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Board Members

The Board is comprised of 14 members charged with implementation of policy and overseeing the activities of the Board of Nursing.

Elected Nurse Members

Elected nurse members fill 11 seats on the Board. Registered Nurses hold 8 positions to include a Nurse Administrator in a Hospital or Hospital System, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Staff Nurse, Nurse Educator and At Large. Licensed Practical Nurses fill 3 seats.

Public Members

In addition to its 11 elected members, the Board has 3 public members. The Governor, the President Pro-tem Senate and the House Speaker each appoint a member to serve. Anyone interested in serving on the Board as a public member should contact their local State Senator or Representative.

Terms of Office

Both elected nurse members and public members serve a 4-year term and may be elected/re-appointed for a second term not to exceed 8 consecutive years on the Board.

Ann Marie Milner

Ann Marie Milner, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE

Chair

RN - ADN/Diploma Nurse Educator
January 2019 - December 2022

Arlene Imes, LPN

Vice-Chair

Licensed Practical Nurse
January 2019 - December 2022

Aimy Steele

Aimy Steele, PhD
Public Member
January 2021 - December 2024

Andrea Jeppson, LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
January 2020 - December 2023

Cheryl Wheeler

Cheryl Wheeler, LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

January 2022 - December 2025

Chester C. Farley

Chester C. Farley, BSN, RNC-MNN
RN Staff Nurse
June 2021 - December 2022

Dianne Layden

Dianne Layden
Public Member
January 2021 - December 2024

Kimberly McKnight

Kimberly McKnight, RN, BSN, CEN
RN - Staff Nurse
January 2021 - December 2024

LaDonna Thomas

LaDonna Thomas, DNP, ANP-C, VHA-CM
RN – Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
January 2021 - December 2024

Lora Bartlett

Lora Bartlett, EdD, MSN, RN
RN - Practical Nurse Educator
January 2021 - December 2024

Lynetta Howard, MSN, BSN, RN, NE-BC
RN - Nurse Administrator in Hospital or Hospital System
January 2020 - December 2023

Racquel Ingram, PhD, RN
RN - BSN/Higher Degree Nurse Educator
January 2020 - December 2023

Shakira Henderson

Shakira Henderson, PhD, DNP, MS, MPH, RNC-NIC, IBCLC

RN - At Large

January 2022 - December 2025

Tom Minowicz
Public Member
January 2020 - December 2023

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