Born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, David S. Rodriguez graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1976 and began working as a Nursing Assistant in a local nursing home. His nursing career began in 1978 while enrolled in what was then known as the St Vincent's School of Nursing. In 1983, he became licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator, and has served in this capacity in three Santa Fe facilities. Mr. Rodriguez served as a state and federal inspector, and also as the Director of the Division of Health Improvement, which was the regulatory arm of the New Mexico Department of Health for all licensed health care facilities. Most recently, Mr. Rodriguez opened a new hospice agency here in Santa Fe, known as Del Corazon Hospice ("From the Heart"). Del Corazon has served nearly one hundred families in Santa Fe since opening in January of 2012.

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Mary Elaine Kiener, RN, PhD is the Founder and Creative Energy Officer (CEO) of ASK ME House, LLC, offering holistic solutions to improve well-being. The journey to ASK ME House began in the mid-1990s, when Mary Elaine found her body-mind-spirit lost in a quagmire of personal and professional burnout. As part of her own healing, she began to learn how stress, engagement, health and performance link together to influence well-being, energy management and productivity. She created a transformational holistic nursing practice to assist clients in creating and nurturing their own healing journeys.

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"Social Media for Nurses: Educating Practitioners and Patients in a Networked World", is a new book published by Springer Publishing Company with the goal of clearly and comprehensively presenting the knowledge and skills that "nurses and health professionals need in order to effectively use the Internet and interactive social media to educate health consumers". We welcome Ramona Nelson, PhD, RN-BC, ANEF, FAAN; Irene Joos, PhD, MSIS, MSN, RN; and Debra M. Wolf, PhD, MSN, BSN, RN to RN.FM Radio for an in-depth discussion of their new book, social media, and the intersection between social media, technology, nursing and healthcare.

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Elizabeth “Coach” Scala, MSN/MBA, RN is passionate about helping healthcare professionals, nurses in particular, to embody holistic living and embrace self-care. Through her business, Living SublimeWellness, she writes regularly on the topic of self-care, conducts a free, monthly wellness workshop, and offers both inperson and online seminars for busy nurses. Elizabeth is a Certified Health andWellness Coach and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and Master's degrees in both Business and Nursing. Originally from Carmel, NY, she now lives in Baltimore,MD with her husband and two dogs.

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