The following positions and candidates are presented for the 2022 ballot and annual election.


President Elect – Term July 2022 thru June 2023 when she assumes the role of President of NACN-USA.

Candidate:  Maria V. Arvonio, MA, BSN, RN
Maria Arvonio is a well-seasoned Catholic nurse with broad experience, since being awarded her BSN in 1983 from Villanova University and an MA in Healthcare Ethics from St. Joseph University, Philadelphia. Amongst her areas of expertise are Critical and Emergency Care, In-service Education, and Nursing Supervision. As a member of NACN-USA since 2012, she has served as Committee Chair, Regional Director, and a member of the Ethics Committee. She represented nurses at the Whitehouse for National Nurses Week May 2020; offered presentations at a variety of NACN-USA conferences; and facilitated the development of the NACN-USA Taskforce on Mandates & Right of Conscience. She participated in International Healthcare Conferences held by the Dicastery for Integral Human Development at the Vatican, and virtually she gave personal insight regarding caring for patients with COVID from a NACN-USA member’s perspective to a Vatican healthcare panel. On the international level, she is a CICIAMS NGO (non-governmental organization) United Nations Representative speaking the Human Dignity message regularly at the UN in New York City. Her goals for NACN USA are to be of service to help continue to increase membership and awareness of NACN-USA; offer opportunities for panel discussions and prayer groups within membership; and help us continue to stand together united with the Fire of the Holy Spirit as “CATHOLIC” Nurses.

Corresponding Secretary   (Term July 2022 thru June 2024)

Candidate:  Debra Kelsey Davis, RN, MHSA

Incumbent 2020-2022. Running for 2nd term.
I am co-founder of Nourish for Caregivers a Catholic ministry which provides practical and
emotional support through programs to nourish caregivers. I am also co-Founder Sagacity.Care, a
digital platform connecting patients, their caregivers and the healthcare team. I also serves on the
board of the Illinois Catholic Health Association, representing the needs of Catholic nurses in Illinois.
For NACN-USA, I serve as the corresponding secretary responsible for reviewing and responding
to messages from the website, I also serves on the Communications Committee and its Newsletter
and Publicity subcommittee.

Recording Secretary   (Term July 2022 thru June 2024)

Candidate:  Open

Regional Director 1 (CT, VT, MA NH, ME, RI)

Candidate: Open

Regional Director 4 (AL, NC, SC, TN, GA, FL, VI, PR)

Candidate:  Linda Lopp, RN, MSN/Ed

Incumbent 2020-2022. Running for 2nd term.
I am currently an instructor at the University of Central Florida College of Nursing, Orlando, FL. Courses taught include: Dimensions of Professional Nursing Practice, Health Promotion across the life span, Community/Public Health Nursing, and Leadership, Management and Role Transition. I have been a member of NACN-USA since 2012. In the past I have been the Chair for the NACN-USA Scholarship Committee. I attend Christ the King Catholic Church and have been active in the Ladies Guild as a member, Program Director and Vice President. Other involvement includes, Sacristan, Parent and Family Life Committee Chair, Team Coach Odyssey of the Mind, and member of the Nursing Programs Advisory Committee.

Regional Director 5 (MN, IA, MO, IL, WI, NE KS)

Candidate: Open

Regional Director 6 (TX, OK, AR, LA, MS)

Candidate:  Rosalinda Jimenez, EdD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Rosalinda is an Assistant Professor of Graduate & APRN Studies. She practices as a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Regional Director 7 (ND, SD, MT, ID, WY)

Candidate: Open

Regional Director 8 (NV, UT, CO, AZ, NM)

Candidate:  Kimberly Wohead, RN, MSN

My name is Kimberly S. Wohead. I am a devout Catholic wife and mother. I have been a registered nurse for 23 years. I strongly believe we need Catholic Nurses to advocate in a very lost, cold, and morally confused secular healthcare system. I have the passion and the drive to lead and advocate for a nursing profession in need of spiritual revival. Together with our Lord, Jesus Christ, we Catholic nurses can make a difference again, just like our beloved Sisters of Mercy did in the infancy of the US Healthcare System. I have also created, and am the executive director for, the National Nursing Advocacy Alliance, an Arizona 501c (6) organization dedicated to ending and changing life sentences for nurses who have endured unjust discipline in nursing regulatory.