Sunday March 1st 2015

2014 candidates for ANA national office

The ANA Nominations and Elections Committee met on Feb. 11, and again on March 24, following the second Call for Nominations, to prepare the slate of candidates for ANA’s national elections.

ANA Board of Directors

ANA President (elect one)

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Virginia Nurses Association

Jennifer S. Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Arizona Nurses Association

Vice President (elect one)

Cindy R. Balkstra, MS, RN, ACNS- BC
Georgia Nurses Association

Thomas Ray Coe, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC
Tennessee Nurses Association

Secretary (elect one)

Jennifer M. Davis, MSN, RN
Ohio Nurses Association

William R. Donovan, MA, RN
ANA-New York

Patrick E. Kenny, EdD, RN-BC, ACRN, NE-BC, APRN-PMH
Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

Patricia Travis, PhD, RN, CCRP
Maryland Nurses Association

Treasurer (elect one)

Andrea C. Gregg, PhD, RN
Florida Nurses Association

Gingy Harshey-Meade, MSN, RN, CAE, NEA-BC
Ohio Nurses Association
Indiana State Nurses Association

Faith M. Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Wyoming Nurses Association

Director-at-Large, Recent Graduate (elect one)

Jesse M. L. Kennedy, RN
Oregon Nurses Association

Joseph V. Potts, BSN, RN
Georgia Nurses Association

Nominations and Elections Committee (elect three)

Linda A.V. Beechinor, DNP, RN, APRN-BC
Individual Member Division

Elissa E. Brown, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
American Nurses Association\ California

Brenda K. Donaldson, RN
Montana Nurses Association

Tracy R. Wilson, MSN, FNP-BC
Tennessee Nurses Association

If you have questions regarding the election slate, please contact Maureen Thompson, MA, CAE, director, Leadership Services by phone,  301-628-5041 or by email,

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