August 15, 2007 06:00 ET

NCSBN Elects New Board of Directors at Annual Meeting

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) ( elected new members to its Board of Directors during its 2007 Delegate Assembly. Members representing the boards of nursing elected Area Directors for a two-year term and two Directors-at-Large for one-year terms. Those elected include:


I.    Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, board member, Arizona Board of
      Nursing. Malloch was previously elected Director-at-Large on the
      NCSBN Board of Directors and was appointed Area l Director to fill a
      vacancy in 2006. She has served as Chair of the Practice Breakdown
      Advisory Panel and as a member of the Governance and Leadership Task
      Force. A board member of the Arizona Board of Nursing since 1999,
      Malloch served three terms as President and was the Chair of the
      Education Committee and the Scope of Practice Committee.

II.   Betsy Houchen, RN, MS, JD, Executive Director, Ohio Board of Nursing.
      Houchen has participated in previous NCSBN Delegate Assemblies by
      serving as a delegate and alternate delegate.

III.  Julia George, RN, MSN, Associate Executive Director for Programs,
      North Carolina Board of Nursing. George has participated in the NCSBN
      Institute of Regulatory Excellence Fellowship Program, 2004 - 2007
      and served on the NCSBN Resolutions Committee from 2002 - 2003 and
      the Practice, Regulation & Education Committee from 2003 - 2004.

IV.   Gino Chisari, MSN, RN, Deputy Executive Director, Massachusetts Board
      of Registration in Nursing. Chisari previously served as
      Director-at-Large on the NCSBN Board of Directors from 2006 - 2007.
      He was a member of the Practice Regulation and Education Committee
      from 2002 -2006, serving as chair for the past two years. He also
      served as Chair of the Nominations Committee in 2001 and 2003.


Doreen Begley, MS, RN, has been a board member on the Nevada State Board of Nursing since 2004. Begley served on the NCSBN Resolutions Committee in 2006.

Allison Kozeliski, RN, CAN, BC, MBA, MHA, Executive Director, New Mexico Board of Nursing. Kozeliski served as the Chair of the NCSBN Nursys® Business Design Task Force in 2006 and the Nursys Business Design Task Force Advisory Panel in 2007.

In addition, NCSBN members elected two of four Nominating Committee positions during the Delegate Assembly:

AREA I Paula Meyer, MSN, RN, Executive Director, Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

AREA II Mary Blubaugh, MSN, RN, Executive Administrator, Kansas State Board of Nursing.

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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