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NLN Board of Governors

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    President

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

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

    Patricia Yoder-Wise 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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    President-elect

    Kathleen Poindexter, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

    Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Michigan State University
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    Secretary

    Cheryl Killion, PhD, RN, FAAN,

    Associate Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
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    Treasurer

    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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    Governor

    Mark C. Hand, PhD, RN, CNE

    Clinical Associate Professor, East Carolina University College of Nursing
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    Governor

    John Lundeen, EdD, RN, CNE

    Professor and MSN Program Director, Galen College of Nursing


    John Lundeen
    has a long history of leadership in nursing education at the local, state, and national levels. Dr. Lundeen has demonstrated a commitment to ethical practice, diversity, and excellence in nursing and nursing education. His passion for student learning and success, both inside and outside the classroom, is evidenced by multiple honors and awards. A leader in innovative teaching strategies, Dr. Lundeen helped to design and implement simulation into the curriculum at the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing where he serves as nurse anesthesia simulation coordinator in addition to his faculty role.

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    Governor

    Ann Marie P. Mauro, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAAN

    Associate Dean, Professor, and Director for the Center for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 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 Rutgers. 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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    Governor

    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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    Governor

    Launette Woolforde, EdD, DNP, RN-BC, FAAN

    Vice President Nursing Education and Professional Development Northwell Health, Office of the Chief Nurse Executive

    In her 17 years in Nursing Education, Launette Woolforde has served as corporate director of nursing education, faculty for LPN through BSN programs, and assistant professor at a school of medicine. She co-led the NSLIJ health system to successful NLN Center of Excellence designation in 2012, one of only three health care organizations to earn distinction in the inaugural group. Dr. Woolforde models education, commitment, and mentorship as a 20-time scholarship recipient and fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. She holds several certifications and earned a DNP from Case Western Reserve University and an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Public Members

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    Governor

    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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    Governor

    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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    Governor

    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.

Ex-Officio

bev_2011Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN

CEO, National League for Nursing
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