Our Staff

Leslie H. Nicoll, PhD, MBA, RN is the Principal and Owner of Maine Desk LLC

Leslie has more than 35 years experience in nursing and healthcare and has worked in clinical practice, research, and academia. Prior to founding Maine Desk, she worked as a Senior Research Associate at the Muskie School of Public Service and Associate Research Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Maine. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing since 1995. From 2001 through 2009 she was Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. She is the author of more than 70 published professional articles, book chapters, and books, including The Nurse’s Guide to the Internet, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions, each with multiple printings. She was the founding editor of Perspectives on Nursing Theory, the fourth edition of which has recently been published. She is co-author, with Margaret Comerford Freda, of The Editor’s Handbook: An Online Resource and CE Course. Most recently, in 2011, Leslie was co-author, with Rick Daniels of Contemporary Medical Surgical Nursing published by Delmar Cengage Learning. She is also co-author, with Harvey Chute, of Kindle for Dummies, published by Wiley. Leslie is also a popular speaker at conferences and conventions and has spoken to regional, national, and international audiences.


Susan K. Shropshire is the Senior Editorial Associate for CIN

In addition to her editorial responsibilities, Susan provides general administrative assistance to Maine Desk clients. She has written news, feature articles, and reviews for a variety of publications. Susan has a background in public relations and desktop publishing and has wide ranging interests in health, science, and technical topics. Susan has been with CIN since 1998 and was key in the establishment of Maine Desk in 2001.