FRIENDS OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NURSING RESEARCH
2021 Board of Directors

 
President

Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP
(1st term January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021)
President, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
& Sr. Vice President of Clinical Operations
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC

Past President 

Connie W. Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP
(January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021) 
Dean and Professor, School of Nursing University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

 

Secretary

Victoria Niederhauser, DrPH, RN, PPCNP-BC, FAAN
(2nd term January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021)
Dean & Professor, College of Nursing
University of Tennessee Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

 Treasurer

Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAAAS
(2nd term January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021)
Dean & Professor, School of Nursing & Health Studies
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

 

Jean Davis Board of Directors 

Jean E. Davis, PhD, RN, FAAN
(2nd term January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022)
PhD Program Director and Professor
University of South Carolina College of Nursing 
Columbia, SC

 




Board of Directors 

Christina Dempsey, DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR, CENP, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Chief Nursing Officer Emerita
Press Ganey Associates, LLC.  
South Bend, IN

Board of Directors 

Janie Heath PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, FNAP, FAANP
(2nd term January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022)
Dean and Warwick Professor of Nursing
University of Kentucky
College of Nursing
Lexington, KY

 




Board of Directors

Ronald Hickman, Jr., PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FNAP, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Nurse Practitioner and Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH




Board of Directors 

Shela Kaneshiro, CNO MBA, RN, BSN, NEA-BC, CPHQ
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
V.P. Patient Care Services
MemorialCare - Orange Coast Medical Center
Fountain Valley, CA




Board of Directors 

Colleen Leners, DNP, APRN, FAAN, FAANP
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Director of Policy
AACN
Arlington, VA

Board of Directors 

Jerry A. Mansfield, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
(2nd term January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021)
Chief Nursing Officer 
Mount Carmel Health System
Columbus, OH

 




Board of Directors

Teri Murray, PhD, PHNA-BC, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Professor, Dean Emerita
Saint Louis University, Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing
St. Louis, MO



Board of Directors 

Linda D. Norman, DSN, RN, FAAN
(2nd term January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021)
Dean Emerita & Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
Nashville, TN

 




Board of Directors

Adey Nyamathi, ANP, PhD, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor
School of Nursing University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA

Board of Directors 

Carol Porter, DNP, RN, FAAN
(2nd term January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022)
Chief Nursing Officer
Senior Vice President, Nursing Practice
University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

 




Board of Directors 

Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, FHIMSS, FAAN
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Senior Advisor, Informatics
HIMSS
San Marcos, CA

Board of Directors 

Roy L. Simpson, DNP, RN, DPNAP, FAAN, FACMI
(2nd term January 1, 2021-December 31, 2022)
Clinical Professor, Assistant Dean, Information
Technology Management
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

 

Board of Directors 

Sandra J. Weiss, PhD, DNSc, FAAN
(2nd term January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021)
Professor & Eschbach Endowed Chair
UCSF School of Nursing
Co-Director, UCSF Depression Center
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

 




Board of Directors

Laura Wood, DNP, MS, RN, NEA-BC
(1st term January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2022)
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Operations, Chief Nursing Officer, Sporing Carpenter Chair for Nursing
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA




Board Liaison 

Yvonne Bryan, PhD
Senior Advisor to the NINR Director 
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

 

Executive Director Liz Fossett, CAE
Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research
Lexington, KY

 

 

Emeritus Board of Directors

  • Faye Glenn Abdellah, EdD, ScD, RN, RAAN
  • Roger Bulder, MD
  • Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, CMN, RN, FAAN
  • Gregory Eastwood, MD
  • Melissa A. Fitzpatrick, RN, MSN, FAAN
  • Maryann F. Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN
  • Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI
  • Nancy Valentine, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

 

FNINR Founding Members

  • Faye Glenn Abdellah, EdD, ScD, RN, FAAN
  • Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, CMN, RN, FAAN
  • Joyce Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN
  • Maryann F. Fralic, DrPH, RN, FAAN
  • Diane K. Kjervik, JD, RN, FAA
  • Ora Strickland, PhD, RN, FAAN
  • Nell Watts,MS, RN, FAAN
  • Ruby I. Wilson, EdD, RN, FAAN
  • Louise Woerner, MBA
  • Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN

 

FNINR Past Presidents 

  • Connie Delaney
  • Karen Drenkard
  • Michael Bleich
  • Janet Larson
  • Nene Peragallo
  • Jackie Dunbar-Jacob
  • Frank Shaffer
  • May Wykle
  • Mary Jane England
  • Karen Miller
  • Maryann F. Fralic
  • Ed Benz
  • Gregory Eastwood
  • Nancy Valentine
  • Ada Sue Hinshaw
  • Roger Bulger
  • Faye Glenn Abdellah
  • Colleen Conway-Welch
  • Diane McGivern
  • Joyce Fitzpatrick