Donna D. Audia,
Donna Audia is a board-certified holistic nurse and Integrative Care Nurse at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. As the Integrative Care Team Lead, Donna develops and implements integrative care plans for patients and their families, and she provides staff education on aromatherapy and integrative care. Some of the integrative modalities that Donna uses to promote the healing process include Reiki, aromatherapy, acupressure, breath work, guided imagery, pediatric therapeutic touch, and sound therapy. In 2011,
Donna was nominated as a Daily Record Health Care Hero and has earned the title of one of Baltimore’s Best Nurses in 2016 from Baltimore Magazine.
Donna is a board member of the Aromatic Research Quality Appraisal Taskforce (ARQAT) and serves as co-chair of the Clinical Committee of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists. Donna completed Tisserand Institute’s Essential Oil Safety Program. She has been a strong advocate for the safe use of aromatherapy in the clinical setting and has helped develop and write the hospital aromatherapy policy for UMMC. As the co-chair of AIA’s Clinical Committee, Donna has helped write the guidelines for the safe practice of aromatherapy in the adult and pediatric clinical setting. Donna also serves as a consultant for aromatherapy and integrative care to hospitals across the United States.
Donna is a featured lecturer at UMMC, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma, and around the country. Her prior positions as a critical care nurse and as a pain service nurse enable her to share her experience of providing patient-centered care. Donna is also the co-founder of just Be, providing community outreach, education, and training. Just Be teaches integrative self-care techniques to help nurture the body, mind, spirit, and soul.