2/17/12 - American Nephrology Nurses' Association Announces National, Regional Election Results

Information: Janet D'Alesandro
(856) 256-2422; janetd@ajj.com

American Nephrology Nurses’ Association Announces
National, Regional Election Results

PITMAN, NJ – PITMAN, NJ – Norma Gomez, MBA, MSN, RN, CNN, of Russellville, TN, has been elected national president-elect of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) for 2012-13. Gomez’s responsibilities will include serving on the National Board of Directors (BOD) and as liaison to assigned committees. Gomez is director, NJG Consultants, Inc., Russellville, TN.

Along with Gomez, additional officers were elected in January to serve on ANNA’s BOD for 2012-13 (listed below). The new officers will assume their respective positions during ANNA’s 43rd National Symposium, April 29-May 2, 2012, in Orlando, FL.

National and Regional Officers

Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN, of Everett, WA, was elected as ANNA’s national secretary and 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. Ball is a vascular access specialist for Fresenius Medical Care.

In the regional elections, Cindy Richards, BSN, RN, CNN, of Birmingham, AL, was elected to serve as Southeast vice president. Richards is renal transplant coordinator, Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham, AL.

Sheila Doss-McQuitty, BSN, RN, CNN, CCRA, of San Jose, CA, was elected to serve as Western vice president. Doss-McQuitty is nursing director of research for Satellite Healthcare, Inc., San Jose, CA.

Regional vice presidents are responsible for managing ANNA’s day-to-day activities within a defined geographic area. They serve on ANNA’s BOD and act as liaisons between the BOD and local, regional and national members, as well as committees. The vice presidents are also assigned special projects.

Also in the regional elections, members elected three other leaders to serve as chapters coordinator-elect (CCE). CCEs coordinate and supervise regional chapter activities, report to regional vice presidents and serve as members on appropriate committees.

Marianne Neumann, RN, CNN, of Rensselaer, NY, was elected Northeast CCE. Neumann is FFBI clinical lead, IPRO ESRD Network 2, Albany, NY.

Sara Kennedy, BSN, RN, CNN, of Hoover, AL, was elected Southeast CCE. Kennedy is CKD educator, DaVita Southland Regional Office, Birmingham, AL.

Susie Soares-Phillips, RN, CNN, of Turlock, CA, was elected Western CCE. Soares-Phillips is regional director of operations, Satellite Healthcare, Inc., San Jose, CA.

View Complete Election Results and Officer Profiles

2012-13 ANNA Board of Directors

With the elections complete, ANNA’s 2012-13 National Board of Directors is composed of:


  • President: Glenda Payne, MS, RN, CNN, Duncanville, TX
  • President-Elect: Norma Gomez, MBA, MSN, RN, CNN, Russellville, TN
  • Immediate Past President: Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN, BC, CNE, Petal, MS
  • Treasurer: Charla Litton, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, CNN, Haughton, LA
  • Secretary: Lynda Ball, MSN, RN, CNN, Everett, WA
  • Northeast Vice President: Paula Richards, MSN, RN, CNN, Perkasie, PA
  • Southeast Vice President: Cindy Richards, BSN, RN, CNN, Birmingham, AL
  • North Central Vice President: Phyllis Wille, MS, RN, FNP-C, CNN, Champaign, IL
  • Western Vice President: Sheila Doss-McQuitty, BSN, RN, CNN, CCRA, San Jose, CA
  • Executive Director: Michael Cunningham, BS, CAE, Pitman, NJ

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: anna@ajj.com.


ANNA is a professional nursing association with over 11,000 members.
Its mission is to promote excellence by advancing nephrology nursing practice and
positively influence outcomes for individuals with kidney disease.