Dr. Loretta Forlaw, RN PhD, FACHE, Colonel (R) Army Nurse Corps
Dr. Loretta Forlaw, PhD, RN, FACHE is employed as an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing, University of Central Florida. Dr. Forlaw earned her PhD in nursing at The Catholic University of America, a Master of Nursing Science Degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Pacific Lutheran University and a Diploma from St. Francis Xavier Hospital, Charleston, S.C. Dr. Forlaw is retired from the Army Nurse Corps. She has maintained a clinical and leadership quality improvement focus throughout her career. Dr. Forlaw is a founding and current member of the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) and a Fellow in the American Association of HealthCare Executives (FACHE). She is a contributing member of ANA, STTI and several other nursing and healthcare organizations. She is a Business Coach and a Feng Shui and QI Gong Bigu practitioner. You can follow her on Twitter @DoctoralSpeaks.
Dr. Linda Gibson -Young , PhD, ARNP, FNP-BC, CNE, AE-C
Dr. Linda Gibson-Young is employed by Texas A&M University: Corpus Christi as an Associate Professor and Graduate Chair with the nurse practitioner, nurse educator, and nurse leadership specialties. Dr. Gibson-Young has her PhD in nursing, and is a certified family nurse practitioner and nurse educator. She specializes in pulmonary, specifically pediatric pulmonary with a heavy focus in family management of childhood asthma.
Dr. Linda Gibson-Young began her nursing career at Children’s Health System in Birmingham working with acute and chronic pulmonary patients. With education and experience, she advanced to Instructor at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and then Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Gibson-Young is a family nurse practitioner and asthma scientist whose research interest focuses on home interventions aimed at family management of childhood asthma with the use of in-home technologies. Her research includes interdisciplinary teams including nurse practitioners, community partners, nurses, physicians, social work, nutrition, and respiratory therapy.
Dr. Gibson-Young sits on interdisciplinary, asthma management boards of three children’s hospitals. Over the past 15 years, she has mentored many nursing students, particularly nurse practitioners and DNP students interested in asthma, and served as the chair of multiple BSN honors, DNP, and PhD projects.