WHAT IS THE LEADERSHIP SOCIETY?
Members of the ANA-PAC Leadership Society are recognized as pinnacles of political activism. Society members who are chosen by the ANA-PAC Board of Trustees (ANA-PAC BOT) show extraordinary political talent and skill, and recognize the important connection between nursing, policy, political participation, and the ANA-PAC. All candidate applications are reviewed by the ANA-PAC Board. If selected, members serve as an ANA-PAC Leadership Society Fellow (LS Fellow) and remain a part of the ANA Society Leadership Society as long as they are current ANA members and show an active commitment to serving as a Fellow.
The ANA-PAC Leadership Society is a special committee of the ANA-PAC BOT. It is Co-Chaired by the Vice Chair of ANA-PAC, and a peer elected from those inducted into the ANA-PAC Leadership Society for a two year term.
CURRENT LEADERSHIP SOCIETY MEMBERS
Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN
Gayle M. Peterson, RN-BC
Mary Behrens RN, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Frances Edwards, MSN, RN
Sara Jarrett, RN, MA, MS, CNS, EdD
Lori Lioce, MSN, FNP-C, NP-C
Marion Poirier, MA, RN
Donna Policastro, RN
North Providence, RI
Sallie Eissler, MSN, RN
Elizabeth (Liz) Dietz, EdD, RN, CS-NP
San Jose, CA
Faith M. Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Thomas Ray Coe, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Pall Mall, TN
Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP
Jesse Kennedy, BSN, RN
- Be an active ANA or ANA/C/SNA member.
- Be a regular contributor to ANA-PAC.
- Demonstrate an interest in political activities, as evidenced by:
- involvement with your C/SNA-PAC or Government Affairs Department
- involvement as a past ANA-PAC Trustee
- has run, been elected or appointed to a local, statewide, or national political office
- involvement in local, state, or national political parties
- volunteer activities for local, state, or national candidates
- experience in political campaigns and/or political fundraising
- experience with lobbying at the local, state, or national level
- Be a registered voter.