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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.

Co-Chair: Claudia Lai

Co-Chair: Rebecca Koszalinski

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