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.
In addition to 11 regional directors elected by AANP members, the board of directors also includes four elected officers.
Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP
Immediate Past President
Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, APRN, FAANP
Kathy J. Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP
Cynthia J. Edwards-Tuttle, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP
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.
AANP's CEO serves as a non-voting member of the board of directors.
David Hebert, JD