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Board of Directors

AACN is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, each of whom represents a member institution. The Association convenes five committees including the Finance, Government Affairs, Membership, Programs, and Nominating Committees; maintains task forces and advisory groups as needed to focus on topics of critical concern (i.e. diversity and inclusion, academic-practice partnerships); and sponsors six leadership networks for faculty and staff at schools of nursing.

Julie SebastianChair, 2016-2018
Juliann Sebastian, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Nebraska Medical Center 
Omaha, NE



Ann CaryChair Elect, 2016-2018
Ann E. Cary, PhD, MPH, RN, FNAP, FAAN
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO





Teri MurrayTreasurer, 2017-2019 (second term)
Teri Murray, PhD, RN, FAAN
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO




Judy BealSecretary, 2016-2018
 (second term)
Judy Beal, DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN
Simmons College
Boston, MA




Susan Bakewell-SachsMember at Large, 2017-2019 (second term)
Susan Bakewell-Sachs, PhD, RN, FAAN
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR




Philip GreinerMember at Large, 2017-2019 (first term)
Philip Greiner, DNSc, RN
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 






Anita HufftMember at Large, 2016-2018 (second term)
Anita Hufft, PhD, RN
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX






Member at Large, 2016-2018 (second term)
Cynthia McCurren, PhD, RN
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI







Lepaine Sharp-McHenryMember at Large, 2016-2018 (first term)
Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, DNP, RN, FACONDA
Oklahoma Baptist University
Shawnee, OK






Member at Large, 2017-2019 (first term)Terri Weaver
Terri E. Weaver, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL





Lin ZhanMember at Large, 2017-2019 (first term)
Lin Zhan, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN







Deborah TrautmanPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Washington, DC


Deb Tratuman

President and Chief Executive Officer
Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Washington, DC



Deb Tratuman

President and Chief Executive Officer
Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, FAAN
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Washington, DC