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Karen S. Martin, RN, MSN, FAAN. Karen is a health care consultant. She was employed at the Visiting Nurse Association of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska from 1978-1993. During those years, she was the principal investigator of the Omaha System research projects and author of numerous, related publications. Since 1993, Karen has offered consultation services to prospective, new, and experienced multidisciplinary users in practice and academic settings nationally and globally. She is also a consultant to software developers. Karen conducts workshops, writes for publication, and is the author of the 2005 Omaha System book. Since 2001, she has been the chair of the Omaha System Board of Directors, and the lead co-chair of the Omaha System International Conferences.

Karen A. Monsen, RN, PhD, FAAN.Karen is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing where she teaches and conducts research. She is the director of the Omaha System Partnership within the University of Minnesota Center for Nursing Informatics. She has worked with numerous stakeholders including public health nurses and managers, educators, software vendors, and home care agencies to develop innovative Omaha System projects and resources for data management, program evaluation, and research. Karen has presented and published her cutting-edge research that employs diverse methods i with the goals of improving practice quality and population health. She has been a member of the Omaha System Board of Directors since 2001, In 2013, Karen initiated the First International Conference on Research Methods for Standardized Terminologies, a preconference of the Omaha System International Conference.

Judith G. Riemer, RN, PHN, CNS, MS. Judy is an independent health care consultant and a licensed Clinical Nurse Specialist in community health nursing in California. She works with agencies, groups, and software developers using computerized Omaha System-based documentation. Judy has presented nationally at numerous Omaha System International Conferences and American Public Health Association Annual Meetings. Her topics included effective strategies when transitioning to the use of the Omaha System and computerized documentation, the relationship between the Omaha System and Healthy People Leading Health Indicators, and the use of the Omaha System in early intervention programs. Judy has been a co-chair of the Omaha System International Conferences since 2008, and a member of the Omaha System Board of Directors since 2009.