Meet our team
Tamara AL-Yassin, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, PHN
MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, PHN
Tamara AL-Yassin is the Chief Executive Officer of The Nursing Beat. She has been a nurse for eleven years, most recently with Stanford Healthcare in the Emergency Department. She holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Southern California. Tamara also serves as the current President of the Emergency Nurses Association, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. She has previously served as a keynote speaker, consultant and advocate within the healthcare space. She is passionate about engaging community, tackling workforce sustainability, and improving the overall wellness of the healthcare community. When she isn’t working to improve the healthcare ecosystem, you can find Tamara catching a flight to a far-off destination in search of a good view and good food.
Hannah W. Berns
MHCI, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN
Hannah is the Chief Operating Officer of The Nursing Beat, overseeing all the logistical magic to bring The Nursing Beat to life. Prior to joining The Nursing Beat, Hannah worked as a nurse throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for over ten years, most recently for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She also served as adjunct faculty for the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco. Hannah is on the board of directors of the San Francisco Bay Area Emergency Nurses Association. She holds a master’s degree in Health Care Innovation from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and a bachelor’s in nursing from Seattle University College of Nursing. In her spare time, you can find her running or biking the streets of San Francisco.
MLS, BSN, RN
Kelly has been a registered nurse since 2010. Her career has spanned from post-operative bedside care to defense medical malpractice legal nurse consulting. In 2021, Kelly graduated with the equivalent of a Summa Cum Laude diploma from The University of Oklahoma School of Law where she earned a Master’s degree in Legal Studies with a focus in American healthcare law. Outside of nursing, Kelly is a diehard baseball and hockey fan, crochet designer, and coffee enthusiast. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband Matt.
Joey is a science writer based in Hawaiʻi. He has written more than 1,000 articles for the general public on a wide range of topics, including health, astronomy, archaeology, renewable energy, biomaterials, conservation, history, animal behavior, artificial intelligence, and many others. Joey has written for numerous publications such as Scientific American, National Geographic online, USA Today, the Materials Research Society, Wired UK, Men's Journal, Live Science, Space.com, NBC News Mach, NOAA Fisheries, io9.com, and Discover. He holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and an M.A. in Journalism with an Advanced Certificate in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting from New York University.
Tara Haelle is a freelance science and health journalist whose work appears in National Geographic, the New York Times, NPR, Scientific American, Medscape and elsewhere. She is a regular featured contributor at Medium, the medical studies topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists, and co-author of Vaccination Investigation, The Informed Parent, and various children’s science books.