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AONL Board Election & Nominations

Shape the future of AONL

After suspending the Board election process in 2020, AONL revised the nominations process to better foster a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. These changes include revised eligibility criteria, position descriptions and terms of office.

Review the candidates for the 2021 AONL board election. Candidates provided statements and videos to review. 

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Board Election Slate


Deborah Zimmermann, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Chief Clinical Officer, Leaders in Care
Midlothian, Va.

Bio & Statement
Christina Dempsey, DNP, RN, CENP, FAAN

CNO, Emerita, Press Ganey
Adjunct Faculty, Missouri State University
Springfield, Mo.

Bio & Statement



System Chief Nurse Officer, Sutter Health
Sacramento, Calif.

Bio & Statement
Simmy King, DNP, RN-BC, NE-BC

Chief Nursing Informatics & Education Officer, Children's National Hospital
Washington, D.C.

Bio & Statement

Region 1 Board Member

Billie Lynn Allard, MS, RN, FAAN

Nursing Administrative Consultant, Southwestern Vermont Health Care
Bennington, Vt.

Bio & Statement
Patricia Noga, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Vice President, Clinical Affairs MA Health & Hospital Association
Burlington, Mass.

Bio & Statement

Region 2 Board Member

Claire Zangerle, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL

Chief Nurse Executive, Allegheny Health Network

Bio & Statement
Geralyn Randazzo, MS, RN, CENP

Vice President System Care Coordination, Northwell Health
Manhasset, N.Y.

Bio & Statement

Region 3 Board Member

Lya Stroupe, DNP, APRN, NEA-BC, NPD-BC

Mgr. Nursing Research & Prof. Dev/Magnet and Transition to Practice Program Director, WVU Medicine
Morgantown, W. Va.

Bio & Statement
Brandy Mathews, DNP, RN, CENP, FACHE

Chief Nursing Officer, UK HealthCare
Lexington, Ky.

Bio & Statement

Region 6 Board Member

Shanon Fucik, MBA, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Nursing Director, Emergency Services, Trauma, Critical Care Transport and Patient Logistics, Children's Mercy Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo.

Bio & Statement
Dawn Straub, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Executive Director, Nursing Professional Practice & Informatics, Nebraska Medicine
Omaha, Neb.

Bio & Statement

Region 8 Board Member

Charles Larsen, MSN-L, MBA, RN

Clinical Operations Regional Lead, Central Logic

Bio & Statement
Marie Prothero, PhD, RN, FACHE

Assistant Professor Brigham Young University College of Nursing
Provo, Utah

Bio & Statement

Important Dates


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