Lourdes Lorenz is CEO of the International Integrative Health Institute (IIHI) in Asheville, North Carolina. Prior to working at the IIHI, she created and implemented an Integrative Health department that provided inpatient and outpatient services at a large Level I Trauma hospital in Asheville. She has been an RN for 32 years with extensive experience in critical care and healthcare administration. Ms. Lorenz is completing her doctorate in Healthcare Administration. She is board certified as an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Advanced Nurse Executive, and is a Healing Touch apprentice. She is a well-known national speaker who promotes holistic nursing, Integrative Health, and evidence-based complementary modalities.
At the Invitation of MSc. Idalmis Infante-Ochoa, President of the Cuban Society of Nursing, the American Holistic Nurses Association is organizing a delegation to visit Cuba for the purpose of meeting with our Cuban counterparts and learning about the role of Cuban nurses in health care delivery. As President-elect of the American Holistic Nurses Association, fluent in Spanish, I am honored to have been selected to lead this delegation and invite you to join me in this unique opportunity. The goals of the delegation and initial topics of discussion for the meetings and site visits have been preliminarily identified as the following: