Press Releases & Announcements

2013 AANP Election Results

AANP is pleased to announce the official results of the 2013 election. The ballots have been qualified by Survey & Ballot Systems in accordance with the election policies and procedures as approved by AANP. Congratulations to all those who were elected. Term of office begins immediately following the Annual Membership Meeting at the AANP National Conference, June 22, 2013 in Las Vegas.

AANP Board of Directors

Position Representative Location
Treasurer Joyce Knestrick, PhD, CRNP, FAANP Washington, PA
Region 1 Director Nancy O'Rourke, MSN, ACNP, ANP, FAANP Hollis, NH
Region 3 Director Lorraine Reiser, PhD, FNP-C, FAANP Pittsburgh, PA
Region 5 Director Kevin Ballard, DNP, FNP-C Thief River Falls, MN
Region 7 Director Nancy Zaner, RN, MSN, FNP, BC, MBA, FAANP Raymore, MO
Region 9 Director Lenora Lorenzo, DNP, BC-FNP/GNP/ADM, CDE, FAANP Haleiwa, HI
Region 11 Director Jean Aertker, DNP, ARNP-BC, COHN-S, FAANP Tampa, FL

State Representatives 

State or Territory Representative Location
Arkansas Katherine Darling, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, APRN Mountain Home, AR
Colorado Lynn Wimett, APRN-C, EdD Aurora, CO
Idaho Cherese Severson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC Meridian, ID
Louisiana Sophia Thomas, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP Metairie, LA
Montana Deanna Babb, APRN, FNP-BC Great Falls, MT
New Jersey Grace Reilly, MSN, APN Brick, NJ
New Mexico Joyce Powers, MSN, ACNP, FNP Albuquerque, NM
New York (N) Tammy Austin-Ketch, PhD, FNP, BC, FAANP Ransomville, NY
New York (S) Margaret O'Donnell, FNP, ANP, BC, MS, RN Baldwin, NY
North Carolina Katherine Pereira, DNP, FNP-BC, ADM-BC Apex, NC
North Dakota Cheryl Rising, FNP Bismarck, ND
Oklahoma Melinda Whitten, DNP, APRN-CNP, BC Tulsa, OK
Oregon Roger Fogg, FNP Grants Pass, OR
Puerto Rico Carmen Lopez Rodriguez, DNP, ANP BC, FNP, FAANP Trujillo Alto, PR
South Carolina Debra Gibbs, FNP-BC Greenville, SC
South Dakota Kathy Zambo, DNP, CNP-F Bath, SD
Tennessee April Kapu, DNP(c), ACNP-BC Nolensville, TN
Texas Jan Zdanuk, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN, FAANP Westworth Village, TX
Utah Lee Moss, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-C, CWS Salt Lake City, UT
Washington Nancy Lawton, ARNP, MN, FNP Seattle, WA
Wyoming Maria Kidner, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Cheyenne, WY

Nominations Committee 

Representative Location
Margaret Dean, RN, CS-BC, NP-C, MSN, FAANP Amarillo, TX
Claudia Beckwith, MSN, FNP-BC Grinnell, IA

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties. It represents the interests of the nation's 155,000 NPs, including more than 42,000 individual members and 190 groups, providing a unified networking platform and advocating for their role as providers of high-quality, cost-effective, comprehensive, patient-centered and personalized health care.