SILVER SPRING, MD – Today the American Nurses Association (ANA) Board of Directors announces new term appointments for four leaders to serve on the 10-member Board of Directors for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). All terms of appointment are from January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2025.
Laura J. Wood, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Dr. Wood was re-appointed to the ANCC Board of Directors for her second term and will be the new ANCC President starting January 1, 2024. She’s succeeding current ANCC President Rhonda Anderson, DNSc(h), MPA, BS, RN, LFACHE, FAAN in leading ANCC's internationally renowned certification, accreditation, and recognition programs. Dr. Wood is nationally recognized as an accomplished executive nursing practice leader with substantial experience advancing health outcomes in pediatric delivery systems and digital health industry settings.
Rhonda Anderson, DNSc(h), MPA, BS, RN, FACHE, FAAN
Dr. Anderson was re-appointed for her fourth term on ANCC’s Board of Directors and will be the immediate past president of ANCC starting January 1, 2024. Dr. Anderson is a health care consultant for RMA Consulting of Arizona, and a consultant/surveyor for Global Healthcare Accreditation. From 2009 to 2016 she served as CEO of Cardon Children's Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Anderson has received several awards throughout her distinguished career for her service to the nursing and business communities.
Brian Selig, DNP, MHA, RN, NEA-BC
Dr. Selig was re-appointed for his third term on ANCC’s Board of Directors. He is the Division Vice President of Surgical Services HCA Healthcare of the West Florida Division in Tampa Bay. Prior to this role, Brian held leadership positions in Perioperative, Procedural, and Emergency nursing units in Kansas City as well as in Las Vegas. Dr. Selig has released several publications and has been a speaker both nationally and internationally on topics such as nurse leader development and controlled substance diversion.
Emily Sego, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Dr. Sego was appointed for her first term on ANCC’s Board of Directors. She is a Senior Nurse Executive at Nihon Kohden, a Tokyo-based medical device company, and brings 25 years of clinical nursing experience to the Board. Dr. Sego was recently appointed to the Indiana State Board of Nursing and served two consecutive terms as the President of the Indiana State Nurses Association from 2019-2022 as well as a two-year term as Vice President from 2017-2019. She is currently a member of the Indiana Organization for Nursing Leadership.
To view the complete list of ANCC Board of Directors and learn more about ANCC’s leadership structure, please visit the ANCC Leadership and Management Directory.
About the American Nurses Credentialing Center
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes health care organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits health care organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education and accredits transition-to-practice programs that prepare nurses for new practice roles. For more information about ANCC, visit us at nursingworld.org/ANCC and follow us on Twitter. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001: 2015 certification.
About the American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's more than 5 million registered nurses. ANA advances the profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all.