Mary Beth Modic, DNP, APRN-CNS, CDCES, FAAN is a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. She loves being a nurse and teaching people with diabetes how to take the best care of themselves so they can remain healthy. She, along with Dr. Fitzpatrick, designed an empowerment program for clinical nurses that helps them celebrate their contributions, to patients, their communities, and the world. She is the mother of six children and lives in Brecksville, Ohio, with her husband, Mark. Her favorite pastime is reading to her grandchildren.

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, FNAP, is Director of the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leadership Academy and Elizabeth Brooks Ford Professor of Nursing, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. She is an award winning author with over 400 publications, including more than 80 books. She is a Living Legend in nursing. She has two daughters and three grandchildren, Penelope, Augustus, and Calliope.