Committee descriptions are available in our bylaws below.
Chair: Marie T. Hilliard, MS, MA, JCL, PhD, RN
This committee annually reviews the Articles of the Association and By-Laws to recommend items for revision or addition. Following review of the Board of Directors the changes are approved by the Membership.
Membership & Elections
Chair: Diana Newman, EdD, RN
This committee promotes and sustains membership, liaisons with nursing schools and national student nursing meetings, seeks and reviews applications to determine volunteer interest for a committee membership or elected position. Oversees the annual elections.
[Diana Newman served as NACN-USA President 2000-2002 and 2014-2016].
Ethics & Spirituality
Chair, Carolyn Laabs, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, RN
This committee assures that the Association maintains fidelity to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the directives of the Holy Pontiff. It acts in an advisory role to the membership and BOD related to spiritual and ethical issues that provide information and insight to nurses and other healthcare providers fostering acts of spirituality in their role of caregiver to influence the healing ministry of the person and outcomes of those in their care.
Subcommittees: 1) Newsletter & Publicity, 2) Social Media, 3) Website, 4) Mailchimp
Chair, Janet Munday, BSN, RN
Christina Freeman, BSN, RN, Social Media
Courtney Donahue, MS, RN, FNP-BC, PCCN, Newsletter Editor
Martha Baker, PhD, RN, CNE, ENP, ACNS-BC, MailChimp Administrator
Vacant, Website Administrator
This committee publishes newsletters, maintain social media platforms and the website.
Awards & Scholarships
Chair: Mary Lee Barron, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC
This committee publicizes the awards and scholarships of the Association, establishes written/electronic protocol for review and selection of eligible applicants for all awards offered by the Association and provides the names of the selected awardees to the President/Board of Directors for final approval.
Education, Practice & Research
Subcommittees: 1) Bereavement Program, 2) Drugs: Pre-Birth to Pre-Death, 3) Military and Veterans Suicide Prevention, 4) Healing and Fitness: Issues and Solutions (Alternatives to: Reiki, Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch, Tai Chi, Yoga)
This committee works with the President and Board of Directors to determine appropriate educational offerings, practice and research topics and agendas for meetings of the Board of Directors and Association. Develops goals and objectives of any educational offerings of the Association and seeks continuing education credits. Identifies and makes available a list of appropriate, current resources, upcoming conferences and workshops and speakers names and expertise. Develops standardized practice resources to assist nurses and other health care providers to provide Christian care (e.g. Bereavement/Grief Training Programs and Resources, Ministry to Homebound etc.). Oversees the 2017 Summit Blue Ribbon Panel Work Groups: Drug Use Pre-Birth to Pre Death, Military and Veterans Suicide, Health-Fitness Management Issues and Solutions.
[Alma Abuelouf served at the NACN-USA President 2012-2014].
Alma Abuelouf, BSN, RN (Practice Chair) [Overall Committee Chair]
Martha Baker, PhD, RN, CNE, ENP, ACNS-BC (Education Chair)
Shannon Simonovich, PhD, RN (Research Chair)
>>>Bereavement Program – Alma Abuelouf, BSN, RN & Jeanine Gaudet, RN
>>>Drug: Pre-Birth to Pre-Death – Diana Ruzicka, RN, MSN, MA, MA, CNS-BC & Jill Zolfo, BSN, RN
>>>Military Service & Veterans Suicide Prevention – Patricia Sayers, DNP, RN, Maria Arvonio, MA (HCE), RN & Ellen Gianoli, BSN, PHN, RN
>>>Healing and Fitness – Maria Arvonio, MA (HCE), RN; Pat Sayers, DNP, RN & Peg Olson, RN, BSN
Archives & History Ad Hoc
Chair: Cheryl Hettman, PhD, RN
This committee works with the President and the Board of Directors archiving key documents and recording the history of the organization. Local & Regional Council are encouraged to contact Dr. Cheryl Hettman at email@example.com