2/3/16 - Alice Hellebrand Chosen 2016-17 President-Elect of the American Nephrology Nurses Association

Alice Hellebrand Chosen 2016-17 President-Elect of the American Nephrology Nurses Association

PITMAN, NJ – Alice Hellebrand, MSN, RN, CNN, of Dumont, NJ, has been elected to serve as national president-elect of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) for 2016-17.

Hellebrand, who has been an ANNA member and leader for 12 years, is Chief of Clinical Operations/Vice President Education for DialyzeDirect, Neptune, NJ. As president-elect, she will serve on the ANNA Board of Directors and as liaison to assigned committees.

“Alice understands ANNA’s vision and mission and has been a dedicated leader,” said ANNA President Cindy Richards, BSN, RN, CNN. “From her teaching roles to her professional responsibilities to her volunteer work, she has had an impact on a tremendous number of nephrology nurses.”

 In her volunteer work for ANNA, Hellebrand has served as a member of the Board of Directors, as Northeast Chapters Coordinator-Elect, Chapters Coordinator, and on the All Region Executive Committee. She has held many other leadership roles at the local and national levels and is a noted author and mentor.

View Hellebrand’s full election profile

Hellebrand was chosen by ANNA members in their general elections in January. She will be inducted with ANNA’s other new officers during the ANNA 47th National Symposium in Louisville, KY, in May 2016.

As president-elect, she will serve on the National Board of Directors and as liaison to assigned committees. She will step into the role of ANNA president in 2017, helping to implement ANNA’s goals and visions, as well as serving the needs of the association’s 9,500 members.

Her volunteer roles with ANNA include the following:

  • ANNA National Board of Directors
  • ANNA Chapter Support Team (ACST) Board Liaison
  • Northeast Chapters Coordinator
  • Northeast Chapters Coordinator-Elect
  • Education Task Force Leader
  • Awards and Scholarship Committee Member
  • Jersey North Chapter #126: President, Secretary, Health Policy Representative, Webmaster, and Chair of Education Committee

Hellebrand is also an active advocate for ANNA in Washington, DC. She has attended the association’s annual Health Policy Workshop and has participated in face-to-face visits with Congressional representatives to discuss nephrology nursing issues and advocate for nephrology patients.

At DialyzeDirect, which serves nephrology geriatric patients, Hellebrand oversees multi-state clinical operations. She also creates patient and staff education policies, ensures the facilities meets regulatory requirements, and is directly involved in research and development.

View full ANNA election results and officer profiles

For more information about ANNA, visit the association’s Web site, 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@annanurse.org.

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ANNA is a professional nursing association with more than 9,500 members. ANNA promotes excellence in and appreciation of nephrology nursing so we can make a positive difference for people with kidney disease.