Dr. Bjarnason has served as the chief nursing executive for OHSU Healthcare and as the associate dean for clinical affairs at the OHSU School of Nursing since 2014. An ongoing commitment has been working with healthcare team members to create environments that enhance the safety and quality of patient care. In addition to Nordic Northwest, Dana is an active volunteer in the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, the American Hospital Association, Sigma, and the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives. Her interest in the mission of Nordic Northwest stems for her abiding connection to her Icelandic roots through immigration to North America on both sides of her family. Personal interests include volunteerism, running and strength training as well as reading and travel.