Promoting Safe Practice for Florida’s Nurses

2024 IPN/ FNA Annual Conference Dates TBD

Thank you to this years Conference Sponsors

  • Affinity eHealth
  • 7 Summit Pathways
  • All Points North
  • BoardPrep Recovery Center
  • Bradford Health Services
  • Break the Cycle
  • Genotox Labs
  • Greenlife Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Recovery Keys
  • UF Health Florida Recovery Center 


Shannon Opie

Shannon Opie, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, CARN-AP, Chief Executive Officer of Intervention Project for Nurses, has expertise in the areas of alcohol and substance use related conditions, forensic drug testing, primary care, and the assessment and treatment of impaired professionals. Dr. Opie received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in 2013 from the University of Florida and is an American Nurses Credential Center, Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, and is also a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse in Advanced Practice. Dr. Opie is a member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions and served as a Director at Large on the Board of Directors from 2018 to 2020. She was the recipient of IntNSA’s Peer Assistance Award in 2019. Dr. Opie is a member of the Florida Nurses Association (FNA), the American Nurses Association (ANA), the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN), and active in the Florida Quality and Unity in Nursing (QUIN).

Rayna Letourneau

Rayna Letourneau, Ph.D., RN, is the Executive Director of the Florida Center for Nursing, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Nursing, and the Founding Director of the USF College of Nursing’s Office of WIRES™. She has more than 20 years of nursing experience and more than thirteen years of teaching experience. Dr. Letourneau is a founding member of the Nursing Action Coalition of Florida. She is an appointee to the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) Academic Task Force Advisory Board, serves as a member of the advisory board for the TruMont Apprenticeship Committee, and is a member of several professional organizations.

Jose D. Castillo, III

Jose D. Castillo III, Ph.D., MSNA, CRNA, APRN, currently serves as the Chair of the Florida Board of Nursing and is the past president of the Florida Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He is the recipient of the 2021 AANA Ira P. Gunn Outstanding Professional Advocacy Award. Dr. Castillo works as a full-time independent CRNA practitioner in Florida and is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Texas Wesleyan University.

Holly Borkowski

Holly Borkowski, BSN, RN-BC is the Drug Diversion Specialist at Lee Health in Ft. Myers. She worked at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, coordinating health care for officers involved injuries for 8 years. Holly also served in the United States Air Force and was deployed during Operation Desert Shield - Desert Storm with the Tactical Air Command, Air Force Medical Unit, of Langley Air Force Base. She was a member of the ICU Quality Counsel, and the Clinical Nurse Practice Counsel at Lee Health System. The Drug Diversion Program has since flourished into a multi-disciplinary collaborative program effectively developing innovations to drive successful change initiatives across the healthcare system. The program assures quality and safety for patients with comprehensive monitoring, accountability, and security of all controlled substances in the Lee Health System.