More Influencers in Healthcare Collaboration

Meet the folks who are bringing disruptive change to the industry

"Top 10 Influencers in Healthcare Collaboration" by Next wave Connect

What does it take to be an influencer in healthcare collaboration?...a willingness to share your experiences, a knowledge of the collaboration tools that help people connect, and the courage to admit that no one person has all the answers. Meet the influencers leading conversations in healthcare collaboration.


Meet the Top Influencers

Here are the folks you want to connect with…

"Top 10 Influencers in Healthcare Collaboration" by Next Wave Connect


Beth Hawkes, MSN, RN-BC, HACP

Career Columnist, Writer, Speaker

As a nurse and educator, Elizabeth helps clinicians understand the realities of being a caregiver. She supports and inspires those on the frontline to deliver high quality patient care.


Caitlyn Ybarra

Marketing Specialist at Transcend Insights, Inc.

Caitlyn tackles the challenges of communicating health and turning data into consumable information. Her skills in communication and social media make her a connector in health concepts.


Chris Christy

National Healthcare Market Director at Qlik

As a blogger and healthcare veteran, Chris shares unique insights into a variety of topics from ACOs to population health, to health IT leadership.


"Top 10 Influencers in Healthcare Collaboration" by Next Wave Connect


Nurse, Blogger

Brittany blends her expertise in nursing and health living to help nurses care for themselves while they care for others.


Greg Mercer

Founder of Big Red Carpet Nursing

From data security to mental health to nursing, Greg share his knowledge and creativity in order to empower others. If you are a nurse (or anyone passionate about patient engagement) check out his tips for staying inspired and staying effective.


Donna Maheady

Founder of Exceptional Nurse

Donna is passionate about supporting nurses with disAbilities and storytelling. The case studies she shares help educate and inspire nurses from all walks of life. As a leader in the Nurses with Disabilities community on Next Wave Connect, she promotes inclusion of people with disabilities in the nursing profession.


Elizabeth Scala

CNO at Nursing from Within

Wellness and healthy workspaces are of top priority for Elizabeth, and she provides actionable tips for our community. Not only is she a thoughtful contributor, Elizabeth also leads by example and is a great role model for women leading in healthcare.


Beth Boynton

Nurse Consultant & Author at Confident Voices in Healthcare

As a leader and team builder, Beth speaks on organizational change, developing professional relationships, and celebrating risk-taking. She puts a fun and creative spin on tried and true methodologies. In addition, Beth helps nurses find their voice as safety advocates.


Anne Llewellyn

Nurse Advocate

Anne applies her experience as a national healthcare practitioner to help others understand and grow their role as agents of change. She encourages both patients and nurses to find their voice and be advocates for patient-centered care.


Dr. Jean Ann Larson

CEO and Senior Partner at Jean Ann Larson & Associates

As a thought leader in change management, Dr. Larson helps leaders and organizations develop strategies, execute process redesign, and envision change as opportunity. Most recently, Jean Ann has shared how effective change management can make implementing new technologies easier.