Meet the CJON Editorial Board

CJON 2016, 20(1), E1-E2. DOI: 10.1188/16.CJON.E1-E2

The following oncology nurses, nurse practitioners, educators, administrators, and other healthcare providers comprise the Editorial Board of the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (CJON) for 2016. They are involved in clinical care and support CJON’s mission to provide information necessary to care for patients and their families across the cancer continuum and to develop publication skills in oncology nurses. Each associate editor is receptive to working with those interested in authoring columns. The associate editors welcome your comments, ideas, and suggestions for column topics. Contact information can be found at the end of each description. For general questions about CJON, contact

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    Journal Editor

    Lisa Kennedy Sheldon, PhD, APRN, BC, AOCNP®, is an associate professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts–Boston. Lisa received her bachelor’s degree from Saint Anselm College, her master’s degree and postgraduate certification as a nurse practitioner from Boston College, and her doctor of philosophy in nursing from the University of Utah. She is a former associate editor for the Professional Issues column of CJON. Lisa is the author/editor of three books, numerous book chapters, and many scholarly publications. From 2007–2008, Lisa was the researcher for the national Putting Evidence Into Practice anxiety team. Her program of research focuses on psychosocial communication, palliative care in local and global settings, and oncology nursing education to improve cancer outcomes. Lisa practices as a certified oncology nurse practitioner at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire. Lisa presents locally and internationally on issues regarding patient–provider communication, psychosocial concerns, palliative care, and global cancer care to address disparities and improve outcomes for people with cancer. Lisa is the editor of CJON and can be reached at

    Associate Editors

    Carlton (Carl) G. Brown, PhD, RN, AOCN®, NEA-BC, FAAN, is a long-term oncology nurse with a national presence as a faculty member, healthcare leader, and author/editor. He is assistant executive director for professional services at the Oregon Nurses Association in Portland and is an adjunct associate professor at Portland State University. He is the past president of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), as well as past president of the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC).

    Carl holds a PhD from the University of Utah, a master’s degree as an advanced practice nurse from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Louisville. He holds certifications as a board-certified nurse executive and advanced oncology certified nurse and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). Carl is the associate editor for the Evidence-Based Practice column and can be reached at

    Ashley Leak Bryant, PhD, RN-BC, OCN®, is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. She is a per diem nurse with the NC Cancer Hospital on the inpatient hematology/oncology unit. She has been a nurse for 13 years and is certified as an oncology and gerontologic nurse (RN-BC). Her research focuses on improving physical and mental symptoms, physical function, and health-related quality of life of those undergoing induction treatment for acute leukemia.

    Ashley received her BSN in 2003 and her MSN in nursing administration in 2005 from the University of North Carolina–Greensboro. She earned her doctoral degree in 2011 from the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. From 2011–2013, she completed a National Cancer Institute (NCI) R25 Cancer Care Quality Training Program Post-Doctoral Fellowship (5R25CA116339) in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. Ashley is the associate editor for the Supportive Care column and can be reached at

    Susan Doyle-Lindrud, DNP, AOCNP®, DCC, is an oncology nurse practitioner, having been in clinical practice since 1994. She holds a bachelor of science degree from Georgetown University, and a master of science degree as an adult nurse practitioner and a doctor of nursing practice degree from Columbia University. She is the assistant dean of Academic Affairs and director of the doctor of nursing practice program at Columbia University School of Nursing (CUSON). Susan maintains a part-time clinical practice at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).

    Susan has practiced at CINJ since 1996 and has served as associate director of Clinical Research at the Gallo Prostate Cancer Center and maintained a busy clinical practice in genitourinary cancer until her move to CUSON in 2011. She holds certification as an adult nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center, an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner (AOCNP®) through ONCC, and a Diplomate of Comprehensive Care (DCC) through the American Board of Comprehensive Care. Susan is the associate editor for the Novel Approaches column and can be reached at

    Jennifer C. Ewing, RN, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP®, is an oncology nurse practitioner at Michiana Hematology Oncology in South Bend, Indiana. She received her BSN at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame and MSN at Ball State University in Muncie, both in Indiana. She has been an oncology nurse for more than 18 years. She provides patient care in inpatient and outpatient settings, holding hospital privileges at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, and Elkhart General Hospital. She was a contributing author and committee member for ONS’s Post-Master’s Foundation in Cancer Care for the Advanced Practice Provider course. She has been a test question writer for ONCC’s AOCNP® examination. Jennifer is the associate editor for the Advanced Practice Nursing Issues column and can be reached at

    Kristen L. Fessele, PhD, RN, AOCN®, is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Utah College of Nursing, studying factors associated with severe symptoms in patients receiving treatment for cancer. She received her BSN at Northeastern University, followed by participation in a year-long Cancer Nurse Traineeship at the NCI. Kristen received her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania, and after working in a number of inpatient and outpatient oncology nursing roles, including as a nurse practitioner caring for patients with breast cancer and those participating in phase I clinical trials, enrolled in PhD studies at Rutgers University. She joined the ONS Research Department staff in 2008 as a research associate and managed the ONS Foundation–supported project to develop and nationally test two sets of breast cancer quality measures in collaboration with the Joint Commission. She has served on a number of ONS volunteer projects, including as a contributing editor for ONS Connect from 2006–2009, and serves as a peer reviewer for several U.S. and international journals. Kristen is the associate editor for the Professional Issues column and can be reached at

    David G. Glenn, RN, MS, is a bedside nurse on the blood and marrow transplantation unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He graduated in 2013 from the Clinical Nurse Leader Program in the School of Nursing at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. Prior to entering nursing school, he worked as a reporter for nine years at The Chronicle of Higher Education. His writing has appeared in Hopkins Medicine Magazine, Lingua Franca, and The New York Times Book Review. David is the associate editor for the Safety column and can be reached at

    Anne H. Gross, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the vice president for Adult Nursing and Clinical Services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. She cochairs Dana-Farber’s Nurse Executive Committee on Quality and is a member of the institution’s board-level Quality Committee. She represents oncology nursing as a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality of Care Committee. During her career, Anne has worked on quality improvement initiatives as part of several Institute for Healthcare Improvement collaboratives and has more recently co-led an interdisciplinary team training program in outpatient oncology, resulting in improved quality and safety in the practice environment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

    Anne also serves ONS as the Massachusetts Health Policy liaison and is frequently involved in legislative advocacy through her organization’s Patient/Family Legislative Action Network. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from St. Louis University, a master of science degree in nursing from Boston College, and her doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Massachusetts–Boston. Anne is the associate editor for the Quality column and can be reached at

    Erin Hartnett, DNP, APRN-BC, CPNP, is the program director for the New York University (NYU) College of Nursing’s oral health programs: Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice, and Teaching Oral Systemic Health. Erin is a pediatric nurse practitioner with extensive clinical experience in pediatric neuro-oncology at NYU Hassenfeld Center for Children With Cancer and Blood Disorders, where, in addition to caring for children currently being treated for brain tumors, she also developed a long-term follow-up program for survivors of pediatric brain tumors, imported the first Cuban-manufactured drug to the United States for use in pediatric brain tumors, and collaborated on a national and an international tissue donation program. Erin also developed and coordinated the pediatric oncology dental program at the Hassenfeld Center.

    Erin was the recipient of the national 2012 Doctor of Nursing Practice Capstone Award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the 2012 New York Times Nurse Innovator Award, and the 2012 NYU Medical Center Advanced Practice Award. She also was a 2015 Irish Education 100 Award recipient in December. Erin received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Georgetown University, an MS in nursing education from Wagner College, an MSN/PNP from Seton Hall University, and a DNP from NYU. Erin is the associate editor for the Oncology Essentials column and can be reached at