Susan Hassmiller PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Susan Hassmiller is a Hudson/ICF certified Executive/Leadership Coach and Founder and Principal of Sulu Coaching and Consulting ( with a practice focused on health care leaders. Dr. Hassmiller has devoted her career to strengthening the nursing profession, improving population health, and advancing health equity. During her quarter century at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she served as the Senior Adviser for Nursing and was the Senior Scholar-In-Residence/Senior Adviser to the President at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). She helped to lead the landmark reports at NAM on the Future of Nursing ─ the 2010 Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, and The Future of Nursing, 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity. She also established and served as the director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a nationwide initiative led by AARP, the AARP Foundation, and RWJF, to transform health and health care through nursing to build a healthier America. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, where she holds the Living Legend status.