The American Nurses Association (ANA) Board of Directors announced today that Faith M. Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been appointed vice president of the board effective January 1, 2019. She will assume the role when current Vice President Ernest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, becomes ANA President. Dr. Grant was elected in June and will be the first man to serve as president of the association.
Consistent with ANA’s Bylaws and ANA board policies, the board solicited nominations to fill the vacancy for the remaining one-year term of the vice president. Jones currently serves as director-at-large on the ANA board until December 31, 2018 and will then serve as vice president for one year, with her term ending December 31, 2019. Jones began her health care career in the U.S. Navy nearly 30 years ago. She has worked in a variety of roles in clinical practice, education, management, administration, consulting, and health care compliance. Her knowledge and experience span various settings including ambulatory, clinics, hospitals, home care and long-term care with a focus on rural health. In her leadership roles, Jones has been responsible for the operational leadership of all clinical functions, including multiple nursing specialties, pharmacy, laboratory, imaging, nutrition and therapies, as well as administrative functions related to quality management, case management, medical staff credentialing, staff education, and corporate compliance. In her role as director of care coordination and lean consulting at HealthTechS3, she implements care-coordination programs focusing on the Medicare population and teaches care coordination concepts nationally.