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Thursday, January 23, 2020  


The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence (the Center) is proud to announce that Roger Smith, Ph.D., has joined their team as the newest addition to its board of directors.
In his role as board member, Smith will be active in determining the policies and strategic direction of the organization. He will ardently promote the mission and work of the Center and will be integral to its fund raising efforts. Smith joins an existing board of strong community leaders and will serve as champion for a collaborative model of nursing workforce development.
 “We are honored to have Roger join our board of directors,” said Jean Scholz, RN and president and CEO of the Center. ³His tenured experience as a human resource professional will make him an extremely valuable addition to the team. His business acumen will help the Center continue to grow and advance.
 Smith is vice president of human resources for HCA Continental Division and HealthONE. Prior to joining HCA HealthONE nine years ago, Smith led a global training organization for a major software company headquartered in Denver, and provided human resources and process improvement consulting to major corporations for 10 years prior to that. Smith earned his Ph.D. in human communication studies, specializing in organizational communication, from the University of Denver. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration, and the Society for Human Resource Management.
The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence is dedicated to ensuring that our state has adequate numbers of highly qualified nurses and other health care employees. The Center¹s mission is to contribute to the promise for health by developing an excellent nursing and health care workforce that meets the needs of all Coloradoans. Through collaboration and innovation, we are a catalyst for change and advocates for health, education and policy. For more information about the Center, visit


Roger Smith, Ph.D. named to board of directors for The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence.
Roger Smith, Ph.D. named to board of directors for The Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence.
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