Serve on a task force - networking with ambulatory care nurses from across the country can be very rewarding!

The American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) occasionally invites members to assist the association in meeting their goals by volunteering to serve on a task force. Members are informed of new volunteer opportunities via email as new projects and initiatives are established. Work is accomplished via conference calls, screen sharing platforms, and email.


Nurse-Sensitive Indicator Industry Report Revision Task Force


NSIThe Nurse-Sensitive indicator Industry Report (NSI) articulates the value of nursing’s contributions by measuring elements of patient care and patient outcomes that are directly affected by nursing practice. They can be measures that reflect structure and process of care such as volume, RN demographics, and staffing metrics. The identification and measurement of NSIs is critical in describing the contributions and value of RNs in ambulatory care settings.

AAACN has commissioned a new Task Force to revise the original NSI Industry Report published in 2016 to include changes and progress on industry, NSIs, and meaningful benchmarking and strategies for enculturation into nursing practice in ambulatory to date.


Rebecca Dellefave, BSN, RN, MS
Rachel Start, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Ann Marie Matlock, RN, DNP, NE-BC
Board Liaison
Rachel Start, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Elizabeth Carreira, MSBA, BSN, RN, OCN, NE-BC, CPPS
Nancy Dunton, RN, PhD
Jami Falk, MS, RN-BSN, CNML, COR
Annette Hamlin, MSN Ed, AMB-BC, RN
Sara Kollman, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Gregory Kopp, MN, MHA, AMB-BC, CENP
Stephanie Martinez, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHQ
Molly Moran, CCRN, MSN, RN
Rebecca Newman, MS, RN, CPN
Jaclyn Schindler, MPH, PMC, FNP-BC, RN-BC
Maj Yessenia Sinclair, USAF, NC, AMB-BC, MHA, MBA
Robin Walsh, RN, BSN

Subject Matter Experts:
Teresa Anderson, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN
Heather Bogrett, MSN, AMB-BC
Deborah Cantlin, MSN, RN, CHFN
Jeff Doucette, DNP, RN, FACHE, NEA-BC, FAAN
Kathy Ferket
Deena Gilland, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC
Maureen Lal
Rebecca Love
LTC Leilani A.C.LG Siaki, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP
Marsha Pike, DNP, CNS
Leah Shever-Doletzky, PhD, RN
Traci Solt, DNP, FACHE, NEA-BC
Beth Ann Swan, PhD, CRNP, FAAN
Nora E. Warshawsky, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FAAN
Cynthia Wilson, MSN, RN
Stephanie Witwer, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Rebecca Alley, BSN, RN, MS
Rebecca Dellefave, BSN, RN, MS

Rachel Start, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Rachel Start, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Ann Marie Matlock, RN, DNP, NE-BC
Ann Marie Matlock, RN, DNP, NE-BC

Workplace Safety Task Force

Workplace Safety


Workplace violence toward nurses is an increasingly prevalent issue. The occurrence of violence toward healthcare workers is higher than in most professions and has only increased throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the American Nurses Association, one in four nurses is assaulted on the job. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that healthcare workers and those who work in social services are five times more likely to experience workplace violence than other workers.

AAACN formed the Workplace Safety Task Force to develop resources to educate members on the topic of ambulatory care workplace safety and violence prevention methods.


Dawn Fletcher, DNP, NEA-BC, RN

Beth Sparks, RN, MSN, CNML

Board Liaison
Capt. Andrea Petrovanie-Green, MSN, RN, AMB-BC

Task Force Members
Sean Austin, MSN, RN, CEN, EMT
Michelle Fernamberg, DNP, MHA, RN
Kelsey Loehr, RN
Jennifer McMullen, MS, RN, AGCNS-BC
John C. Murphy, RN, DNP
Leslie Pihlstrom, RN
Catima Potter, MPH

Dawn Fletcher, DNP, NEA-BC, RN
Dawn Fletcher, DNP, NEA-BC, RN
Beth Sparks, RN, MSN, CNML
Beth Sparks, RN, MSN, CNML