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​ASPMN® Board of Directors​


We are seeking your nominations of candidates to stand for election for the 2018-20 ASPMN® Board of Directors. Member engagement is critical to the success of ASPMN® and the Board relies upon your recommendations for strong candidates. Even if you are new to the association, please consider colleagues you know. We are always looking for the next generation to lead our organization.

The positions that will be elected by the membership in 2018 are:

  • President-Elect (1)
  • Treasurer (1)
  • Directors (3)
  • Nominating Committee Members (2)


Positions begin terms in September 2018. Review the position criteria carefully to acquaint yourself with each position. This information will assist you in recommending for nomination the best candidate for the office. It is our goal to offer more than one candidate for each office; however, this is dependent upon receiving a sufficient number of nominations for each office from the membership. You may recommend yourself or another ASPMN® member for nomination by completing the electronic submission form. All recommendations MUST BE RECEIVED BY April 27, 2018 to be considered for the slate of candidates. Recommendations should be electronically submitted to ASPMN®'s Executive Office at the following link:​.​


President (2018)

Ellyn T. Schreiner, MPH, RN-BC, CHPN Sharon K. Wrona, DNP, RN-BC, PNP, PMHS, AP-PMN​
Nationwide Children's Hospital​
Columbus, Ohio​

Board Liaison: Communications Committee


President-Elect (2018)

Melanie H. Simpson, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, CHPN, CPE Debra J. Drew, MS, ACNS-BC, RN-BC
University of Minnesota Health​
Maplewood, Minnesota

Board Liaison: Membership/Chapter Resource​ Committee 

Treasurer (2018)

Sharon K. Wrona, MS, RN-BC, PNP Maureen F. Cooney, DNP, FNP, RN-BC
Westchester Medical Center
Croton, New York​

Board Liaison: Conference Planning Committee

Secretary (2019)

Janette Elliott, RN-BC, AOCN, MSN Laura Habighorst, BSN, RN, CAPA, CGRN
North Kansasa City Hospital
Kansas City, Kansas ​

Board Liaison: Education Committee​

Immediate Past President (2018)

Helen N. Turner, DNP, RN-BC, PCNS-BC, AP_PMN, FAAN Melanie H. Simpson, PhD, RN-BC, OCN, CHPN, CPE
The University of Kansas Hospital
Overland Park, Kansas

Board Liaison: Nominating Committee

Director (2019)

Maureen F. Cooney, DNP, FNP, RN-BC Janette Elliott, RN-BC, AOCN, CNS, MSN​
Palo Alto Veteran's Administration Health Care System
Palo Alto, California

Board Liaison: Master Faculty Committee


​Director (2018)

Marti Michel, MSN, CNS, CPNP Ann N. Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, RN-BC, FAAPM​
Wilmington, North Carolina
New Hanover Regional Medical Center​

 Board Liaison: Research Committee

Director (2018)

Christine H. Peltier, BSN, RN-BC Teri Reyburn-Orne, RN, PPCNP-BC/CPNP-AC
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado​

 Board Liaison: Education Committee

Director (2019)

Jason Sawyer, RN (EC), MN, BC Jason Sawyer, RN, BSc.N, MN, NP​
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center
Toronto, Ontario

Board Liaison: Outcomes Task Force

Director (2018)

Barbara L. Vanderveer, RN-BC, MSN Holly D. Swensen, MSN, RN-BC, APRN-NP-C
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Caldwell, Idaho​

 Board Liaison: Awards and Recognition Committee


Director (2019)

Barbara L. Vanderveer, RN-BC, MSN Kimberly Wittmayer MS, APN, PCNS-BC, AP-PMN​
Advocate Children's Hospital
Oak Lawn, Illinois​​

 Board Liaison: Membership/Chapter Resource Committee​