The American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) has named Wilhelmina M. Manzano, MA, RN, NEA-BC and Marian Shaughnessy, DNP, MSN, RN to its Board of Trustees.
"Wilhelmina and Marian will play a critical role in helping the Foundation meet its mission of transforming our nation's health," said Foundation Chair Tim Porter-O'Grady, DM, EdD, APRN, FAAN. "These esteemed nurse leaders bring a wealth of expertise to our Board and significant contributions to the nursing profession, as a whole."
As Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) and Chief Quality Officer (CQO) for New York-Presbyterian (NYP), Manzano leads nursing and supports the advancement of nursing: nurse credentialing, nursing practice and standards, education and continuing education, quality, research and informatics. As CQO, she oversees quality, performance improvement, patient safety, and infection prevention and control functions, as well as Joint Commission and regulatory compliance activities. Before her time as a CNE for NYP, Manzano held the position of Chief Operating Officer for NYP/Allen Hospital, where she was responsible for hospital operations of the 200-bed community hospital in Manhattan.
Over the course of her career, Manzano has held various leadership positions at several New York area hospitals, including Mount Sinai Hospital, Lawrence Hospital, and Beth Israel Medical Center. She has been recognized for her ability to execute strategic objectives and for being a thought leader in developing innovative solutions to complex healthcare issues.
Shaughnessy has long believed in the value of continual education. She began her career as a registered nurse working in an operating room, home health care, and critical care until she entered into a traveling nurse corps. Shaughnessy went on to work as a nurse consultant at various area hospitals, working in OR, postoperative care, critical care, and outpatient units.
Shaughnessy serves on the board of the University Hospitals of Cleveland – Cleveland Medical Center. She is co-chair of the Hospitals Quality and Professional Affairs Committee and is a member of the Medical Group and Clinical Council committees. She also serves on the Capital Campaign Committee for the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing of Case Western Reserve University.
A national speaker and co-author, Shaughnessy has a particular focus on staff development and leadership roles within nursing. Her devotion to education and professional development has been exhibited in her charitable, nursing-specific contributions that allow registered nurses to continue learning in an ever-evolving field.
The American Nurses Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association (ANA) dedicated to transforming the health of the nation through the power of nursing. The Foundation supports programs that promote the health of the public through nurse leadership, research, and education.