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Results Announced for 2022 AANP Election

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Media Contact: Bryan Black

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is pleased to announce the official results of the 2022 AANP Election. Voting was open March 10-31, providing AANP members an important opportunity to help determine the future of their national nurse practitioner (NP) association. The ballots have now been qualified by Survey & Ballot Systems, in accordance with the election policies and procedures as approved by AANP.

The term of office for NP leaders elected in 2022 will begin on June 26 after the conclusion of the 2022 AANP National Conference. Congratulations to all!

2022 AANP Election Results

  • Board of Directors

    Stephen Ferrara, DNP, FNP, FAANP, FAAN
    White Plains, NY

    Recording Secretary
    Gretchen Schumacher, PhD, GNP-BC, FNP, NP-C, FAANP
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Region 2 Director
    Amita Avadhani, PhD, DNP, NEA-BC, CNE, DCC, ACNP-BC
    Kendall Park, NJ

    Region 4 Director
    Frank Manole, DNP, MSN, MBA, ACNP-BC, FAANP
    Raleigh, NC

    Region 6 Director
    Dallas, TX

    Region 8 Director
    Maria Kidner, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
    Lander, WY

    Region 10 Director
    Sarah Sparks, DNP, APRN, NP-C
    Boise, ID

  • Nomination Council
    • Laurie Anne Ferguson, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FNAP
      Marion, VA
    • Kathryn Kreider, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP
      Greensboro, NC
    • Elizabeth Hutson, PhD, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC
      Kaneohe, HI
    • Kristine Theis, FNP, MSN
      Boise, ID
  • State Representatives

    Robin Lawson, DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP
    Tuscaloosa, AL

    Bessie Burk, DNP, FNP-BC
    Arizona City, AZ

    California South
    Beth Haney, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, FAAN
    Yorba Linda, CA

    Donna Montesi, DNP, APRN-BC, WCC, FAANP
    Cheshire, CT

    Suzette Flores, ANP
    Milton, DE

    District of Columbia
    Nancy Russell, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CNE
    Washington, DC

    Florida North
    Kathleen Wilson, PhD, APRN, CPNP, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP
    Tallahassee, FL

    Florida South
    Arlene Wright, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP
    Fort Myers, FL

    Bradley Kuo, DNP, MEd, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP
    Honolulu, HI

    Kristy Umana, MSN, FNP-C
    Fishers, IN

    Ericka Brunson-Gillespie, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC
    Canton, MI

    Debbi Lindgren-Clendenen, MN, AGPCNP-BC, APRN, FAANP
    Minneapolis, MN

    Shonda Phelon, DNP, FNP-BC, APMHNP-BC, GNP-BC
    Grenada, MS

    Margaret Benz, MSN (R), APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP
    St. Louis, MO

    Miranda Kliment, DNP, APRN-FNP
    Valparaiso, NE

    Joshua Hamilton, DNP, RN/PMH-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
    Las Vegas, NV

    Michelle Wade, MSN/Ed, APRN
    East Wallingford, VT

    Deborah Gray, DNP, FNP-C, ANP-BC, FAANP
    Virginia Beach, VA

    West Virginia
    Jodi Biller, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
    Ona, WV

    Tina Bettin, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, APNP, FAANP
    Marion, WI

The proposed amendments to the AANP Bylaws were approved. Implementation of these changes is scheduled to occur near the end of June.


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