“The last twenty years or so, Truman Medical Centers has had an employee representative on its Board. Frequently those employees selected were nurses. Without exception, nursing representatives on the Board proved to be invaluable. They were not so much an advocate for nursing but they advocated for the needs of patients. As the Board focused on matters of care quality – the voice of nursing was both critical and creditable.”
Past Chair, American Hospital Association
President, Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute
President Emeritus, Truman Medical Centers
- NOBC Supporter
Boards: President, Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute; President Emeritus, Truman Medical Centers
“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.