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Leadership Council

The Leadership Council is a representative advisory body that provides informed guidance, advice, and/or recommendations on professional issues and organizational matters via collaboration with the ANA Board of Directors. The Leadership Council reports to the ANA Membership Assembly.

The Leadership Council shall be composed of two representatives from each C/SNA and the IMD, who shall be the president and chief staff officer or their designees. Each C/SNA president or the president’s designee shall be a C/SNA-ANA member. 

The Leadership Council shall elect a Leadership Council Executive Committee composed of a chairperson, a vice chairperson, and two members-at-large from its members.


Elaine Scherer, MAEd, BSN, RN – Chair

Term: December 1, 2018 – December 31, 2021


Delanor Manson, MA, BSN, RN – Vice Chair

Term: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022


Carole Stacy, MSN, MA, RN – Member at Large

Term: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2022


John Ziegler, D.Min, MA, BS – Member at Large

Term: December 5, 2019 – December 31, 2021


Jeff Watson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC - ANA Board Liaison

Term: January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021


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