Ambassadors Program
FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH
2018 Board of Directors
Karen Drenkard
President
Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Senior Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer
GetWell Network
Bethesda, MD

Connie Delaney
President Elect
Connie Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
Dean & Professor, School of Nursing
Director, BMHI/CTSA-BMI
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Dorrie Fontaine
Secretary
Dorrie Fontaine, RN, PhD, FAAN
Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing & Dean
University of Virginia School of Nursing
Charlottesville, VA

Mary Kerr
Treasurer
Mary Kerr, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Immediate Past President
Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN, FAAN
President & Chief Executive Officer
NursDynamics, LLC
Chesterfield, MO

Azita Emami
Board of Directors
Azita Emami, Phd, MSN, RNT, RN, FAAN
Executive Dean, School of Nursing
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Pamela Johnson
Board of Directors
Pamela Johnson
Chief Nursing Officer
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Jerry Mansfield
Board of Directors
Jerry A. Mansfield, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
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
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
Dean & Professor, School of Nursing & Health Studies
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

Victoria Niederhauser
Board of Directors
Victoria Niederhauser, PhD, RN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
Dean & Professor, College of Nursing
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

Linda Norman
Board of Directors
Linda D. Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN
Dean & Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, TN

Kathleen Potempa
Board of Directors
Kathleen Potempa, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
University of Michigan School of Nursing
Ann Arbor, MI

Sandra Weiss
Board of Directors
Sandra J. Weiss, PhD, DNSc, FAAN
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
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