Past Presidents and Board of Directors

Immediate Past President
Dr. Bette Mariani
Villanova University
Villanova, PA

Dr. Bette Mariani

Past Presidents

Teri Boese 2003-2005
Teri Boese
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Founding Co-President

Debra Spunt 2003-2005
Debra Spunt*
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Founding Co-President

Karen Tarnow 2005-2007
Karen Tarnow
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

 

Jana Berryman 2007-2009
Jana Berryman
Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence
Denver, CO

 

Kim Leighton 2009-2011
Kim Leighton
Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences
Lincoln, NE

 

Valerie Howard 2011-2013
Valerie Howard
Robert Morris University
PA

 

Carol Fowler-Durham 2013-2015
Carol Fowler-Durham
University of North Carolina School of Nursing
Chapel Hill, NC

 

Teresa Gore 2015-2017
Teresa Gore
University of South Florida College of Nursing
Tampa, FL

 

Kristina Thomas Dreifuers 2017-2018
Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst
Marquette University
Sun Prairie, WI

 

Dr. Bette Mariani 2018-2019
Dr. Bette Mariani
Villanova University
Villanova, PA

 

 

Past Board of Directors

  • Co-President: Teri Boese, University of Iowa
  • Co-President: Debra Spunt*, University of Maryland
  • VP for Communication: Janis Childs, University of Southern Maine
  • VP for Program: Linda Haynes, Baylor University
  • VP Finance: Reba Moyer Childress, University of Virginia
  • Membership Chair: Margaret Meccariello*, Saint Joseph's Hospital College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
  • Nomination Chair: Chris Lafferty, IVY Tech State College
  • Member-at-Large: Eva Vigo, Northern Michigan University
  • Advisors: Charlene Clark, Intercollegiate College of Nursing located in Spokane, Washington & Kay Hodson-Carlton, Ball State, Indiana
  • Co-Founding President: Teri Boese, University of Iowa
  • Co-Founding President: Debbie Spunt*, University of Maryland
  • President-Elect: Karen Tarnow, University of Kansas
  • VP for Programs: Linda Haynes, University of Northern Colorado
  • VP for Communications: Rocky Rockstraw, Drexel University
  • VP for Finance: Reba Childress Moyer, University of Virginia
  • Membership Chair: Erica Cox, University of South Florida
  • At-Large Representative: Patty Carstens, University of Nebraska
  • Past Membership Chair: Margaret Meccariello, St. Joseph College
  • BSN Representative: Patty Ravert, Brigham Young University
  • Nominations Chair: Chris Lafferty, IVY Tech State College
  • Advisors: Charlene Clark, Washington State University & Kay Hudson, Ball State
  • President: Karen Tarnow, University of Kansas, Kansas City
  • Co-Founding President: Teri Boese, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Co-Founding President: Debra Spunt*, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • VP for Communications: Rocky Rockstraw, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • VP for Programs: Jana Berryman, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Denver, CO
  • VP for Finance: Christine (Chris) Hooper, San Jose State Univ. School of Nursing, San Jose, CA
  • Membership Chair: Carol Sando, Neumann College, Aston, PA
  • Nominations Chair: Clair Martino Maze, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
  • By-Laws Chair: Mary Beth Walker, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
  • BSN Representative: Patricia (Patty) Ravert, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • ADN Representative: Margaret (Meg) Meccariello*, St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
  • At-Large Representative: Patti Carstens, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
  • LPN Representative: Miguel Resendez, South Texas College, TX
  • Advisors: Kay Hodson Carlton, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • President: Jana Berryman, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Denver
  • Past President: Karen Tarnow, University of Kansas, Kansas City
  • VP for Communications: Colleen Meakim, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • VP for Programs: Margaret (Meg) Meccariello*, St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
  • VP for Finance: Rocky Rockstraw, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Membership Chair: Carol Sando, Delaware State University, Dover, DE
  • By-Laws Chair: Mary Beth Walker, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
  • Nominations Chair: Peggy Davis, Nova Southeastern University Nursing Department
  • BSN Representative: Patricia (Patty) Ravert, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • ADN Representative: Mary Pat Thevenot, Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Service Representative: Patti Carstens, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • LVN Representative: Shirley Concepcion, South Texas College, TX
  • Co-Founding President: Teri Boese, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • President: Jana Berryman, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Denver, CO
  • President-Elect: Kim Leighton, Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE
  • VP for Communications: Sharon Decker, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX
  • VP for Finance: Rocky Rockstraw, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • VP Programs: Margaret (Meg) Meccariello*, St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
  • Membership Chair: Carol Sando, Delaware State University, Dover, DE
  • Nominations Chair: Peggy Davis, Nova Southeastern University Nursing Department
  • By-Laws Chair: Mary Beth Walker, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
  • LVN Representative: Shirley Concepcion, South Texas College, TX
  • At Large Representative: Teresa Gore, Auburn University
  • BSN Representative: Colleen Meakim, Villanova University College of Nursing, Villanova, PA
  • ADN Representative: Mary Pat Thevenot, Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Co-Founding President: Teri Boese, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • President: Kim Leighton, Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE
  • Past President: Jana Berryman, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, Denver, CO
  • VP for Programs: Margaret (Meg) Meccariello*, St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
  • VP for Communications: Sharon Decker, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX
  • VP for Finance: Rocky Rockstraw, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Nominations Chair: Renee Schnieder, Southeast Community College Lincoln, NE
  • By-Laws Chair: Jimmie BorumTexas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
  • Membership Chair: Carol Sando, Delaware State University, Dover, DE
  • Member at Large: Teresa Gore, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • ADN Representative: Cheryl Feken, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa OK
  • BSN Representative: Colleen Meakim, Villanova University College of Nursing, Villanova, PA
  • LVN Representative: Marianne Schubert, Union County College, Plainfield, NJ
  • Association Journal Administrator: Janis Childs, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
  • Research Advisor: Patty Ravert, Brigham Young University College of Nursing, Provo, UT
  • Co-Founding President: Teri Boese, International University of Nursing, Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • President: Kim Leighton, Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE
  • President-Elect: Valerie Howard, Robert Morris University, PA
  • VP for Communications: Beverly Hewett, Idaho State University,
  • VP for Programs: Margaret (Meg) Meccariello*, St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
  • VP for Finance: Rocky Rockstraw, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Membership Chair: Nicole Harder, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • By-Laws Chair: Jimmie Borum, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX  
  • Nominations Chair: Renee Schnieder, Southeast Community College Lincoln, NE
  • Member at Large/ Representative Chair: Teresa Gore, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • ADN Representative: Cheryl Feken, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa OK
  • LVN Representative: Marianne Schubert, Union County College, Plainfield, NJ
  • BSN Representative: Colleen Meakim, Villanova University College of Nursing, Villanova, PA
  • Association Journal Administrator: Janis Childs, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
  • Research Advisor: Patti Ravert, Brigham Young University College of Nursing, Provo, UT
  • Co-Founding President: Teri Boese, International University of Nursing, Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • President: Valerie Howard, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
  • Past President: Kim Leighton, Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE
  • VP for Programs: Teresa Gore, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • VP for Communications: Beverly Hewett, Idaho State University, ID
  • VP for Membership: Nicole Harder, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • VP for Finance: Andrea Ackerman, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
  • By-laws Chair: Cheryl Feken, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa OK
  • Nominations Chair: Mary-Beth Walker, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
  • Representative Chair: Leslie Graham, Durham College, Canada
  • Graduate Representative: Colleen Meakim, Villanova University College of Nursing, Villanova, PA
  • Undergraduate Representative: Mary Pat Thevenot, Our Lady of the Lake College, Baton Rouge, LA
  • LVN Representative: Marianne Schubert, Union County College, Plainfield, NJ
  • Service Representative: Janice Le Platte, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • International Representative, Patrick Van Gele, St.-Légier, Switzerland
    Association Journal Administrator: Janis Childs, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
  • Research Advisor: Patti Ravert, Brigham Young University College of Nursing, Provo, UT
  • Co-Founding President: Teri Boese, International University of Nursing, Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • President: Val Howard, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
  • Past President: Kim Leighton, Bryan LGH College of Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE
  • VP for Finance: Andrea Ackermann, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
  • VP for Communications: Beverly Hewitt, Idaho State University, ID
  • VP for Membership: Nicole Harder, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • VP for Programs: Teresa Gore, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • VP for Operations: Jimmie Borum, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX  
  • Bylaws Chair: Cheryl Feken, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa OK
  • Nominations Chair: Renee Schnieder, Southeast Community College - Health Division, Lincoln, NE
  • Standards Chair: Jimmie Borum, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX  
  • Representative Chair: Leslie Graham, Durham College, Canada
  • Association Journal Administrator: Janis Childs, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
  • Association Conference Administrator: Margaret (Meg) Meccariello*, St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
  • Research Advisor: Patricia Ravert, Brigham Young University College of Nursing, Provo, UT
  • Co-Founding President (ex- officio):Teri Boese, International University of Nursing, Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • President: Val Howard, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
  • President-Elect: Carol Fowler-Durham, University of North Carolina School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC
  • VP for Finance: Andrea Ackermann, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
  • VP for Communications: Beverly Hewitt, Idaho State University, ID
  • VP for Membership: Martina Harris, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN
  • VP for Programs: Teresa Gore, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • VP for Operations: Lori Lioce, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
  • Bylaws Chair: Cheryl Feken, Tulsa Community College, Tulsa OK
  • Nominations Chair: Renee Schnieder, Southeast Community College Lincoln, NE
  • Standards Chair: Jimmie Borum, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX  
  • Representative Chair: Leslie Graham, Durham College, Canada
  • Association Journal Administrator: Janis Childs, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
  • Association Conference Administrator: Margaret (Meg) Meccariello*, St. Joseph School of Nursing, Syracuse, NY
  • President: Carol Fowler-Durham, University of North Carolina School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Past President: Val Howard, Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
  • VP for Finance: Andrea Ackermann, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
  • VP for Communications: Beverly Hewitt, Idaho State University, ID
  • VP for Membership: Martina Harris, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN
  • VP for Programs: Teresa Gore, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • VP for Operations: Lori Lioce, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
  • President: Carol Fowler-Durham, University of North Carolina School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC
  • President-Elect: Teresa Gore, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
  • VP for Finance: Andrea Ackermann, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
  • VP for Outreach: Jeff Carmack, University of Arkansas at Little Rock - Dept. of Nursing, Little Rock, AR
  • VP for Membership: Martina Harris, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN
  • VP for Programs: Laura Gonzalez, University of Central Florida College of Nursing, Orlando, FL
  • VP for Operations: Lori Lioce, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
  • President: Teresa Gore, University of South Florida College of Nursing, Tampa, FL
  • Past President: Carol Fowler-Durham, University of North Carolina School of Nursing, Chapel Hill, NC
  • VP for Finance: Nicole Harder, University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, MB, Canada
  • VP for Outreach: Jeff Carmack, University of Arkansas at Little Rock - Dept. of Nursing, Little Rock, AR
  • VP for Membership: Martina Harris, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN
  • VP for Programs: Laura Gonzalez, University of Central Florida College of Nursing, Orlando, FL
  • VP for Operations: Lori Lioce, University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
  • President: Teresa Gore, University of South Florida College of Nursing, Tampa, FL
  • President-Elect: Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, Marquette University, Sun Prairie, WI
  • VP for Finance: Nicole Harder, University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, MB, Canada
  • VP for Outreach: Mary Fey, University of Maryland, Brandywine, MD
  • VP for Membership: Kate Morse, Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, MA
  • VP for Programs: Laura Gonzalez, University of Central Florida College of Nursing, Orlando, FL
  • VP for Operations: Michelle Aebersold, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • VP for International Affairs: Leslie Graham, Durham College, Oshawa, ON, Canada
  • President: Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, Marquette University, Sun Prairie, WI
  • Past President: Teresa Gore, University of South Florida College of Nursing, Tampa, FL
  • President-Elect: Bette Marianni, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • VP for Finance: Nicole Harder, University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, MB, Canada
  • VP for Outreach: Mary Fey, Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, MA
  • VP for Membership: Kate Morse, Center for Medical Simulation, Boston, MA
  • VP for Programs: Laura Gonzalez, University of Central Florida College of Nursing, Orlando, FL
  • VP for Operations: Michelle Aebersold, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • VP for International Affairs: Leslie Graham, Durham College, Oshawa, ON, Canada
  • President: Bette Marianni, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • Past President: Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, Marquette University, Sun Prairie, WI
  • President-Elect: Cynthia Foronda, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Miami, FL
  • VP for Finance: Nicole Harder, University of Manitoba, Winnepeg, MB, Canada
  • VP for Outreach: Benjamin Smallheer, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC
  • VP for Membership: Sabrina Beroz, Montgomery College, Tacoma Park/Silver Spring, MD
  • VP for Programs: Laura Gonzalez, University of Central Florida College of Nursing, Orlando, FL
  • VP for Operations: Michelle Aebersold, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • VP for International Affairs: Suzanne Campbell, University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • President: Cynthia Foronda, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Miami, FL
  • Past President: Bette Mariani, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • President-Elect: Janet Willhaus, Boise State University, Boise, ID
  • VP for Finance: Elizabeth Robison, Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, FL
  • VP for Outreach: Benjamin Smallheer, Duke University School of Nursing, Durham, NC
  • VP for Membership: Sabrina Beroz, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • VP for Programs: Leann Horsley, South Dakota State University, College of Nursing, Sioux Falls, SD
  • VP for Operations: Michelle Aebersold, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • VP for International Affairs: Suzanne Campbell, University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • VP for Research: Marian Luctkar-Flude, Queen’s University School of Nursing, Kingston, ON, Canada

* Deceased