Sana Goldberg is a nurse. With a background in neuroscience and the humanities from Reed, she has published internationally on brain development and the neural underpinnings of reward. She is a TEDx Harvard speaker (’16), an author, and a psychiatric RN specializing in trauma-informed care. Currently living in Portland, OR, she is part of the Unity Center team. Her first book HOW TO BE A PATIENT (HarperCollins) comes out winter 2019.
Designer & CEO
Rebekah Volinsky is the co-owner of Radix Media, New York’s only unionized, worker-cooperative print shop. There she serves as graphic designer, letterpress printer, and print production consultant. Originally from New Hampshire, Rebekah studied studio art at Reed College with several other Nightingale team members. Her work has been displayed at the White Columns Gallery in New York, the Centre International d’Art Contemporain in Pont-Aven, France, and the Experimental Film Festival Portland. Her writing can be found at the Hypocrite Reader and the occasional zine fair. Rebekah is passionate about equitable economic development and women’s empowerment.
Editor in Chief
Mamie Stevenson was born in Denver, but has lived in Portland since graduating from Reed College in 2012. She makes her living as a freelance editor and bookseller for a small, local used bookstore. In her spare moments, she works on her novel, writes for Hypocrite Reader, and spends long hours staring at her Chihuahua mix Edie.
Molly Kaplan is a producer living in Los Angeles. Early in her career she assisted in the production of several major motion pictures at Warner Brothers Studios. She now assists the Head of Production at ANNAPURNA Pictures, the female-led studio behind American Hustle (2013), Twentieth Century Women (2017), and Her (2013) among others. Molly has just finished production on her first feature film Echoes (2017) which tackles the communal effects of gentrification in the landmark Los Angeles neighborhood of Echo Park.
Director of Photography
Anna Finocchiaro is a freelance environmental portrait photographer residing in Omaha, Nebraska. After studying photography and gender studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Metropolitan Community College and Columbia College Chicago, she began work for leading healthcare architecture firm HDR. She has overseen campaigns centered around sexual health education provided by the CDC and Planned Parenthood and worked as a home health aide for over a decade. She is forever seeking opportunities to expand her understanding of the human condition.
Director of Stewardship
Ratnanjali Adhar is an environmental scientist and geographer with a passion for environmental conservation. She has worked for the Department of Forestry as a bird biologist mapping and studying critically endangered species. She has also worked for the USGS Cascade Volcano Conservatory as a cartographer, and for the National Park Service mapping wildlife corridors in Denali National Park, interior Alaska. A first generation immigrant, Ratnanjali is most inspired by the work women around the world are doing to protect natural resources.
Sarah Sgro lives in Oxford, Mississippi. Currently, she serves as Poetry Editor for the Yalobusha Review, co-hosts the Broken English Reading Series, and reads poetry submissions for Muzzle. She is from New York and previously worked as an editorial assistant for Guernica. Her poetry appears or is forthcoming in DREGINALD, Cloud Rodeo, Tagvverk, Muzzle, TYPO, glitterMOB, Deluge and other journals. Sarah received a Pushcart Prize nomination in December, 2016.
Deb Kim is a connector of people. She attended Emerson College in the heart of Boston where she worked with Rounder Records and WERS radio. She then moved to Los Angeles where she has worked extensively in the public relations arena in entertainment strategy for Crowd Surf LA and PMK. She has a black cat named Mowgli who she takes about town.
Nacole Riccaboni, BSN, RN, CCRM-CNC is a critical care nurse living in the south. She has worked as a travel intensive care nurse and an ICU nurse for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Presently, she writes about advanced nursing education, as well as designs and publishes innovative study guides for new nursing students around the country. She will complete her Doctorates of Nursing Practice in 2018.
Theresa Brown, BSN, RN, received her BSN from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in English from the University of Chicago. Her column “Bedside” appeared on the New York Times op-ed page as well as on the Times blog “Opinionator” and she is a frequent contributor to the New York Times. Her writing has also appeared on CNN.com, The American Journal of Nursing and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Her books The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives (2015, Algonquin Press) and Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between (HarperOne, 2011) are available in bookstores nationally.
Suzanne Elizabeth was born in Helena, Montana and studied painting at the University of Puget Sound. Over the last 16 years, she has shown her work in numerous cafes, restaurants and galleries in Portland, Oregon. She has created an avid following in the Portland area painting the tranquil scenes of everyday places and objects: a room with a table and chair, the basement containing seldom-used furniture, blankets and keepsakes, the view from a high windowed loft overlooking the city, all bathed in the filtered light of a cloudy day. The light in much of her work speaks specifically of the Northwest with its diffusion in a soft pallet and oblique sun angles that cast little shadow. Her work has been dubbed “domestic realism,” as it recalls the quiet, slow lives of familiar things in the places in which she has lived and worked. She paints familiar things that anyone would recognize from his or her own life, made specific by the detail with which she lovingly renders each corner and contour. Her locations are intensely specific to her place, yet her subjects are so familiar they could be almost anywhere.
Robin Renee MD, RN has a unique perspective on the world of modern medicine. She has interfaced with it as a nurse, a doctor, and a patient. A practicing OBGYN for over thirty years, she has helped women and families across the lifespan. She is a mother, a breast cancer survivor, and a veritable cowgirl.