AANP Board of Directors

Meet Your Elected Leadership

AANP is governed by a board of directors comprised of volunteer NP members—four officers and 11 regional directors elected by AANP members. Elections are held annually, and elected board members may not serve more than three consecutive terms in the same position. AANP’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) also serves as a non-voting member of the board.

Meet your AANP Board of Directors.

Officers

In addition to 11 regional directors elected by AANP members, the board of directors also includes four elected officers.

Joyce Knestrick - President

President
Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, APRN, FAANP
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Sophia Thomas - President Elect

President Elect
Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP
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Kathy Wheeler - Treasurer

Treasurer
Kathy J. Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP
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Cynthia Edwards-Tuttle - Recording Secretary

Recording Secretary
Cynthia J. Edwards-Tuttle, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP
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Regional Directors

AANP members in each of the association's 11 regions elect a regional director who serves on the board of directors. Meet your regional director and state representative in the regions and state reps area of this website.

View Board Members from Each Region

Chief Executive Officer

AANP's CEO serves as a non-voting member of the board of directors.

David Hebert - Chief Executive Officer

CEO
David Hebert, JD
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