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Our Team

Debra Case

Debra Case, RN, MS
Executive Director

Debra graduated from The Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Nursing and has spent most of her career here.  She has worked as a clinical nurse, nurse manager, nurse educator in the Department of Medicine, followed by assistant director for education in Central Nursing.  Debra assumed the role of director of IJHN in January 2013.  

Rebecca Barshick

Rebecca Barshick, RN, MSN
Nurse Educator

Rebecca began her nursing career at JHH in 1994 in the Department of Surgery working with solid abdominal transplant and surgical oncology patients.  She then began her focus in staff education in 2000 serving as a department and then central nurse educator.  She joined the IJHN team in 2013.  She serves as the ANCC lead nurse planner, is a certified Emergenetics Associate and Crucial Conversations facilitator and assists in coordination of observership experiences for nursing visitors.  

Emily Horwath

Emily Horwath, BA
Financial Analyst

Emily graduated from Penn State in 2010 and has worked for IJHN since 2011.  She manages the financial operations of IJHN and currently attends the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School 


Kim Bisset, RN, MSN, MBA
Nurse Educator, EBP Specialist

Kim began her nursing career at JHH in 1998 in the Department of Psychiatry. She earned her MSN MBA from the Johns Hopkins University in 2010. Kim has held positions as a clinical nurse, assistant nurse manager, evidence-based practice (EBP) fellow, and EBP Coordinator. In 2016 she joined the IJHN team. Kim specializes in evidence-based practice teaching courses nationally and internationally. She is currently enrolled in a PhD program at the Catholic University of America. 

Kelly Reif

Kelly Reif, RN, BSN
Project Analyst - Marketing

Kelly began working at Hopkins in 1991 as a pediatric nurse and worked there for 15 years in various clinical roles before moving to nursing administration in 2006 where she managed nursing student placements and was the editor of Nursing Under the Dome.  She moved to the IJHN team in 2013.

Denise Vera

Denise Vera, RN, MSN
Nursing Informatics Coordinator

Denise began her nursing career at JHH in 1995 working in the surgical intermediate care unit and later moved to the surgical ICU. She then took on the role of nurse educator for the clinical information systems education center. She joined the IJHN team in 2014 and serves as the nursing informatics coordinator.


Jennifer Edwards
International Nursing Programs Manager

Jennifer began her professional career in 2006, after graduating from Towson University with a degree in Marketing. She started worked with small business owners to expand their employee benefits packages and then managed a dental office before coming to JHH in 2012. She supported the Director of Nursing for Practice, Education, and Research and then worked in the Office of Workforce Planning & Nurse Recruitment. Jennifer joined the IJHN team in March 2017 and manages the international nursing visitors program.