Dr. Weaver has been Gentiva's senior vice president, chief clinical officer since she joined the Company in July 2008. She was previously executive director and vice president, nursing research for Cerner Corporation, the health information technology company, since 2007, and Cerner's chief nursing officer and vice president, patient care systems from 1999 to 2007. Dr. Weaver was a senior executive, analyst and consultant advising a number of healthcare organizations on nursing informatics and related areas from 1979 to 1999. She holds a doctorate in medical anthropology from the University of California-San Francisco, a bachelor's degree in anthropology and a master's degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington, and a nursing diploma from St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. During and after her pursuit of education, Dr. Weaver served for 14 years as a clinical nurse specialist in oncology, coronary care and surgical intensive care. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, and is widely published in the field of healthcare information technology, evidence-based practice, nursing education transformation and related subjects.