FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH
2019 Board of Directors

 
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

 

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

 

  Treasurer

Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP
(1st term January 1, 2018-December 31, 2019;
Eligible for 2nd term)
President, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
WFBH System Chief Nurse Executive, Sr. Vice President of Clinical Operations
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC

 

Immediate Past President   

Karen Drenkard, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
(January 1, 2019-December 31, 2020)
Associate Dean, Clinical Practice & Community Engagement 
The George Washington University School of Nursing
Ashburn, VA

 

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

 

 Jean Davis Board of Directors 

Jean E. Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2019-December 31, 2020)
PhD Program Director and Professor
University of South Carolina College of Nursing 
St. Louis, MO

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Executive Director Liz Fossett, CAE
Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research
Lexington, KY

 

 

Emeritus Board of Directors

  • Faye Glenn Abdellah, EdD, ScD, RN, RAAN
  • Roger Bulder, MD
  • Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, CMN, RN, FAAN
  • Gregory Eastwood, MD
  • Melissa A. Fitzpatrick, RN, MSN, FAAN
  • Maryann F. Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN
  • Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI
  • Nancy Valentine, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

 

FNINR Founding Members

  • Faye Glenn Abdellah, EdD, ScD, RN, FAAN
  • Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, CMN, RN, FAAN
  • Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
  • Maryann F. Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN
  • Diane K. Kjervik, JD, RN, FAA
  • Ora Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Nell Watts,MS, RN, FAAN
  • Ruby I. Wilson, EdD, RN, FAAN
  • Louise Woerner, MBA
  • Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN