Place of Employment: Chamberlain College of Nursing
Which Nursing Organizations are you currently a member of: ANA, NJSNA, PASNAP
Board(s) currently serving on:
Tell us about your journey to the boardroom. What inspired you to seek a leadership position?
I was once on the NJHA board when the IOM came out in 2010 to influence nursing and to push nurses to use their education/experience and brains!
What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader?
I was promoted to Associate Dean of Nursing.
What impact have you had serving on a board? Example?
I was the Co-Chair on the NJHA Board in 2012.
What advice would you give someone going into a board leadership position for the first time?
Learn what you can and apply it to your work.
What are a few resources you would recommend to someone looking to gain insight into becoming a better leader and eventually obtaining a board position?
Get a mentor who is an active leader.
Why do you feel it is important for nurses to serve on boards?
We are the pulse in all facets of the healthcare industry.
What do you think is the most significant barrier to nurses serving on boards?
- EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, CCHP
“Board service can be rewarding to nurses both personally and professionally. It not only requires them to exercise leadership; it expands those skills and advances their capabilities and knowledge. It gives nurses the chance to meet people and enhance their professional networks. And it can be inspirational and empowering.” -Sue Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) represents national nursing and other organizations working to build healthier communities in America by increasing nurses’ presence on corporate, health-related, and other boards, panels, and commissions.