Indianapolis-based Sigma Theta Tau International has named Elizabeth Madigan chief executive officer. She most recently served as Independence Foundation Professor in Nursing Education at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She has been there for more than two decades. Madigan assumes her role as CEO Designate effective September 18 and will be formally presented to the organization’s 135,000 members during STTI’s 44th Biennial Convention at the end of October.

Madigan previously served as a visiting professor at the Catholic University of Santiago, Chile and a research grant reviewer for the Italian Ministry of Health Young Investigator Research Program. She recently reviewed the planned PhD program and curriculum for Haramaya University in Ethiopia. Madigan is also a respected researcher. She has published numerous book chapters and research articles and presented at nursing conferences worldwide on interests including home healthcare issues, the use of technology to improve chronic disease outcomes, and international healthcare issues. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wright State University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the Ohio State University and a PhD in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University.

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