Speaker Information

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP


Dr. Fitzgerald is the founder and principal speaker of Fitzgerald Health Education Associates (FHEA), an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers. An internationally recognized presenter, Dr. Fitzgerald has provided thousands of programs for numerous professional organizations, universities, and national and state healthcare associations on a wide variety of topics including clinical pharmacology, clinical assessment, laboratory diagnosis, healthcare, and nurse practitioner practice.


For more than 25 years, she has provided graduate- level pharmacology courses for NP students at a number of universities. In addition, she practices at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA, providing multigenerational primary and urgent care. Dr. Fitzgerald also holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, where she received the Alumni Association Award for Clinical Excellence and is also an Adjunct Associate Professor. Dr. Fitzgerald is a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for Neighborhood Health Plan in Boston, MA.

Dr. Fitzgerald is the recipient of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties’ Lifetime Achievement Award, given in recognition of vision and accomplishments in successfully developing and promoting the nurse practitioner role, the American College of Nurse Practitioner’s Sharp Cutting Edge Award, the Outstanding Nurse Award for Clinical Practice by the Merrimack Valley Area Health Education Council, and one of the 50 Leaders in 50 Years by the Solomont School of Nursing, UMass Lowell. In addition, Dr. Fitzgerald received the Loretta C. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Nurse Prac- titioner Symposium for demonstrating longevity, integrity, professional achievement, and advocacy in advanced practice nursing. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a charter fellow in the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.


Dr. Fitzgerald is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association and is the first nurse practitioner to earn the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation in recognition of excellence and integrity as a speaker. She is also certified by the American Board of Comprehensive Care as a Diplomate of Comprehensive Care (DCC), a designation available to DNP graduates who are licensed advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) and nationally certified in an APRN specialty. Dr. Fitzgerald is an editorial board member of The Nurse Practitioner, Ameri- can Nurse Today, Prescriber’s Letter, and Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice.

She is widely published, with more than 200 articles, book chapters, monographs, and audio and video programs to her credit. Her book, Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation (now in the 5th edition), received the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for Advanced Practice Nursing and has been published in English and Korean. She has provided consultation to nursing organizations worldwide. Dr. Fitzgerald is an active member of numerous national and local professional organizations.



Sally K. Miller, PhD, AGACNP, AGPCNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, is a Fitzgerald Faculty member. She presents the Fitzgerald Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Review & Advanced Practice Update for family, adult-gerontology primary care, adult-gerontology acute care, and psychiatric- mental health. She also teaches pathophysiology and pharmacology courses.

Dr. Miller is certified as an adult-gerontology acute care, adult-gerontology primary care, family, and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She practices in rural health with NextGen Family Care Clinic and iCare Psychiatry in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Miller is a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and a clinical professor at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, Dr. Miller is the APRN consultant/investigator to the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Dr. Miller has presented a wide variety of pharmacology and clinical topics at local and national conferences, including the National Conference of Nurse Practitioners, AANP, and the University of Colorado Annual Nurse Practitioner Symposium. In addition, Dr. Miller conducts workshops in collaboration with other Fitzgerald faculty on suturing for primary and urgent care. 

She created the following Fitzgerald Health programs (available at fhea.com): Assessment and Intervention in Common GI Disorders: PUD, Gastritis, GERD, and IBS; Assessment and Management of Low Back Pain; Prescribing for the Relief of Symptoms; Evaluation of Dizziness, Syncope, and Vertigo; Primary Care Management of Acute and Chronic Pain Syndromes; The Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain: Who Needs the ECG?; and Controlled Substances: A Focus on Safe and Effective Prescribing. In addition, she developed and presented the programs Psychopharmacology for NPs & Advanced Practice Clinicians; Cardiac Rhythms: The Clinician’s Approach to Accurate Interpretation; 12-Lead ECG Interpretation: A Primary Care Perspective; and Beyond the Basics in 12-lead ECG Interpretation, which are also available at fhea.com.

Dr. Miller is a member of numerous professional organizations, including AANP, the American Nurses Association, the Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, and the Nevada Nurses’ Association. She has been published in several nurse practitioner journals including the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Biological Research for Nursing, Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Journal of Primary Health Care, Journal of Correctional Health Care, and Advance for Nurse Practitioners. Dr. Miller has also served as a content reviewer for many of these publications.

Natasha Petry, PharmD, MPH, BCACP

Natasha Petry, PharmD, MPH, BCACP, is an Associate Professor of Practice at North Dakota State University (NDSU), and a Pharmacogenetics Clinical Pharmacist at Sanford Health, both in Fargo, ND. She completed a B.S. in Microbiology, Pharm.D., and MPH all from NDSU in Fargo. Dr. Petry completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at Trinity Health in Minot, ND. Dr. Petry's practice and research interests include the implementation of pharmacogenetics (PGx), the use of PGx in primary care, and PGx educational and training initiatives. She is licensed to practice pharmacy in ND, MN, WI and IN. She participates in the NIH-funded Implementing GeNomics In practice (IGNITE) network and is also a member of the IGNITE Pragmatic Trials Network. She served on the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacogenomics Work Group and on the American Pharmacists’ Association 2018 House of Delegates Policy Committee as a content expert in pharmacogenomics. She currently serves as the Secretary of Knowledge Management for the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy PGx Special Interest Group. Dr. Petry was honored as the 2018 Alumni of the Year for the Rho Chi Kappa Chapter and as the 2020 Faculty Preceptor of the Year for NDSU School of Pharmacy. She has been working in the area of PGx since 2014. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking in sporting events.


AANP Speaker

Sara Wiedrich, MSN, APRN, FNPc, CDE


Sara is a family nurse practitioner who specializes in the management of diabetes at the CHI St Alexius Heart and Lung Clinic in Bismarck, ND.  She has special interest in insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring as well as the overall glycemic management of those persons with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  


Sara obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Mary in 2006 and obtained a Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Mary in 2012.  She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators.  She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association and the American Diabetes Association.  She is also currently serving as a board member for the North Dakota Nurse Practitioner Association.


Sara lives in Bismarck ND with her husband, Jesse, and 2 boys, Cole and Mason.  


Pre-Conference Speaker

Dr. Jodi Strong, DNP, CDE, BC-ADM, CPT


AstraZeneca presents Dr. Jodi Strong as the pre-conference speaker. She is a nurse practitioner who has spoke nationally and internationally about Diabetes Education.

Jodi obtained her Bachelor of Science in Genetice from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Then obtained her Bachelor of Science, Master’s of Science, and Doctorate of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire. She is a Board Certified-Advanced Diabetes Manager (BC-ADM) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center; Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), National Certification-Board for Diabetes Educators; Certified Product Trainer (CPT): Medtronic, Tandem, Dexcom, Animas, OmniPod, iPro, iPro2, AccuChek; and has her Continuous Glucose Monitor Clinical Certification.

Jodi is looking at publishing an autobiography called “The Patient Doctor”, which is a book that discusses her own journey with type 1 diabetes as well as what she has learned from her patients/clinical practice. She has been looking at teaming up with interested fashion leaders in designing designer shoes and labeling them “Dia w/Style”—inspired by someone who has diabetes and is interested in both fashion and diabetes feet safety. Jodi is also putting together a number of low carb recipes that are diabetes friendly from both a blood glucose and cardiovascular standpoint for a cookbook.

Jodi is married (Michael) with three children (Brett, Ellie, and Garrett).​

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