Jennifer Aying, DNP,RN

Jennifer N. Aying, DNP, RN has served as a Nurse Practitioner, Plastic Surgery Department, VA Boston Healthcare System for 32 years. Dr. Aying holds a BSN from Central Philippine University (Iloilo), an MSN from the Northeastern University Graduate School of Nursing, Boston, Massachusetts and a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is an Adjunct Professor for the Physician Assistant (PA) Program, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Allied Services.


Dr. Aying has presented locally, and nationally on nursing-related topics. Her community involvement includes the Philippine Nurses Association of America, where she currently serves as the Eastern Region Vice President from 2018 to 2020. She was the Director of PNAA US CRNA Task Force who led in the formation of Anesthesia Care Nursing (ACN) Program with Department of Health in the Philippines.

Rizal Grande, Ed.D, RN

Dr. Rizal Angelo Natoza Grande is currently an Assistant Professor and Course Coordinator of the Department of Mental Health Nursing of the College of Nursing at the University of Ha’il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Before joining the University of Ha’il, he was a Dean of a Nursing College in the Philippines. Dr. Grande is also the current President of the Nurse Educators and Practitioners Guild (NEPraGuild, Inc.) an organization of nurse practitioners, researchers, and academicians in the Philippines and other countries. In 2018, in due recognition to his accomplishments as an academician, nurse leader, and international educator, he was awarded the Most Outstanding Laoagueno in the Field of Higher Education by the City of Laoag, Philippines.

Born in Laoag City, Philippines, Dr. Grande holds a Doctor of Education degree from Mariano Marcos State University; Master of Science in Nursing from Concordia College Manila; and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.

Edna Magpantay-Monroe, Ph.D,RN

Dr. Edna Magpantay-Monroe is a tenured full professor at Chaminade University of Honolulu. Dr. Monroe received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Illinois at Chicago, her Masters of Science in Nursing, Primary Care Adult Nurse Practitioner from University of Maryland, Baltimore and Doctorate in Education with concentration in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. She has an extensive background in nursing education and administration with clinical experiences that ranges from step down nursing to home care to utilization management to psychiatric mental health nursing. Her research interest are emotional intelligence, mindfulness, coaching English as a Second Language learners, and evidenced based education. She has received numerous excellence awards in nursing education and administration. She is involved in many nursing organizations including board positions such as Sigma Theta Tau Gamma Psi at large chapter. She is a published author. The communities of focus for her services are in nursing, Filipino and military.