2019 Board of Directors

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kingstonPresident
Mary Beth Kingston, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Advocate Aurora Health
Milwaukee, Wis., and Downers Grove, Ill.

fuchsPresident Elect
Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, FAAN, Vice President of Patient Care Services & System Chief Nurse Executive Associate Dean Of Clinical Affairs Duke University School of Nursing Duke University Health System, Durham, N.C.

dentImmediate Past President
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

Secretary
Robyn Begley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Executive Officer
AONE
Chief Nursing Officer
American Hospital Association Chicago

Treasurer
David Marshall, DNP, JD, RN, CENP
System Chief Nursing and Patient Care Services Officer
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Galveston, Texas

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

Region 2
Paula Coe, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President, Nursing Education and Professional Practice
Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh

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
Jacqueline Herd, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Grady Health System, Atlanta
Atlanta

Region 5
Erik Martin, DNP, RN, CNML
Norton Children’s Hospital
Louisville, Ky.

Region 6
Christina Dempsey, MSN, RN, CENP, FAAN
Chief Nursing Officer & President of Clinical Excellence Solutions
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Springfield, Mo.

Region 7
Cole Edmonson DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN
Chief Nursing Officer
AMN Healthcare

Region 8
Kevin McEwan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Madison Memorial Hospital
Rexburg, Idaho

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
System Vice President of Nursing Operations
Atrium Health
Charlotte, N.C.

Appointed Board Member
Mercedes Lopez, RN, BSN
Chief Nursing Officer
Roosevelt General Hospital
Portales, N.M.

Appointed Board Member
Nancy May, DNP, RN-BC, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
University of Michigan Medical Group Practice
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Appointed Board Member
Simmy King, DNP, MS, MBA
Nursing Director, Clinical Information Systems and Professional Development
Children’s National Health System
Washington