The Reason I Serve

For advice and inspiration, we invite you to read the real life experiences from nurses serving on all types of boards, large and small, local and national, healthcare and non-healthcare related to learn more about their paths to the boardroom.

Vivienne Friday EdD, RN

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Vi-Anne Antrum MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE

My journey to the boardroom was guided by having a mentor outside of nursing at the time, my Chief Operating Officer. He saw a great deal of potential in me and was serving as the ACHE Regent for my area. He invited me to attend the Board of Directors meeting for my local chapter, Healthcare Executive Forum, and sponsored my place on the Board… Continue Reading

Boards: Healthcare Executive Forum, Inc., AMSN Chapter #604, Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology
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Varsha Singh MSN, APN

I was inspired by the idea of leading a change that makes a difference in the quality of care provided to patients. Continue Reading


Tricina LaVerne Edwards Fowler BSN, RN

I became a nursing supervisor at the sheriffs dept and wanted to learn more about what is going on in my community and other opportunities to be of service Continue Reading


Thomas Veeser RN, MS

My first Board was on the American Heart Association. I learned that at the Board level I could influence more directly where an organization put its energy to achieve its mission. I also learned skills and communications that aided me in all activities professionally and personally that allow me to better effect change. Continue Reading

- RN, MS
Boards: Ascension Quality, Gold Cross Ambulance Company, Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives, Wisconsin Center for Nursing, Appleton Homeless Connections
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