Meet the Candidates - 2022

Meet the Candidates - 2022

Vote Now for the Next AAACN Leaders

On November 1st, each member received an email from Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS) with a link inviting you to participate in this year’s ballot. We've made it easier than ever to vote - just click the SBS link and you will be directed to where you will cast your vote.

Your vote will help decide open positions for two (2) Board of Directors and one (1) member of the Nominating Committee. Voting closes on December 6, 2021.

Please take a moment to meet the candidates and listen to their statements. By voting in this election, you will make an important contribution, as the election of the best-qualified candidates helps to shape AAACN's future.

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AAACN Would Like To Introduce You To The 2022 Ballot Candidates:


Director Candidates (4)

There are four candidates running for two Director positions.

Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN

Chief Nursing Officer
Community Health Center, Inc.

AAACN member since 2016

Cynthia L. Murray, BN, AMB-BC

Office of Nursing Services,
Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Washington, DC

AAACN member since 2008

Christine Ruygrok, RN, MBA, AMB-BC

AAACN member since 2009

Stephanie Witwer, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Nurse Administrator, Primary Care
Mayo Clinic

AAACN member since 2012

Nominating Committee Candidates (4)

There are four candidates running for one position.

Caroline Coburn, DNP, MS, ANP-BC

Associate Professor
Emory University School of Nursing

AAACN member since 2016

Lisa Duncan, DNP, MBA, RN, AMB-BC, CIC, NEA-BC

VP, Nursing & Clinical Compliance
Family Health Centers of San Diego

AAACN member since 2000

April Howell, RN, MSN, NE-BC

Director Ambulatory Heart and Vascular
University of Virginia

AAACN member since 2019

Anna Kiger, DNP, DSc, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL

System Chief Nurse Officer
Sutter Health

AAACN member since 2018


View Roles and Responsibilities

Director | Nominating Committee

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