The School of Nursing Advisory Board exists to support the School of Nursing in its efforts to:
- Actualize the mission of the School of Nursing
- Achieve the objectives of the School of Nursing
The Advisory Board provides this support through a range of activities, many of which serve to advance donor relations, enhance the visibility of School of Nursing programs and activities in the broader community and region, and promote enrollment and retention in the School of Nursing programs.
The purposes and functions of the Advisory Board are:
- Advise the School of Nursing dean on issues pertaining to the School of Nursing mission and strategic plan
- Advocate for, and serve as an ambassador of, the School of Nursing
- Help connect the School of Nursing with external partners, organizations, health care agencies, and elected officials in support of the vibrancy and quality of its academic programs
- Assist the School of Nursing dean and the School of Nursing Development Office with the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of external support.
|Vice Chair||Jan Yarborough|
|Donor Relations Committee Chair||Philip Julian|
|Student Support Committee Chair||Kathy Foster|
|Alumni Relations Committee Chair||Bridgett Byrd Sellars|
Vi-Anne Antrum is a seasoned executive with nursing and operations experience spanning more than 25 years. She currently serves as the systemwide chief nursing officer and is a senior vice president for Cone Health, an integrated health system in Greensboro. Vi-Anne has contributed to the body of nursing knowledge through a variety of publications, presentations, and taskforces. She is a member of the American Organization of Nursing Leaders (AONL) System Chief Nurse Executive Committee, NCHA’s workforce advisory council, and will be part of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Equity & Nursing task force. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nursing Leaders, Sigma Theta Tau, the North Carolina Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Association.
Bridgett Byrd Sellars ’95, ’09 MSN serves as the CEO and founder of Dr. Sellars Educate. She founded the company in 2019 after supporting nurse educators to advance their teaching skills and achieve designation as a certified nurse educator over the past 10 years. Bridgett has a passion for nursing education and quality patient care. Throughout her 28-years in nursing, she has served in several education and leadership roles, including director and associate professor of an RN to BSN program, associate professor, assistant professor, and chief nursing officer. She is an active member of ANCC, NLN, AACN, and ACHE, and serves as commissioner with the ANCC NCPD Commission on Accreditation. Bridgett completed her PhD in nursing at the University of San Diego in 2012, focusing on transformational leadership practices. She is also a graduate of UNC Greensboro, where she completed both her BSN and MSN. Her personal interest includes exercising with her family, spending time on the beaches of California and Virginia, and providing service to her community through work with her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Vivian Dennis ’85 holds an MBA in healthcare management with a dual degree in human resources. She is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, and her stint includes mentor and clinical analyst managing and supporting operations while empowering nurses in career development. Her assignments in Afghanistan were commander, intensive care services for the Craig Joint Theater Hospital and inspector general in Kabul. She served in various roles as chief nurse, commander, health professions recruiting, and clinical research. As a board member and thought leader, Vivian professes to work collectively with stakeholders to ensure a team-centric approach to the School of Nursing’s mission and vision.
Kathy Foster ’84, ’92 MSN worked with the Cone Health System for 34 years, 1984-2018. Her positions there included staff nurse on the inpatient, neuro/ortho rehabilitation unit, and after completing her MSN, clinical nurse specialist for both inpatient and subacute rehabilitation. She transitioned to Cone Health’s long-term care division in 2001 as a quality manager. From 2007-18, she worked in the Cone Health Medical Group division as a director of the Family Medicine Center. Since leaving Cone Health in 2018, Kathy has worked as a quality improvement coordinator for AuthoraCare Care Collective Hospice. Her awards and recognitions include induction into North Carolina’s Great 100 in 1994 and the recipient of the 2018 UNCG School of Nursing’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Her community activities include serving as a current member of the board of directors of the ALS Association, North Carolina chapter. She has also served as president of the School of Nursing’s Alumni Association and on the UNCG Board of Visitors.
Philip Julian ’77, ’79 served as a nurse in the U.S. Air Force before retiring. He served as a longtime faculty member at East Carolina University, where he earned his PhD, and is now a faculty emeritus. He also graduated with a bachelor of science from Wake Forest University.
Bobbi Osguthorpe ’83 served as a PRN consultant for MTS/KCI in Raleigh from 2008-15. Prior to that, she was vice president of the western region for clinical, marketing, and operations for MTS/KCI from 2001-08. In addition, Bobbi has experience as a lecturer and clinical instructor, as well as a critical care nurse. She has received various honors during her career, including being inducted into the North Carolina’s Great 100 in 1991. She received the UNCG School of Nursing’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1997. In 1987, she initiated a path to achieve funding for endowed scholarship for School of Nursing students by 1999.
Glenda Schillinger ’82 is the founder and director of GJJAMS Foundation, a private, non-profit organization that focuses on women’s issues, children, and education. She joined the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corp after graduating from UNCG in 1982, and was stationed in the Philippines, Germany, and throughout the U.S. Her experience in medical-surgical, neonatal intensive care, labor and delivery nursing, setting up and running a hospice program, organizing a same-day surgery clinic, and perinatal grief training led her back to school after leaving the Air Force. Glenda got her MSW in clinical social work at Arizona State University and worked with high-risk middle school students. She also has experience in real estate, as a small business owner and investor. Glenda is the proud mother of two sons and three grandchildren.
Jana Welch Wagenseller ’76 received her bachelor of science in nursing from UNC Greensboro. A former head nurse and nurse clinician in oncology, she developed cancer programs in local southeast communities for the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and Duke University Health System. Subsequently, she formed a consulting firm, providing services in oncology program and research development. Jana received the Evelyn Morgan Award for Excellence in Oncology Nursing Practice from Friends of Nursing at Duke University Medical Center and the Minerva Award for Distinguished Service from the UNCG Alumni Association. She is an active volunteer as a minister to the Homebound and UNCG Foundation.
Tomika Williams ’03 MSN, ’16 PhD is a primary care nurse practitioner with Remote Health, a primary care practice in Greensboro serving clients within the clinic, home, long-term care facility, and virtual settings. She is also an adjunct instructor at East Carolina University’s College of Nursing. She is a dually certified adult-gerontological nurse practitioner (primary care) and certified dementia practitioner. Her clinical practice experience includes long-term care, in-patient rehabilitation, occupational health, homecare, and telehealth. She graduated from North Carolina A&T State University in 1998, receiving a bachelor of science in nursing, and from UNC Greensboro with a master of science in nursing in 2003 and her PhD in nursing in 2016. Her research and scholarship interest areas include long-term care, gerontology, health promotion, and social justice issues in health care. Additionally, she is the owner of Golden Health Education and Consulting, PLLC, offering health education and consulting services to patients, families, and communities.
Jan Yarborough, Esquire ’80 is senior counsel at the Waldrep Wall Babcock & Bailey law firm. She has a concentration in health law, particularly in the area of managed care issues. Prior to joining the firm, Jan was a partner at Wall Babcock LLP and prior, worked as a solo practitioner in Chapel Hill. Prior to establishing her own practice in 2002, she was a partner at Kilpatrick Stockton LLP in Winston-Salem. She also served as an adjunct health law professor at the Wake Forest University School of Law and was a clinical faculty member of the School of Nursing at Rowan Technical Community College. She received a J.D. degree magna cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1987 and a bachelor of science in nursing from the UNCG School of Nursing in 1980.