Capella University



For 25 years, Adele’s focus has been on international nurse capacity building as it relates to both communicable and non-communicable diseases.  She has received extensive funding for her work and has published in refereed journals.  She contributed to WHO guidelines, testified to the Institute of Medicine and given testimony to the White House on nursing workforce issues.  A sought-out speaker on international nursing care issues, Adele collaborates with the World Health Organization as well as the World NCD Congress.  This work has resulted in Adele’s contributions to nurse capacity building in 43 countries.  In recognition of her work, Adele has received the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Lifetime Achievement Award, the Nicholas Andrew Cummings Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Practice from the National Academies of Practice.  Adele is an International Council of Nurses Global Health Fellow, a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.