughout California about nursing leadership, professional practice and as an enthusiastic champion for implementation of the IOM’s Future of Nursing Initiatives.

Alice Naqvi Mugler MS, RN

CALNOC Board Member

Alice Naqvi Mugler, MS, RN is the Interim Director of Care Management at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). Previously, she was the SCVMC Magnet Project Coordinator.

Alice worked for 35 years at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System where she was a nurse educator, psychiatric supervisor, Assistant Chief of Nursing and for the last 17 years of her career, the Chief of Nursing Services. She was an active participant in the design of the replacement hospital, the implementation of the nursing electronic medical record and expansion of VA Palo Alto into a three inpatient, 8 clinic site health care system. VAPAHCS, affiliated with Stanford University Medical School, is one of the top 10 health care systems in the 165 facility VA system. She was also active in the development and operation of the Polytrauma Center which treated veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Alice previously served as co-investigator for two nationally funded nursing projects. An early member of CALNOC, she was also co-founder of the national VA wide Nursing Outcomes Database (VANOD). She has published nationally about rehabilitation nursing, nursing practice and nurse sensitive outcomes.

Alice received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston University and her Master of Science in Psychiatric Nursing with a minor in Administration from the University of Hawaii.

Debby Rogers RN

CALNOC Board Member

Debby Rogers is Vice President, Clinical Performance and Transformation for the California Hospital Association. She brings to CALNOC extensive experience in healthcare quality public policy and advocacy. Previously she was appointed Deputy Director at the Center for Health Care Quality at the Department of Public Health by Gov. Jerry Brown. Rogers has been Vice President of Quality and Emergency Services California Hospital Association. She was associate secretary for legislation at the California Health and Human Services Agency from 2004 to 2005, a policy consultant for the California State Senate from 2000 to 2004, and a policy consultant for the California State Assembly from 1995 to 2000. Rogers has been a registered nurse since 1985 with specialization in emergency medicine. She is also on CALNOC’s Research Team.

Susan E. Shapiro, PhD, RN, FAAN

CALNOC Board Member

Dr. Susan E. Shapiro is the Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at Emory’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, a position she moved into after serving four years in a dual appointment as the Assistant Dean for Strategic Clinical Initiatives in the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Corporate Director for Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice at Emory Healthcare (EHC). In her joint appointment, she worked with clinical nurses and School of Nursing faculty to build a nursing research program across Emory Healthcare as part of their journey toward Magnet designation for all six hospitals in the system. Even in her new role at the school, she maintains a 10% commitment to Emory Healthcare as a preferred partner for training the next generation of nurse leaders and as a high level advisor to clinical staff conducting practice based clinical research.

Dr. Shapiro came to Emory from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she spent 5 years as Director of Research and Evidence-based Practice in the Department of Nursing at UCSF's Medical Center and as a Nurse Scientist in UCSF's Center for Nursing Research and Innovation. Dr. Shapiro has published extensively on a wide variety of topics including emergency nursing, health systems, clinically based nursing research, and implementing evidence into practice. Dr. Shapiro received a doctoral degree in nursing from Oregon Health and Science University in 2003, a master's degree in nursing from the University of California, San Francisco in 1975, and a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972.

Tony Sung

CALNOC Chief Executive Officer

Tony Sung serves as Chief Executive Officer at CALNOC, responsible for the day to day operations as well as the implementation of corporate strategy imperatives. Tony has over 25 years’ experience in IT executive management and service operations. 

Prior to joining CALNOC, Tony was President/CEO of the Gold Mountain Group, a strategy and management consulting firm specializing in early start-up and high growth companies. He was Vice President of Customer Service and Training for KANA Software, a Service Experience Management Company, where he was responsible for assuring 90%+ service revenue renewals with highly rated customer satisfaction. Prior to KANA, he was Vice President of Customer Service and Training for Commerce One, the first B2B Global Trading Network, where he grew the service revenues to $100M with global service centers in EMEA, Americas and Asia Pacific. While at Commerce One, Tony was responsible for the establishment and cultivation of the Customer Advisory Board, representing executives from the Fortune 50 companies. He has held executive positions with such notable firms as Netscape Communications, Actra Business Systems, Sybase and Powersoft. Tony received his Bachelor’s from State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Charleen Tachibana, DNP, RN, FAAN

CALNOC Board Member

Charleen is the Senior Vice President for Quality/Safety and the Chief Nursing Officer at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle Washington.

In her current position she is accountable for nursing, quality, safety, the patient experience, and clinical informatics. She has served as a nurse executive for the past 14 years. Over the past 13 years she has received extensive training in the Toyota Production System methodology. She has lectured and consulted internationally on the application of the principles and methods of the Toyota Production System to healthcare. Charleen is a past president of the Northwest Organization of Nursing Executives. She currently services on the Northwest Kidney Center board of directors as well as the board of regents for Pacific Lutheran University.

Charleen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University, her Masters of Nursing from the University of Washington and her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University. Charleen is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow and was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2013.







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