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Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Welcome 40 New Fellows

Media Contact: Bryan Black

Exemplary health care leaders will be honored at the 2022 AANP National Conference in June.

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) recognizes the outstanding achievements and exemplary service of 40 AANP members who have been accepted into the prestigious Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) program. Practicing in 22 U.S. states and in Korea, these nurse practitioner (NP) leaders will be inducted on June 23 at the 2022 AANP National Conference in Orlando, Florida. The new Fellows will join an elite and diverse group of 893 NPs who have made — and who continue to make — a positive and profound impact on national and global health.

Established in 2000, the FAANP program is dedicated to the advancement of NPs and the high-quality health care they provide. Recognized as NP leaders who have made outstanding contributions to NP education, policy, clinical practice and research, AANP Fellows volunteer their expertise as reviewers, topical experts, committee members, journal contributors, mentors and more. FAANP strives to support the AANP mission, develop NP leaders of the future and advance the NP role.

  • Meet the 2022 Class of FAANP


    Sukhee Ahn
    Daniel Arellano
    Elizabeth Blunt
    Vicki Brooks
    Bessie Burk
    Christina Calamero
    Maritza Cardena Alencar
    Desiree Clement
    Mary Dierich
    Deborah Dillon
    Wakako Eklund
    Juan Gonzalez
    Kathleen Gray
    Frank Guido-Sanz
    Deborah Hoch
    Gwendolyn Hooper
    Julius Johnson
    Letha Joseph
    Sharon Karp
    Ann Kriebel Gasparro
    Elaine Kauschinger
    Michelle Kelly
    Tavell Kindall
    Candice Knight
    Margaret McCarthy
    Mary McNamara
    Mikki Meadows-Oliver
    Lisa Militello
    Leanne Nantais-Smith
    Heather Quaile
    Kumhee Ro
    Julia Rogers
    Varsha Singh
    JoAnne Silbert-Flagg
    Rebekah Stewart
    Mariea Snell
    Denis Tarrant
    Cheryl Thaxton
    Brigit Vangraafeiland
    Michelle Wade


    Daejeon, Korea
    Houston, Texas
    West Chester, Pennsylvania
    Mineral Wells, Texas
    Arizona City, Arizona
    Johns Creek, Georgia
    Miami Beach, Florida
    Newnan, Georgia
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
    Zelienople, Pennsylvania
    Ruston, Lousiana
    Miami, Florida
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    Coconut Creek, Florida
    Kennebunk, Maine
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Brooklyn, New York
    Morrisville, North Carolina
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
    Miami, Florida
    Villanova, Pennsylvania
    Westwego, Louisiana
    Flemington, New Jersey
    Tuckahoe, New York
    Rockford, Illinois
    Hamden, Connecticut
    Brighton, Michigan
    Saint Johns, Michigan
    Powder Springs, Georgia
    Bellevue, Washington
    Laporte, Indiana
    Westfield, New Jersey
    Silver Spring, Maryland
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Saint Louis, Missouri
    Waldwick, New Jersey
    Frisco, Texas
    Abingdon, Maryland
    East Wallingford, Vermont


The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 325,000 licensed NPs in the U.S. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NPs’ patients and other health care consumers. To locate an NP in your community, visit For more information about NPs, visit