Co-chairs: Laura Caramica, PhD, RN, CENP, FACHE , FAAN, and Janis Dubow, MSN, RN

Nurses on Boards - stand up and be counted!

Of the eight recommendations from the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, two centered on increasing opportunities for nursing to lead. The IOM recommended increasing the numbers of nurses in crucial leadership roles, such as on boards and commissions.

GNLC has conducted two statewide workshops on skills needed to serve on boards.  The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC), a national initiative, has been formed to count and enlist nurses to serve on boards and commissions. State affiliates of the national organizations forming NOBC are working at the local level to drive the initiative. GEORGIA Nurses on Boards Coalition is part of this effort and is working to develop state-level goals. If you are a nurse who serves on a healthcare board, please click on the link above and register your membership to be counted in the 10,000 by 2020. 

Past Activities:

2016 Leadership Conference: Nursing's Role: Advocacy & Action

October 5 from 7:30am-1:45pm at the Georgia Hospital Association

Featured speakers:

  • Terrie P. Sterling, MSN, RN, MBA - Chief Operating Officer, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
  • Kimberly McNalley, MN, RN, BCC - President, McNalley & Associates
  • Lisa Eichelberger, DSN, RN - Dean, College of Nursing, Clayton State University
  • Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN - Dean Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University


Thank you to our sponsor:


2015 LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE 2015, Widening Your Leadership Lens: Preparing for the Board

Monday, May 11, 2015 at Clayton State University

Terrie P. Sterling, MSN, RN, MBA 

Terrie P. Sterling, MSN, RN, MBA 

Kimberly McNalley, MN, RN, BCC

Kimberly McNalley, MN, RN, BCC

See some videos from the event!

Keynote: Sue Hassmiller

Workshop A: Rhonda Scott

Workshop B: Lavoy Bray

Workshop C: Lucy Marion

Workshop D: Jill Case-Wirth

Workshop E: Panel

Presentation by Eichelberger and Marion

Closing Keynote


From left to right: Lucy Marion, Sue Hassmiller, Lisa Eichelberger, Janis Dubow

From left to right: Lucy Marion, Sue Hassmiller, Lisa Eichelberger, Janis Dubow



Leadership Connections

March 26, 2014 - Meeting with Dr. James Madara, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Medical Association (see photos)

February 6, 2014 - Meeting with Steve Lipstein, MHA, President and Chief Executive Officer, BJC Health Care (a non-profit health care delivery system), and Vice Chair of the PCORI Board of Governors

If you are interested in working with this group, please go to the "Contact" page and indicate your preferred committee in the appropriate box.