Government Affairs Committee

Please address your comments to either the chair or AACN staff liaison noted.

Angela Amar, PhD, Chair
Dean and Professor, School of Nursing
University of Nevada- Las Vegas 


Afua Arhin, PhD, Second Term
Associate Dean and Professor
Fayetteville State University, School of Nursing


Dina Hewett, PhD, Second Term

Association Dean of Nursing Operations
Herzing University

  Jan Jones-Schenk, DHSc, Second Term
National Director, College of Health Professions
Western Governors University 


               Meredith Kazer, PhD, Second Term
Dean and Professor
Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing
Fairfield University 
               Adey Nyamathi, PhD, Second Term
Dean and Distinguished Professor
Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
University of California, Irvine 
           Mario Ortiz, PhD, Second Term
Dean and Professor
Decker School of Nursing
Binghamton University
State University of New York 

Shannon Smith, DNP, First Term
Department of Nursing
Claflin University

Headshot of Deborah J. Jones   Deborah J. Jones, PhD, RN, Board Liaison
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
    Rachel Stevenson, AACN Staff Liaison
Director of Government Affairs
(202) 463-6930 ext. 271 

Judy Ly, AACN Staff Liaison
Government Affairs and Policy Coordinator
(202) 463-6930 ext. 288