Johns Hopkins School of Nursing
Tener Veenema, RN, PhD, MPH, MS, FAAN, is an internationally recognized subject matter expert in pediatric disaster nursing and public health emergency preparedness. Dr. Veenema is currently an Associate Professor and Pediatric Emergency Nurse Practitioner at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and President & CEO of Tener Consulting Group, LLC. Dr. Veenema is the editor and author of Disaster Nursing and Emergency Preparedness for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism and Other Hazards, now in its third edition and the leading international textbook in the field.Dr. Veenema is an invited member of the American Red Cross National Scientific Advisory Board and an elected Fellow in both the National Academies of Practice and the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Veenema was the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award from her alma mater Suffield Academy and the 2012 Certificate of Distinguished Service from the American Red Cross.Most recently, in May 2013 Dr. Veenema was awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal of Honor from the International Red Crescent (Geneva, Switzerland), the highest international award a nurse can receive.As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tener Consulting Group, LLC, Dr. Veenema has served as Senior Consultant to the United States Government, including the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Administration for Children and Families, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, and most recently the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As Senior consultant for Disaster Preparedness to the Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response, at the Administration for Children & Families Dr. Veenema was policy advisor to the FEMA\ACF Disaster Case Management Program from 2009 to 2012 and a lead author for the Interim Report of the National Commission on Children and Disasters (2010).Dr. Veenema designed and implemented the first master’s degree program for nurses and allied health professionals in the country that focused on “Leadership in Health Care Systems in Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness”, recognized as a model of excellence in the Annual Review of Nursing Education (2006). Dr. Tener Goodwin Veenema received her BSN degree from Columbia University in 1980. She earned Master’s degrees in Nursing Administration (1992), Children and Families (1993) and Public Health (1999) while at the University of Rochester. Dr. Veenema received her PhD in Health Services Research and Policy (2001) from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She was a Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Executive Nurse Fellow (2004-2007) and RWJ Senior Fellow in Nursing and Health Policy (2008-2009).