NLC Commission

FY2022 NLC Executive Committee

Chair

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

Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2022

Stacey Pfenning, DNP, APRN, FNP, FAANP
NLC Commissioner, North Dakota
Executive Director, North Dakota Board of Nursing

Treasurer

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

Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2022

Carol Moody, MAS, BSN, RN, NEA-BC
NLC Commissioner, South Carolina
Administrator, South Carolina Board of Nursing

Member-At-Large

Term Expires: Sept. 30, 2022

Missy Poortenga, MHA, BSN, RN 
NLC Commissioner, Montana
Executive Director, Montana Board of Nursing

Member-At-Large

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

Director, Nurse Licensure Compact

Maggie Bieniek

Associate, Nurse Licensure Compact

FY2020 NLC Committees & Workgroups

Rules Committee

  • Joey Ridenour, Co-Chair, AZ
  • Brett Thompson, Co-Chair, MS 
  • Amy Fitzhugh, NC
  • Kim Esquibel, ME 
  • Michelle Mayhew, WC
  • Carol Moody, SC
  • Stacey Pfenning, ND
  • Debbie McKinney, OK 
  • Alice Henley, AL
  • Rick Masters, Special Counsel

Training and Education Committee

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

Research Committee

  • Tammy Bucholz, Chair, ND
  • Jennifer Lewis, Co-chair, NC
  • Sherri Sutton-Johnson, FL
  • Jenny Barnhouse, OK
  • LaDonna Patton, AL

Elections Committee

  • Cynthia LaBonde, Co-chair, WY
  • Sasha Poole, Co-chair, NM

Policy Committee

  • Pamela Zickafoose, Chair, DE
  • Adrian Guerrero, KS
  • Joe Baker Jr., FL
  •  Peggy Benson, AL
  • Missy Poortenga, MT
  • Maggie Schwarck, IA
  •  Jennifer Wright, LA

Compliance Committee

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