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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
Hollywood, FL

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Gayle M. Peterson, RN-BC
Melrose, MA

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Mary Behrens RN, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Casper, WY

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Fran Beall
Bogart, GA

Frances Edwards, MSN, RN
Nashville, TN

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Sara Jarrett, RN, MA, MS, CNS, EdD
Aurora, CO

Lori Lioce, MSN, FNP-C, NP-C
Hunstville, AL

Marion Poirier, MA, RN
Mililani, HI

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Donna Policastro, RN
North Providence, RI

Sallie Eissler, MSN, RN
Lorton, VA

Elizabeth (Liz) Dietz, EdD, RN, CS-NP
San Jose, CA

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Faith M. Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Powell, WY

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Thomas Ray Coe, PhD, MBA, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Pall Mall, TN

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Patricia Travis, RN, PhD, CCRP
Annapolis, MD

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Jesse Kennedy, BSN, RN
Springfield, OR

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QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.