Alumni Networking Group

Officers

 

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Kathleen Perrott Wilson, ('78), PhD, CPNP, PNP-BC, FNP– BC, FAANP
Chair

Dr. Kathleen P. Wilson is a nationally certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) from Tallahassee, Florida where she practices as an endocrinology specialist. She is also a graduate faculty member of Walden University where she teaches in both DNP-PhD programs. She has held positions in research, administration with extensive experience in chronic disease prevention and management, and community program development. Her research focuses on risk behavior reduction, preventive health care modalities across the life span, and community participatory research. She has a sustained record of excellence in teaching, dissemination of evidence-based practice through scholarly publications and presentations, and service to the profession for more than three decades. She has been inducted as a Fellow into the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Kathleen has been an active member of the FSU College of Nursing (CON) Alumni Council since 2008 with efforts directed toward alumni recruitment and active participation in CON activities.   Additionally she has served as a member of the FSU College of Nursing Advancement Council since 2015 supporting the Dean on matters of recruitment and fundraising. She has been a regular supporter of the CON with special emphasis on the Simulation Lab.   Kathleen describes Florida State University (FSU) as a premier university that prepared her for a dynamic career in nursing through a program that was rigorous, competitive, and well respected. She is proud to be a “Nole Nurse”. 

 

 

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Loretta Jackson Brown, (‘87), PhD, RN, CNN
Vice Chair

I am proud to be an FSU nurse graduate. I took the training, tools, and toughness that I gained from FSU and worked to live my best nurse life with each patient interaction, during each colleague conversation, and in each act of advocacy to policymakers. I am a nurse leader and I recognize my responsibility with creating opportunities for future nurses to awaken the leader in themselves. My story as an Air Force nurse, a public health nurse, and a member of a hospital board of directors provides me with a unique perspective that would be an asset to the FSUCON Alumni Networking Group. I describe FSU as the full experience in higher education. Most people are familiar with FSU football, I help them appreciate how well FSU develops its students through diverse, rich, and rewarding opportunities. Although I have travelled across the country during my career in the Air Force, I have supported the next generation of FSU nurses through financial contributions. I currently serve as a member of the Alumni Advisory Committee and shared my FSU nursing story for a college video. 

 

 

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Diane Raines ('76), DNP, RN, NEA-BC  
Treasurer

Diane S. Raines, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, (BSN 1976) has practiced in the acute care setting at Baptist Health, Jacksonville, for over 40 years in a variety of clinical and administrative roles, including the role of system Chief Nursing Officer for the past thirteen years.  She is a Johnson & Johnson Wharton Executive Fellow in Nursing and a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives.  Dr. Raines leads a team of nurse executives that, in collaboration with their physician colleagues and other team members is responsible for safe, quality patient care delivered with compassion and respect.  One of their greatest achievements is being designated as a Magnet Health System three times.  Diane is engaged in the community and currently serves on the board of the MASS (Muslim American Social Services) free clinic.  She and her husband are members of MissionWay church and have participated in a number of mission trips over the years.  In addition to being a Nole Nurse, Diane has an MSN from the University of Florida and a DNP from the University of North Florida-making her a Seminole-Gator-Osprey!  But Diane and her husband Don (parents of a FSU Film School alumnus) are at heart Seminoles which makes serving the Nole Nurse Alumni Group very special.  Don and Diane "adopted" a manikin in the Simulation Lab-look for Sparky Raines when you visit!  She hopes to help share the message of the fabulous College of Nursing and encourage Noles Nurses to get involved with the future of our profession via FSU College of Nursing.

 

 

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Carol McCormick, (’72) BSN, (’04) MSN
Secretary

Carol received her BSN from the College of Nursing in 1972 and her MSN in 2014. She has served on the College of Nursing Alumni Advisory Committee for many years. In the past, she was an Adjunct Professor, Editor of the Alumni Newsletter, and assisted with the first Mentoring program at the College of Nursing. Carol worked in child health for state government and nonprofit agencies during most of her career. Her professional duties included budgeting, program planning, evaluation and community service. She retired in 2016 and is now spending most of her time traveling and enjoying her condo on St. George Island. She remains connected to FSU, and is a member of the Alumni Association, the FSU Foundation, and Women for FSU. Carol believes FSU prepares students to excel in their chosen profession academically, socially, and spiritually. She says “it becomes a part of you and stays with you throughout your career and beyond”.

 

 

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Juliann (Julie) Griffie ('71), MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, AOCN
Director At-Large

Julie graduated from Florida State in 1971.  She moved to Wisconsin in 1976, where entered graduate school at Marquette University and received her MSN in Care of the Adult, Teacher/Practitioner.   She began working in the CNS role, and gravitated to oncology nursing.  She was in the group of the first Oncology Certified Nurses in 1985, and subsequently obtained certifications from the Palliative Care Nurses Association and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
 
In 1990, she began working at the Medical College of Wisconsin as they began one of the first Palliative Care Programs in the nation.  In 2000, she moved to working with the breast cancer program at Froedtert Hospital, and she retired from Froedtert Hospital as Manager of Clinical Oncology Nursing.

She was a grant co-author for projects from the American Cancer Society and the Evinrude Foundation, she has served as a consultant for CCNE as a practitioner site review visitor, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Coalition to Improve End of Life Care. She has over 35 published articles and book chapters.

Being a Nole Nurse is perhaps her most important accomplishment.  It has served Julie well with a firm foundation to build an exciting career.
 

 

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Virginie Ramsey ('87, '94), ARNP 
Director At-Large

Virginie C. Ramsey received both her BSN and MSN from Florida State University in 1987 and 1994, respectively. Her interest in health care began while working as a medic in the United States Air Force, where she achieved the rank of Sergeant during her tour of duty and cultivated a strong sense of patriotism.   She continues caring for members of the military, currently, as a Nurse Practitioner at the Veteran's Affairs clinic in Tallahassee, FL. Though in her current position geriatrics is the main focus, in her more than 30 years of nursing, she has gained extensive experience having worked as a public health nurse for Gadsden County and a nurse practitioner in gastroenterology and various family practices Not content to only serve her community through nursing, Ginie has served the greater world community through medical relief trips to Guatemala and Haiti. Recently, she also took part in volunteering for Remote Area Medical in North Florida, providing medical services for underserved rural communities.  A native French speaker, Ginie has also served as the secretary for Alliance Française in Tallahassee. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and Florida State football. Through her work on the board of the Nursing Alumni Network, Ginie hopes to be able to reach out to people considering a career in nursing at FSU and to provide them with a glimpse into the life of a Nole Nurse.

 

 


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