The Nurses On Boards Coalition (NOBC) is deeply grateful and proud of nurses all across the country for their dedication, service and sacrifice during the COVID-19 pandemic. We honor all nurses, medical professionals, staff and volunteers serving on the frontlines and those supporting them behind the scenes in their local communities. NOBC is committed and available to support our members, partners, nurses and community members. Please contact us at if we can help you in any way. Especially now, we thank you for your interest, support and engagement in support of our mission. We hope you and those you hold close are protected, safe and healthy in the coming days.

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
Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN, American Nurses Association Enterprise
Cresta Archuletta, National Association of Hispanic Nurses
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
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
Kathy Hale, MS, RN, RE-BC, 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 and NOBC Board Fundraising Committee

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

Chair-Elect and Secretary

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

Treasurer and NOBC Board Finance Committee Chair

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

Member and NOBC Board Membership Committee Chair

Donna Meyer, MSN, ANEF, FAADN, FAAN, CEO, Organization for Associate Degree Nursing 

Laura Benson portrait

Member and NOBC Board Governance and Nominating Committee Chair

Laura Benson, ANP, MS, RN, Oncology Nursing Society

Executive Director

Laurie Benson, BSN

Nurses on Boards Coalition