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NLN Board of Governors

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    President

    G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN

    Professor, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Rumay Alexander has a compelling record of leadership and advocacy for equity of opportunity, diversity, and inclusive excellence in academia, the workplace, in national nursing professional organizations, and in her consultant activities. Dr. Alexander provides leadership and resources to three nationally known schools on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus: the nursing school, Gilling’s School of Public Health, and the UNC School of Dentistry. High impact initiatives, devoted to exploring marginalizing processes and generational equity as well as implementing transformative inclusion practices, bear witness to her game-changing works.

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    President-elect

    Patricia Yoder-Wise, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, 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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    Secretary

    Teresa Shellenbarger, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF

    Professor Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

    Teresa Shellenbarger is a professor in the department of nursing and allied health professions at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is an experienced educator having taught for more than 25 years across various levels of nursing education. An accomplished author, researcher, and nursing leader, Dr. Shellenbarger has expertise in faculty role development, innovative classroom and clinical teaching strategies, program development, scholarly writing development, and technology use in education. She is an NLN-certified nurse educator and an inaugural fellow in the NLN Academy of Nursing Education.

  • Treasurer

    Anne Krouse, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN

    Professor and Associate Dean for Education and Practice of the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences

    Anne Krouse is a professor and associate dean for education and practice of the School of Nursing at the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences. 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’s 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

    John Lundeen, EdD, RN, CNE, COI

    Associate Professor and Nurse Anesthesia Simulation Coordinator Ida Moffett School of Nursing Samford University


    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 Mauro , PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAAN

    Ann Marie P. Mauro , PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, FAAN Assistant 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 P. Mauro provides leadership for the promotion of teaching and learning excellence, collaborations in interprofessional education, and advancement of nursing education science.  A fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, Dr. Mauro is a certified nurse educator and clinical nurse leader with expertise in diversity, educational policy, innovative teaching strategies, and curriculum development.  The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and American Association of Colleges of Nursing recognized her groundbreaking diversity work with a New Careers in Nursing Innovation Award and an Above and Beyond Award.  Dr. Mauro’s successful leadership development, mentoring, and curricular initiatives have cultivated diverse leaders nationwide from the most underrepresented groups in nursing. 

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    Governor

    Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the 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

    Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

    Professor and Director of the Improvement Science Research Network at University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio

    Kathleen R. Stevens is the founding director of the Academic Center for Evidence-Based Practice, a UTHSCSA School of Nursing Center of Excellence where she leads efforts to advance evidence-based quality improvement through research, education, and practice. Dr. Stevens is an investigator on interprofessional projects with emphasis on systematic reviews and organizational change for evidence-based quality improvement. Her research focuses on the impact of evidence-based interventions, knowledge transformation, and workforce preparation for quality and safety. Dr. Stevens has received significant funding to develop a national network to support rigorous improvement research projects (National Institutes of Health), to create a community-wide collaborative for team training (University of Texas System), and to engage frontline teams in quality improvement in acute care (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).

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    Governor

    Launette Woolforde, EdD, DNP, RN-BC

    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

    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.

Ex-Officio

bev_2011Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN

CEO, National League for Nursing New York, New York
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