Dawn Elizabeth Kuzemski
Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)
Nursing Admin-NUNANA(Dep) - Nursing
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company - SEHA

Dawn completed her BScN in 1992 and an MScN, majoring in Bio-Ethics and Public Policy in 2002, both from the University of Victoria, BC Canada. She began her career working in general surgery and spent20 years in critical care trauma, both ER and ICU, working as a clinical resource nurse in both areas as well as being involved in clinical research.She worked for the University of British Columbia as an assistant professor teaching bioethics and research and doing supervision of students in surgical step down. She also worked for the University of Northern BC to develop and teach the Rural ER Nurse Certificate program which prepares nurses working in remote ER settings in Canada. After completing her thesis in the ICU, Dawn worked as an advisor and researcher for the Canadian Bioethics Critical Care Consortium as well as being the education lead for the Interior of BC. Dawn continues to teach nursing research for the University of Victoria and is an adjunct at Griffith University in Australia.Currently, Dawn serves as the ADON at Tawam Hospital for Surgical /Women’s Services and Education.







Professor Ged Williams
Nursing and Allied Health Consultant, SEHA (Abu Dhabi Health Service, UAE) Professor of Nursing, Griffith University, Gold Coast. Australia. Founding Chair/Past President, World Federation of Critical Care Nurses Former Director, World Federation of Societies of Intensive Care and Critical Care Medicine
Founding President, Australian College of Critical Care Nurse

Ged is the Nursing and Allied Health Consultant for SEHA, the public health service for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, overseeing professional standards for nurses, midwives and allied health practitioners and technicians.

From 2007-2013 he was Executive Director of Nursing & Midwifery at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, Australia where he was responsible for transforming the nursing workforce to align with the building and expansion of two contemporary teaching hospitals (combined building cost over $2.2 Billion). He is also a Professor of Nursing with Griffith University, Australia.

Ged is a registered nurse with qualifications in midwifery, critical care nursing, Public Sector Management, Company Directorship, a Masters in Health Administration and a Masters in Law. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing, Australian College of Health Service Managers and the American Academy of Nursing; a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian & New Zealand School of Government and Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Ged’s research and publication interests are broad including clinical practice and safety, workforce planning, education and training program development and other management and leadership issues in nursing and health. He has published over 75 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is regularly involved in strategic nursing and health activities at the state, national and international level..






Dr. May McCreaddie
PhD, MEd, BA, PGCert PE, RNT, RN

Dr May McCreaddie joined FCHS in September 2015 as an Associate Professor. She is a nurse and academic from Scotland, UK with over 30 years’ experience. May has held academic posts at the Universities’ of Edinburgh, Lancaster and latterly, Stirling. She is an award winning nurse (Most Inspiring Lecturer University of Stirling 2014, shortlisted Times Higher Education most innovative lecturer 2014, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award SGNA 2012, Robert Tiffany International Award 2001). May has obtained and led numerous research grants and has over 40 publications. Her main area of interest is authentic interactions, specifically healthcare interactions and humour in healthcare interactions. She is currently analyzing and publishing from a data corpus of ‘healthcare complaints’ with Dr Bethan Benwell – a colleague in English Studies from the University of Stirling, UK.





Frances Beadle
PhD, MEd, BA, PGCert PE, RNT, RN
Associate Professor, Tawam Hospital

Fran studied at Cardiff University in 1997 and graduated as a registered nurse in the in 2000 in addition to holding a Master’s Degree in Health Informatics. She has been employed at Tawam Hospital since November 2003. She worked initially as a staff nurse on a 50 bedded medical/nephrology ward and promoted to charge nurse after 15 months. Since 2007 Fran has been employed in nursing informatics initially as a charge nurse and now as the nurse manager.During her time in this position she has developed/designed/built and implemented an electronic documentation system for up to 1500 nurses. Fran implemented all aspects of nursing electronic documentation ensuring that it complies with all accreditation and care standards. Fran currently advises at SEHA level on all HIS nursing documentation and has committee membership at hospital level for JCIA chapters, falls and hospital information management.Fran jointly received a Cerner Middle East award for best nursing achievement and innovation for the introduction of early warning scoring electronically and nursing electronic SBAR handover





Jacob Philip
MS(Physician Assistant)., P.G.D.P.T., RRT-NPS
Senior Respiratory Therapist , Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

Jacob is a Senior Respiratory Therapist in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi. Before he joined SKMC, he’s an US-based Respiratory Therapist in Cooper University Hospital for Neonatal, Pediatric, Adult, Trauma, Medical & Surgical and Coronary Intensive Care Units. He also served as Physician Assistant in Cardio-vascular and Thoracic surgery and Clinical Perfusionist in India. He has been a part-time ELSO Certified ECMO Specialist at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, USA where he performed ECMO for neonatal and pediatric patients and for both critical care and post-surgical patients. 

As a Senior Respiratory Therapist, he is responsible in restoring patient's pulmonary function; supports life by planning and administering medically prescribed respiratory therapy. He actively participates in educational and clinical activities. He also support in the administrative tasks for the department.







Professor Marie Richards
Director of Nursing Education, Training and Development
SEHA Dialysis Services (SDS)

Marie Richards is currently working as Director of Nursing Education, Training and Development at SEHA Dialysis Services (SDS) in Abu Dhabi. Marie has over 30 years’ experience in the UK, Australia and the UAE working in nursing roles such as Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nurse Lecturer Practitioner and Chief Nursing Officer. From an academic perspective she has led clinical programs in faculties of Nursing, Nephrology Nursing, Public Health and Clinical Genetics. She has been in the UAE Since 2012 and in 2014 launched the Masters in Renal Nursing Program at SDS in collaboration with De Montfort University (UK) and Fatima College, Abu Dhabi. The program is the first and only if its kind in the region and is highly sought after with applicants from across the entire Middle East. 

Clinically, Marie has also led the development of a nurse led community based CKD early detection program (the thesis for her PhD) and a vascular access clinical pathway, both of which have won awards. Marie was also selected as the UAE ambassador for the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association ( EDTNA), the largest multidisciplinary nephrology association in the world with over 3,000 members from 70 countries. Her areas of expertise are Nephrology Nursing, Education, Clinical Genetics and Leadership Development. She has had numerous publications and is a regular speaker at international meetings.




Miriniza Balatbat
Renal dietitian
SEHA Dialysis Services (Mafraq Dialysis Center)

Miriniza Balatbat, RND. is a practicing renal dietitian in SEHA Dialysis Services (Mafraq Dialysis Center) in Abu Dhabi. She had been with SDS for more than 3 years now, leading their team of dietitians. She is an active member of the MDC Mineral Bone Disorder and Nutrition Group.Prior to this, she had pioneered Clinical Dietetics in Al Noor Hospital Airport Road, and worked primarily as part of the Obesity & Bariatric Team, Diabetes Clinic, Kidney & Dialysis Unit&Weqaya Programs from 2009 to 2011. Ms. Balatbat obtained her BS Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Santo Tomas, Manila on 2006, with honors. At the same year she was awarded as the most outstanding nutrition student by Philippine Association of Nutrition, and placed top 3 in the Philippine National Licensure Examination for Dietitians.