Maureen A. Seckel, APRN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN-K, FCCM, FCNS
Maureen A Seckel is critical care clinical nurse specialist and sepsis coordinator at ChristianaCare in Newark Delaware. She has numerous presentations and publications on many critical care topics including sepsis and represented the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) on the 2017 and 2021 workgroups as author for the Surviving Sepsis guidelines.
Maureen has served on the AACN Board of Directors from 2010-2013 and secretary 2012. She is currently President-elect for the Delaware AACN chapter. Maureen has been passionate about the role of the clinical nurse specialist for over 28 years and has mentored many others in the role. She was inducted into the inaugural Fellow class for the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute in 2019 and was inducted as a as a Fellow of Critical Care Medicine in the American College of Critical Care Medicine in 2015.
Maureen received her BSN from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts and her MSN from the University of Delaware School of Nursing in Newark, Delaware.
Sharon Horner, PhD, APRN, FAAN
Immediate Past Chair
Susan B Fowler, PhD, RN, CNRN, CRRN, FAHA, FCNS
Secretary / Treasurer
Susan Fowler is Chief Nurse for Research and Innovation at the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). She has over 25 years of experience in research holding a variety of research related positions including clinical nurse researcher, director of nursing research, director of clinical trials, and nurse scientist.
Dr. Fowler has taught research at Walden University for over 15 years and continues to mentor PhD and DNP students in their dissertations and Capstone projects. Sue has been a member of research committees with NACNS, Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, and American Association of Critical Care Nurses. She has received recognition as a nurse researcher from the New Jersey Governor, Florida Nurses Association, and NACNS.
Dr. Fowler graduated from the first critical care CNS program in 1984 and remains passionate about the role of the CNS. Sue has served as NACNS secretary/treasurer, Vice-chair of the CNSI, and secretary treasure of the CNSI. She was inducted as a fellow of the CNSI in 2021. Dr. Fowler has keen interest in health policy. She attended the Nurses in Washington Internship Program (NIWI) three times, chaired the Society of Pediatric Nurses advocacy committee, chairs the NACNS Leg/Reg Committee for 2022-2023, and is a member of the Florida Nurses Association health policy special interest group.
Tracy B Chamblee, PhD, APRN, PCNS-BC, AE-C, CPHQ, CPPS, FCNS
Secretary / Treasurer
Dr. Tracy Chamblee is a Board-Certified Pediatric CNS. Currently, she serves as the Quality and Patient Safety Executive at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Texas, is a part-time Lecturer in the Executive Nurse Leader Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Baylor University and is the Managing Scientific Editor for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. She has more than 30 years’ experience as a nurse with 25 years as a CNS practicing in pediatric critical care. She has held academic appointments as an Associate Professor teaching both undergraduate and graduate nursing coursework. She was a member of ANCC’s Content Expert Panel for the Pediatric CNS certification exam.
Dr. Chamblee is a thought leader and subject matter expert in healthcare quality, safety, and culture transformation. Dr. Chamblee was recognized for her contributions to quality, safety, and innovation. In 2019, she was named a DFW Great 100 nurse. And she was a finalist for the DFW Hospital System Employee of the Year award.
Dr. Chamblee is a past president of NACNS serving as a board member from 2015-17 and 2018-2020. She is also a past president of the Texas CNS Affiliate.
Scot Nolan, DNP, RN, CNS, CCRN, CNRN, FCNS
Scot Nolan is currently the Critical-Care Stepdown and Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Specialist at Scripps Mercy Hospital, in San Diego California, where he has served in the CNS role since 2001. Scot also serves as an adjunct faculty, with appointments at Point Loma Nazarene University, University of San Diego and San Diego State University; teaching in the MSN and DNP (post-masters and BSN to DNP) programs.
Dr. Nolan has over 30 years of nursing experience; practicing in medical surgical, stepdown, critical care and emergency departments; has numerous publications and presented critical care and neuroscience topics locally and nationally. He served as the inaugural president of the San Diego Chapter of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. Additionally, Scot precepts CNS students from local CNS programs. He was inducted into the inaugural class of Fellows for the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute in 2019 and has served as a Trustee of the same since 2021.
Scot received his BSN from Point Loma Nazarene University, MSN from San Diego State University, and DNP from University of San Diego. His research interests include nursing clinical accountability, and technological co-dependency.
Heather A Shattuck, DNP, APRN, CCNS, ACNP-BC, FCNS
Dr. Heather Shattuck is an Active Duty Naval Officer, emergency department, critical care, and trauma clinical nurse specialist and adult acute care nurse practitioner. Currently she serves as the trauma branch head and lead for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Trauma Management Strategy Office. She also is the co-chair for the Navy Clinical Nurse Specialist Advisory board, and adjunct faculty of the Uniformed Services Health Sciences University CNS program, and a Jonas Scholar.
Dr. Shattuck has served in the Navy for 22 years and has filled roles as a staff nurse (in multiple areas), charge nurse, customer service officer, CNS, NP, sexual assault forensic examiner, nurse competency program command director, ED department head, Director of Medical Services, as well as acting Chief Nursing Officer, and Executive Officer. She is an experienced educator for ACLS, PALS, BLS, NRP, TeamSTEPPS, and intermediate and senior leadership courses. She has presented the Impact of Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice Council on Role Success at NACNS, was selected as the 2016 AMSUS Nurse of the Year, the 2016 Geraldine B. Posner Senior RN Memorial award recipient for Nursing Excellence, and in 2019 was honored as a Daisy Nurse Leader due to her compassionate leadership.
Dr. Shattuck also is the first military officer to become a Fellow in the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute.
Kathleen Zavosky, PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN, ACNS-BC, FAEN, FCNS
Kathleen Zavosky is a PhD-prepared clinical nurse specialist with over 20 years of leadership and education experience with an expertise in evaluating nursing practice through quality and innovative research initiatives in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams. Skilled in creating and implementing a practice environment that promotes a culture of inquiry at all levels in an organization.Dr. Zavosky has extensive experience in collaborating with front line staff, nursing executives and academic partners to ensure employee / student / faculty success at all levels. An award recognized educator and national speaker on research, clinical and quality and safety topics. She is a board-certified Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN) in Adult Gerontological Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, since 1993.
Dr. Zavosky was inducted as a fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing (FAEN) by the Emergency Nurses Association and as a Fellow in the Clinical Nurse Specialist Institute (FCNS) by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists for my scholarly work and commitment to nursing practice. She is currently the System Senior Director of Nursing Research and Program Evaluation at NYU Langone Health in New York City.