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:

Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN, FAAN, American Academy of Nursing
Brent MacWilliams, PhD, MSN, RN, APNO, ANP-BC, American Assembly of Men in Nursing
Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN, American Nurses Association Enterprise
Pam Rudisill, DNP, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, American Organization of Nurse Executives
Karren Kowalski, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Colorado Action Coalition
Norma Cuellar, PhD, RN, FAAN, National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Debra Toney, PhD, RN, MS, National Black Nurses Association
Kimberly Harper, RN, MS, FAAN, National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers
Janice Brewington, PhD, RN, FAAN, National League for Nursing
Cheryl Fattibene, DNP(c), MSN, MPH, CRNP, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (a PHMC affiliate)
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
Amy McCarthy, RN, Texas Action Coalition

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


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

Immediate Past Chair

Marla Weston PhD, RN, FAAN


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


Cheryl Fattibene, DNP(c), MSN, MPH, CRNP, Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer, National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (a PHMC affiliate)


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