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AWHONN Announces Newly-Elected Board of Directors for 2014

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) this week announced the prominent nursing group's newly-elected 2014 Board of Directors.

The new leaders will take office Jan. 1, 2014, and will support AWHONN's mission to promote the health of women and newborns. They include: 

Sue Leavitt Gullo, MS, BSN, RNC, is senior director for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Mass. In addition to 31 years of healthcare experience, she has been an AWHONN member since 1993, and has been active as national faculty in obstetrical care for the past 17 years.

Karen Harris, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC, is vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in Michigan. During her 25 years of experience in healthcare, she has held a variety of leadership positions within AWHONN and is a published author in peer-reviewed nursing journals. Harris will serve as the president-elect of AWHONN in 2014.

Ashley L. Hodges, PhD, CRNP, WHNP-BC, is an assistant professor and Interim Assistant Dean for Graduate Clinical Programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Nursing. She has served in leadership roles at the local, state and national levels for AWHONN, most recently as chair of the 2012 Program Committee.

Cyndy Krening, MS, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNS, is currently a clinical nurse specialist at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado.  She has worked in obstetrical nursing for more than 30 years and is a long time AWHONN member serving at local, state and national levels.

Cheryl Roth, MSN, WHNP-BC, RNC, RNFA, is the nurse practitioner in labor and delivery at Scottsdale Healthcare in Arizona. A nurse since 1978, she has been an AWHONN Fetal Monitor instructor since 1993 and an instructor trainer since 2004.

Geri Tamborelli, MS, RN, is the director of maternal child health at St. Mary's Hospital & Regional Medical Center in GrandJunction, Colorado. With more than 25 years of experience in maternal child health, she will serve as secretary-treasurer of AWHONN in 2014.

"We are honored to welcome these respected leaders to AWHONN's 2014 Board of Directors," said AWHONN CEO, Karen Peddicord, PhD, RN. "Their expertise and enthusiasm for the nursing profession will help support the continuing efforts of our association."

Other members of the 2014 AWHONN Board of Directors include:

Carol Burke, MSN, RNC, APN, CNS/CNM
Jennifer Doyle, MSN, RN, WHNP
Catherine H. Ivory, PhD, MSN, RNC-OB,
Betsy Kennedy, PhD, RN
Suzanne Ketchem, MSN-RNC, CNS
Mimi Pomerleau, DNP, MSN, RNC-OB,

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