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The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is governed by a board of directors comprised of volunteer nurse practitioner (NP) members — four officers and 11 region 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.
In addition to 11 region directors elected by AANP members, the board of directors also includes four elected officers.
Stephen A. Ferrara, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Immediate Past President
April N. Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN
Karen Ketner, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
Gretchen Schumacher, PhD, GNP-BC, FNP, NP-C, FAANP
AANP members in each of the association's 11 regions elect a region director who serves on the board of directors. Learn more about your region director and state liaison on this website.
AANP's CEO serves as a non-voting member of the board of directors.
Jon D. Fanning, MS, CAE, CNED