2022 Speakers


Della Campbell

President and Chief Financial Officer of the

CNA Travelers Convention

Certified Nursing Assistant 

Della is the President and Chief Financial Officer of the CNA Travelers Convention. Della holds her Certified Nursing Assistant cert in 30+ states. Della has been a CNA for 16 years, she is very knowledgeable when it comes to dealing with agencies, recruiters, facilities, contracts, and much more regarding the travel world. She is the writer of the CNA Guide To Traveling Binder, (with over 200 binders sold), she also helped write the chapter in the 2022 Highway Hypodermics book by Kay "Epi" Slane. She is the Go-To Traveler,  and this is her 4th year speaking at the convention.


Jeanette Coates

Marketing Manager of the CNA Travelers Convention

Certified Nursing Assistant 


Jeanette is the Marketing Manager of the CNA Travelers Convention. Jeanette is certified in 38 states. She has been traveling for exactly 4 1/2 years now and truly enjoy this journey alongside her husband Tramaine Coates. Traveling has allowed her to see many places she would have never seen! Jeanette learned her WHY and enhanced the PASSION on this journey! Jeanette is also a Certified Master Life Coach and truly love helping people!! She is currently on contract in Clearwater Fl!


KaNikki Callins

Vice President of the CNA Travelers Convention

Certified Nursing Assistant 


KaNikki is the Vice President of the CNA Travelers Convention. She has been a CNA for 9 years, has traveled for 6 of those years to 14 different states after working in Hospice which was and still is her first love, the 2nd love is traveling so that’s why KaNikki chose to be a Traveling CNA. She is also a Licensed Esthetician and a future certified Doula. KaNikki plans to continue to follow the purpose as a caregiver just on a more personal and spiritual level. She will go into hospitals and provide facials to cancer patients and assist with at-home child births.


 Kay Epi Slane

Master of Ceremonies

Highway Hypodermics, LLC® is dedicated to providing quality and up to date information to travel nurses around the world to assist them in finding the adventure of a lifetime.  As the longest running informational website for travel healthcare, run by a practicing travel nurse, it is our mission to bridge the gap between traveling nurses and travel nurse companies.  Only by education on how to be a quality traveling nurse and how to be a quality traveler recruiting agency can we change the image of both sides.

Kay Slane, also known by her pen name “Epstein LaRue”, created Highway Hypodermics, LLC® in 2003 as a precursor to the book, Highway Hypodermics: Your Road Map to Travel Nursing.  The website is intended to supplement the unparalleled information contained in the book and be a trusted resource for veteran travelers and newbies alike to help them discover the road to an adventure of a lifetime. Since releasing the first book and creating the Highway Hypodermics website, she has also released, Travel Nursing 2007, On The Road Again, Travel Nursing 2012, Travel Nursing 2015, and Travel Nursing 2017.  All of the books since 2007 have continued to hang out on the Amazon bestseller list for Medical Reference and Nursing Trends, Issues, and Roles. 


Joseph Smith

Travel Tax Session


Joseph holds undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Respiratory Therapy and worked as a travel respiratory therapist before founding TravelTax and TravelTax Canada, a tax practice catering to the travel healthcare professional and mobile professionals in other staffing segments. TravelTax is well known in the healthcare staffing industry and serves a substantial client base of domestic and international mobile professionals, and their staffing agencies. His firm prepares the US, and multi-state returns and represents clients before the IRS, and State Tax Agencies in audits, tax controversies, and litigation support. Joseph is a regular contributor to a number of staffing related publications/social media. He is the co-author of the 2015/2017/2019 edition of Highway Hypodermics, serves on the Tax Compliance Committee of the National Association of Travel Healthcare Organizations (NATHO), a regular speaker at the Healthcare Staffing Summit and teaches tax at local colleges. In addition to his undergraduate degrees, Joseph holds an MS in Taxation from Golden Gate University.