2018 Board of Directors

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Senior Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Nursing Officer
Midland Memorial Hospital
Midland, Texas

Mary Beth Kingston, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Aurora Health Care
Milwaukee, Wis.

Immediate Past President
Joan Shinkus Clark, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, FAAN
Executive Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive
Texas Health Resources
Arlington, Texas

Susan Gergely, EdD, MBA
Acting Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Chicago, Ill.

Lamont M. Yoder, MSN, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Banner Baywood Medical Center, Gateway Medical Center, Heart Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gilbert, Ariz.

Region 1
Anne Schmidt, MSN, RN, APRN-BC, CENP
Vice President of Patient Care Services & CNO
South County Health
Middletown, R.I.

Region 2
Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer
AtlantiCare Health System
Atlantic City, N.J.

Region 3
Deborah Zimmermann, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
CNO and VP of Patient Care Services
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Richmond, Va.

Region 4
Stuart D. Downs, DNP, MSA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
WellStar Atlanta Medical Center & Atlanta Medical Center–South, Ga.
Atlanta Ga.

Region 5
Erik Martin, DNP, RN, CNML
Executive Clinical Director, Heart and Vascular Service Line
The Christ Hospital Health Network
Cincinnati, Ohio

Region 6
M. Lindell Joseph, PhD, RN
Associate Clinical Professor & MSN/CNL Program Coordinator
University of Iowa College of Nursing
Iowa City, Iowa

Region 7
Cole Edmonson DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Nursing Officer
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Dallas, Texas

Region 8
Rachel Behrendt, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President, Operations
Hospice of the Valley
Phoenix, Ariz.

Region 9
Dana Bjarnason, PhD, RN, NE-BC
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Ore.

Appointed Board Member
Megan Seston, MSN, RN, CCRN-CMC, CEN
Nursing House Supervisor
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Appointed Board Member
Patricia Mook, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CAHIMS
Chief Nursing Information Officer
Inova Health System
Falls Church, Va.

Appointed Board Member
Geralyn M. Randazzo, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President, Care Coordination
Northwell Health Solutions
Manhasset, N.Y.

Appointed Board Member
Gretchen Pacholek MSN, BSN, RN
Director of Neurology/Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics Service Line
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Ill.