Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald | President
Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP is the founder, president, and principal lecturer with Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, (FHEA), an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers.
She is widely published, with more than 200 articles, book chapters, monographs, and audio and video programs to her credit. Her book, Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation (now in the 5th edition), received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for Advanced Practice Nursing and has been published in English and Korean. She has provided consultation to nursing organizations in the United States, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom. Dr. Fitzgerald is an active member of numerous national and local professional organizations.
Sally K. Miller | Member
Sally K. Miller, PhD, AGACNP, AGPCNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, is a Fitzgerald Faculty member. She presents the Fitzgerald Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review & Advanced Practice Update for family, adult-gerontology primary care, adult-gerontology acute care, and psychiatric-mental health. She also teaches pathophysiology and pharmacology courses.
Dr. Miller has presented a wide variety of pharmacology and clinical topics at local and national conferences, including the National Conference of Nurse Practitioners, AANP, and the University of Colorado Annual Nurse Practitioner Symposium. In addition, Dr. Miller conducts workshops in collaboration with other Fitzgerald faculty on suturing for primary and urgent care. She created the following Fitzgerald Health programs (available at fhea.com): Assessment and Intervention in Common GI Disorders: PUD, Gastritis, GERD, and IBS; Assessment and Management of Low Back Pain; Prescribing for the Relief of Symptoms; Evaluation of Dizziness, Syncope and Vertigo; Primary Care Management of Acute and Chronic Pain Syndromes; The Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain: Who Needs the ECG?; and Controlled Substances: A Focus on Safe and Effective Prescribing. In addition, she developed and presented the programs Cardiac Rhythms: The Clinicianâ€™s Approach to Accurate Interpretation; 12-Lead ECG Interpretation: A Primary Care Perspective; and Beyond the Basics in 12-lead ECG Interpretation, which are also available at fhea.com.
Dr. Miller is a member of numerous professional organizations, including AANP, the American Nurses Association, the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, and the Nevada Nurses Association. She has been published in several nurse practitioner journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Biological Research for Nursing, Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Journal of Primary Health Care, Journal of Correctional Health Care, and Advance for Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Miller has also served as a content reviewer for many of these publications.
Wendy L. Wright | Member
Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP, is member of the Fitzgerald faculty. Fitzgerald Health Education Associates is an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers.. She presents the Fitzgerald Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review and Advanced Practice Update for family, adult-gerontology and adult nurse practitioners.
Ms. Wright is adjunct graduate faculty at the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming and Simmons College Graduate Nursing Program where she teaches in the doctor of nursing practice program. She has served as a defense expert witness for medical malpractice cases involving nurse practitioners.
Wendy Wright’s publications include articles and monographs on the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and migraine. She is also an editor for Practice Management, a new e-journal created for NPs interested in independent practice and practice management. She has also developed and appeared in a number of Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, produced video programs including Expert Exam: Physical Examination of the Adult, Expert Exam: The Primary Care Neurologic Exam, and Expert Exam: Conducting a Pre-sports Physical Examination, which are available at fhea.com.
Louise McDevitt | Member
Louise McDevitt, MS, ACNP-BC, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP is member of the Fitzgerald faculty. Fitzgerald Health Education Associates is an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers.
Ms. McDevitt has presented workshops in collaboration with other Fitzgerald associates on the topics of Common Dermatologic Procedures; Common Office Procedures; Expert Exam of the Knee; Expert Exam of the Shoulder; Expert Exam of the Ear, Nose and Throat; Joint Injection; Ophthalmology; and Suturing and Wound Management, offered at Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. Clinical Skills Workshop Seminars held several times per year around the country. She has presented at numerous national nurse practitioner conferences, including the National Conference of Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Care Clinicians (NCNP/ACC) annually since 2003.
Ms. McDevitt has recorded Expert Exam: Practical Orthopedics – Shoulder as well as Expert Exam: ENT Skills for Primary and Acute Care Practitioners with Monica Tombasco, which are available through Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, at fhea.com.
Monica N. Tombasco | Member
Monica N. Tombasco, MS, MSNA, FNP-BC, CRNA, is member of the Fitzgerald faculty. Fitzgerald Health Education Associates is an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers.She presents the Fitzgerald Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review and Advanced Practice Update as well as several clinical skills modules.
She has lectured at numerous national nurse practitioner conferences, including the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Clinicians. She has presented workshops in collaboration with other Fitzgerald associates on the topics of Common Dermatologic Procedures; Common Office Procedures; Expert Exam of the Knee; Expert Exam of the Shoulder; Expert Exam of the Ear, Nose and Throat; Splinting: Upper and Lower Extremities; and Suturing and Wound Management.
Ms. Tombasco has provided the programs Expert Exam: Practical Orthopedics – Knee and Expert Exam: ENT Skills for Primary and Acute Care Practitioners with Louise McDevitt, which are available through Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, at fhea.com.
Christy Yates | Member
Christy Yates, MS, FNP-BC, NP-C, AE-C, i is member of the Fitzgerald faculty. Fitzgerald Health Education Associates is an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers. She presents programs on asthma, allergy and immunology.
She has been published in The Nurse Practitioner Journal, The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Nurse Practitioner Journal. Ms Yates received the prestigious 2013 State Award for Excellence for Kentucky by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has presented numerous lectures on a wide variety of clinical topics at local, regional and national NP conferences, including the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives as well as the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Clinicians. Ms. Yates is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She is also a member of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners for which she has served in leadership roles over the years including chair and co-chairperson of the Annual Regional Kentucky NP Conference. She has mentored nurse practitioner students for years, and received the outstanding preceptor award from Spalding University, Louisville, KY, in recognition of her service.
Ms. Yates most recent continuing education recordings include Acute Asthma Exacerbations and Acute Uncomplicated Bronchitis: An Evidence-based Approach to Management, Allergic Rhinitis: A Focus on Assessment and Intervention, Asthma in Adults and Adolescents: Are They at Risk for an Exacerbation?, Asthma Update: An Evidence-based Approach to Management Throughout the Lifespan, which are all available through Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, at fhea.com.
Victor Czerkasij | Member
Victor Czerkasij (chur’ ka-see), MA, MS, FNP-BC, NP-C, is member of the Fitzgerald faculty. Fitzgerald Health Education Associates is an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers.
Czerkasij is a member of numerous organizations including the National Society of Histotechnology, the Dermatology Nurse Practitioner’s Association, the Southeast Association of Histotechnologists and Medical Lab Personnel, the Medical Reserve Corps of Southeast Tennessee, the Tennessee Nursing Association, the Georgia Nursing Association, and Sigma Theta Tau (the International Honor Society of Nursing). He has been published in and served as an editorial board member for the Nurse Practitioner Journal and the Journal of Nurse Practitioners. He has additional publications in Men in Nursing, Clinician Reviews and various newspapers throughout Tennessee and Georgia.
In addition to teaching at Southern Adventist University, Dalton State College and Vanderbilt University, Czerkasij has also presented at local regional and national medical centers on the topics Common Malignancies in Dermatology and the Role of Moh’s Surgery, Malignant Tumors of Dermatology and Treatment in the Adult Primary Care Setting and Dermatology in the Adult Primary Care Setting. He has recorded the audio programs, The Golden Years: Understanding and Treating Skin in the Older Adult, A Primer on Dermatology: Increasing Skills to Enhance Clinical Competency, Dermatology Across the Lifespan, Help My Child: Topics, Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Pediatric Dermatologic Conditions, and Is this Skin Cancer? Identifying and Treating Malignant Cutaneous Neoplasms, all of which are available through store.fhea.com.
Bruce D. Askey | Member
Bruce D. Askey is member of the Fitzgerald faculty. Fitzgerald Health Education Associates is an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers.
Theresa M. Campo | Member
“Theresa M. Campo, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, FAAN, ENP-C, is a Fitzgerald faculty member. She coauthored and co-presents the Fitzgerald Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review & Advanced Practice Update.
Dr. Campo presents emergency, urgent, and primary care topics including Suture Workshop; Exam Essentials; Radiology Diagnostic Fundamentals: When & What to Order; Chest X-ray Interpretation: A Systematic Approach; Dental Examinations: Identifying Common Disorders; Ophthalmology Examinations: Identifying Common Disorders; Orthopedic Extremities Evaluation: Upper and Lower, Evaluating Chest Pain: From Differential Diagnosis to Diagnostic Imaging; and Evaluating Abdominal & Pelvic Pain: From Differential Diagnosis to Diagnostic Imaging; all courses are available at fhea.com.Dr. Campo is an Associate Clinical Professor, Co-Director of the Family Nurse Practitioner track, Director of the Emergency Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate program, and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. She is also Adjunct Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Campo is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Campo works for Cape Emergency Physicians at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House, NJ.
Dr. Campo received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner, from Widener University in Chester, PA. She has over 30 years of experience in emergency medicine, including pre-hospital, emergency department/quick care, and trauma. Dr. Campo is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Emergency Nurse Practitioner (AANP).
Dr. Campo has served as Vice-Chair of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) content expert panel for Emergency Nurse Practitioner Certification and was the first ENP-BC in New Jersey She was a founding board member of the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Campo was awarded the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) State Award for Excellence in 2011 and was inducted into the Fellows of the AANP in 2015. She has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing since 2017.
Dr. Campo is a national and international lecturer on emergency and urgent care topics. Theresa is the author of Medical Imaging for the Health Care Provider: Practical Radiograph Interpretation. She co-editor of Essential Procedures for Practitioners in Emergency, Urgent, and Primary Care Settings: A Clinical Companion (2nd ed.) with the 3rd edition due for release in early 2020. Dr. Campo serves on the editorial board of Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal. She has also authored several book chapters and peer-reviewed articles.”
Teresa “Tess” Judge-Ellis | Member
Teresa Judge-Ellis, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP has been in nursing over 30 years and has been a nurse practitioner for over 20 years. She is dually board certified in family practice and psychiatry-mental health.
She is a nurse educator with a strong practice background in integrated care combining primary care and psychiatry in both rural settings and with people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders in community-based locations with individuals experiencing chronic homelessness or housing transitions. Dr. Judge-Ellis enjoys working with others and identifying and bridging gaps that exist in the current system of fragmented care for people with serious mental illness, substance use disorder, medical illness, and insecure housing. She is a strong voice for health care reform in this population to meet the quadruple aim: lower cost, excellent outcomes, high patient satisfaction, and fulfillment in the work-life of health care providers. Dr. Judge-Ellis has been on the faculty at the College of Nursing since 1999. From 1999-2011 she served as the Family Nurse Practitioner program coordinator. She began her nursing career as an Army nurse and practiced for over 13 years as an integrated primary care/psychiatry NP. Her current practices are through the College of Nursing Faculty Practice in partnership with local community non-profits on site at Cross Park Place and the 501 project, initiatives of Shelter House, and with Chatham Oaks, a residential care facility for people with serious mental illness in transition after exacerbation of their illness.
In 2005, Dr. Judge-Ellis was awarded the Friends of Iowa Civil Rights, Inc. Individual Award and the Catalyst Award from the University of Iowa Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity in recognition for her leadership efforts towards developing cultural competence and the elimination of health disparity. In 2013, Dr. Judge-Ellis was inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She was awarded the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Excellence in Leadership-Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in 2018, the American Association of Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence in 2019 and the Benter Award for Organizational Leadership from the Iowa Chapter American Psychiatric Nurses Association in 2021.
Dr. Judge-Ellis received a master’s degree in nursing from Pacific Lutheran University (Family Nurse Practitioner) in 1996 and completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice (with a post-grad Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner emphasis) from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in May 2008. In 2022 she finished a two-year fellowship as a VA Quality Scholar with a focus on homeless veterans.
Dr. Judge-Ellis has served as President-elect, President and Past President for the Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society (INPS). She was a leader in the formation of a state NP policy and legislative committee that coordinates legislative efforts and employs a lobbyist on behalf of Iowa NPs. Dr. Judge-Ellis served as a board member for the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and has attended national leadership conferences through both the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American College of Nurse Practitioners and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Dr. Judge-Ellis is an associate lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. She is also co-host of Friends of Flo, a podcast that serves as a “touchstone for nurses across the practice continuum to share stories, exchange ideas, learn, and support one another.”
Tess lives in Iowa City with her husband, son and two cats. She enjoys spending time with family and friends doing whatever happens to be on the agenda. She is a Lay Carmelite and a member of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Lay Carmelite Community in Iowa City.
Anthony M. Angelow | Member
Anthony M. Angelow, PhD, ACNPC, AGACNP-BC, CEN, FAEN is member of the Fitzgerald faculty. Fitzgerald Health Education Associates is an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers. He presents the Fitzgerald Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review and Advanced Practice Update for adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioners.
Dr. Angelow received his PhD in Nursing Education at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. He is certified as an adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and an adult acute care nurse practitioner by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).
Dr. Angelow presents both locally and nationally on pharmacology, cardiovascular disease, rhythm interpretation, and a variety of emergency and acute care NP-focused topics. His publications include “Cardiovascular Emergencies” in Pocket Pearls: Quick Facts for Emergency Nurses; and “Self Schedule” in the Managers Forum in the Journal of Emergency Nurses. He is also a content reviewer for the Journal of Emergency Nursing.
Vanessa Pomarico | Member
Vanessa Pomarico, EdD, FNP-BC, FAANP is a Fitzgerald Faculty member. Dr. Pomarico is certified as a family nurse practitioner and earned a doctorate in Nursing Education from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT She practices at Northeast Medical Group (NEMG), specializing in Internal Medicine with a special interest in women’s health and transgender healthcare. An author, lecturer, educator, and volunteer, Dr. Pomarico is the transgender healthcare trainer for NEMG system-wide.
Jason Gleason | Member
Jason Gleason, MS, FNP-C, USAF Lt Col (RET), is member of the Fitzgerald faculty. Fitzgerald Health Education Associates is an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers. He presents the Fitzgerald Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review & Advanced Practice Update for family and adult-gerontology primary care.
He attended the United States Air Force (USAF) Officer School and is a commissioned USAF Officer. He retured as a Lieutenant Colonel. He received his Master’s of Science in Nursing at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. He received the Stroke Hero of the Year award in 2017 from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services and the USAF Meritorious Service Medal in 2005.
Mr. Gleason is a guest lecturer at Columbia University in New York City and at Montana State University in Great Falls. He is a stroke consultant and a professional speaker on stroke care and diabetes. Jason is a member of the AHA Stroke Council, the Montana State Stroke Working Group and Montana Stroke Initiative, and is on the Benefis Health Group ER Patient Experience Team and Lead NP-Rapid Medical Evaluation Team. He has presented on stroke in the ER, diabetes complications, improving the patient experience, weight management and obesity, and non-pharmacologic adjunct therapies for pain management at multiple venues around the country.
Josh Hamilton | Member
Dr. Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C,PMHNP-BC, CTMH, CNE, FAANP lives and works from Las Vegas, NV, where he has been in private clinical practice for more than 15 years. With more than two decades of nursing experience, he also holds professorial appointments, leadership positions and consults extensively in the higher education space.
Previously, he was Associate Medical Director for the largest managed care behavioral health network in the Desert Southwest. He served on the Nevada Board of Nursing’s Advanced Practice and Educational Advisory Committees and spearheaded the Donate Life campaign at the state level.
His professional interests include neurobiology, pharmacology and epigenetics. He is an internationally-recognized speaker on these (and related) topics at conferences and professional meetings. He works with a variety of organizations to develop, review and present live and enduring continuing education activities. Engagements include the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Myriad Neuroscience, MedIQ, Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education Associates (NPACE), and Vindico Medical Education. He serves on the psychiatric medication working group at the Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science & Innovation, a FDA-sponsored project at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Hamilton earned his doctorate in nursing from Rush University in Chicago. At the University of Wyoming he earned a baccalaureate degree in Natural Science and Mathematics as well as a master’s degree in Nursing. He also has an undergraduate degree in Biology. He is nationally certified as a psychiatric-mental health nurse; family nurse practitioner; family psychiatric nurse practitioner, telemental healthcare provider, and nurse educator. He was recognized as a doctoral scholar by the National League for Nursing, and he is a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. He was recognized for establishing a unique clinic structure that improves access to cost-effective, convenient, quality mental healthcare. His academic connections fostered synergies and renewed attention to nursing education that focuses on care for the vulnerable mentally ill population in Nevada and across the nation. Dr. Hamilton is also a master clinical psychopharmacologist (through the Neuroscience Education Institute), and he was the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus at his alma mater, the University of Wyoming. He is the Nevada state representative for AANP.
A classically trained pianist, Dr. Hamilton enjoys live music, international travel and automobiles. He is an active supporter of local animal rescue and rehoming efforts, as well as charities that provide critical transportation for patients in need of distant life-saving specialty healthcare. Dr. Hamilton grew up in Casper, Wyoming, with his sights set on medical school. He originally pursued a nursing degree thinking the experience would make him a better physician. Along the way, he discovered an affinity and passion for the humanistic, health-promoting philosophy of nursing. He has since devoted his career to clinical practice, furthering the cause of the profession and educating future leaders in the healthcare field.
Dr. Anderson | Member
Dr. Anderson is member of the Fitzgerald faculty. Fitzgerald Health Education Associates is an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers. He is the lead insturctor in the Fitzgerald-Anderson NCLEX-RN exam prep course.
Dr. Anderson’s NCLEX exam prep is now available online from Fitzgerald Health.
Barbara Osborne DNP | Member
Barbara Osborne DNP, CRNP, WHNP-BC, is a Fitzgerald Faculty member. Dr. Osborne presents the Fitzgerald Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review & Advanced Practice Update.
Valerie J. Fuller | Member
Valerie J. Fuller, PhD, DNP, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CWON-AP, CFCN, RNFA, FAANP, FNAP, is a Fitzgerald faculty member. She presents the Fitzgerald Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review & Advanced Practice Update.