Position descriptions are available in our bylaws below.

Diana Ruzicka

President

Diana Ruzicka, RN, MSN (Oncology & Administration), MA (Strategic Studies), MA (Theology), CNS-BC
New Market, AL

Diana is a retired Army Colonel and facilitates the medical clearance of mobile staff who deploy in support of the Armed Forces. For NACN she serves the organization as the current president.

Dr. Marie Hilliard, RN, PhD, JCL

President-Elect

Marie Hilliard, MS (Maternal Child Health Nursing), MA (Religious Studies), JCL (Canon Lawyer), PhD, RN
Philadelphia, PA

Marie is a Director of Bioethics & Public Policy and a retired Army Colonel. For NACN she supports the president.

Diana Newman

Immediate Past President

Diana Newman, EdD, RN
Plymouth, MA

Diana is on faculty at a College of Nursing and a School Nurse in a regional school. For NACN she advises the board and is a non-voting member. She was also the NACN-USA president from 2000-2002 and 2014-2016.

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Treasurer

Richard S. Zazycki, LPN
Rensselaer, NY

Richard is an Executive Director for an out-reach ministry to those in need, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy NE Community which provides hope and empowerment to individuals, especially women and women with children. For NACN-USA he maintains the financial aspects of the organization.

Term 2017-2019
Contact Dahlia Rojas Dzr2015@gmail.com

Recording Secretary

To be Elected for the Term 2017-2019. Contact Dahlia Rojas if you would be interested in serving in this, a Regional Director or Committee position Dzr2015@gmail.com

The Recording Secretary records the Minutes of the meetings of the Association and maintains the Board and Committee Roster.

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Corresponding Secretary

Maria Steele, DNP, RN, APHN-BC
Vinemont, Alabama

Maria is a clinical assistant professor at a college of nursing. For NACN-USA, she serves as the corresponding secretary.

Dr. Mary Lee Barron

MW Regional Director

Mary Lee Barron, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Fenton, MO

Mary Lee is on faculty at a School of Nursing, is an FNP who teaches Natural Family Planning (NFP) and volunteers at a Hispanic immigrant clinic. For NACN-USA she serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma.

Peg Olson

NC Regional Director

Margaret (Peg) Olson, RN, BSN, CHTP/i
Chicago, IL
Contact: 773-274-7534

Peg practices in Holistic Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. For NACN-USA she serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky.

Term 2017-2019
Contact Dahlia Rojas Dzr2015@gmail.com

NW Regional Director

Vacant – To be Elected for the Term 2017-2019. Contact Dahlia Rojas if you would be interested in serving in this, Recording Secretary or a Committee position Dzr2015@gmail.com

The NW Regional Director serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, California.

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SE Regional Director

Judie Boyle, MS, RN
Eldersburg, MD

Judie is a faculty member at a school of nursing and is pursuing a certification in bioethics from the National Catholic Bioethics Center. She also has four children and five grandchildren and is learning to play the harp. For NACN-USA she serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Mississippi.

Peggy Hamm

SW Regional Director

Margaret “Peggy” Humm, MSN, APRN, CNS-MCH
San Antonio, TX

Peggy is a Clinical Assistant Professor in a School of Nursing. She serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas.

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Priest Chaplain

Reverend Michael G. Whyte
West Simsbury, CT

Appointed on July 31, 2013 by the Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet with the acknowledgement and approval of the Most Reverend Henry J. Mansell, Archbishop of Hartford, and at the recommendation of the NACN-USA Board of Directors.

Additional Resources

NACN Bylaws – All Position Descriptions & Duties of the Board [ View »]