Committees

Committees work together as a group and serve the overall function of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).

Much of AAACN’s work is accomplished through short-term groups such as task forces, longer-term opportunities are available through AAACN Committees.

Nominating

Purpose

Smiling AAACN members at annual conferenceThe Nominating Committee plays an integral role in selecting the future leaders of AAACN. Committee members identify, invite, and nominate current, qualified AAACN members as candidates to run for elected offices and oversee the annual election and any special election processes.

Qualifications

  • Active AAACN member with broad organizational experience (e.g. served on SIGs, committees, task forces) to provide committee members with general knowledge of members who are active within AAACN.
  • Possess skills to identify leadership qualities in individuals; willing to encourage and motivate members to run for office.
  • Able to attend the Annual Conference, which kicks off the committee’s work for the year. Other activities take place via conference call and email.
  • Comfortable with time commitment: Nominating Committee positions generally require 20-30 hours annually. On occasion, additional time may be required for special projects. The Nominating Committee plays an integral role in selecting the future leaders of AAACN.
  • Nominating Committee members identify, invite, and nominate current, qualified AAACN members as candidates to run for elected offices and oversee the annual election and any special election processes.

Membership

Chairperson
Kathleen Martinez, MSN, RN, CPN

Members
Lisa Duncan, DNP, MBA, RN, AMB-BC, CIC, NEA-BC
Ann Marie Matlock, RN, DNP, NE-BC
Christina Watwood, BSN, RN, MHA-MPH

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

Kathleen Martinez, MSN, RN, CPN
Kathleen Martinez, MSN, RN, CPN

Program Planning

Purpose

AAACN MembersThe committee’s primary purpose is to review oral and poster abstracts submitted to select qualified presenters to speak or present posters on desired topics at the conference. The Education Director assists in all aspects of conference planning and assists as needed.

Monthly conference calls, and email correspondence is estimated to take 1 hour per week during Conference planning (July-October).

During Conference planning, committee members spend additional time reviewing abstracts, selecting and confirming presenters, and participating in additional conference calls. Time commitment during peak Conference planning times is two hours per week.

The national office Conference manager plans the logistics of the meeting site and participates in implementation of conference activities. Marketing of the conference, attendee registration, and preparation of materials are done by the national office.

The Board of Directors and SIG leaders transitioned on May 20, 2022. Please welcome Deena Gilland as the 2022-2023 AAACN President.

Members

Chairperson, 2022-2023
Penny Morgan Overgaard, PhD, RN, CPN

Chair-Elect, 2022-2023
Gregory Kopp, MN, MHA, RN, RN-BC, CENP

Committee Members
Constance Buran, PhD, RN, NE-BC
Kerri Black, BSN, RN-BC, CCCTM
Patricia J. Hughes, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Leslie Giddens Robinson, MSN, RN
Dawn Vonderheide, DNP, RN, AMB-BC, NE-BC
Rachelle White, RN, MSN, CCCTM

Board Liaison
Stephanie Witwer, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

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