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Nurse Climate Champion Profiles

Watch this video to hear why nurses across the country have joined the Nurses Climate Challenge.

Read the profiles below to learn how Nurse Climate Champions are using the Nurses Climate Challenge resources to educate their colleagues about climate and health.

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Dr. Stephen Ferrara, DNP, NP

Columbia University, New York

As a family nurse practitioner, ivy league program administrator, and professor, Dr. Stephen Ferrara wears many hats – all of which he wears while affecting change.

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Gloria E. Barrera

Public health nurse, certified school nurse, and adjunct professor

From school nursing to testifying in Washington D.C., Gloria E. Barerra makes it her priority to advocate on behalf of vulnerable populations.

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Lisa Chan

Women & Infants Hospital, Providence, R.I.

Perinatal professional practice specialist Lisa Chan has advocated and supported women, children, and families as a nurse for more than 30 years.

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Claudia Zúñiga

Clínica Alemana de Santiago

With Nurse Claudia Zúñiga’s leadership, the entire nursing department at Clínica Alemana de Santiago joined the Nurses Climate Challenge. 

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Jessica LeClair

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Seeing the devastating effects of massive flooding as a public health nurse in Dane County, Wis. years ago mobilized Jessica LeClair to act on climate.

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