Credentials RN Place of Employment Vibra Hospital of Sacramento Which Nursing Organizations are you currently a member of? AACN, AORN Board(s) currently serving on Contra Costa County Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board, CHA CNO Advisory Board
Tell us about your journey to the boardroom. What inspired you to seek a leadership position?
I view board membership as my way of serving my community and profession.
What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as a leader?
1. Continuous Learning 2. Coach and mentor 3. Network
What impact have you had serving on a board? Example?
My participation provides a clinical and health provider perspective for non-clinical board members.
What advice would you give someone going into a board leadership position for the first time?
Be persistent and have patience. Board selection is a slow process.
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?
1. Seek out professional organizations that focus on board membership. 2. Get a leadership coach or mentor.
Why do you feel it is important for nurses to serve on boards?
We have the opportunity to influence and facilitate change.
What do you think is the most significant barrier to nurses serving on boards?
The excuse of being too busy.
Boards: Contra Costa County Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board, CHA CNO Advisory Board
“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.