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Project Director:  Susan Bulfin, ARNP, DNP, FNP-BC is nationally-certified FNP (ANCC) and Director of the CON Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and Nurse Practitioner Programs.  She has nearly 40 years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has been a Nursing Educator since 1983. She served as Research Project Director for a funded project entitled Caring-based Healthcare Delivery Models. Dr. Bulfin currently is Project Coordinator for the HRSA-16-070 ANE 2016 award for the CON which provides her with the experience necessary to provide the leadership and coordination for this 2017 ANEW award.  She will lead the REEP Project Board and be an active participant in the REEP team meetings. She will provide oversight of the award activities, budget, and reporting responsibilities. Attachment 3)

Director of Diversity: Karethy Edwards, APRN, PhD, FNP-BCis aCultural Competency Directorship Fellow, and holds an integral role in this project. Creating a diverse workforce ready to provide care for underserved and disadvantaged populations is a primary aim of this project. Dr. Edwards will participate in developing recruitment and retention strategies for the awardees and will provide directorship in the areas of health disparities. She brings years of expertise in NP Curriculum Design and oversight of NP programs and will develop learning modules related to health disparities for students and preceptors. 

Project Evaluator: Lynne Dunphy, APRN, PhD, FNP-BC is the Project Director for the 2016 HRSA ANE award. Although the 2016 and 2017 projects are different, they share certain formative and summative outcomes; thus Dr. Dunphy is well-situated to oversee the Evaluation of both projects. As a prior Graduate Program Director overseeing all the NP programs in the CON, Dr. Dunphy has always striven and prioritized care of underserved, vulnerable, and diverse populations as essential to NP student learning. Her position in the college as Associate Dean for Practice and Community Engagement makes her an ideal person to assist Dr. Bulfin with the creation and maintenance of the REEP Project Board.

Project Coordinator (Shushanne Wynter-Minott), DNP, FNP-BC.Dr. Wynter-Minott has excellent qualifications to perform the role of project coordinator and has over 20 years nursing experience working in a variety of settings managing the care and serving people in the vulnerable populations. Specializing in primary care, internal medicine and nephrology, she is a nationally certified family nurse practitioner.  She is actively involved in organizations such as the American Nephrology Nurse’s Association, the National Kidney Foundation Council of Advance Practitioners, South Florida Council of Advanced Practice Nurses, the Florida Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Association. She is the president of the South Florida American Nephrology Nurse’s Association, and member of the board of directors of the National Nurse Empowerment Institute.

REEP Board members include:
Dr. Susan Bulfin (Project Director)
Dr. Lynne Dunphy (Project Evaluator)
Dr. Karethy Edwards (Director of Diversity)
Dr. Maxine James-Francis (Medical Director) Broward Health
Dr. Nailah Adams, (Medical Director) Broward Community and Family Health Center CEOs or designee from each partner site
Janet Jones, (Clinical Education Coordinator) Holy Cross Hospital

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This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number D09HP29975, Advanced Nursing Education Grants for $2,076,900.00, grant number T94HP30892, Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Grants for 1,564,997.00, and grant number: UK1HP31715, NEPQR – RNs in Primary Care for $2,800,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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