Cynthia Love-Williams, RN, DNS

Preparing a Workforce for Interprofessional Practice

    (Co-presenters: Annmarie Kinsella, OTD, MS, OTRDawn Evans, DPT)

    Dr. Cynthia Love-Williams is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Utica College. She has worked in nursing education since 1996 in both associate and baccalaureate programs. Dr. Love-Williams educational background includes a baccalaureate degree from Mississippi University for Women, master’s degree from Wright State University and a doctoral degree from Russell Sage Graduate Schools. At the present, she is the Director of the Graduate Nursing Program at Utica College. Her areas of expertise are in critical care, medical surgical nursing and interprofessional education. Dr. Love-Williams areas of research include interprofessional education and student success. Annmarie Kinsella OTD, MS, OTR/L is an Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy at Utica College. She entered into a faculty role with 23 years of clinical experience including school-based practice, sub-acute and acute rehabilitation and management. She completed her post-professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy Degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in May of 2017. Her research agendas include the development, implementation and evaluation of collaborative models of Level II fieldwork programs and monitoring changes in perceptions of pre-professional students entering interprofessional education simulations and environments. Dawn Evans, DPT is a Professor of Practice at Utica College. Dr. Evans educational background includes a baccalaureate degree from the State University of New York in Physical Therapy and a post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy from Utica College. Her areas of expertise are the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems. She has worked in a variety of health care settings such as home care, and continues to practice per diem at a local outpatient private practice. Dr. Evans research agenda includes a variety of interprofessional education initiatives.