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Mission and Vision

The mission of DSO is to support and enhance the learning, knowledge, and professional development of fellow students who are committed to making a difference in health care.

The vision of the DSO is to create a rich and vibrant community of doctoral students who lead in using evidence based practice and scholarship. The DSO is a collaborative community that fosters the development of constituents through its values of questioning, creating, changing, learning, teaching, answering, educating, researching, and caring.

Executive Board

  • Katie McElroy, president
  • Renee Franquiz, co-president
  • Katherine Frey, vice president
  • Vera Kuffour-Manu, secretary
  • Valerie Dernetz, ways and means chair
  • Knar Sagherian, 1st year PhD representative
  • Stephanie Kratzen, 1st year DNP representative
  • Wen Liu, PhD curriculum representative
  • Bernice King, DNP curriculum representative
  • Crystal Greene, communications officer
  • Amy Daniels, GSA representative
  • Mary Regan, PhD faculty advisor
  • Barbara Walsh, DNP faculty advisor
  • Veronica Gutchell, DNP faculty advisor


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