Ambassadors Program
FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH
2019 Board of Directors
Connie Delaney
President
Connie W. Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP
(January 1, 2019-December 31, 2020)
Dean and Professor, School of Nursing University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Dorrie Fontaine
Secretary
Dorrie Fontaine, RN, PhD, FAAN
(January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019)
Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing and Dean
University of Virginia School of Nursing
Charlottesville, VA

Karen Drenkard
Immediate Past President
Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
(January 1, 2019-December 31, 2020)
Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer
O’Neil Center/GetWellNetwork
Bethesda, MD

Sharron Crowder
Board of Directors
Sharron J. Crowder, PhD, RN, ATSF
(1st term January 1, 2019-December 31, 2020)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Special Assistant to the Dean for Health Policy Initiatives
Indiana University School of Nursing
Indianapolis, IN

Jean Davis
Board of Directors
Jean E. Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2019-December 31, 2020)
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies
Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
St. Louis, MO

Azita Emami
Board of Directors
Azita Emami, Phd, MSN, RNT, RN, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019;
Eligible for 2nd term)
Executive Dean, School of Nursing
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Janie Heath
Board of Directors
Janie Heath PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP
(1st term January 1, 2019-December 31, 2020)
Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing
University of Kentucky
College of Nursing
Lexington, KY

Pamela Johnson
Board of Directors
Pamela O. Johnson, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
(2nd term January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019)
Chief Nursing Officer
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Jerry Mansfield
Board of Directors
Jerry A. Mansfield, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
(1st term January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019;
Eligible for 2nd term)
Executive Chief Nursing Officer and Chief
Patient Experience Officer
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Molly McCarthy
Board of Directors
Molly K. McCarthy, RN, MBA
(1st term January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019;
Eligible for 2nd term)
Chief Nursing Strategist
Microsoft US Health & Sciences
Chevy Chase, MD

Cindy Munro
Board of Directors
Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS
(1st term January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019;
Eligible for 2nd term)
Dean & Professor, School of Nursing & Health Studies
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Victoria Niederhauser
Board of Directors
Victoria Niederhauser, DrPH, RN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019;
Eligible for 2nd term)
Dean & Professor, College of Nursing
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

Linda Norman
Board of Directors
Linda D. Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019;
Eligible for 2nd term)
Dean & Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, TN

Carol Porter
Board of Directors
Carol Porter, DNP, RN, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2019-December 31, 2020)
Chief Nursing Officer
Senior Vice President, Nursing Practice
University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Kathleen Potempa
Board of Directors
Kathleen Potempa, PhD, RN, FAAN
(2nd term January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019)
Professor
University of Michigan School of Nursing
Ann Arbor, MI

Roy Simpson
Board of Directors
Roy L. Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, FACMI
(1st term January 1, 2019-December 31, 2020)
Clinical Professor, Assistant Dean, Information
Technology Management
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Sandra Weiss
Board of Directors
Sandra J. Weiss, PhD, DNSc, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019;
Eligible for 2nd term)
Professor & Eschbach Endowed Chair
UCSF School of Nursing
Co-Director, UCSF Depression Center
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Cathleen Wheatley
Board of Directors
Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP
(1st term January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019;
Eligible for 2nd term)
Chief Nurse Executive & Senior Vice President,
Clinical Operations
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC

Yvonne Bryan, PhD
Board Liaison
Yvonne Bryan, PhD
Deputy Director, Division of Extramural Science Programs
Chief, Office of Extramural Research Administration
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Susan Dove
Executive Director
Susan H. Dove
Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research
Sterling, VA