National Osteoporosis Foundation - Nursing Advisory Council

NOF’s Nursing Advisory Council conveys the educational needs of nurses to the NOF Education Committee in order to improve the nursing care of patients and families affected by osteoporosis. The council serves as the advisory group for all NOF educational initiatives that are focused on nurses and nursing care.

The Nursing Advisory Council aims to:

  • Inform NOF’s Education Committee of the issues and interests of nursing professionals that require educational initiatives;
  • Initiate and implement national educational strategies targeting nurses in the osteoporosis and bone health fields; and
  • Advise and help inform NOF’s evolving role in advancing nursing education.


National Osteoporosis Foundation Nursing Advisory Council Members


Joan Lappe, PhD, RN, FAAN -Chair
Criss/Beirne  Endowed Chair in Nursing and Professor of Medicine
Creighton University
Creighton Osteoporosis Research Center

Peggy Doheny, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE, ONC, FAAN
Professor and Adult CNS Program Director
Kent State University College of Nursing

Denise F. Greene, FNP, MSN
Kaiser Permanente

Susan Rawlins, RN, WHNP-BC
Director of Education
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health

Misty Schwartz PhD, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
Creighton University School of Nursing


Carol Sedlak PhD, RN, ONC, FAAN
Kent State University College of Nursing

Debra Sietsema, PhD, RN
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan
Michigan State University

Shari Silverstein, MSN, RN
NYSOPEP Coordinator
Helen Hayes Hospital

NOF Staff Contacts
Susan Randall, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Senior Director, Science & Education
National Osteoporosis Foundation
Lead Nurse Planner