Sarah Bean, RN, BSN, M.Ed has 25+ years of professional experience includes critical care nursing, staff development, university teaching, diabetes education program, director of nursing and director of education. She earned her Master's in Education at University of Maine, and her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing with High Distinction from the University of Maine. She is actively involved in community health initiatives and served as President of the Partnerships for Healthy communities for two terms. She is a member of the American Nurses Association-Maine and serves on the ANA Continuing Education Committee. Sarah is currently the Director of Education and the Diabetes & Nutrition Center of St. Anthony Healthcare in Arundel. In her role as Director of Education, she has developed and implemented many new employee-training initiatives to enhance people's skills for the achievement of organizational goals. As an educator, Sarah is constantly seeking creative ways to foster a dynamic learning environment and to promote high quality patient care and continuous improvement. She is excited to be serving as a liaison for the Literature & Medicine program at her hospital.
Greg Waters is a professor of English at Montclair State University in New Jersey and director of the University Honors Program. He recently returned to the English Department after twenty years in university administration, serving as Deputy Provost, Interim President and Vice President for University Advancement at Montclair. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University and his Ph.D from Rutgers. He has written scholarly papers, articles and reviews on topics ranging from 16th century prose style to modern American poetry, and currently teaches a variety of courses in American literature, rhetoric and drama at Montclair. Currently vice chairman of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, he served as facilitator for a Literature & Medicine program for three years. Father of two grown children, his wife teaches fourth grade in an urban school.