Dr. Kate Malliarakis is Associate Professor and founding faculty with the George Washington University School of Nursing where she is the Chair of the Policy, Populations, & Systems Community. In addition to her teaching, she is the Program Director for the GWU SON Leadership Training Projects and was the Program Director for the MSN Nurse Leadership & Management Program and the Executive Leader Track in the DNP Program. Dr. Malliarakis' clinical interest is in substance abuse and addictions, especially health professionals with substance use disorders. Dr. Malliarakis was formerly the Chief, Specific Drugs Branch in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington, DC where she served under two Administrations. Dr. Malliarakis is an alumna of the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellows Program and Leadership America. Dr. Malliarakis is a founding member and current Chair of the Committee on Impaired Nurses (COIN) for the District of Columbia Board of Nursing. In 2014, Dr. Malliarakis was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She is licensed and certified as an adult primary care nurse practitioner (ANP-BC) and master addictions counselor (MAC).