Our Leadership

The Coalition is governed by a Board of Directors. The board is composed of representatives from both designated national member organizations and Future of Nursing State Action coalitions.

Board of Directors Members include: American Academy of Nursing, American Assembly of Men in Nursing, American Nurses Association Enterprise, American Nurses Foundation, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Colorado Action Coalition, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, National Black Nurses Association, National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers, National League for Nursing, Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Sigma Theta Tau International, Texas Action Coalition.

NOBC’s Executive Committee consists of the officers of the Coalition and our Executive Director.


Marla Weston PhD, RN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer, American Nurses Association


Kimberly Harper, RN, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Indiana Center for Nursing, Nursing Lead, Indiana Action Coalition — National Future of Nursing Campaign for Action 


Karren Kowalski, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, President and CEO, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence


Kate Judge, Executive Director, American Nurses Foundation

Executive Director

Laurie Benson, BSN

Nurses on Boards Coalition