Janet handles a broad portfolio of nursing issues as they pertain to state legislation and regulation, including but not limited to: scope of practice, workplace safety. In addition to State focused work, she is also responsible for the year-long mentored program, the American Nurses Advocacy Institute (ANAI) which is designed to grow nurse political leaders.
Throughout her forty plus years of experience in the nursing profession, she’s held numerous leadership positions in a variety of settings: acute and long term care, managed care, and academia. She has more than a dozen years in the policy arena, five years of which were with a state nurses association, during which time she led the Practice & Government Affairs program and was a registered lobbyist.
Prior to her career with ANA she worked on many of the same issues at the state level, including safe patient handling and title “nurse” protection, safe staffing, mandatory overtime, nursing education advancement and whistleblower protections for nurses, among countless others. She frequently traveled delivering practice/malpractice workshops for nurses. Her experience in advocacy runs deep and is frequently found lending her knowledge and experience to other members of the Government Affairs team.
Janet is a native of Albany, NY but now resides in Crystal City, VA with her husband. Outside of work she can be found dining with friends and family; and reading fiction and historical non-fiction.