ANA elects board, committee members
Eligible voting members at ANA’s Membership Assembly elected four members to the nine-member board of directors. Ernest James Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the North Carolina Nurses Association, has been re-elected as vice president. The newly elected board members are Treasurer Jennifer Mensik, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Arizona Nurses Association; Director-at-Large MaryLee Pakieser, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, ANAMichigan; and Director-At-Large, Recent Graduate Amanda Buechel, BSN, RN, ANA-Illinois. Terms of service begin Jan. 1, 2018. The results were announced June 10.
The following ANA board members continue their terms: President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Virginia Nurses Association; Secretary Patricia Travis, PhD, RN, CCRP, Maryland Nurses Association; Faith Marie Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Wyoming Nurses Association; Director-at-Large, Staff Nurse Gayle M. Peterson, RN-BC, ANA Massachusetts; and Director-at-Large Tonisha J. Melvin, MS, CRRN, NP-C, Georgia Nurses Association.
Elected to serve on the nominations and elections committee are Thomas Stenvig, PhD, MPH, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, South Dakota Nurses Association, who is chair-elect; Anthony King, BSN, RN, CPN, ANA-New York; Terry Throckmorton, PhD, RN, Texas Nurses Association; and Elizabeth Welch-Carre, MS, APRN, NNP-BC, Colorado Nurses Association.
Cipriano elected to International Council of Nurses Executive Board
ANA President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, was elected to the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Executive Board. The election took place during the governing body meeting at the ICN Congress, held May 27 to June 1 in Barcelona, Spain. More than 8,000 nurses from around the world met to discuss global healthcare priorities and share knowledge during the Congress.
The ICN is a federation of national nurses associations, including ANA, which represents millions of nurses. Its board is composed of the president, three vice presidents, and 12 members. Cipriano subsequently was elected to serve as first vice president. Board officers include Annette Kennedy, president (Ireland); Thembeka Gwagwa, second vice president (South Africa); and Sung Rae Shin, third vice president, (Korea).
As a member of the ICN Executive Board, Cipriano will help represent the nursing profession worldwide.