The ANCC Board of Directors recently appointed the following individuals to the Commission on Accreditation, the Commission on Magnet Recognition and the Commission on Pathway to Excellence. The purpose of the ANCC commissions is to govern the activities of each respective ANCC program. New Commissioners’ terms are set to begin January 2019.
Commission on Accreditation (COA):
- Kaleen Cullen, PhD, APRN, FNP, Vice President, Continuing Clinical Education and Director, APRN Primary Care Fellowship, Peak Vista Community Health Center, brings expertise in APRN fellowship programs in community health centers.
- Michael Ward, BSN, RN, Division Director of Recruitment and Development, Pediatric Practices, BAYADA Home Health Care, brings expertise from a non-acute care nurse residency setting.
- Christine Young, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Akron Children’s Hospital, has expertise as a chief nursing officer from a Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) accredited organization.
- Janet A. Silvester, Pharm.D, MBA, FASHP, Vice President, Accreditation Services, American Society of Health System Pharmacists, provides expertise from a pharmacy residency program.
- Anjelica Jackson BSN, ADN, PHN, RN, Clinical Nurse II Emergency Medicine, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. This appointment is fulfilling a new role on the COA, that of an emerging leader from an accredited PTAP program.
- Sasha DuBois, MSN, RN, Nurse Administrator, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This appointment is fulfilling a new role on the COA, that of an emerging leader in continuing professional development in nursing and healthcare.
- Elizabeth McClure, MS, RN-BC, Continuing Education Coordinator, St. Elizabeth Healthcare. The appointment is fulfilling a new role on the COA, that of an emerging leader in continuing professional development in nursing and healthcare.
- Pamela S. Dickerson, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Director of Professional Development, Montana Nurses Association. Appointment brings expertise in continuing nursing education.
- Dion A. Richetti, DC, BS, BA, Vice President of Accreditation and Recognition, ACCME, brings expertise in continuing medical education and inter-professional continuing education.
- Evelyn Lengetti, PhD, RN-BC, Director of Continuing Education and Assistant Dean, College of Nursing, Villanova University, brings expertise in Academia and research related to mastery learning.
- Mary Gobbi, PhD, MA (Ed) Dip N, Dip N Ed, RN, Professional Fellow (Education), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton UK, has been reappointed to a second term on the COA and brings extensive expertise and knowledge in international nursing and healthcare.
Commission on Magnet Recognition® (COM):
- Mary Lou Sole, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN, FCCM, Dean and Orlando Health Endowed Chair, Pegasus Professor, College of Nursing, University of Central Florida (UCF), fulfills the need for a COM member with extensive knowledge and expertise in academia.
- Adam J. Meier, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Clinical Nurse Manager of the Neuroscience, ENT Progressive Care Unit & Comprehensive Epilepsy Ambulatory Clinic and Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, The University of Kansas Health System, fulfills the requirement for a nurse manager role on the COM.
- Danny Van heusden, MSN, RN, Magnet® Program Director and Nurse Project Leader, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium. Mr. Van heusden brings extensive expertise and knowledge in international nursing and healthcare.
Commission on Pathway to Excellence (COPE):
- Valerie A. Morrison, DBA, MSM, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, SHRM-SCP, Director, Military Medical Personnel Policy, Plans, and Special Pays, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, United States Navy, Captain, Navy Nurse Corp. This appointment is fulfilling a new role on the COPE that of a nurse leader with experience in pre/post-acute care continuum.
- John R. Mastrocola, BS, Owner and President, Main Line Marketing and Management, LLC (MLMM) will fulfill the seat for an executive leader serving in the long-term care setting (LTC).