SOURCE: NCSBN

August 14, 2008 06:00 ET

NCSBN Elected New Members to Its Board of Directors During Its 2008 Delegate Assembly

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 14, 2008) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN®), www.ncsbn.org, elected new members to its Board of Directors during its 2008 Delegate Assembly. Members representing the boards of nursing elected officers and directors-at-large for one- and two-year terms to the board. Those elected include:

President

Laura Rhodes, MSN, RN, executive director, West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, was previously the vice president of the NCSBN Board of Directors, chair of the NCSBN Bylaws Committee from 2000-2006 and served on the NCSBN Governance and Leadership Advisory Council, 2005-2006, and the NCSBN Governance and Leadership Task Force, 2004-2005. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the American Red Cross.

Vice President

Lepaine McHenry, MS, BSN, RN, board president, Arkansas State Board of Nursing, was previously the chair of the NCSBN Transition to Practice Committee and served on the NCSBN Practice, Regulation, and Education Committee, 2005-2007. She was appointed by the Arkansas Governor to serve on the Minority Health Commission and Long Term Care Advisory Board. She is the founder of the Arkansas Directors of Nursing Administration in LTC Organization. McHenry has served on the board of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in several roles.

Treasurer

Ruth Ann Terry, MPH, RN, executive officer, California Board of Registered Nursing, was reelected to a second two-year term as treasurer. Terry has served on various NCSBN committees including Bylaws, Resolutions, Nursing Education Survey and Finance.

Director-at-Large (two-year term)

Randall Hudspeth, MS, APRN-CNS/NP, FRE, board member, Idaho Board of Nursing, has served on the NCSBN APRN Committee since 2004. He is an inducted Fellow of the NCSBN Institute of Regulatory Excellence. He served two terms as board chairman and two terms as vice chairman of the Idaho Board of Nursing.

Katherine Thomas, MS, RN, executive director, Texas Board of Nursing, has served as the NCSBN Representative to the APRN Joint Dialogue Group since 2007. She was previously the chair of NCSBN Nursing Practice and Education Committee from 1999-2001 and served on the NCSBN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Advisory Committee from 1995-2007.

Director-at-Large (one year term)

Catherine Giessel, MS, ANP, FAANP, board chair, Alaska Board of Nursing, has served on the NCSBN Disciplinary Resources Committee since 2006. She has served on the Anchorage Health and Human Services Commission since 2002. She is the chair of the Physical Activity Committee of the Mayor's Task Force on Obesity and Health. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Alaska Nurse Practitioner Association and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Greg Howard, LPN, board member, Alabama Board of Nursing, has previously served as director-at-large on the NCSBN Board of Directors from 1996 to1998. Howard has also served as the vice president of the Alabama Board. Additionally, he has held many board offices on both the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses, Inc. and Alabama Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses, Inc.

In addition, NCSBN members elected members of the Leadership Succession Committee:

AREA I
Barbara Swehla, MN, RN, executive director, Montana State Board of Nursing

AREA II
Nancy Bohr, MBA, MSN, RN, nursing program specialist, South Dakota Board of
Nursing

AREA III
Rick García, MS, RN, CCM, executive director, Florida Board of Nursing

AREA IV
David Mangler, MS, RN, executive director, Delaware Board of Nursing

Designated Member (Board Member of Member Board [one-year term])
Alexis Welch, EdD, RN, board member, North Carolina, Area III

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose membership comprises the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories.

Mission: The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), composed of Member Boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60601-4277

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