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

Stacey Pfenning

Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2022

Stacey Pfenning, DNP, APRN, FNP, FAANP

NLC Commissioner, North Dakota

Executive Director, North Dakota Board of Nursing

Treasurer

Ann Oertwich

Term Expires: September 30, 2022

Ann Oertwich, PhD, MSN, RN

NLC Commissioner, Nebraska

Executive Director, Nebraska Board of Nursing

Member-At-Large

Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2023

Joe Baker, Jr.

NLC Commissioner, Florida

Executive Director, Florida Board of Nursing

Member-At-Large

Carol Moody

Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2022

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

NLC Commissioner, South Carolina

Administrator, South Carolina Board of Nursing

Member-At-Large

Missy Poortenga

Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2022

Missy Poortenga, MHA, BSN, RN

NLC Commissioner, Montana

Executive Director, Montana 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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FY2022 NLC Committees & Workgroups

Rules Committee

  • Alice Henley, Co-chair, AL
  • Joey Ridenour, Co-chair, AZ
  • Kim Esquibel, ME
  • Rick Masters, Special Counsel
  • Michelle Mayhew, WV
  • Debbie McKinney, OK 
  • Carol Moody, SC
  • Stacey Pfenning, ND

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

Research Committee

  • Tammy Buchholz, Chair, ND
  • Jennifer Lewis, Co-chair, NC
  • Jenny Barnhouse, OK
  • Priscilla Burks, MS
  • 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
  • Jennifer Wright, LA

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