2018 Board of Directors

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dentPresident
Bob L. Dent, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, FAAN
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Nursing Officer
Midland Memorial Hospital
Midland, Texas

kingstonPresident-Elect
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
Senior Vice President and System Chief Nurse Executive
Texas Health Resources
Arlington, Texas

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

Treasurer
Lamont M. Yoder, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Banner Gateway Medical Center & Banner MDs
Gilbert, Ariz.

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

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 Nursing Officer
WellStar Health System
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
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Appointed Board Member
Patricia Mook, RN, BSN, MSN
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.