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 include:

Cheryl Sullivan, American Academy of Nursing
Brent MacWilliams, PhD, MSN, RN, APNO, ANP-BC, American Assembly of Men in Nursing
Marla Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, American Nurses Association Enterprise
Kate Judge, American Nurses Foundation
Pam Rudisill, DNP, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, American Organization of Nurse Executives
Karen Kowalski, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Colorado Action Coalition
Anabell Castro Thompson, MSN, APRN, ANP-C, FAAN, National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Debra Toney, PhD, RN, MS, National Black Nurses Association
Kimberly Harper, RN, MS, National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers
Janice Brewington, PhD, RN, FAAN, National League for Nursing
Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, ANEF, FAADN, Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN, Sigma Theta Tau International
Dr. Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN, Texas Action Coalition

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


Chair

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


Chair-Elect

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


Secretary

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


Treasurer

Kate Judge, Executive Director, American Nurses Foundation


Executive Director

Laurie Benson, BSN

Nurses on Boards Coalition