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2017 AANP Election Results

AANP is pleased to announce the official results of the 2017 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. Terms of office begin at the close of the AANP 2017 National Conference in Philadelphia, June 25, 2017.

  AANP Board of Directors  
Treasurer Kathy Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP Versailles, KY
Region 1 Director Nancy O'Rourke, PhD, ACNP, ANP, FAANP
Hollis, NH
Region 3 Director Lori Martin-Plank, PhD, FNP-BC, NP-C, GNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP Pipersville, PA
Region 5 Director Gretchen Schumacher, PhD, GNP-C, FNP, NP-C Belmont, MI
Region 7 Director Kathleen Haycraft, DNP, FNP/PNP-BC, DCNP, FAANP  Hannibal, MO
Region 9 Director Karen Ketner, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP San Jose, CA
Region 11 Director Jean Aertker, DNP, ARNP-BC, COHN-s, FAANP Tampa, FL
  State Representatives  
Alaska Shannon Hilton, ANP Anchorage, AK
Arkansas Katherine Darling, DNP, APRN, PMHNP/FNP-C, FAANP Fayetteville, AR
Colorado   Michelle Edwards, DNP, APRN, FNP, ACNP, FAANP Castle Rock, CO
Idaho Beverlee Furner, FNP, MSN Middleton, ID
Kentucky Elizabeth Partin, DNP, APRN, FAANP Columbia, KY
Louisiana Sattaria Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP Lake Charles, LA
New Jersey Joan Zaccardi, DNP, APN, FAANP Middletown, NJ
New York (N) Laura Markwick, DNP, FNP-C Pittsford, NY
New York (S) Jean Marie Osborne, DNP, RN, ANP-C Bellmore, NY
North Carolina Frank Manole, DNP, MBA, ACNP-BC Raleigh, NC
North Dakota Jenna Herman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC Bismarck, ND
Oklahoma Mindy Whitten, DNP, APRN-CNP Tulsa, OK
Oregon Mandy McKimmy, DNP, FNP-C, APRN Portland, OR
Puerto Rico   Carmen Lopez Rodriguez, DNP, ANP BC, FAANP Trujillo Alto, PR
South Carolina   Kahlil Demonbreun, DNP, RNC-OB, WHNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP Orangeburg, SC
South Dakota Robin Arends, DNP, CNP, FNP-BC Sioux Falls, SD
Tennessee Brett Snodgrass, FNP-C, CPE, FACPP, FAANP Cordova, TN
Texas (N) Christina Blanco, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC El Paso, TX
Texas (S) Jessica Peck, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL Friendswood, TX
Washington Nancy Lawton, MN, ARNP, FNP Seattle, WA
Wyoming Maria Kidner, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Cheyenne, WY
  Nominations Committee  
Nominations Committee Colleen Leners, DNP, APRN Washington, DC
Barbara Todd, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN Burlington, NJ
Note: All AANP Bylaw amendments were approved.

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