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2013 AANP Board of Directors Announced

AUSTIN, TX (June 26, 2013) The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is pleased to announce the 2013 AANP Board of Directors. The term of office began immediately following the Annual Membership Meeting at the AANP 2013 National Conference, June 22, 2013 in Las Vegas.


Executive Committee
Position Representative Location
Co-President Angela K. Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP Munds Park, AZ
Co-President Kenneth P. Miller, PhD, RN, CFNP, FAAN North Bethesda, MD
Treasurer Joyce Knestrick, PhD, CRNP, FAANP Washington, PA
Recording Secretary Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP Brownsboro, AL
Member at Large Rosalinda Morales, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP Santa Fe, TX
Member at Large Cynthia J. Edwards-Tuttle, MSN, FNP, BC Sylvania, OH


Region Directors & Members at Large
Position Representative Location
Region 1 Director Nancy C. O'Rourke, MSN, ACNP, ANP, FAANP Hollis, NH
Region 2 Director Joy S. Elwell, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Eastchester, NY
Region 3 Director Lorraine Reiser, PhD, FNP-C, FAANP Pittsburgh, PA
Region 4 Director Deborah C. Varnam, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP Shallotte, NC
Region 5 Director Kevin Ballard, DNP, FNP-C Thief River Falls, MN
Region 6 Director Rosalinda Morales, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP Santa Fe, TX
Region 7 Director Nancy Zaner, RN, MSN, FNP, BC, MBA, FAANP Raymore, MO
Region 8 Director Gwen LR Witzsel, MSN, APRN, FNP, FAANP Langdon, ND
Region 9 Director Lenora Lorenzo, DNP, BC-FNP/GNP/ADM, CDE, FAANP Haleiwa, HI
Region 10 Director Cathy R. Arvidson, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP Idaho Falls, ID
Region 11 Director Jean Aertker, DNP, ARNP-BC, COHN-S, FAANP Tampa, FL
Member at Large Susan Apold, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN New Rochelle, NY
Member at Large Donald Gardenier, DNP, FNP-BC Bronx, NY




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 167,000 NPs, including more than 46,000 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.

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