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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, 2020


Delanor Manson, MA, BSN, RN – Vice Chair

Term: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021


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

Term: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2021


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

Term: December 5, 2019 – December 31, 2020


Tonisha J. Melvin, DNP, CRRN, NP-C - ANA Board Liaison

Term: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021


The Leadership Council will hold its next meeting virtually on Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Please refer to the ANA Bylaws (Article VI) for additional information on the Leadership Council.  


OPEN: Call for Nominations - 2020 Leadership Council Executive Committee

Nominations are being solicited from the Leadership Council membership for positions on the LCEC. Voting will occur after the Wednesday, December 9, 2020 business meeting of the Leadership Council. Nominations are sought for the following positions, both of which have a two-year term of service which begins on January 1, 2021 and ends on December 31, 2022:

  • Chair (1)

Per Section VI (B)(1) and (a) of the Leadership Council Operating Guidelines, the Chair of the LCEC shall be a C/SNA president or chair of the IMD. To be Chair, the individual must be in the position of C/SNA president or IMD Chair at the time of election. Responsibilities of the Chair are outlined in Section VI (C)(1)(a-f) of the Leadership Council Operating Guidelines.

  • Member-at-Large (1)

Per Section VI (B)(3)(a) of the Leadership Council Operating Guidelines, nominees for this Member-at-Large seat must be a chief staff officer of a C/SNA. Responsibilities of the Member-at-Large are outlined in Section VI (C)(3)(a-e) of the Leadership Council Operating Guidelines.

Complete nominations must be received by 5:00pm ET, Monday, November 9, 2020.


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