NLN Board of Governors

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    NLN Chair

    Patricia S. Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAONL, FAAN

    Professor Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President, The Wise Group

    Patricia Yoder-Wise, RN, EdD, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAONL, FAAN
    is professor and dean emerita at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and also teaches for the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston. She has taught in every type of nursing education program from nursing assistant through doctoral and continuing education. She is an author (e.g., Leading and Managing in Nursing and leadership/competence articles), editor (e.g., The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing /Nursing Forum), and serves as president of the Wise Group. Dr. Yoder-Wise is a past president of the Texas Nurses Association, American Nurses Credentialing Center, and CGEAN, and served as treasurer of the National League for Nursing.

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    NLN Chair-Elect

    Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

    Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Michigan State University

    Dr. Kathleen Poindexter
    is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Faculty Development at MSU and prior Director of the MSN CNS and Education Program. She is also the coordinator and faculty of record for the College Teaching in Nursing Certificate Program. She provides faculty consultations on teaching to support student learning outcomes, teaching and in online environments, and Scholarship of teaching projects. Dr. Poindexter is board certified in nursing education, served as a member of the NLN Board of Commissioners for six years, and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Nursing Education. She was elected to the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education and is the current president-elect for NLN.
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    Cheryl Killion, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Associate Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
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    Anne M. Krouse, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

    Dean of the Widener University School of Nursing

    Dr. Anne Marie Krouse
    is a dean of the Widener University School of Nursing. Dr. Krouse’s long history of volunteer service to the NLN includes participation on the Public Policy Committee and its NLN Days on the Hill, speaking with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. She co-edited the NLN Press’ Scientific Inquiry in Nursing Education: Advancing the Science with Dr. Barbara Patterson in 2016 and received the Fitz Dixon Innovation in Teaching award in 2012 from Widener University. Her research interests include leadership in nursing education and practice, nursing education, and maternal-child health.

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    Mark C. Hand, PhD, RN, CNE

    Clinical Associate Professor, East Carolina University College of Nursing
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    Ann Marie P. Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAHA, FAAN

    Dean, Monmouth University School of Nursing

    Ann Marie Mauro 
    provides leadership for the promotion of teaching and learning excellence, collaborations in interprofessional education, and advancement of nursing education science at Monmouth University School of Nursing. A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and New York Academy of Medicine, Dr. Mauro is a nationally recognized leader in advancing healthcare diversity, educational policy, innovative teaching strategies, and cutting-edge curriculum initiatives. She is a certified nurse educator and clinical nurse leader whose successful leadership development, mentoring, and curricular initiatives have cultivated diverse healthcare leaders nationwide from the most underrepresented groups.  

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    Angela M. McNelis, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN, ANEF

    Professor and Associate Dean for Scholarship, Innovation & Clinical Science at The George Washington School of Nursing

    For the past seventeen years, Dr. Angela McNelis has advanced nursing education through research and leadership. In her current professional role, she has expanded the evidentiary foundation of nursing education through her own scholarship and by serving as a mentor to the next generation of faculty experts in teaching and research excellence. She was inducted with the 2010 Class of Fellows into the NLN Academy of Nursing Education (ANEF), and in 2011 elected as a member of the Nursing Education Research Advisory Council (currently known as NLN Research Review Panel); she served as co-chair of the Panel in 2013-2015, and chaired it in 2016-2018. 
    Dr. McNelis has provided leadership to local, national, and international organizations to influence the future of nursing education, research, and practice, including service on the editorial boards of two journals. Her accomplishments have helped ensure that graduates are well positioned to lead change and advance health for all citizens.

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    Yolanda M. VanRiel, PhD, RN, MEDSURG-BC, OCN, CNE, ANEF

    Chair of the Department of Nursing at North Carolina Central University and Patient Placement Coordinator at First Health of the Carolinas-Moore Regional Hospital

    Yolanda M. VanRiel, PhD, RN, MEDSURG-BC, OCN, CNE, ANEF
    , chair of the Department of Nursing at North Carolina Central University and a patient placement coordinator at First Health of the Carolinas-Moore Regional Hospital, has 25 years of nursing experience, including two decades as a nurse educator. The author of numerous presentations, publications and grants, Dr. VanRiel has focused her scholarship on nursing education, provider-patient communications, health disparities and oncology.
    Her achievements have been recognized with professional accolades, among them the Richmond Community College Outstanding Alumni Award, NCNA Nurse Educator of the Year Award, Gamma Zeta Chapter STTI Excellence in Nursing Education Award, and the UNC-Greensboro School of Nursing Teaching Excellence Award. A fellow in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education, Dr. VanRiel is a certified nurse educator, with additional certifications in oncology and medical-surgical nursing. Along with the National League for Nursing and the North Carolina League for Nursing, Dr. VanRiel holds memberships in the American Nurses Association; Oncology Nursing Society; and the Gamma Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International. She has served as vice chair of the North Carolina Board of Nursing in 2019.

Public Members

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    Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, FACHE, FAAN

    Cheryl Hoying, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, FACHE, FAAN, brings more than 30 years of nursing leadership experience to the Board, including many at the vice president/chief nurse executive/officer level in large academic medical centers and community hospitals. She recently served as chief nurse executive and patient services officer at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and before that as senior vice president for patient Services at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center.

    Her portfolio has encompassed acute care, ambulatory, extended care, and health care operations, as well as health care practices related to quality, safety and high reliability. In academia, Dr. Hoying has been an interim dean and associate dean for the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing; assistant dean of clinical affairs for The Ohio State University College of Nursing; adjunct faculty at the Wright State University/Miami Valley School of Nursing and the Mount St. Joseph University College of Nursing; and served on multiple nursing school advisory boards. Professionally active in a number of health care organizations, Dr. Hoying is a past president of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and has been a valued member of the League; the American Academy of Nursing; Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society; and the American College of Healthcare Executives.  

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    Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Linda Moneyham, is a professor and senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Moneyham earned a BSN degree from Berea College, an MSN in psychiatric/community mental health nursing from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in nursing from Indiana University. She is president-elect of the Alabama League for Nursing, and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia League for Nursing. An NIH funded researcher, Dr. Moneyham has received numerous awards for her research and mentoring of PhD students and new investigators.

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    Michael A. Newsome, CRA

    Office of the Vice President for Research Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing

    Michael Newsome is associate vice president for research at Virginia Commonwealth University located in Richmond, Virginia. He received his BS in business and accounting from Virginia Union University. During his career at VCU, Mr. Newsome has served as manager in grants and contracts accounting, business manager in the School of Nursing and manager in the budget office. Mr. Newsome has served as the public member on the NLN Board of Governors since 2006 and has served as treasurer on multiple occasions. He is a certified research administrator and is also a member of the Society of Research Administrators and is a past president of the Business Officers of Nursing Schools.

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    Mark A. Vogt, CPA

    CEO of Galen College of Nursing

    Mark Vogt has served as CEO of Galen College of Nursing since 2004, leading one of the largest nursing colleges in the country with campuses and programs in Louisville, KY; Hazard, KY; Cincinnati, OH; San Antonio, TX; Tampa, FL; and Online, through a mission dedicated to expanding access to nursing education.  He has guided significant expansion of nursing programs and remains committed to quality outcomes while providing a supportive and inspiring environment for all students as they learn and prepare to become confident, caring nurses. Mr. Vogt is a graduate of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky.


bev_2011Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN

President and CEO, National League for Nursing
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