Monday September 16th 2019

Cipriano re-elected as ANA president, other election results

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was re-elected president of the American Nurses Association at the Membership Assembly held June 24 and 25 in Washington, DC.

Eligible voting representatives of the Assembly also elected five members to the nine-member board of directors.  Terms of service begin Jan. 1, 2017.

“For the past two years, it has been with great pride that I have led ANA, a trusted voice that represents nurses in the halls of government, protects and promotes nursing practice, and influences health care policy,” said Cipriano, a member of the Virginia Nurses Association. “Registered nurses are on the frontlines of providing lifesaving health care to millions of people each day, and it is an honor to advocate for nurses and to lead an association committed to improving health care for all.”

The following ANA board members were re-elected:  Secretary Patricia Travis, PhD, RN, CCRP, Maryland Nurses Association; Director-at-Large Faith Marie Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Wyoming Nurses Association (two-year term); and Director-at-Large, Staff Nurse Gayle M. Peterson, RN-BC, ANA Massachusetts. The newly elected board members are:  Director-at-Large (one-year term) Elizabeth Fildes, EdD, RN, CNE, CARN-AP, APHN-BC, Nevada Nurses Association; and Director-at-Large (two-year term) Tonisha J. Melvin, MS, CRRN, NP-C, Georgia Nurses Association.

Those continuing their terms on the ANA board are: Vice President Ernest James Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the North Carolina Nurses Association; Treasurer Gingy Harshey-Meade, MSN, RN, CAE, NEA-BC, of the Indiana State Nurses Association; and Director-At-Large, Recent Graduate Jesse M.L. Kennedy, BSN, RN, of the Oregon Nurses Association.

Elected to serve on the Nominations and Elections Committee are: Amanda Jean Foster (Chair), BSN, RN, Arizona Nurses Association; Sabianca Delva, RN, ANA Massachusetts; and Annie Lee Bowen, MSN, RN, CPN, Ohio Nurses Association.

From left, Faith Marie Jones, Jesse M.L. Kennedy, Patricia Travis, Ernest James Grant, Pamela Cipriano, Gingy Harshey-Meade, Gayle M. Peterson, Tonisha J. Melvin and Elizabeth Fildes. From left, Faith Marie Jones, Jesse M.L. Kennedy, Patricia Travis, Ernest James Grant, Pamela Cipriano, Gingy Harshey-Meade, Gayle M. Peterson, Tonisha J. Melvin and Elizabeth Fildes.

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