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FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH
2015/2016 Board of Directors
President (Term ends December 31, 2016)
Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN, FAAN
Vice President, BJC Healthcare
Maxine Clark & Bob Fox Dean & Professor
Goldfarb School of Nursing
Barnes Jewish College, St. Louis, MO

Karen Drenkard
President-Elect (Term ends December 31, 2016)
Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer
GetWell Network
Bethesda, MD

Maureen McCausland
Secretary/Treasurer (Term ends December 31, 2016)
Maureen P. McCausland, DNSc, RN, FAAN
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
MedStar Health
Columbia, MD

Janet Larson
Immediate Past President (Term ends December 31, 2016)
Janet L. Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor and Chair
University of Michigan School of Nursing
Ann Arbor, MI

Linda Burnes Bolton
Board of Directors (Term ends December 31, 2017)
Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Vice President for Nursing & Chief Nursing Officer
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Connie Delaney
Board of Directors (Term ends December 31, 2017)
Connie Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
Dean & Professor, School of Nursing
Director, BMHI/CTSA-BMI
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Ann Evans
Board of Directors (Term ends December 31, 2017)
Ann Evans
19 County Road 193
Westcliffe, CO

Dorrie Fontaine
Board of Directors (Term ends December 31, 2017)
Dorrie Fontaine, RN, PhD, FAAN
Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing & Dean
University of Virginia School of Nursing
Charlottesville, VA

Susan Gennaro
Board of Directors (Term ends December 31, 2017)
Susan Gennaro, RN, D.S.N., FAAN
Dean and Professor
William F. Connell School of Nursing
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA

Margaret Heitkemper
Board of Directors (Term ends December 31, 2017)
Margaret M. Heitkemper, RN, PhD, FAAN
Elizabeth Sterling Soule Chair, Professor & Chairperson
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Pamela Johnson
Board of Directors (Term ends December 31, 2017)
Pamela Johnson
CEO
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Mary Kerr
Board of Directors (Term ends December 31, 2017)
Mary Kerr, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Wilhelmina Manzano
Board of Directors (Term ends December 31, 2017)
Wilhelmina Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
New York Presbyterian Hospital & Health Care System
New York, NY

Kathleen Potempa
Board of Directors (Term ends December 31, 2017)
Kathleen Potempa, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
University of Michigan School of Nursing
Ann Arbor, MI

Jacqueline Dunbar-Jacob
Frank Shaffer
Ex Officios
Jacqueline M. Dunbar-Jacob, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, School of Nursing
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA




Frank Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer
CGFNS International
Philadelphia, PA

Ann R. Knebel, RN, PhD, FAAN
Board Liaison
Ann R. Knebel, RN, PhD, FAAN
Deputy Director
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