AONE Election Candidates

The AONE Election deadline is September 29. Below is detailed information on the candidates including their qualifications, position statements and campaign videos.

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Elizabeth Hale, MSN, RN

Chief Clinical Officer Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell, Mass.


Mary Beth Kingston, MSN, RN

Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee



Region 1

Susanne Yeakel, MSN, RN

Nurse Director Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn.




Anne Schmidt, MSN, RN, APRN-BC

Vice President, Patient Care Services, and Chief Nursing Officer, South County Health, Wakefield, R.I.


Region 3

Victoria Orto, DNP, RN

Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer, Duke Regional Hospital, Durham, N.C.



Deborah Zimmermann, DNP, RN, FAAN

Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, Va.


For questions about the nominations process, please contact Jo Ann Webb at 202-626-2321.