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Nursing at the NIH Clinical Center

Nursing Department Executive Team

Barbara Jordan

Barbara Jordan, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer, Acting
Service Chief for Neurosciences, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics
NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department

Academic Degrees
BSN, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
MSN, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
DNP, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA

Email: Barbara.jordan@nih.gov

Phone: 301.496.8019

Biosketch:

Barbara Jordan is currently the Nursing Service Chief for Neurosciences, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics at the NIH, Clinical Center. Dr. Jordan provides oversight of the operations, planning and advising of the programs of care within her specialty areas. She works closely with the multidisciplinary teams within her service and directs the agenda for the neuroscience, behavioral health and pediatric programs regarding clinical research nursing.

Dr. Jordan earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, PA, a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in health care systems administration from The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. She previously served as the Vice President of Patient Care Services / Chief Nursing Officer for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Northwest in Seneca PA. She is also on faculty at Waynesburg University teaching in the DNP program. Dr. Jordan has additional prior experience as the Clinical Director of Infection Control and Regulatory Compliance at UPMC St. Margaret and as Clinical Operations Director of the ICU/CCU at Durham Regional Hospital in Durham, NC. She has many years of critical care leadership experience in various hospital settings. Dr. Jordan's research interests are in relationship-based care and nursing leadership.

Selected Presentations:

Jordan, B., Stephens, K., Hoolahan, S., & Sacco, D. (March 2014). The impact of relationship-based care on patient and staff satisfaction and patient falls. Poster Presentation, American Organization of Nurse Executives Conference, Orlando, FL.

Rimpa, T., Jordan, B., & Bialo, S. (February 2013). A successful patient fall reduction program in an inpatient behavioral health unit. Podium Presentation, ANA Nursing Quality Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Sorensen, J. & Jordan, B. Out by 2 PM: Predicting hospital discharges to enhance patient flow. (September 2012). Poster Presentation, Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, Annual Conference, Penn State Toptrees Resort, PA.

Jordan, B. & DiNucci, S. (September 2009). Keys to a successful catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention program: Improving patient outcomes by reducing infection rates. Audio-conference presented for AHC Media. Jordan, B. (September 2009). The gentle side of root cause analysis. Poster Presentation, SWPONL Annual Conference, Nemacolin Resort, PA.

Jordan, B. & DiNucci, S. (September 2008). Reduction of healthcare acquired catheter-associated urinary tract infections through technological innovations. Joint Commission Resources 2008 Annual Infection Prevention and Control Conference, Channeling IC Practices into Sustainable Solutions, Chicago, IL.

Jordan, B. & Lester, B. (April 2008). Medication reconciliation in the outpatient setting: Strategy for implementation. Poster Presentation, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Seattle, WA.

Jordan, B. (October 2007). Prevention of central line associated blood stream infections. Greater Pittsburgh 19th Annual Nursing Research Conference, PA.

O'Brien, J., Jordan, B., Pontzer, R., & DiNucci, S. (August 2007). Successful implementation of infection control quality initiatives using ingenuity and technological innovations. Poster Presentation, The Quality Colloquium, Harvard University.

Selected Publications:

Anton, B., Schafer, J. J., Micenko, A., Wolf, D. M., DiNucci, S., Donovan, P. and Jordan, B. (2009). Clinical decision support: How CDC tools impact patient care outcomes. Journal of Healthcare Information Management, 23(1), 39-45.

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Deborah Kolakowski

Deborah Kolakowski, DNP, RN
Service Chief for Oncology and Critical Care
NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department

Academic Degrees
BSN, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
MSN, Marymount, Arlington, VA
DNP, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Email: dkolakowski@cc.nih.gov

Phone: 301-443-1251

Biosketch:

Deborah Kolakowski is the Nursing Service Chief for Oncology and Critical Care at the NIH, Clinical Center. She provides oversight of the daily operations, planning and advising the inpatient and ambulatory programs of care within the specialty practice of oncology and critical care. She works closely with the multidisciplinary teams directing the agendas for the programs regarding clinical research nursing.

Dr. Kolakowski earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD, a Master of Science in Nursing from Marymount University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. Her previous work experiences include Program Director for Advanced Practice and Outcomes Management and Nurse Manager for the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the NIH Clinical Center. While at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C., she served in the capacity as the Interim Chief Nurse Executive, Administrator for Patient Care Services, and Director of Critical Care Services. Dr. Kolakowski's research interest and focus for her capstone course work identified nursing research activities that contributed to nursing workload in a clinical research setting utilizing a patent classification system to quantify acuity measures.

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • National Institute of Health, Clinical Center Patient Safety Champion Award – Critical Care (2007)
  • National Institute of Health, Clinical Center, Nursing and Patient Care Services Team Award –ICU, (2007)
  • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center Director's Award for Strategic Initiatives (2004)

Selected Presentations and Publications:

Kolakowski, D. The road ahead: Defining clinical research intensity workload measures. QuadraMed; Acuity Plus User Group Meeting, Washington DC; August 2010.

Kolakowski, D. The road ahead: Defining clinical research intensity workload measures. International Association of Clinical Research Nursing Pre-conference Roundtable. Bethesda, MD; November 2010.

Zimmerman, J., D. Wagner, W. Knaus, J. Williams, D. Kolakowski, E. Draper, "The Use of Risk Predictions to Identify Candidates for Intermediate Care Units: Applications for Intensive Care Utilization and Cost", Chest, 108:2, 1995.

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Genevieve Mbamalu

Genevieve Mbamalu, DNP, MPA, RN, NE-BC
Service Chief, Neuroscience, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics
NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department

Academic Degrees
Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, Binghamton University
Master's in Public Administration, North Carolina State University
Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Georgia Southwestern State University
Doctorate in Nursing Practice Executive Leadership, Waynesburg University

Email: genny.mbamalu@nih.gov

Phone: 301-594-4563

Biosketch:

Dr. Genevieve Mbamalu completed her undergraduate training at Binghamton University, State University of New York where she obtained a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Sociology. After conducting extensive research on nonprofit organizations established to care for black women suffering from high blood pressure and diabetes, Dr. Mbamalu was awarded "Departmental Honors" with Binghamton University's Sociology Honors Program.

Upon graduating, Dr. Mbamalu completed the Masters in Public Administration program with a concentration in Non-profit Management at North Carolina State University. Subsequently, she worked as a Budget and Management Analyst with Baltimore City's Bureau of Budget and Management Research. With an intense desire to positively affect the health and wellbeing of underserved and vulnerable populations, Dr. Mbamalu changed career paths to purse a profession in nursing.

In 2007, Dr. Mbamalu completed the accelerated Bachelors of Science in Nursing program at Georgia Southwestern State University. She began practicing as a critical care nurse and shortly thereafter, began her career in nursing leadership. Dr. Mbamalu has worked in a variety of healthcare leadership roles including Chief of Acute and Mental Health Nursing Services with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and Regional Director of Operations with Fresenius Medical Care. In 2014, Dr. Mbamalu completed the Doctorate in Nursing Practice program with a concentration in executive leadership at Waynesburg University.

Today, Dr. Mbamalu works as a Service Chief for Neuroscience, Behavioral Health and Pediatrics with the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. She is a Board-Certified Nurse Executive with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Mbamalu has published in the Nephrology Nursing and Medical-Surgical Nursing journals and is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Maryland College of Healthcare Executives and American Nurses Associations.

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Ann Marie Matlock

Ann Marie Matlock, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Service Chief for Medical Surgical Specialties
CAPT, United States Public Health Service
NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department

Academic Degrees
BSN, Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD
MSN, Nursing Administration, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
DNP, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Email: amatlock@cc.nih.gov

Phone: 301-435-5679

Biosketch:

CAPT Ann Marie Matlock earned a BSN in Nursing from Salisbury State University in 1991, a MSN from the University of Maryland in 2003 and a DNP from the George Washington University in 2013. In addition she earned a Certificate in the Business of Nursing from Johns Hopkins University in 2001. She is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Nurse Executive. She began her career as an ICU fellow at the Washington Hospital Center where she worked in a variety of critical care settings before coming to the Clinical Center in 2000. At the Clinical Center she began her career as a Senior Clinical Research Nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. In 2006 she became the Nurse Manager for the Medical Telemetry unit and assumed responsibility for opening the Special Clinical Studies Unit in 2009. In 2007, she joined the United States Public Health Service and is currently serving at the rank of Captain. In 2013, she was selected as the Service Chief for the Medical Surgical Specialties service. She has published several articles and provided presentations on a variety of topics. Her DNP capstone project focused on Family Caregiver Training.

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • NIH Clinical Center Directors Award for Nursing Leadership –Ebola Response (2014)
  • US Public Health Service, Unit Commendation (2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007)
  • George Washington University Alumni Association Prize for the School of Nursing (2013)
  • NIH Clinical Center, Director's Award for Administration (2012)
  • NIH Clinical Center, Director's Award for Patient Safety Champion (2011)
  • US Public Health Service, Special Assignment Award & Achievement Medal (2011)
  • US Public Health Service, Chief Nurse Officer Award (2010)
  • NIH Clinical Center, Director's Award for Administration (2009)
  • US Public Health Service, Commendation Medal (2008)
  • National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Director's Award for Patient Care (2007)
  • One of 100 Extra Ordinary Nurses in Washington Metropolitan Area (2004)

Selected Presentations:

Matlock, A. & Hubbard, M. (April 2015). Fighting Ebola: Domestically and Abroad. Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Public Health. Global Health Awareness Week, Baltimore, MD

Matlock, A. & Hubbard, M. (March 2015). Nursing management of patients with Ebola – The NIH Experience. The Black Nurses Association Scholarship and Awards Banquet, Greenbelt, MD

Matlock, A.M., & May, N. (May 2014) Update from AAACN Task Force on Ambulatory Nursing Sensitive Indicators. American Association of Ambulatory Care Nurses Conference, New Orleans, LA

Matlock, A.M, & Seder. R. (May 2014). Understanding protective immunity by an attenuated malaria vaccine: A Collaborative Effort in Science and Clinical Care to Achieve Successful Protocol Implementation. NIH, Clinical Center Grand Rounds, Bethesda, MD.

Matlock, A.M. (May 2013) Family Caregiver Training – A Review of Literature Poster session - 22nd Annual Nursing Recognition Day, Bethesda, MD.

Barrett, K., Hubbard, M., Matlock, et al. (May 2013). Nursing Care of Ebola Zaire Occupational Exposure. Poster session - 22nd Annual Nursing Recognition Day (NRD), Bethesda, MD.

Matlock. A. M. (May, 2012). Career Management & Work Life Balance. 21st NRD, Bethesda, MD.

Matlock, A.M. (December, 2011). Should Clinicians Give Gifts to their Patients? Ethics Grand Rounds, NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD.

Matlock, A.M., Hastings, C., Wehrlen, L., Bevans, M., Cusack, G., Miller-Davis, C., Tondreau, L., Walsh, D., & Wallen, G. (October, 2011). Building the Foundation for Clinical Research Nursing. Poster session. Nursing Management Congress, Las Vegas, NV.

Barrett, K., Hubbard, M., Matlock, A.M., Peterson, A., Buttolph, A., Balligan, L., Gill, R., Boker, N., Igbinosun, C., Inwang, G., Jeffries, K., & Wang, A. (May 2011). Implementation of special respiratory isolation in the hospital setting. Poster session. 20th NRD Bethesda, MD.

Matlock, A.M., (February 2010). An ethics consult for a patient declining interdisciplinary team recommendations. NIH Clinical Center Ethics Grand Rounds, Bethesda, MD.

Selected Publications:

Matlock, A.M., Gutierrez, D.C., Wallen, G.R., & Hastings, C. (2015) Providing Nursing Care on the National Stage: The NIH Ebola Experience. Nursing Outlook, 63(1) 21-4.

Martinez, K., Start, R., Mastal, P., Matlock, A.M., & Battaglia, R. (2015). Ambulatory Care: Nursing Sensitive Indicators. Nursing Economics, 33(1) 59-66.

Matlock, A.M., Gutierrez, D.C., & Wallen, G.R. (2015). Ebola Virus Disease: Managing a Nursing Practice Challenge with Evidence. Nursing Management, 46(2) 20-2.

Bevans M, Hastings C, Wehrlen L, Cusack G, Matlock AM, Miller-Davis C, Tondreau L, Walsh D, & Wallen GR. (2011). Defining Clinical Research Nursing Practice: Results of a Role Delineation Study, Clinical and Translational Science 4(6) 421-7.

Lantos J, Matlock AM, & Wendler D.(2011). Clinician Integrity and Limits to Patient Autonomy, JAMA 305(5) 495-9.

Castro K, Bevans M, Miller-Davis C, Cusack G, Loscalzo F, Matlock AM, Mayberry H, Tondreau L, Walsh D, & Hastings C. (2011). Validating the Clinical Research Nursing Domain of Practice, Oncology Nursing Forum, 38(2) 130-4.

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Diane Walsh

Diane Walsh, MS, RN
Special Assistant to the Chief Nurse Officer
NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department

Academic Degrees
BSN, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MS, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Email: DWalsh@cc.nih.gov

Phone: 301-402-2363

Biosketch:

Diane Walsh is the Special Assistant to the Chief Nurse Officer for the NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department. As the Special Assistant to the Chief Nurse Officer she serves as the principal advisor to the Chief Nurse providing authoritative advice to her and other senior-level officials in regards to nursing program issues.

Ms. Walsh earned her BSN from the University of Florida in 1982 and her MS in Nursing with a Certificate in General Administration from the University of Maryland in 1993. Ms. Walsh was a recipient of a National Health Service Corps Scholarship and began her professional career as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service in the Indian Health Service at the Ada Indian Hospital in Ada, Oklahoma. As a Staff Nurse at the Ada Indian Hospital from 1982-1987, she worked in various areas of the hospital including the Medical Surgical Unit, OB-GYN, Special Care Unit and Emergency Room. In 1987 Ms. Walsh transferred to the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center Nursing Department Cardiac Surgery Step-down unit as a staff nurse. Since this time she has functioned in various roles in the Clinical Center including Nurse Manager, Nurse Consultant and now the Special Assistant to the Chief Nurse Officer. Ms. Walsh retired as Captain from the U.S. Public Health Service in 2012 after 30 years of service. Ms. Walsh was active in Public Health Service Corps activities including Chair of the Nursing Professional Advisory Committee (NPAC), Chair of various subcommittees of the NPAC and was a member of the Corps Transformation workgroup and the Secretaries Transformation Action Team Incident Command Workgroup that addressed the White House Report on Katrina Lessons Learned.

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • NIH Office of the Director Honor Award, Clinical Research Support (CRS) Transition (2012)
  • Chief Nurse Officer Award (PHS) – NIH Category Lead for Billet Collection System (2012)
  • NIH Clinical Center Director's Award: Emergency Preparedness (2008)
  • NIH Clinical Center Director's Award: Clinical Center Nutrition Cost Reduction Team (2007)
  • Secretary's Award for Distinguished Service/NIH Hurricane Katrina Relief Team (HHS) (2006)
  • NIH Director's Recognition Award: Hurricane Katrina Response (2005)
  • U.S. Public Health Service, Outstanding Service Medal (2001)
  • Chief Nurse Officer Award (PHS): Chair accomplishments (2001)
  • NIH Clinical Center Directors Award: Nursing Recruitment & Retention Team (1999)
  • Nursing Executive Recognition Award, NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department (1999)
  • Chief Nurse Officer Award, N-PAC (PHS): Recruitment Activities (1993)
  • Citation for Clinical Excellence, NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department (1990)
  • Citation for Outstanding Leadership, NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department (1989)
  • Citation for Clinical Excellence, NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department (1988)

Selected Publications:

Bevans, M., Hastings, C., Wehrlen, L., Cusack, G., Matlock, A.M., Miller-Davis, C., Tondreau, L., Walsh, D., Wallen, G.R. (2011). Defining Clinical Research Nursing Practice: Results of a Role Delineation Study. Clinical and Translational Science, 4(6):421-427

Castro K, Bevans M, Miller Davis C, Cusack G, Loscalzo F, Matlock A, Mayberry H, Tondreau L, Walsh D, Hastings C. (2011). Validating the clinical research nursing domain of practice. Oncology Nursing Forum, 38 (2): E72-E80.

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