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.

Deborah McCoy RN, HCS-D, COS-C

Reality. I was asked to serve on the HomeCare board and then again for the Education network. Continue Reading

Boards: HomeCare Association of Louisiana, Community Healthcare Education Network
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Deborah Gillum PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

My natural inclination is to be a leader, and as jobs need done in the community, I step in and fill the role. I believe I fulfill the role as a servant leader. Continue Reading

Boards: STTI, Elizabeth a. Mahnken Scholarship Foundation, Elkhart Career Center Advisory Board, Lake Michigan College School of Nursing Advisory Co
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Dawn Gubanc-Anderson DNP, RN, NE-A, FACHE

I am a huge supporter of the IOM Future of Nursing I truly feel that what we have as nurses to contribute is a unique knowledge base of skills. Serving on a board is crucial to this! I have served on the board of The Ohio Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization and have found it very rewarding. I’m very much a strategist – I love big sky thinking and challenging the status quo. Serving on a board has allowed me to meet others who feel the same way and who are looking for an opportunity to do so in community! Continue Reading


Dawn E. Owen RN

I was blessed to have been asked by my previous manager if I would like to serve on the Ethics committee. She believed I was a good fit for this position. Continue Reading

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Boards: Ethics Committee at St. Mary’s
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Cynthia Candow MSN, RN, CMSRN

Being a nurse for 20 years, I am ready to give back and serve the community with a unique perspective in a way not available in the hospital. Continue Reading


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