Meet Our 2023 Nurse Wellness Conference Speakers

Dan Leahy, MA

Leadership Development Specialist and Educator

An innovative leadership development specialist with over 30 years of leadership education experience and another 16 years of experience as a clinical therapist, Dan Leahy brings a unique blend of interpersonal and organizational perspectives to his work. Along with over 20 years of graduate-level teaching, he has served as President of the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS, Inc.), Dean of Bastyr University’s School of Applied Behavioral Science, Director of Saybrook University’s LIOS MA Programs, and Director of Saybrook University’s Seattle Campus. He is committed to the kind of leadership development that prepares individuals and organizations to effectively meet the adaptive challenges they face.

The Oregon Center for Nursing is honored to welcome Dan Leahy as our keynote speaker for this year’s Nurse Wellness Conference.


Asante Health

Anne Hansen is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and the Director of Asante Clinical Practice and Professional Development. She graduated with her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Executive Leadership from Baylor University in 2022. In her role as a nurse leader, she works collaboratively with multiple disciplines across Asante to implement training, policies, and systems of care that improve quality, patient outcomes, and the professional practice environment.

A “professional student” at heart, Anne strives to provide learning opportunities with a focus on teamwork, communication, sharing of evidenced based knowledge and fun.

Bill Schueler, MSN, RN, CEN, CPPS, WVTS, FAEN

Emergency Nurses Association

Bill Schueler has been a healthcare professional for 26 years, including experience as an EMT, emergency nurse, violence prevention educator, and patient safety specialist. Bill is sought out as a violence prevention expert and currently contributes to Providence’s various violence prevention initiatives. He has been the Oregon Emergency Nurses Association’s Government Affairs Chairperson since 2015 and has served on the national Emergency Nurses Association’s Advocacy Advisory Council since 2020.

He is a chapter author and contributor to multiple publications on the topics of nurse wellness and violence prevention. Bill has been recognized for his contributions to violence prevention and was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing in 2019.

Chandra Siim, BSN, RN & Courtney Szper, BSN, RN

Multnomah Education Service District (MESD)

Courtney Szper has been a nurse since 2017. She has experience in acute care and is currently a nursing educator & school nurse. Courtney was drawn to nursing due to its roots in serving vulnerable & marginalized communities. She uses a strength-based approach to empower patients to identify goals & improve their health. Courtney values a shared governance model because it provides an opportunity to contribute to nursing practice & allows her to work at the top of her license. In her free time, Courtney fantasizes about being a sports generalist & card shark, so you will often find her on the field or at board games night.

Chandra Siim has been a nurse since 2010 & has worked in a variety of settings with people from all phases of life–pediatrics to hospice. Chandra values shared governance models because it provides space to evaluate practices, advocate for policies & protocols that are evidence-based & improve patient outcomes. In her personal time, Chandra often seeks refuge in wild spaces & coaches youth soccer.