Richard Ricciardi, PhD, FAANP, FAAN

Candidate for Region 3 Director

Campaign Message:

It is an honor and privilege to be a candidate for Region 3 of AANP. I pledge to serve you with enthusiasm, honor, and dedication, and I respectfully ask for your vote. Thank You.

Current Professional Position

Professor, George Washington University

AANP/ACNP Leadership Experience

  • President, Sigma Theta Tau International.
  • President, National Association of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Chair, Sigma Building Corporation.
  • President, NAPNAP Foundation.
  • AANP Governance Committee Strategic Work Group.
  • Treasurer, FAANP Program.

Biggest Challenge Facing NPs and How AANP Can Help

Healthcare in the U.S. is complex, inefficient and lacking in equity. There are many big challenges and one that is ripe for NP solutions is the lack of health equity in the U.S. NP’s are well positioned in the clinical, research, educational, and research areas to focus on the inequities of health care and to create innovative models of care and implement solutions that mitigate health inequities. There is an urgent need to address the challenges of inequities in care delivery to populations with multiple chronic conditions, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and public health issues and improving access to behavioral/mental health care.

Example of Initiative or Outcome of Leadership

Along with my experience in clinical practice, education, research and health policy, I bring extensive experience in governance of not for profit corporations. I have served on national and international boards of directors as treasurer, vice-president and president. One initiative with outcomes includes my participation in the AANP Organizational Structure Committee which provided recommendations on strengthening the governance structure and processes of AANP.

If Elected, I Propose to Advance the AANP Mission as Follows:

If elected, I bring expertise in association leadership and governance and plan to continue the work that I was privileged to be part of while serving on the AANP Organizational Structure Committee. Further, with my 37 years of practice as a NP and over 40 years as a registered nurse, I bring experience in policy, education, clinical practice and research. Through these experiences, I will work with colleagues and leaders to advance the role of the NP both within the U.S. and internationally. I believe AANP has tremendous potential to serve as the choice organization for the global community of NPs.