Continuing OADN's commitment to collaboration, the OADN Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN, as its second public member. OADN President Pat Smart states, “The board is excited to welcome Dr. Miyamoto to our board. Dr. Miyamoto possesses a wealth of expertise, especially in healthcare policy and the legislative arena.” With her knowledge and experience in advocacy, nursing education, and public health policy and her work with the Nursing Community, Dr. Miyamoto is sure to be an invaluable addition to the OADN Board. OADN CEO Donna Meyer expressed, "I have worked with Suzanne for the last four years, and she is a dynamic nursing leader. I am honored she has accepted the OADN public board position.”
Currently, Dr. Miyamoto is the Senior Director of Government Affairs and Health Policy at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). With more than a decade of policy experience, Dr. Miyamoto leads the association’s policy and advocacy work focused on advancing nursing education, research, and practice to promote a cost-effective, high-quality healthcare system. She is the convener for the Nursing Community, a coalition of 61 national nursing organizations that collaborate on a wide spectrum of health policy issues.
Dr. Miyamoto is a 2014 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies, and at the University of Maryland’s School of Nursing. She has held previous acad emic positions in the schools of nursing at the University of Michigan, the University of New Mexico, and Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, she is a senior associate editor for the journal, Policy, Politics & Nursing Practice.
Previously, she held policy positions at the state and federal levels with the National Institutes of Health, the State Commission on Patient Safety for the Michigan Health and Safety Coalition, and with former United States Congressman Joseph Knollenberg. Dr. Miyamoto’s research, publications, and presentations (national and international) focus on health policy, coalition building, and political advocacy.
Dr. Miyamoto received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Nursing, and Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Women in Government Relations, Academy Health, the American Organization o f Nurse Executives, and the American Nurses Association. Dr. Miyamoto is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and an Honorary Friend of the National Institute of Nursing Research.