NGNA Fellows

Fellow status is an honor conferred by the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) on individuals who apply and are selected for this recognition. Fellow status recognizes outstanding leadership in gerontological nursing and distinguished contributions to the field. Contributions to the field might include participation/leadership in NGNA (required) or those made through practice, teaching, research, , administration, consultation, and/or other public service.

The NGNA Board of Directors confers recognition as a Fellow upon recommendation of the NGNA Fellows Selection Committee. The total number of NGNA Fellows shall not exceed 10 percent of the total number of NGNA members.

Location of NGNA Fellows


NGNA Fellows 2014-2015 Governing Council
Jane Herin, PHN, MSHS, BSN, RN, BC, CDE, FNGNA (Chair)
Beth Mastel-Smith, PhD, MS, RN, FNGNA
Diana Sturdevant, MS, GNC-BC, APRN, FNGNA
Jackie Close, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA (Board Liaison)
Ibby Tanner, PHD, MS, RN, FNGNA (Board Liaison)

  • Joanne Alderman, MSN, APRN-CNS, RN-BC, FNGNA
  • Carol Ann Amann, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, FNGNA
  • Martha Anderson, DNP, RN, CS, FNGNA
  • Karen Armacost, MSA,RNC, FNGNA
  • Judith V. Braun, PhD, RN, FNGNA
  • Virginia Burggraf, DNS, RN, C, FNGNA, FAAN
  • Dia Campbell-Detrixhe, MS, RN, FNGNA
  • Susan Carlson, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, GNP-BC, FNGNA
  • Rita K. Chow, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, FNGNA, FAAN
  • Nancy Chu, PhD, RN, CNS- BC, FNGNA
  • Jacqueline Close, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA
  • Deborah Marks Conley, MSN, APRN-CNS, GCNS-BC, FNGNA
  • Amy Cotton, MSN, APRN-BC, FNGNA
  • M. Kay Cresci, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, FNGNA
  • Janice D. Crist, PhD, RN, FNGNA, FAAN
  • Neva Crogan, PhD, APRN, BC, FNGNA
  • Sheila Delp, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, ACNS-BC, FNGNA
  • Carol Enderlin, PhD, RN, FNGNA
  • Bronwynne Evans, PhD, RN, FNGNA, ANEF, FAAN
  • Jean Gaines, PHD, RN, FNGNA
  • Sarah Gilbert, MSN, APRN, BC, FNGNA
  • Peg Gray-Vickrey, DNS, RN, FNGNA
  • Melodee Harris, PhD, APN, GNP-BC, FNGNA
  • Linda J. Hassler, RN, MS, GCNS-BC, FNGNA
  • JaNellyn Herin, PHN, MSHS, BSN, RN, BC, CDE, FNGNA
  • Judith Hertz, PhD, RN, FNGNA
  • Anita Hupy-Siccardi, EDD, APRN, BC, FNGNA
  • Mary Rita Hurley, RN, MPA, FNGNA
  • Sarah Jean Fisher, BA, RN-BC, MSN, FNGNA
  • Nancy Kollmann, MSN, MBA/HCM,RN-BC, FNGNA
  • Pamala Larsen, PhD, RN, CRRN, FNGNA
  • Edward Latham, RN, FNGNA
  • Kathy Long, BSN, RN, BC, FNGNA
  • Annette Lueckenotte, MS, RN-BC, GNP, GCNS, FNGNA
  • Denise Lyons, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, ACNS-BC, FNGNA
  • Beth Mastel-Smith, PHD, MS, RN, FNGNA
  • Jane Marks, MS, RN, FNGNA
  • Caryl A. Mayo, MS, RN, FNGNA
  • Barbara McCabe, PhD, CNS, BC, FNGNA
  • Nanci McLeskey, MCG, MDiv, RN-BC, FNGNA
  • Anita Meehan, MSN, RN-BC, ONC, FNGNA
  • Patricia Mezinskis, MSN, RN, FNGNA
  • Marilyn Newton, RNC,CRRN, FNGNA
  • Susan O’Malley, RN, FNGNA
  • Becky Provine, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FNGNA
  • Barbara Raudonis, PhD, RN, FNGNA
  • Robin Remsburg, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN, FNGNA
  • Barbara Resnick, Ph.D., CRNP, FAAN, FNGNA
  • Alicebelle Rubotzky, PhD, RN, FNGNA
  • Tamika R Sanchez-Jones, PhD, RN, FNGNA
  • Cindy Shemansky, MEd, RN-BC, LNHA, FNGNA
  • Susan Schumacher, MSN, APRN, BC, FNGNA
  • Marcia Shad, RN-C, FNGNA
  • Darlene Shoemaker, MS, RN, C FNGNA
  • Martha Sparks, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA
  • Anne Marie Spellbring, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNGNA
  • Wanda Raby Spurlock, DNS, MN, RN, BC, CNS, FNGNA
  • Colleen Steinhauser, MSN, RN, BC, FNGNA
  • Diana Sturdevant, MS, GNC-BC, APRN, FNGNA
  • Jeanne St. Pierre, MN, RN, GCNS-BC, FNGNA
  • Shirley S. Travis, PhD, APRN, FNGNA, FAAN
  • Elizabeth (Ibby) Tanner, PHD, MS, RN, FNGNA
  • Ronald Walent, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, FNGNA
  • Sharon Wexler, PhD, RN, BC, FNGNA