Dr. Martsolf is the current President of the Haiti Nursing Foundation.
The Haiti Nursing Foundation (Haitinursing.org) is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 in Ann Arbor whose mission is to support nursing education in the Republic of Haiti, primarily by supporting the FSIL School of Nursing in Leogane, Haiti.
For 15 years, HNF and FSIL have partnered along with the Medical Benevolence Foundation, the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, USAID, Rotary Club of Ann Arbor, and a cadre of dedicated volunteer nurses, doctors, and lay people to create, from nothing, the only baccalaureate school of nursing in Haiti.
Dr. Martsolf will be discussing the wide-range of positive impacts that HNF, FSIL and FSIL-trained nurses have had on the healthcare, leadership infrastructure, and future of Haiti.
Donna S. Martsolf, PhD, RN, FAAN
Donna Martsolf is a Professor Emerita at the University of Cincinnati where she served as Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Translation at the College of Nursing before her retirement in 2016. Dr. Martsolf received her BSN from the University of Michigan, her MSN in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Martsolf has developed a program of research that has contributed to the body of nursing knowledge on interpersonal violence (specifically teen dating violence, sexual violence, and childhood maltreatment) across the lifespan in the United States. She expanded this line of inquiry in a study in Haiti in which she investigated the relationship between health of Haitian adults and their experiences with childhood maltreatment. This study was among the first to examine Haitian responses to interpersonal violence. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio Board of Regents, Sigma Theta Tau Delta Xi Chapter, and numerous university funding mechanisms. Dr. Martsolf is a Fulbright Scholar Alumna having spent Spring Term, 2003 in Haiti conducting research and developing the curriculum for the Faculty of Nursing Science of the Episcopal University. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and current President of the Haiti Nursing Foundation.