Item Writers

    Item Writer/Exam Development Committee Member         Term Expires
         
        

Veronica Anderson, MSN, RN-BC, CNL 
GAP RN/Unit Based Educator
Goose Creek Primary Care Clinic
Goose Creek, SC
CNL certified since January 2017 
 

  June 30, 2022 
         
          

Jeanne A. Bernier, MSN, RN, CNL            
Instructor
Mississippi College School of Nursing
Knoxville, TN
CNL certified since August 2017 
 

  June 30, 2022 
         
          

D'Ana Marie Brooks, MSN, RN, CNL, CMSRN 
Assistant Patient Service Manager
Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT
CNL certified since August 2019
 

  June 30, 2023
         
          

Elizabeth J. Cianci, JD, MBA, MSN, PMHRN-BC, CNL     
Clinical Nurse Leader, Inpatient Mental Health
VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System
Reno, NV
CNL certified since May 2018 
 

  June 30, 2022 
         
          

Laura L. Cooper, MSN, RN, CNL, PCMH CCE  
Quality & Risk Coordinator
Christ Community Health
Augusta, GA
CNL certified since February 2013

  June 30, 2022 
         
          

Debra V. Craighead, PhD, RN, CNL
Associate Professor CNL Track Leader
University of Louisiana Monroe, Kitty DeGree School of Nursing
Monroe, LA
CNL certified since March 2017
 

  June 30, 2023
         
            Kristina Davis, MS, MSN, MPH, CPHQ, CNL  
Clinical Quality Leader II
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL
CNL certified since September 2016
 
  June 30, 2023
         
          

Christine M. Emmons, MSN, MPH, CNL, RNC-NIC 
Neonatal Outreach Educator
HSHS St. John's Hospital
Springfield, IL
CNL certified since July 2017

  June 30, 2021 
         
             Edna D. Frazier, MSN, RN, CNL, CCM  
Transplant Case Manager
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Rock Hill, SC
CNL certified since March 2014
 
  June 30, 2023
         
          

Angela Hageman, MSN, RN, CNL
Clinical Nurse Leader
Dayton VA Medical Center
Dayton, OH
CNL certified since July 2011

  June 30, 2021
         
          

Karen Ivie, MSN, RN, CNL 
Assistant Professor
Mississippi College
Clinton, MS
CNL certified since August 2017

  June 30, 2022 
         
         

Lauren Langford, MSN, RN, CNL   
Patient Safety and Quality Coordinator
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, MO
CNL certified since August 2017

  June 30, 2022 
         
          Joslin B. Leasca, DNP, MSN, FNP, CNE, CNL
Associate Professor
Sacred Heart University
Fairfield, CT
CNL certified since January 2015
 
  June 30, 2021
         
         

John M. Leger, PhD, MBA, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, CNE  
Assistant Dean/Associate Professor
UTMB Galveston
Galveston, TX
CNL certified since June 2016

  June 30, 2022 
         
          Melissa Maddox, DNP, RN, CNL
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Atlanta, GA
CNL certified since August 2013
 
  June 30, 2023
         
         

Brandy Manigo, MSN, RN, CNL, CNN 
Registered Nurse/Nursing Informatics
Ralph H. Johnson VAMC
Charleston, SC
CNL certified since January 2016

  June 30, 2022 
         
           Geralyn Meyer, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE
Professor of Nursing
Saint Louis University School of Nursing
Saint Louis, MO
CNL certified since July 2011
 
  June 30, 2023
         
          Contemprist Nelson, MSN, RN, CNL
Performance Improvement Coordinator
Regional One Health
Memphis, TN
CNL certified since August 2015
 
  June 30, 2023
         
           Dominic Parone, MSN, RN, CNL, CFRN, CEN, MICN
Lead Flight Nurse
Cooper University Healthcare
Camden, NJ
CNL certified since March 2018
 
  June 30, 2023
         
           Dawn Sarage, MSN, RN, CNL, CMSRN
Clinical Instructor
University of Connecticut
Longmeadow, MA
CNL certified since August 2013
 
  June 30, 2023
         
          Melissa Schmidt, MSN, RN, CNL, CPAN, CAPA
PACU CNL 
VA Portland Healthcare System 
Portland, OR
CNL certified since December 2017
 
  June 30, 2023
         
          

Julia Stocker Schneider, PhD, RN, CNL 
Associate Professor
University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, MI
CNL certified since August 2016

  June 30, 2021
         
           Dianna Sorenson, PhD, MBA, MN, BSN, RN, CNL, CNS
Professor
Morningside College
Sioux City, IA
CNL certified since March 2017
 
  June 30, 2023
         
           Christopher Cory Wilbanks, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FNP-C, CNL 
Assistant Professor
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
CNL certified since January 2016
 
  June 30, 2023
         
           Janice Wilcox, DNP, RN, CNL
Clinical Instructor of Practice
The Ohio State University College of Nursing
Columbus, OH
CNL certified since August 2013
 
  June 30, 2020
         
    Shantal H. Johnson, Director (Staff Liaison)
Commission on Nurse Certification
Washington, DC
sjohnson@aacnnursing.org