Meet Our Instructors

Cella Janisch-Hartline

RN, BSN, PCC Professional Certified Coach, Nursing Leadership Senior Manager

Cella brings her experience from over 40 years in various rural healthcare leadership positions to her work as she combines her passion for nursing, leadership, coaching and teaching. Named the 2018 Outstanding Educator through the National Rural Health Association, she engages healthcare participants across the country with her humorous, action-oriented and compassionate approach.

Jo Anne Preston

Workforce and Organizational Development Senior Manager

Jo Anne brings over four decades of her healthcare leadership experience to designing and delivering leadership and employee education for rural healthcare throughout Wisconsin and the United States. She has a M.S. in Educational Psychology/Community Counseling from Eastern Illinois University, is the author of Lead the Way in Five Minutes a Day: Sparking High Performance in Yourself and Your Team,, and writes a monthly leadership blog.

Erin Smital

RN, Nursing Professional Development Educator, Nurse Residency Coordinator, and Lean Residency Coordinator

Along with being an RN, Erin brings forward years of experience in various leadership roles in and out of healthcare. In addition to developing and presenting numerous leadership and nursing focused workshops, she also provides training in de-escalation as a Certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Instructor.