NLC Commission

FY22 NLC Executive Committee

Chair

Pamela C. Zickafoose

Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2023

Pamela C. Zickafoose, EdD, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNE, FRE

NLC Commissioner, Delaware

Executive Director, Delaware Board of Nursing

Vice Chair

Missy Poortenga

Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Missy Poortenga, MHA, BSN, RN

NLC Commissioner, Montana

Executive Director, Montana Board of Nursing

Treasurer

Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Joe Baker, Jr.

NLC Commissioner, Florida

Executive Director, Florida Board of Nursing

Member-At-Large

Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2023

Jenny Barnhouse, DNP, RN

NLC Commissioner, Oklahoma

Executive Director, Oklahoma Board of Nursing

Member-At-Large

Carol Moody

Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2024

Carol Moody, RN, BSN, MS, NEA-BC

NLC Commissioner, South Carolina

Administrator, South Carolina Board of Nursing

Member-At-Large

Ann Oertwich

Term Expires: September 30, 2024

Sherry Richardson, MSN, RN

NLC Commissioner, Tennessee

Executive Director, Tennessee Board of Nursing

Member-At-Large

Linda Young

Term Expires: September 30, 2023

Linda Young, RN, MS, FRE

NLC Commissioner, South Dakota

Executive Director, South Dakota Board of Nursing

NLC Commission Support Staff

James Puente

James Puente

Director, Nurse Licensure Compact

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Lisa Sands

Lisa Sands

Associate, Nurse Licensure Compact

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FY2023 NLC Committees & Workgroups

Rules Committee

  • Alice Henley, Co-chair, AL
  • Joey Ridenour, Co-chair, AZ
  • Kim Esquibel, ME
  • Sara Hansen-Baiamonte, MT
  • Michelle Chapman, WV
  • Debbie McKinney, OK 
  • Carol Moody, SC
  • Stacey Pfenning, ND
  • Deborah Loucks, FL
  • Rick Masters, Special Counsel

Training and Education Committee

  • Ann Oertwich, Chair, NE
  • Erin Matthies, Vice-chair, SD
  • Nicole Benson, FL
  • Tony Graham, NC
  • Lisa Hastings, WY
  • Shan Montgomery, MS
  • Carol Moreland, KS 
  • Nancy Norris Johnson, MS

Technology Task Force

  • Nicole Benson, FL
  • Adrian Guerrero, KS
  • Alice Henley, AL
  • Melissa McDonald, NC
  • Lori Scheidt, MO

Research Committee

  • Tammy Buchholz, Chair, ND
  • Jennifer Lewis, NC
  • Jenny Barnhouse, OK
  • Priscilla Burks, MS
  • Sue Painter, WV
  • LaDonna Patton, AL
  • Sherri Sutton-Johnson, FL

Elections Committee

  • Lori Hart, WY, Co-chair
  • Crystal Tillman, Co-chair, NC

Policy Committee

  • Missy Poortenga, Chair, MT
  • Allison Bailey, NC
  • Joe Baker Jr., FL
  • Peggy Benson, AL
  • Maureen Bentz, ND
  • Adrian Guerrero, KS

Compliance Committee

  • Lori Scheidt, Chair, MO
  • Kathy Weinberg, Co-chair, IA
  • Karen Evans, MD
  • Melissa Hanson, ND
  • Megan Hudson, ME
  • Karen Lyon, LA
  • Patrick Samuelson, AL
  • Jackye Ward, OK

NLC Operations Network

The NLC Operations Network is an ongoing series of quarterly virtual meetings led by the NLC director.  The intended audience for the meetings is any board staff whose work involves the NLC.  Agenda items are submitted by board staff for discussion at the virtual meeting.  Topics may relate to licensure, discipline, Nursys or any NLC-related operational issue.  Invitations to attend the network meeting are sent based on the submission of board staff names by the NLC Commissioner of the state.