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.

July 2014 Fellows Conference Call

Location of NGNA Fellows


NGNA Fellows 2013-2014 Governing Body

Barbara Raudonis, PhD, RN, FNGNA (Chair)
Martha Sparks, PhD, RN, GCNS-BC, 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
  • 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
  • Bronwynne Evans, PhD, RN, FNGNA, ANEF, FAAN
  • Jean Gaines, PHD, RN, FNGNA
  • Sarah Gilbert, MSN, APRN, BC, FNGNA
  • Melodee Harris, PhD, APN, GNP-BC
  • Linda J. Hassler, RN, MS, GCNS-BC
  • JaNellyn Herin, PHN, MSHS, BSN, RN, BC, CDE, FNGNA
  • Judith Hertz, PhD, RN, FNGNA
  • Anita Hupy-Siccardi, EDD, APRN, BC, FNGNA
  • Sarah Jean Fisher, BA, RN-BC, MSN
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Marcia Shad, RN-C, FNGNA
  • Jeanne St. Pierre, MN, RN, GCNS-BC
  • 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

2014 Fellow Inductees
Carol Ann Amann, MSN, BSN, RN-BC, FNGNA
Anita Meehan, MSN, RN-BC, ONC, FNGNA
Colleen Steinhauser, MSN, RN, BC, FNGNA
Diana Sturdevant, MS, GNC-BC, APRN, FNGNA

2013 Fellow Inductees
Carol Enderlin, PhD, RN, FNGNA
Mary Rita Hurley, RN, MPA, FNGNA
Peg Gray-Vickrey, DNS, RN, FNGNA