2020 NEC Committee

Karen Cotter, Chair

Dr. Cotter is an Clinical Assistant Professor and the Undergraduate Program Director with the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas, TX.  She has been a nurse educator since 1999.  Her clinical work experience includes Medical Surgical Nursing, Correctional Nursing, and Long Term Acute Care. Dr. Cotter travels internationally with students to provide health care and health teaching to vulnerable populations.

Lori Candela

Dr. Lori Candela has 25 years of experience as a nurse educator in associate, baccalaureate, RN-to-BSN, MSN, DNP and PhD programs. She has served in various academic leadership positions, including course coordinator, level coordinator, department chair and interim associate program director.

Darcy Copeland

Dr. Darcy Copeland is an Associate Professor of Nursing at the University of Northern Colorado.  She is actively engaged in research and evidence based practice projects, and facilitates an interdisciplinary EBP fellowship program at St Anthony Hospital.

Lola Fehr, MS, RN, CAE, PRP, FAAN

Lola Fehr is a registered nurse who has worked in health care settings for more than fifty years.  She is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach who is experienced in non-profit management.  She has been responsible for financial and program outcomes, including leadership development for board members and executive staff.  She currently serves as an organizational consultant and professional parliamentarian for several organizations.  She also has years of experience in planning continuing education events for nurses.


Pamela Stetina

Dr. Pamela Stetina has been a nurse educator for 20 years. Her primary teaching responsibilities are in Adult Health at the Undergraduate level.  She has an ongoing interest in the use of simulation as a teaching strategy, and as a method to improve patient safety. She began using simulation intensively in 2010.

Linda Siegrist

Linda Siegrist is currently an on-line instructor with SUNY Delhi in Delhi, NY.   Prior to that she was an Associate Professor of Nursing at Passaic County Community College in New Jersey for 23 years.  There she taught Maternity Nursing and Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing.  Linda has been teaching nursing for over thirty years and has taught in Associate and Bachelor degree programs.  Linda has led teams of faculty toward integration of technology throughout the curriculum and has redesigned a significant number of assignments to utilize various learning technologies including simulation.  Her clinical expertise is in emergency nursing and medical-surgical nursing.

Audrey Snyder

Dr. Snyder is a nurse practitioner and educator with specialization in emergency and critical care advanced practice nursing, disaster preparedness and response, public health, and international health. Dr. Snyder's significant and sustained national and international contributions have focused on promoting access to care for rural and under-served populations national and internationally and decreasing barriers to access advanced education for rural nurses. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Colorado.

Monica Daniels-Mika, Executive Director

Monica has a Master of Science, and a Master of Regional Community Planning. She is the Executive Director for Centennial Area Health Education Center. She spent a career in local government and develop a passion for responsible fiscal management and policy development. Her interests include traveling. Her favorite place thus far is Estonia, and her favorite city is Boston.

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