December 18, 2006 06:00 ET

New NCSBN Board Positions Appointed

CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 18, 2006 -- The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN®) ( Board of Directors made several recent appointments to fill the vacancy on the NCSBN Board left by the resignation of Rolf T. Olson, JD, of Oregon, Area I director.

Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, who held the director-at-large position, was appointed to fulfill Olson's term. A board member of the Arizona Board of Nursing since 1999, Malloch is in her third term as president and is the current chair of the Education Committee. She was the past chair of the Scope of Practice Committee. She has also served on several NCSBN committees including a term as chair of the Practice Breakdown Advisory Panel and as a member of the Governance and Leadership Task Force.

Cheryl Lynn Koski, MN, RN, CS, executive director of the Wyoming State Board of Nursing, was appointed to fill the director-at-large position left vacant by Malloch. Koski has served as executive director of the Wyoming Board of Nursing since 1999. Over the past several years she has chaired two NCSBN committees: the Resolutions Committee and the Practice Regulation & Education Subcommittee on Delegation and Assistive Personnel. Most recently, she served on the NCSBN Examinations Committee.

NCSBN will elect four area directors, two directors-at-large and two members to serve on the Nominating Committee in 2007 at NCSBN's annual Delegate Assembly in Chicago, Illinois.

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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