About AACN

Board of Directors

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AACN is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, each of whom represents a member institution. The Association convenes five committees including the Finance, Government Affairs, Membership, Programs, and Nominating Committees; maintains task forces and advisory groups as needed to focus on topics of critical concern (i.e. diversity and inclusion, academic-practice partnerships); and sponsors six leadership networks for faculty and staff at schools of nursing.

Julie SebastianChair

Juliann Sebastian, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Ann Cary Chair-Elect

Ann H. Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, FNAP, FAAN
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO

Teri MurrayTreasurer

Teri Murray, PhD, RN, FAAN
2017-2019 (second term)
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO

Judy BealSecretary

Judy Beal, DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN
2016-2018 (second term)
Simmons College
Boston, MA

Susan Bakewell-SachsMember at Large

Susan Bakewell-Sachs, PhD, RN, FAAN
2017-2019 (second term)
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR 

Member at Large

Philip Greiner, DNSc, RN
2017-2019 (first term)
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 

Anita HufftMember at Large

Anita Hufft, PhD, RN
2016-2018 (second term)
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX

Cynthia McCurrenMember at Large

Cynthia McCurren, PhD, RN
2016-2018 (second term)
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI

Lepaine Sharp-McHenryMember at Large

Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, DNP, RN, FACONDA
2016-2018 (first term)
Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, OK

WeaverMember at Large

Terri E. Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN
2017-2019 (first term)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

ZhanMember at Large

Lin Zhan, PhD, RN, FAAN
2017-2019 (first term)
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN




Deborah TrautmanPresident and Chief Executive Officer

Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Washington, DC
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