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:

Allison Nordberg, PMP, American Nurses Foundation
Amy McCarthy, MSN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC, Texas Action Coalition
Brent MacWilliams, PhD, MSN, RN, APNO, ANP-BC, American Association for Men in Nursing
Catherine Brennan, MBA, CAE, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN, American Nurses Association Enterprise
Cresta Archuletta, National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Cynthia Vlasich, MBA, BSN, RN, Sigma Theta Tau International
Dan Lovinaria, DNP, MBA, APRN, CRNA, American Association of Nurses Anesthetists
Martha Dawson, DNP, RN, FACHE, National Black Nurses Association
Diane Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN, National Student Nurses’ Association
Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, ANEF, FAADN, FAAN, Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN, HNB-BC, American Holistic Nurses Association
Catherine Georges, EdD, RN, FAAN, AARP
Ginger Marshall, MSN ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
Janice Brewington, PhD, RN, FAAN, National League for Nursing
Karen McQuillan, MS, RN, CNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, FAAN, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Kimberly Harper, RN, MS, FAAN, National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers
Kim Cleveland, JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
Laura Benson, RN, MS, ANP, Oncology Nursing Society
Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI, CAE, FAAN, Infusion Nurses Society
Nancy Bonalumi, DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN, Emergency Nurses Association
Pam Rudisill, DNP, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, American Organization of Nurse Leaders
Renae Battie, MN, RN, CNOR, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Jillian Bird, MSN, RN, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium
Shirley Orr, MHS, APRN, NEA-BC, American Association of Public Health Nurses
Sue Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Suzanne Berry, MBA, CAE, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN, American Academy of Nursing
Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Jo Anne West-Sims, MS, BSN, RN, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

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


Pam Rudisill, DNP, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Senior Vice President & CNO, Community Health Systems

Board Chair Emeritus

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


Kim Cleveland, JD, MSN, RN, C-MBC, Lecturer at Kent State University and Treasurer for The American Association of Nurse Attorneys


Brent MacWilliams, PhD, MSN, RN, APNP, ANP-BC, Post-Licensure Programs Director/Assistant Dean University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing

Executive Director

Laurie Benson, BSN

Nurses on Boards Coalition