Board of Directors

Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, President


Jay Douglas has been the Executive Director of the Virginia Board of Nursing since 2002. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as Deputy Executive Director for Discipline at the Board of Nursing for three years. She also has served as the Vice Chair of the Interstate Commission of the Nurse Licensure Compact (ICNLC). Jay is a Fellow of NCSBN's Institute of Regulatory Excellence.

Phyllis Polk Johnson, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, President-elect


Phyllis Polk Johnson was appointed the Executive Director of the Mississippi Board of Nursing in 2017.   She has served on the Nurse Licensure Compact Executive Committee for the past two years.  In November 2014, she joined the staff of the Mississippi Board of Nursing as the Director of Advanced Practice and has served in the following capacities:  Director of Investigations, Board of Medical Licensure Advisory Board for Physician Assistants, Advisory Board Project Change Initiative, Pharmacy Board PMP Advisory Council, Governor’s Heroin and Opioid Drug Task Force, 2020 Governor’s COVID-19 Advisory Group.  Phyllis was selected as the Mississippi Business Journal Business Woman of the Year (2019). 

Adrian Guerrero, CPM, Treasurer


Adrian Guerrero, CPM, Director of Operations, Kansas State Board of Nursing was elected Treasurer in August 2019. He previously served as Area II Director, chair of the Nursys Committee and has been a member of the Fraud Detection Committee, Commitment to Ongoing Regulatory Excellence (CORE) Committee, Data Policy Review Task Force and Nursys Advisory Panel. Adrian has worked for the board of nursing since March 2000. He is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of advanced technology and business solutions, and oversees the Information Technology, Licensing, Human Resources, and Procurement Departments, as well as the agency's operational budget.

Susan VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, Area I Director


Dr. Susan VanBeuge is the Board President and an RN member of the Nevada State Board of Nursing. She has served in various committees with the Nevada Board of Nursing since 2006. Dr. VanBeuge served as a member of the Institute of Regulatory Excellence from 2015-2019. She has served as the Nevada board secretary and vice-president. Dr. VanBeuge was selected as the Southern Nevada Community Partner Healthcare Hero in 2014 for her work in health policy granting full practice authority to nurse practitioners in Nevada.

Lori Scheidt, MBA-HCM, Area II Director


Lori Scheidt, MBA-HCM, is the Executive Director of the Missouri State Board of Nursing. She has served on numerous NCSBN committees including chair of the Fraud Detection Committee and Member Board Agreement Review Committee. She served as Vice-Chair of the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators Executive Committee for four years and has been very active with the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact including serving on the Legislative Strategy Team and Model Rules and Implementation Work Group. She has been the recipient of the Exceptional Contribution and Meritorious Service Awards.

Karen C. Lyon, PhD, MBA, APRN, NEA-BC, Area III Director


Karen Lyon is completing her 8th year as Chief Executive Officer of the Louisiana State Board of Nursing. She has directed policy changes in LSBN rules allowing for APRN disaster permits, CRNA provision of ancillary services within their scope of practice, medication delegation to certified medication attendants under direct supervision of RNs and APRNs, and revision of rules on nursing education programs and discipline for specific misdemeanors and felonies. In 2018, she coordinated the efforts of LSBN with Senator Barrow Peacock to establish Louisiana as the 31st state to become a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact. She served on the NCSBN Finance Committee for 4 years, has served as a mentor for new executive officers, was a member of the COVID-19 Vaccine and the Nursing Workforce Policy Brief Group in 2020 and was one of the first EOs to fully implement ORBS. She is currently a member of the NCLEX-RN Item Review Subcommittee and the NLC Compact Commission Compliance Committee.

Karen E. B. Evans, MSN, RN-BC, SD-CLTC, CLC, Area IV Director


Karen Evans has been the Executive Director of the Maryland Board of Nursing since 2017. She currently serves as a member on the NLC compliance committee. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, she served as President Elect for the Maryland Nurses Association. She served on the CNA Advisory Committee for the Board of Nursing from 2013 – 2017. She founded the Mary Eliza Mahoney Honor Society at Coppin State University in 1996. She has received multiple service awards for mentorship, visionary, and exemplary service in nursing.

Lori Glenn, DNP, CNM, C-EFM, RN, Director-at-large


Dr. Lori Glenn has served as the midwife member of the Michigan Board of Nursing since 2017, where she serves as the board vice chair, education committee chair, and member of the rules committee. She is active in disciplinary proceedings and contributes the APRN perspective to the board. Dr. Glenn completed the ICRS certificate program as a member of the inaugural cohort, along with the George Washington University Health Policy and Media Engagement program sponsored by NCSBN. She is a clinical associate professor and program director at the University of Detroit Mercy, working with students at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels since 2007. In that role, she led the proposal and launch of the first direct entry master’s in nursing program in Michigan, developed NCLEX success programs, and championed holistic admission processes to enhance the diversity of nursing students. Dr. Glenn has been a nurse midwife since 1993 and is currently practicing in the Triage Department of Labor and Delivery, with front line experience providing health care during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tony Graham, MS, CPM, Director-at-large


Tony Graham is a Certified Public Manager with over 30 years of management experience with nearly twenty of those years in nursing regulation. Tony is the Chief Operations Officer for the North Carolina Board of Nursing where he is responsible for the overall physical plant and day to day operations, to include customer support and licensure processes. He’s an active participate of NCSBN and enjoys membership engagement. Through the years he has served on several committees to include the Finance Committee, NLC education and training committee, Agreement Review Committee, and chair of the Leadership Succession Committee.

Sue A. Tedford, MNSc, APRN, Director-at-large


Sue Tedford is the Executive Director at the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. She served as Assistant Director of Education prior to her appointment as Executive Director. Ms. Tedford is currently serving as Co-chair of the Arkansas Center for Nursing’s Data Resource Committee and is immediate past Chairman of the Nurse Licensure Compact and past President of the Arkansas Center for Nursing’s Board of Directors.  She has also previously served as past Vice-chairman, Treasurer for the Nurse Licensure Compact. Ms. Tedford has also served on multiple NCSBN committees and has worked with NCSBN on various issues related to the NCLEX and continuing education programs. She was honored in 2003 by Arkansas Nurses Association as Nurse of the Year and was the 2010 recipient of NCSBN’s Exceptional Contribution Award. In 2020, Ms. Tedford was honored as one of the Great 100 Nurses in Arkansas. Prior to her appointment at the Board of Nursing, Ms. Tedford served as faculty and level coordinator at JRMC School of Nursing for eighteen years. She also has experience in critical care, home health and long-term care.

Carol Timmings, RN, MEd, Director-at-large


Carol Timmings is currently the Chief Quality Officer of the College of Nurses of Ontario. Prior to joining the College of Nurses of Ontario, Carol was the Chief Nursing Officer and Director with Toronto Public Health. Over her career, Carol has had significant executive involvement with professional Advisory Boards and Associations provincially and nationally. In 2010, she received a Distinguished Service Award from the Ontario Public Health Association in recognition of her outstanding leadership and contributions to the public health system in Ontario.