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NLN Foundation Welcomes New Leaders to Advisory Council

February 13, 2020

For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Michael Keaton
NLN Foundation Welcomes New Leaders to Advisory Council
Washington, DC — The National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education proudly welcomes two new members to its advisory council: Richard Jordan of Kaye/Bassman International Corp. and Sebastian Vos of ExamSoft. These members will join a group of 11 other top leaders from the healthcare industry spectrum who provide expertise, guidance, and development insight to advance the mission of the Foundation.

“As a nurse educator advocate, the advisory council gives me the opportunity to share what I see and hear from the marketplace and to learn what leaders in nursing education are hoping to do for the future of the nursing profession,” said Dr. Richard Jordan, executive search consultant with Kaye/Bassman International Corp (KBIC).

"ExamSoft is honored to join the NLN Foundation Advisory Council. What better time to join than the Year of the Nurse and Midwife! The NLN Foundation has long been a champion of excellence in nursing education. For 22 years, ExamSoft has dedicated itself to the creation of solutions that harness the power of data to transform learning for everyone, everywhere. We look forward to contributing to the transformative work of the NLN Foundation as it creates solutions to the challenges facing the field of nursing and nursing education, resulting in a brighter future for us all,” said Sebastian Vos, CEO of ExamSoft.

Chief Clinical Officer of AMN Healthcare and NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Board of Trustees Chair Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL, said, “I am truly inspired by these incredible thought leaders both individually and as a group. This council both impacts the future of nursing education and healthcare by bringing together leaders from academia, technology, publishing, workforce placement, and more sectors while also supporting present programs that help the NLN Foundation achieve its goals."

This advisory council is of high importance to the NLN Foundation and the future workforce of nurses. "One of our reasons for establishing an advisory council for the Foundation was to build a network of leaders who bring vital perspectives with a spirit of collaboration to the challenges facing our profession, and who can work together to develop effective solutions," said NLN CEO Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN.

The NLN Foundation Advisory Council members have committed to a renewable four-year term and will meet two times per year.

Advisory Council Members
  • Karen Cox
    President, Chamberlain University
  • Robbie Craven
    Director of Marketing & Trade Relations, F.A. Davis
  • Jennifer Dixson Hoff
    Senior Vice President — Portfolio Strategy, Strategic Education, Inc./Capella University
  • Richard Jordan*
    Search Consultant, Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
  • Beverly Malone
    Chief Executive Officer, National League for Nursing
  • Nick Mansour
    President, Arizona College
  • James Quick
    President — SimpliFi
  • Joan Rich
    Vice President — School of Nursing, Rasmussen College
  • Paxton Riter
    Chief Executive Officer, iDesign
  • Mark Vogt
    Chief Executive Officer, Galen College of Nursing
  • Sebastian Vos*
    Chief Executive Officer, ExamSoft
*New members

List does not include two anonymous members.

About the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education
The NLN Foundation for Nursing Education, works to raise, steward, and distribute funds to support the mission of the National League for Nursing: promoting excellence in nursing education; building a strong and diverse nursing workforce; advancing the health of our nation and the global community. The NLN Foundation collaborates with partners in various industries to empower nurse educators through scholarships and research initiatives that change the landscape of nursing education. As the preeminent funder of scholarships, grants, research, and faculty development programs, the NLN Foundation is committed to empowering nurse educators today and for generations to come.

About the National League for Nursing
Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 40,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members, comprising nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education and health care organizations. Learn more at
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