Working towards optimal health for all older adults


Award Selection

Oversees the selection process for awards established by the organization.
Chair: Ann Horgas, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN 


Reviews the bylaws of the Center and makes proposed changes to the Board of Directors.
Chair: Margaret I. Wallhagen, PhD, GNP-BC, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN


Provides input on communication initiatives that promote NHCGNE visibility and networking.
Chair: Donna Owen, PhD, RN, CNE

2020 Conference Program

Develops the program for the annual leadership conference.

Co-Chair: Marie Boltz, PhD, GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN

Co-Chair: Pamela Cacchione, PhD, CRNP, BC, FGSA, FAAN


Distinguished Nursing Educator Special Interest Group (SIG)

Serves as a source of expertise on academic education and professional nursing programs in gerontological nursing.
Chair: Ann Kriebel-Gasparro, DrNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC


Responsible for the oversight of the development and/or offering of educational programs of the NHCGNE, other than the annual leadership conference.
Chair: Lisa Skemp, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN


Responsible for developing programs, products and partnerships for NHCGNE that generate new revenue streams for the organization and help fulfill their vision of optimal health and quality of life for older adults.
Chair: Claudia J. Beverly, PhD, RN, FAAN


Conducts business on behalf of the Board of Directors.
Chair: Jan Mentes, PhD, APRN, BC, FGSA, FAAN


Ensures that financial statements and procedures are evaluated to determine that adequate fiscal controls and procedures are in place.
Chair: Janine Overcash, PhD, GNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

International Special Interest Group (SIG)

Serves as conduit to link gerontological nurses and research around the world.
Chair: Claudia Lai, PhD, RN, FAAN


Oversight of the requirements and process for membership.
Chair: Ruth Palan Lopez, PhD, GNP-BC

Mentor Network

Provides information, guidance and support for the Peer Mentorship Program.

Chair: Andrea Yevchak-Sillner, PhD, MSN, BSN


Proposes candidates for Officers and Directors-at-Large
Chair: Alyce Ashcraft, PhD, RN, CNE, FNGNA, ANEF