Message from NOBC Board Chair and Executive Director

A Leadership Message from Nancy Mannion, NOBC Board Chair and Laurie Benson, NOBC Executive Director

Celebrating a Decade of Impact!  We are excited to share that 2024 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC)!  We are planning a full year of celebrations that highlight our past, recognize our current progress and plans, and create the framework for our future.  NOBC will be hosting a celebratory reception and program the evening of June 13, 2024 in Washington D.C.  We are especially grateful to our NOBC Member Organizations, Affiliates, Strategic Partners, Sponsors, Grantors, and individuals for your support over the past ten years.

NOBC has continued to leverage our momentum to make an even greater impact.  Since January 2019, when NOBC achieved our key strategy as envisioned by our founders, 10,000 board seats filled by nurses, we have continued to leverage our momentum to make an even greater impactWith over 26,000 individual nurses registered in our database, we are emboldened to create strategic and diverse board opportunities, tracking each opportunity’s alignment with the Social Determinants of Health.

Our overarching focus remains on implementing NOBC’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan which includes three strategic imperatives:

  • NOBC will target board placements where nurses can influence policies regarding the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) to ensure social justice and equity the community level
  • Demonstrate the value of nurses in board seats, identify perceived barriers to this plan, and publish and disseminate measures of success related to desired outcomes
  • Continue NOBC core work to be a conduit for placements on boards

In March 2023, the NOBC Board of Directors approved an inaugural research project to measure the value of nurses serving on boards, with over 3,900 survey respondents.  We are excited to release our initial findings from the research throughout the year, while further defining a research agenda for NOBC.

Please join us in making a significant and sustainable impact!  For nurses, please consider where you can raise your leadership voice in new ways to improve health in the communities where you live and work.  For organizations, we encourage you to consider a nurse to serve on your boards.

With your support, NOBC boldly faces the next decade with confidence and enthusiasm, as we build on our momentum, reach, and impact!  We will always be grateful to our founders for their powerful vision and inspiration, as we fulfill our mission to improve health through the service of nurses on boards.

Thank you for joining us on this special journey!  We will be good stewards of the trust you place in NOBC.  Bring on the future!

With gratitude,

Nancy Mannion DNP, RN, CEN, FAEN
Chair, Nurses on Boards Coalition

Laurie Benson, BSN
Executive Director, Nurses on Boards Coalition


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