FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Janet D'Alesandro
Pitman, NJ – Cindy Richards, BSN, RN, CNN, of Birmingham, AL, has been elected national president-elect of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) for 2014-15. Richards will serve on ANNA’s Board of Directors (BOD) and as liaison to assigned committees. Richards is a pediatric renal transplant coordinator at Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham, AL.
Along with Richards, several other individuals were elected to national leadership positions for 2014-15 and will serve on the ANNA BOD. They are:
Secretary: Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN, of Edmond, OK, was re-elected to serve a second term. Ball is Quality Improvement Director for Network 13, Oklahoma City, OK. As national secretary, Ball will be responsible for all meeting minutes, correspondence, and project management. She will also ensure all policies and procedures are up to date and in compliance.
Director: Alice Hellebrand, MSN, RN, CNN, of Dumont, NJ. Hellebrand is the area clinical coordinator for multiple hospital-based acute care dialysis programs in New Jersey and New York. As an ANNA director, she will serve as a liaison between the BOD and committees and be assigned to special projects.
Director: Nancy Pierce, BSN, RN, CNN, of Elliston, MT. Pierce is director of dialysis at St. Peters Hospital in Helena, MT. As an ANNA director, she will serve as a liaison between the BOD and committees and be assigned to special projects.
The newly elected candidates will assume their respective positions during the ANNA 45th National Symposium, April 13-16, 2014, in Anaheim, CA. They will join existing Board members as follows: 2014-2015 President Sharon Longton, BSN, RN, CNN, CCTC; Immediate Past President Norma Gomez, MBA, MSN, RN, CNN; Treasurer Charla Litton, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CNN; Director Paula Richards, MSN, RN, CNN, and Director Phyllis Wille, MS, RN, FNP-C, CNN.
For more information about ANNA, visit the association’s Web site, www.annanurse.org, or contact the National Office at East Holly Avenue, Box 56, Pitman, NJ 08071-0056; phone: 888-600-2662 or 856-256-2320; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNA is a professional nursing association with over 10,000 members. ANNA promotes excellence in and appreciation of nephrology nursing so we can make a positive difference for people with kidney disease.