NJNI’s 8th Annual Meeting

March 24, 2017

Location: Princeton, NJ
Time: 9:00am – 3:15pm

New Jersey Nursing Initiative’s 8th Annual Meeting:Showcasing New Jersey: Innovative Nursing Partnerships for Building a Culture of Health, in partnership with New Jersey Health Initiatives and New Jersey Action Coalition.

This year’s annual meeting has been designed to highlight programs from around the state that are having an impact in moving towards a population health focus in nursing programs and community partnerships. Projects out of the NJNI, as well as partner groups NJHI and NJAC, will be presenting along with other cross sector organizations from NJ. It is sure to be a thought-provoking and informational session.

Cathleen Bennett
Commissioner, New Jersey Department of HealthSpeakers:
Mary Ann ChristopherChief of Clinical Operations and Transformation, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Mary O’DowdExecutive Director for Health Systems and Population Health Integration, Rutgers Health

Law Enforcement Panel:
Renee WhiteSenior Assistant Prosecutor, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office
John B. Shaw Jr. Chief of Police, Riverton Borough Police Department

Grantee Panel:
Sharon ConwayRutgers, School of Nursing – Camden
Katie HoovenThe College of New Jersey
Ann Marie MauroRutgers, The State University – Newark

Colleen NelsonVisiting Nurse Association Health Group
Kim BlandaHunterdon Regional Community Health

Edna CadmusCo-Lead New Jersey Action Coalition / New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing


  • Participants will be able to identify where to look for innovative ways to incorporate nurses in their communities.
  • Participants will be able to identify sectors outside health care that need nurses input.
  • Participants will be able to identify clinical – academic partnerships in their communities.