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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.



  • Kelly Bouthillet, DNP, APRN, CCNS, ACMP-BC, FNP-C - Chair
    Term: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023

  • Vicki Byrd, MSN, RN – Vice Chair
    Term: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024

  • Andrew Nydegger, DNP, MSNEd, RN, CNE  – Member-at-Large
    Term: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024

  • Christopher Otto, MSN, RN, CHFN, PCCN, CCRN - LCEC Member-at-Large
    Term: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023

  • Marcus  Henderson, MSN, RN - ANA Board Liaison to Leadership Council
    Term: January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023




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