Board of Directors

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

OFFICERS

Ronnie Ursin, DNP, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE

President Elect & Treasurer

Gloria McNeal, PhD, MSN, ACNS-BC, FAAN

Vice President

LaDonna Northington, DNS, RN-BC

Secretary

Vanessa Johnson, PhD, RN-BC

Historian

Kechinyere Iheduru-Anderson
DNP, RN, CNE, CWCN

Parliamentarian

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

At-Large Members

  • Dr Benita Chatmon
  • Dr Marilyn Harrington
  • Dr. Cassandra Ford
  • Dr. Voncella McCleary-Jones

Committee Chairs

Bylaws

  • Dr. Ronnie Ursin

Education

  • Dr. Wanda Chukwu
  • Dr. Raquel Brown

Finance

  • Dr. Ronnie Ursin

Nominations

  • Dr. Karen Alexander

Public Policy

  • Dr. Gloria McNeal, FAAN

Publications

  • Dr. Audwin Fletcher, FAAN

Research

  • Dr. Kechinyere Iheduru-Anderson

State Coordinator

  • Dr. Trina Gipson-Jones

Annual Meeting

  • Dr. Gloria McNeal, FAAN

Foundation President

  • Dr. Kaye Edwards, FAAN

Immediate Past President

  • Dr. Patsy Smith

Past Presidents

  • 1987-1992 – Sallie Tucker-Allen, PhD, RN, FAAN (3 terms)
  • 1992-1994 – Johnea Kelley, PhD, RN
  • 1994-1996 – Ruth W. Johnson, EdD, RN, FAAN
  • 1996-1998 – Joyce G. Bowles, PhD, RN
  • 1998-2002 - Bess Stewart, PhD, RN, FAAN (2 terms)
  • 2002-2004 – Barbara A. Broome, PhD, RN
  • 2004-2008 – Marjorie A. Fonza-Thomason, DNSc, RN (2 terms)
  • 2008-2012 – Karethy (Kay) Edwards, DrPH, APRN-BC (2 terms)
  • 2012-2016 – Diana P. Jones, EdD, MS, RN (2 terms)
  • 2016-2018 – Patsy R. Smith, PhD, RN
  • 2018-2020 – Audwin Fletcher, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAAN
  • 2020-2022 – Patsy R. Smith, PhD, RN, CNE