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Key Note Speakers
Nurse Blake, Advocate for Nurses & Patients
Blake is a registered nurse and received his BSN from the University of Central Florida. He has worked in several healthcare roles throughout his career and has managed several injury prevention programs and started Banned4Life, which ended an outdated FDA blood donor policy. Today, Blake is an advocate for nurses and patients and encourages a healthy work environment. He is a social influencer, writer, public speaker, and has been a paid contributor to publications including the New York Times.
Sandy Summers, RN, MSN, MPH Founder and Executive Director
Sandy Summers is Executive Director of The Truth About Nursing. Since 2001 she has led the effort to change how the world views nursing by challenging damaging media depictions of nurses.
Ms. Summers is the co-author of Saving Lives: Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk. Her media advocacy work began when she and fellow Johns Hopkins graduate students began the movement in April 2001.
She speaks frequently on nursing's image and empowering nurses to change how they are perceived.
Ms. Summers has Masters Degrees in Nursing and Public Health from Johns Hopkins University (2002). She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Southern Connecticut State University in 1984.
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