The Team

Beth Fahlberg – Creator & Lead Instructor

Beth Fahlberg BS, MN, PhD, RN, CHPN, AGPCNP-BC is a thought leader, educator, author and entrepreneur in advancing palliative care for heart failure patients, and primary palliative care nursing.  She has over 30 years experience in nursing and 20 years in education. The courses that Beth teaches emphasize translating the latest evidence into nursing practice. In each course, she has the learner apply the content she is teaching in realistic clinical patient care scenarios. Beth’s teaching style is engaging, empathetic, and evidence-based, drawing on both professional expertise and personal experiences as a caregiver and advocate for family and friends.

Beth is the founder and creative director of the Palliative Nursing Network, a business focused on equipping nurses to provide primary palliative care in any setting, with any patient and family in need. In addition, she teaches a course called the Fundamentals of Online Teaching for Health Professionals through the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she is adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.

Nikki McIntosh – Lead Instructural Media Specialist

Nikki McIntosh

Nikki McIntosh is an instructional designer and media specialist who specializes in healthcare and social work policy education. She has worked extensively with the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Wisconsin Department of Justice, and Wisconsin Voices for Recovery to promote health, safety, and well-being across the state. Her interest in educating and advocating for others is what makes her so excited to be a part of the Palliative Nursing Network team. She is eager to expand her educational endeavors beyond the state of Wisconsin.

Nikki brings over five years of video production and instructional design experience to the team. She has a degree in visual communications and is currently obtaining a degree in adult education from Bellevue University in Nebraska. In her spare time, Nikki enjoys traveling, cooking, writing, and watching movies. She is currently writing a TV pilot and feature film.

Brianna Neiderman – Lead Web Developer and Communications Manager

Brianna Neiderman is a web developer who works with non-profits, small businesses, and causes that help others. She enjoys being challenged, which is what led her to pursue a career in technology after earning a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Spanish at the University of Maryland. Not to mention that she also enjoys being creative, solving problems, and making others smile.

Brianna’s first introduction to palliative care was when her mother, Laurie, was dying of cancer 6 years ago. After visiting plenty of physicians and nurses over the course of Laurie’s treatment, it was the palliative care nurse that had a lasting impression. That nurse was instrumental in the decision to allow Laurie to visit home one last time before she died, while still under care at the hospital. It allowed Laurie and her family to have a comforting and meaningful goodbye – a memory they would all cherish for the rest of their lives. Brianna is thrilled to represent an organization dedicated to furthering the agenda of Palliative Care and the nurses that practice it. She hopes this website, including its courses, blog, and social media accounts, help spread the message of palliative care across the world: to optimize the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones.

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