Research & Education Committee

Committee Chairs  
  • Beth Mastel-Smith
  • Kathy Ennen, PhD, RN, CNE
Committee Members
  • Joanne Alderman
  • Susan Ball
  • Sheila Delp
  • Lin Drury
  • Carol Enderlin
  • Sarah Jean Fisher
  • Jean Gaines
  • Peg Gray-Vickrey
  • Kathleen Hall
  • Barbara Heise
  • Sharon Henderson
  • Barbara Hulsman
  • Kerry Jordan
  • Darlene Kerr
  • Michelle Kimzey
  • Nancy Lerner
  • Anita Meehan
  • Darlene Rabe
  • Janet Rooker
  • Cherie Simpson
  • Kimberly Smith
  • Ibby Tanner
  • Blaine Winters
Board Liaisons
  • Jackie Close
  • Sharon Wexler
Conference Planning Committee Liaison
  • Nanci McLeskey
Committee Notes:  

The purpose of the Research and Education Committee is to promote and support activities that advance gerontological nursing education and research. The committee serves in an advisory capacity to the board and membership regarding education and research issues. The committee reviews education and research requests that are presented to the organization.

A major goal of the committee is to provide support, education, and mentorship to any member, including students at all levels, to engage in gerontological education, certification, Educative Quality Improvement in hospitals, Long Term Care, Home Health, EBP and research. The committee works collaboratively to review and select educative, QI, EBP and research abstracts for both podium and poster presentations at the annual meeting.