Nominating Committee

Taken at an AAACN Annual Conference!

The Nominating Committee consists of three members, a board representative, and Immediate Past President as Chair.

Due to the integral role this committee plays in selecting future leadership of AAACN, active participation is required throughout term of ballot candidates takes place in the three months following the Conference. 


  • Identify, solicit, and nominate current AAACN members as candidates to run for elected offices.
  • Solicit candidates for the following year’s ballot prior to transferring responsibilities to new committee at the conference.  
  • Ensure candidates are qualified and understand time commitments for each office.
  • Oversee annual and any special election processes.
  • Review annual Award and Scholarship applications and select recipients.


  • Active AAACN member with broad organizational experience (e.g. served on SIGs, committees, task forces) to provide Committee members with general knowledge of members who are active within AAACN.
  • Possess skills to identify leadership qualities in individuals; willing to encourage and motivate members to run for office.
  • Able to attend Conference for face-to-face meeting, which kicks off the committee’s work for the year. Other activities take place via conference call and email.
  • Comfortable with time commitment: Nominating Committee positions generally require 20-30 hours annually. On occasion, additional time may be required for special projects.


  • Kathy Mertens, DNP, MPH, RN


  • Julie Alban, MSN, MPH, RN-BC, CCCTM
  • Kathy Andersen, MSN, RN-BC, CCM
  • Capt. Andrea C. Petrovanie, MSN, RN-BC

Board Liason

  • Kathleen Martinez, MSN, RN, CPN

Please call 800-262-6877, ext. 51. When you hear the recording if you wish to reach a member of the Nominating Committee by phone.