Third Annual Integrative Nursing: The Art of Healing

Transforming Your Personal and Professional Landscapes

April 30, 2013
Hiebert Lounge, Boston University School of Medicine
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Keynote Speaker

Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN
Founder and Director, Center for Spirituality & Healing, University of Minnesota

As founder and director of the Center for Spirituality and Healing, Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer brings more than 20 years of leadership and expertise to the field of integrative health and medicine. She was the principal investigator of a $1.6 million National Institutes of Health (NCCAM) education grant and a Fetzer Institute funded evaluation of the Inner Life of Healers Program and the co-PI of a five year $2.1 million NIH (NINR) clinical trial of mindfulness meditation with solid organ transplant patients and a clinical trial comparing mindfulness meditation with pharmacotherapy for people with chronic insomnia.



Anne-Marie Barron, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Undergraduate Associate Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Simmons College
Dr. Barron practices part-time as a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist on the Inpatient Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at MGH, where she is also a Faculty Nurse Scientist.

Larraine Bossi, RN, MS
Larraine is a Reiki Master Teacher. She developed and taught the Complementary Interventions Education Series for RN’s at Boston Children’s Hospital. Larraine also coordinated the Integrative Therapies Team referrals and offered Reiki and Guided Imagery to patients.

Amanda Bulette Coakley, PhD, RN
Staff Specialist and Nurse Scientist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Amanda has completed her doctoral dissertation on Therapeutic Touch. Drs. Barron and Coakley have presented their research in Therapeutic Touch locally and internationally.

Sally Cadman, DNP, ACNS-BC, AHN-BC, RN
Associate Professor and Director of the Clinical Nurse Specialist and Integrative Health Programs,
Regis College, Weston, MA

Yolanda Harmuth, RN, CCAP
Yolanda Harmuth is a registered nurse and a Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner. She is a faculty member at the BirchTree Center for Health Care Transformation and teaches Aromatherapy classes nationwide.

Guruatma Kaur Khalsa
Guruatma teaches Kundalini Yoga, Level II and is an IKYTA Certified Teacher.
She has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since 1979.

Annie Massed, CNM, MPH, CCAP, CR
Annie is a midwife and clinical faculty member at Boston Medical Center. As an Aromatherapist and Reflexologist, she is passionate about integrating these complimentary healing arts into mainstream health care practices.

Valerie Voner, CR
Valerie is an educator in Massage and the Reflexology Certification Program, at Cape Cod Community College. She is the Director of the nationally recognized New England Institute of Reflexology & Universal Studies.