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Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN: Principal Investigator and Project Director
Dr. Soltis-Jarrett is the Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and has over 30 years of advanced clinical practice, academic teaching, and grants totaling over 14 million dollars in the past decade focusing on education, practice, and outcomes of Nurse Practitioners, and implementation of models of behavioral health integration into acute, extended, and primary care settings.
Leslie Sharpe, DNP, RN, FNP-BC: Primary Care Team Lead
Dr. Sharpe is an assistant professor at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing and has practiced for 20 years as a family nurse practitioner in rural communities in NC. Her practice focus is on the integration of behavioral health into primary care. With over 20 years of experience in primary care specializing in the care of patients with complex, co-morbid physical and mental health illnesses, Dr. Sharpe is committed to educating NP’s to be able to apply behavioral health concepts in primary care.
Mary Lynn, RN, PhD: Evaluation Team Lead
Dr. Lynn Mary Lynn began her nursing career at Orange Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Orlando, Florida, graduating the same year Disneyworld opened. Her research interests include measuring the quality of care, patient expectations for care, work satisfaction, instrument development, and testing, and the employment of doctorally-prepared nurses. Her role on these projects is focused on evaluation, which is what data need to be collected, how often to collect them, and what to do with all the information. She has been to Disneyworld 15 times and is 100% a Tar Heel fan.
Elizabeth Pointer, MSN, FNP-BC: Coordinator, Clinical Education and Training
Ms. Pointer is a Family Nurse Practitioner with 25 years of healthcare experience. Volunteer work with sexual assault survivors and in EMS as an undergraduate at UNC School of Nursing solidified her passion for caring for underserved populations and meeting people where they are. She worked for 11 years as a bedside nurse predominantly in emergency and critical care medicine before receiving a dual Master of Science in Nursing as a Women’s Health and Family Nurse Practitioner from UNC SON in 2011. She began her FNP career in a retail health clinic then moved back to her roots working at a small, rural FQHC where she focused on collaborative relationships with patients and providing whole person care using an innovative BHI model.
Hanna Beers, MSW: Project Manager
Ms. Beers is a recent Project Manager with five years of qualitative research experience with a focus in data management and social/behavioral health. In May of 2021, she graduated from East Carolina University with a Master of Social Work and a Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse. Her ability to build strong interpersonal relationships, pay high attention to detail and manage multiple projects simultaneously allows her to successfully fulfill her role within the Carolina Nursing Excellence in Whole Health Care office. She has interests in the theoretical frameworks (such as systems theory or conflict theory) that highly impact and hinder those in underserved populations to receive the adequate care that they deserve.
Kelly Bossenbroek Fedoriw, MD: Addiction Medicine/ Primary Care Consultant

Dr. Bossenbroek Fedoriw currently serves as the Director of Medical Student Programs for the UNC Department of Family Medicine. She coordinates student activities, helps to advise the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG), supports faculty in their teaching efforts, and leads efforts to generate student interest in Family Medicine as a career. She was involved in the inception of the FIRST program, which is an accelerated curriculum that gets primary care providers into rural underserved communities in North Carolina. Dr. Bossenbroek Fedoriw is also heavily involved in the clinical treatment of opioid use disorder with medications and is a Hub expert for the ABCs of MOUD ECHO for UNC’s School of Nursing. She has taught learners of all levels across the state to help mitigate the opioid crisis. Dr. Bossenbroek Fedoriw brings this expertise to our ABCs of MOUD ECHO, as well as to the BHI Trainees and NP Residents.

Elisabeth Johnson, Ph.D., FNP-BC, CARN-AP: Medication-Assisted Treatment Consultant
Dr. Johnson is  Clinical Director of UNC Horizons Program, a substance use disorder treatment program for pregnant and parenting women and their children, including those whose lives have been touched by abuse and violence. Dr. Johnson has a wealth of experience and expertise working with patients struggling with substance use disorders and will work with the team on curriculum and site development for ANEW and NPR projects.