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NHCGNE Committees / Nominations

Standing Committees (Executive)


Proposes candidates for Officers and Directors-at-Large

Chair: Donna Owen, PhD, RN


Ensures that financial statements and procedures are evaluated to determine that adequate fiscal controls and procedures are in place.

Chair: Johanna Uriri-Glover PhD, RN, MSCR, FAAN


Oversight of the requirements and process for membership.

Chair: Christine Mueller PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN 


Reviews the bylaws of the Center and makes proposed changes to the Board of Directors.

Chair: Donna Owen, PhD, RN


Glenna Brewster PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Standing Committees (General)


Develops the 2024 Annual Conference program for the annual conference.



Award Selection

Oversees the selection process for awards established by the organization.



Responsible for the oversight of the development and/or offering of educational programs of the NHCGNE, other than the annual leadership conference.

Chair: Kimberly Oosterhouse, PhD, RN


Provides input on communication initiatives that promote NHCGNE visibility and networking.

Chair: Rebecca Koszalinski, Ph.D., MS, BSN, RN, CRRN, FARN, FIEL


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

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

Co-Chair: Justine Sefcik, PHD, RN

Special Interest Groups

Distinguished Nursing Educator Special Interest Group (SIG)

Serves as a source of expertise on academic education and professional nursing programs in gerontological nursing.

Chair: Thomas Blodgett, PhD, RN, AGACNP-BC

International Special Interest Group (SIG)

Serves as conduit to link gerontological nurses and research around the world.

Co-Chair: Sherry Dahlke, PHD, RN, GNC(C)

Co-Chair: Margaret MacAndrew, PhD, RN