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NCSBN Elects New Members to its Board of Directors and Leadership Succession Committee

Posted 8/22/2018
NCSBN Board of Directors President Julia George, MSN, RN, FRE, executive director, North Carolina Board of Nursing, announces new members of the NCSBN Board of Directors who were elected during the 2018 Delegate Assembly, held in Minneapolis, Aug. 15-17, 2018.
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CHICAGO – NCSBN Board of Directors President Julia George, MSN, RN, FRE, executive director, North Carolina Board of Nursing, announces new members of the NCSBN Board of Directors who were elected during the 2018 Delegate Assembly, held in Minneapolis, Aug. 15-17, 2018. 

Those elected include:

President-elect

Jim Cleghorn, MA, executive officer, Georgia Board of Nursing, was elected president-elect. He previously served as Area III director and was a member of the CORE Committee.

Directors-at-large

Cathy Borris-Hale, MHA, RN, board staff, District of Columbia Board of Nursing, was elected a director-at-large. She was a member of the Medical Marijuana Regulatory Guidelines Committee.

Elizabeth Lund, MSN, RN, executive director, Tennessee Board of Nursing, was re-elected a director-at-large. She previously served as treasurer of the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators, chair of the Executive Officer Succession Resource Committee and as a member of the 40th Anniversary Committee and the Finance Committee.

Mark Majek, MA, PHR, SHRM-CP, board staff, Texas Board of Nursing, was elected a director-at-large. He previously served as Area III Director, as chair of the Bylaws Committee, and on the Finance Committee and Leadership Succession Committee.

Lori Scheidt, MBA-HCM, executive director, Missouri State Board of Nursing, was re-elected a director-at-large. She previously served as chair of the Fraud Detection Committee and Member Board Agreement Review Committee, and on the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Executive Committee.

NCSBN delegates also elected members of the Leadership Succession Committee (LSC):

  • Area II Member - Melissa Hanson, MSN, RN, board staff, North Dakota Board of Nursing
  • Area III Member - Sara Griffith, MSN, RN, board staff, North Carolina Board of Nursing
  • Area IV Member - Jennifer Laurent, PhD, FNP-BC, board member, Vermont State Board of Nursing

Additionally, Jay Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, executive director, Virginia Board of Nursing, was appointed Area III director to fill the position vacated by the election of Jim Cleghorn to the president-elect position.

About NCSBN

NCSBN marks its 40th anniversary milestone in 2018 with the inspiring theme of “Regulatory Excellence Surging Toward the Future.” Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, NCSBN was initially created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together boards of nursing (BONs) to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. It has evolved into one of the leading voices of regulation across the world.

NCSBN’s membership is comprised of the BONs in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are three exam user members. There are also 28 associate members that are either nursing regulatory bodies or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories. 

NCSBN Member Boards protect the public by ensuring that safe and competent nursing care is provided by licensed nurses. These BONs regulate more than 4.8 million licensed nurses.

Mission: NCSBN provides education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.

The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not the inpidual member state or territorial boards of nursing.

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