2018 PHNAC Board

President: Masayo Nishiyama
Masayo has been a public health nurse for over 10 years. She graduated from South Dakota State University with BSN and Emory University with MPH/MSN in Global Health and International Nursing. Masayo is currently pursuing Doctor of Nursing Practice in Public Health Nurse Leader from University of Massachusetts Amherst. She started out her public health nursing career in Alaska. There, she enjoyed hands-on public health nursing experiences, like immunization, family planning, HIV/STI testing, STI treatment, tuberculosis testing and treatment, disease investigation, community organizing, and home visiting. Masayo moved to Colorado in 2015, currently works as Nurse Manager for HIV/Hepatitis C Prevention Program at Tri-County Health Department.

Secretary: Sara Brainard

Sara is a public health nurse manager at Garfield County Public Health.

Treasurer: Heather Hageman 
Heather became a nurse in 1980 as a diploma nurse. For the next 10 years she worked in newborn and NICU nurseries, as well as, a small OB unit in rural Colorado. She spent two years in Guatemala as a nurse for a primary care clinic and taught health promoters, did mobile health clinics, and door to door immunization campaigns. In 1989 Heather earned a BSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Over the next 10 years she worked in OB clinics, labor and delivery, Perinatal Hepatitis B Coordinator for a county in California, home health, and the Southern California Hearing Coordination Center for newborn hearing testing and follow up. In the next 10 years, she moved back to Colorado (where she grew up) and worked in post-partum/lactation at the University of Colorado Hospital. She finished my masters from the University of Colorado, College of Nursing in 2013. Heather first became involved with PHNAC when she worked for the CDPHE in the Women’s Wellness Connection in 2011. She loved the chance to learn from other public health nurses and to strengthen public health in Colorado. She is presently a public health nurse for Jeffco Public Health, Family-Nurse Partnership.

Immediate Past President: Margaret Huffman 

Margaret have worked at both the local and state level in public health nursing. She served on a NACCHO Injury and Violence Prevention work group, and on CDC grant development and implementation. Before she went back for her ND degree her previous career path was in the corporate world, as a project manager for Qwest. Currently, Margaret is the director of Community Healthy Services at Jefferson County Public Health.