Research and Professional Resources Committee

The Research and Professional Resources Committee (RPRC) is responsible for contributing to practice and research related programs, resources and opportunities available to NIHD and its membership, including the following: (1) contributing to our monthly webinar and salon schedule, (2) contributing to our quarterly newsletter, by way of informative articles and NIHD member spotlights, (3) building new consulting, teaching and research opportunities for our members through our professional and academic partnerships, (4) coordinating applications for the NIHD Foundation's Lady with the Lamp Research Grant, and (5) coordinating nominations for the NIHD Leadership Award.  

Committee Chair

We are actively looking for a committee chair for the Research and Professional Resources Committee. If you are interested, please contact Susan Ziel.

Committee Members

Teri Boteler, RN BSN
Transition Planning and Management Director of Healthcare
Vice President, Gilbane Building Company

Ms. Boteler is a registered nurse with her BSN.  She has 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry.  Coupled with her passion for delivery of safe and efficient healthcare, Teri has provided project management and consultant services in the construction industry.   Interfacing with architects, construction managers, facility managers, contractors and administrative teams, she assists to review plans for future operations, to assess equipment/healthcare information technology integration and to plan for large complex hospital openings and relocations.   Ms. Boteler dedicates time and remains current with healthcare trends through the pursuit her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration through the University of Maryland.   She has completed coursework for Six Sigma Greenbelt for Healthcare and is certified in Change Management.  Professional memberships include American College of Healthcare Executive, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Maryland Organization of Nurse Executives and Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design.

Roxanne Butler MSOD, BSN, RNC

With a unique skill set that combines nursing experience with organizational development, Roxanne is passionate about transition work that helps healthcare providers and organizations recognize and implement better, more efficient ways to deliver care. She has a keen interest in guiding hospital departments in the development of a future vision and the steps required to realize those goals, whether the work impacts a single department or the entire organization. Roxanne is an accomplished administrator with significant experience leading initiatives, building teams, and improving and expanding operational performance and quality care in clinical and non-clinical environments. She has a unique combination of education and experience in operations, large-scale project management, and budgeting/fiscal management. As the campus development administrator at Woman’s Hospital, Roxanne played a key role in planning, directing, and transitioning their $327M hospital project. In her 20 years with Woman’s Hospital, Roxanne gained deep expertise in managing clinical services—achieving positive financial, customer service, and quality clinical outcomes. She received her Master of Science degree in Organization Development from Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southeastern Louisiana University. Roxanne is also certified in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing by the NCC.

Jaynelle Stichler, DNSc, RN,  EDAC, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
Professor Emerita of Nursing, San Diego State University 



Jaynelle Stichler is Professor Emerita of Nursing at San Diego State University and a Fellow in both the American Academy of Nursing and the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has extensive experience in the healthcare design industry as a healthcare executive and nurse consultant, working with hospitals both nationally and internationally. A founding member of the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design, she is also Co-Founding Co-Editor of Health Environments Research & Design (HERD) journal. Nearly 200 of her articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, and she is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences. 

Kathleen Swanson, RN, DNP 
Assistant Professor of Nursing, North Dakota State University
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Kathleen has over 25 years of experience as a registered nurse. Her clinical experience is primarily in psychiatric nursing. She has worked as a nursing manager which included the design of a new psychiatric unit  (and retrofitting that same unit as a result of a non-ideal design).  She has also worked in risk management and nursing education. Her doctorate in nursing is in the specialty of Health Innovation and Leadership from the University of Minnesota with a certificate in Healthcare Design and Innovation. During her practicum, she created a playbook for a million-square-foot new medical facility. She is currently developing a new online RN-to-BSN program at North Dakota State University.
Laurie Tranchina Waggener, BSRC, RRT, BID, CHID, IIDA
Research and Evidence Based Design Director, WHR Architects

Laurie’s background in clinical leadership, interior design and design research enables her to integrate science and knowledge driven design solutions for multiple service lines. Laurie leads the efforts in the implementation of research informed planning and design through all project architectural phases as well as manages the original research efforts at WHR Architects, Inc.

Laurie serves as a member of the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) Health Guidelines Revision Committee and is a founding member of the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID) in addition to the Nursing Institute for Healthcare Design (NIHD).   Publications, interviews and chapters are featured in books, trade journals in addition to peer reviewed journals.

As an interior designer, Laurie’s project design awards include: Modern Healthcare Merit of Excellence, Healthcare Symposium User Centered award and an AIA commendation for Healthcare Interiors. 

Before entering the design industry, Laurie served as technical director for respiratory critical care in a 520 bed hospital.

Board Liaison

Susan E. Ziel BSN, MPH, JD
Healthcare Consultant, Integrity Health Strategies