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NLN Committees and Panels

Academy of Nursing Education Review Panel

The Academy of Nursing Education is a program to foster excellence in nursing education by recognizing and capitalizing on the wisdom of outstanding individuals. The review panel meets once a year to review candidate applications and make admission recommendations to the NLN Board of Governors.

Janet Phillips Nice, PhD, RN, ANEF, Chair
Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Maxine Adegbola, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Kenya Beard, EdD, APRN, GNP, ANEF
H. Michael Dreher, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Joanne Noone, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Janice C. Palaganas, PhD, RN, NP, ANEF, FAAN, FSSH
Angela McNelis, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF – Board Liaison

Contact email address: membership@nln.org

Audit and Compliance Committee

The audit committee oversees the annual audit process and outcomes, as well as corporate compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and the independent auditor’s qualifications, consistent with NLN policies.

Ann Marie P. Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAHA, FAAN, Chair
Mark C. Hand, PhD, RN, CNE
Cheryl Killion, PhD, RN, FAAN
Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Anne Krouse, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, Ex-Officio
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Ex-Officio
Contact email address: scerame@nln.org

Awards Committee

The awards committee reviews nominations and selects individuals for the annual NLN Awards that recognize and honor individuals for their outstanding contributions to nursing education and the wider area of American health care.

Vincent L. Salyers, EdD, RN, ANEF, Chair
Cynthia Brown, DNS, RN, AHN-BC, CNE
W. Jason Dunne, DNP, MN, BN, RN, CNE
Majeda El-Banna, PhD, RN
Malliga Jambulingam, PhD, RN, CEIM
Patty Roe, PhD, MSN, RN
Kathryn Whitcomb, DNP, RN, CHSE
Angela McNelis, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF, Board Liaison
Contact email address: oceo@nln.org


Bylaws Committee

The bylaws committee initiates and reviews proposals for amendments to the NLN bylaws.

John Lundeen, EdD, RN, CNE, Chair
June Larson, EdD, RN, ANEF
Jane Mahowald, MA, RN, ANEF
Darrell Spurlock, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF
Odette Willis, MN, MBA, RN, CNE
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Ex-Officio
Contact email address: oceo@nln.org


Centers of Excellence (COE) Review Panel

The COE Program is designed to recognize schools of nursing and health care organizations that have achieved a demonstrated level of excellence. The review panel meets once a year to review candidate applications and make admission recommendations to the NLN Board of Governors.

Lisa Hopp, PhD, RN, FAAN – Chair
Kim Tharp-Barrie, DNP, RN, SANE
Laura Dzurec, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF, FAAN
Deborah Hoover, MSN, RN, CRNP
DeAnna Gapp, PhD, RN
Andrea Collins, DNP, NP, CNE
Demetrius Porche, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FN
Yolanda VanRiel, PhD,RN,OCN,CNE,ANEF
Renee Hoeksel, PhD, RN
John Lundeen, EdD, RN, CNE – Board Liaison
Contact email address: membership@nln.org

Certification Board of Commissioners

Rita D’Aoust, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, Chair Christopher Blackwell, PhD, ARNP, ANP-BC, CNE
Lori Candela, EdD, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE
Mark Everett, DBA, DHCA, Public Member
Pamela Fifer, EdD, RN, CNE
Anne Fink, PhD, RN, CNE
Erin Killingsworth, PhD, RN, CNE
Rose Nieves, PhD, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, CNE
Debbie Rickeard, DNP, RN, CCRN, CCN, CNE
Terry Valiga, EdD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Pamela Willson, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNE, NE-BC, FAANP
Mark Hand, PhD, RN, CNE, Board Liaison


Certification Test Development Committee

The Certification Test Development Committee is responsible for oversight and development of the Certification Program examinations.

Christopher Blackwell, PhD, RN, CNE
Rita D’Aoust, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN
Erin Killingsworth, PhD, RN, CNE
Carmella Mikol, PhD, RN, CPNP, CNE
Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE
Debbie Rickeard, MSN, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNE
Sharron Schlosser, PhD, RN, CNE
Larry Simmons, PhD, RN, CNE, NEA-BC
John Ucijch, MSN, RN, CNE
Rita Wunderlich, PhD, RN, CNE
Contact email address: certification@nln.org

Certification Test Item Writing Committee

The Test Item Writing Committee meets virtually once per year. Items are generated by its members for the Certification examinations of CNE and CNEcl. Committee members are assigned a competency area and the number of test items to write by the Test Item Writing Committee Chairperson

Tammy Barbe, PhD, RN, CNE
Kristin Barbee, PhD, RN, CNE
Jodi Berndt, PhD, RN, CNE
Christopher Blackwell, PhD, RN, CNE
Tammy Buchholz, MSN, RN, CNE
Wendy Deras, MS, RN, CNE
Jeff Dyck, MSN, CNE
Pamela Fifer, MSN, RN, CNE
Cynthia Gaudet, PhD, RN, CNE
Anne Heyen, DNP, RN, CNE
Edna Hull, PhD, RN, CNE
Yolanda VanRiel, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, CNE, ANEF  
Amella Lanz, MSN, RN, CNE
Jane Leach, PhD, RN, CNE
Timothy Legg, PhD, RN, CNE
Carmella Mikol, PhD, RN-BC, CPNP-C, CNE
Joanne Noone, PhD, RN, CNE
Steven Pavloski, MSN, RN, CNE
Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE
Stacy Rosenberg, DNP, RN, CNE
Patricia Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE
Lisa Singleterry, PhD, RN, CNE
John Ujcich, MSN, RN, CNE
Rita Wunderlich, PhD, RN, CNE
Contact email address: certification@nln.org


Constituent League Leadership Committee

The National League for Nursing has twenty-five affiliated constituent leagues, which support the mission of the NLN at the state level. The CL Leadership Committee meets once a year to review each league's annual report and make status recommendations to the NLN Board of Governors.

Linda Kmetz, PhD, RN, Chair Maude McGill, PhD, RN-BC
Karen Morin, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Rose Saunders, EdD, RN, CNE
Alyce Ashcraft, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Mark Hand, PhD, RN, CNE – Board Liaison
Contact email address: membership@nln.org

Finance Committee

The finance committee provides financial oversight for the NLN by assuring adequate financial resources, advising on short and long term investments, and reviewing other financial-related activities such as fund-raising.  The committee shall recommend to the NLN Board of Governors yearly budgets and long term financial plans for the NLN.

Anne Krouse, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, Chair
Angela Amar, PhD, RN, FAAN
Michael Newsome, CRA
Mark A. Vogt, CPA
Launette Woolforde, EdD, DNP, RN-BC
Patricia Yoder-Wise, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, FAAN, ANEF, Ex-Officio
Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, Ex-Officio
Contact email address: scerame@nln.org, amkrouse@widener.edu

Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee solicits nominations from individuals having knowledge of board operations and an understanding of the competencies required.

Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chair
Gordon Gillespie, PhD, DNP, RN, CEN, CNE, CPEN, PHCNS-BC, FAEN, FAAN
Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN 
Rachel Mack, PhD, DNP, APRN, C-FNP, CNE
Voncella McCleary-Jones, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, ANEF
Tonya Schneidereith, PhD, CRNP, CNE, CHSE-A
Stephanie D. Wynn, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, COI
Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, ​Board Liaison
Contact email address: oceo@nln.org

Nursing Education Perspectives Editors and Editorial Board

The Nursing Education Perspectives Editorial Board serves as a guide for the editors, providing expert advice on content, encouraging submissions, and attracting new authors.

Marsha Howell Adams, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Sandra L. Baker, DNP, RN, CNE, ANEF
Audrey Beauvais, DNP, MBA, RN, CNL
Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Betsy Frank, PhD, RN, ANEF
Karen H. Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE
Stephanie Jeffers, PhD, RN
Lynne Lewallen, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Carolyn W. Mosley, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN, ANEF
Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Kathleen Sitzman, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF
Diane M. Wieland, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, ANEF
Barbara J. Patterson, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF, Editor 
Bette Mariani, PhD, RN, ANEF, Research Brief Editor
Linda J. Caputi, EdD, RN, CNE, ANEF Innovation Center Editor
Karen H. Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, Emerging Technologies Editor
Leslie Block, Managing Editor
Contact email address: bpatterson@nln.org

Public Policy Committee

The public policy committee monitors and addresses governmental trends, legislative, and congressional issues related to nursing workforce and healthcare. The committee develops the NLN Public Policy Agenda.

Jessie M. Colin, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chair
Kimberly Ann Cleveland, ESQ, MSN, RN,C-NBC
William Richard Cowling, III, PhD, AHN-BC, ANEF, FAAN
Kathleen A. Ennen, PhD, RN, CNE
Jacqueline M. Loversidge, PhD, RNC-AWHC 
Nancy Ridenour, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FAAN
Margie Sipe, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Dave Mason, Mason Consulting, LLC
Mark A. Vogt, CPA, Board Liaison
Contact email address: jbrewington@nln.org

Research Grants Review Panel

The NLN's nursing education research and grants program provides support for rigorous, high-quality studies that contribute to advancing the science of nursing education. The research review panel meets once a year each spring to select grant recipients who are recognized annually at the NLN Summit.
 
Susan Luparell, PhD, ACNS-BC, CNE, ANEF, Chair
Angela Docherty, NursD, MPH, RN
Michael Gates, PhD, RN
Crystal Graham, PhD, RN, CHSE
Larry Slater, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Marivic Torregosa, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Elizabeth Van Horn PhD, RN, CNE
Amy Weaver, PhD, RN, CNE
Ann Marie Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAHA, FAAN - Board Liaison
Contact email address: bpatterson@nln.org

Strategic Steering Committee

The Strategic Steering Committee monitors key national issues and trends related to healthcare, nursing, and nursing education that may require action by the NLN; and it provides feedback to the NLN about strategic initiatives.

Patricia Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAONL, FAAN, Chair

Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, Chair-Elect
Beverly Malone, PHD, RN, FAAN

Leah Binder, MA, MGA
Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Bob Dent, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, FAAN, FAONL
Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN
Linda Everett, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FACHE, FAONL
Angela McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP, ANEF
Marilyn Oermann, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF
Cheryl Taylor, PhD, RN, FAAN
George E. Thibault, MD
Contact email address: jbrewington@nln.org