Dr. Madara is a professor of nursing at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. Her area of practice is adult health. She received her BSN from St Anselm College-Manchester, New Hampshire, MA from the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma MSN from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT and Ed.D from Teacher's College-Columbia University. Dr. Avery is a tenured professor of nursing at Western Connecticut State University in where she teaches on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her area of expertise is maternal-newborn nursing and women's health. She received her BSN from the University of Bridgeport, MSN from Hunter College of the City University of New York, and Ed.D. from Teacher's College-Columbia University. Achievements include the presidency of the Kappa Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International and vice Presidency of The American Assembly for Men in Nursing. In addition, Dr. Avery produced a video exploring the opinions and predictions of nurse leader Dr. Luther Christman entitled "A Conversation with Luther".