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Silver Spring, MD 20910
Main Number: 301-628-5227

Email: givetonursing@ana.org 
Fax: 301-628-5354

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Kate Judge

Executive Director

Kate Judge has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the areas of healthcare and non-profit communication, resource generation and management. Her work has supported large and small organizations in education, healthcare, and human service within the United States and abroad.

She became the Executive Director of the American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association and American Nurses Credentialing Center, in 2012 to lead its expansion.  The Foundation, one of the first to invest in nursing research, now has a diverse program portfolio focusing on the health of nurses and the impact on patients, leadership development, health policy, and elevating the image of nurses.   As Executive Director, she helped launch the national Nurses on Boards Coalition in 2015 and the national Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation campaign.  She also served as Executive Producer for Defining Hope, a 2017 documentary about end of life and the unique expertise of nurses.

Prior to leading the Foundation she served as Assistant Dean at both University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing and School of Veterinary Medicine.  She has also directed development and communications at the American Red Cross in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the affiliate/national coordinated fundraising at the national Red Cross organization in DC.  Her community philanthropic leadership includes serving as Board President, Treasurer and director for Mishkan Shalom in Philadelphia and a board member for St. Vincent’s Face-To-Face, a Philadelphia community service organization. She lives in Philadelphia, PA and Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Franzino

Director of Development

Elizabeth Franzino began her position of Director of Development at the American Nurses Foundation in May 2015. She has more than 17 years of professional experience in fundraising, including annual programs, corporate and foundation relations, special events, grant-writing and management.

Most recently, Elizabeth served as Foundation Director at Adventist HealthCare, where she led a centralized team of seven staff responsible for special events, annual giving, employee giving, database management and stewardship, for two acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, and other specialized healthcare programs at Adventist HealthCare. Prior to that, she served as the Assistant Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations at Georgetown University, and earlier began her career in fundraising at the Lab School of Washington, where she helped complete an $8.9 million campaign.

Elizabeth earned her B.A. in Classics from Cornell University, and an M.A. in Classics from the University of Virginia. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking and volunteering for local non-profits with her husband and two children.

Allison Nordberg

Project Manager: Nurses on Boards Initiative

Allison Nordberg joined the Foundation in March 2015 as the Project Manager for the Nurses on Boards Initiative at the American Nurses Foundation. In this role, she provides day-to-day management of the Foundation’s efforts to increase the number of nurses on boards of directors.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Allison spent seven years at the United Nations Foundation in various roles, most recently as the Senior Associate for Global Health focused primarily on polio eradication. Allison is a graduate of the University of Richmond.

Elise Saks

Donor Relations Associate

Elise Saks joined the Foundation in April 2016. As the Donor Relations Associate, Elise is responsible for day to day donor management, assisting in the outreach of new and current donors, and providing financial support to the Foundation.

Prior to the joining the Foundation, Elise spent three years at a DC private school as a Development Associate. She has a Communication degree from the University of Maryland and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Fine dining and fashion are her two biggest passions.

For inquiries contact givetonursing@ana.org or 301-628-5227.

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