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Maryann Alexander, PhD, RN, FAAN

Chief Officer, Nursing Regulation, NCSBN & Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Nursing Regulation

Dr. Alexander is the Chief Officer, Nursing Regulation, at NCSBN, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nursing Regulation, as well as a former Executive Director of the Illinois Board of Nursing. Dr. Alexander is also a clinical nurse specialist in pediatrics, formerly on staff at Rush University Medical Center, where she also held a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing.

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Marion Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dean, Duke University School of Nursing

Dr. Broome is the Vice Chancellor of Nursing Affairs at Duke University, where she is also Dean & Professor at the School of Nursing and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for Nursing at the Duke University Health System. Dr. Broome has previously served as Dean and Distinguished Professor at Indiana University School of Nursing, and as faculty at University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is Editor-In-Chief of Nursing Outlook.
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Michelle Buck, APRN

APRN Senior Policy Advisor, Nursing Regulation, NCSBN

Ms. Buck is the APRN Senior Policy Advisor, Nursing Regulation, at NCSBN. In this role, Ms. Buck provides support for legislative action related to the Campaign for APRN Consensus, and liaises with related professional organizations at a national level. Ms. Buck is also a clinical nurse specialist in orthopedics, formerly on staff at Northwestern Medicine, and has held faculty positions at Northern Illinois University and Illinois Wesleyan University.

Sandy Evans, MAEd, RN

Former Director, Idaho Board of Nursing

Ms. Evans is the former Executive Director of the Idaho Board of Nursing, as well as the former chair of the Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators, the governing body of the Nurse Licensure Compact.

Rebecca Fotsch, JD

Director, State Advocacy & Legislative Affairs, NCSBN

Ms. Fotsch is the Director, State Advocacy and Legislative Affairs, at NCSBN. In this role, Ms. Fotsch provides support for legislative action related to model legislation such as the Nurse Licensure Compact. Prior to her work at NCSBN, Ms. Fotsch was an attorney at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Assistant Counsel at the Illinois House of Representatives.
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Eileen Fry-Bowers, PhD, JD, APRN, FAAN

Associate Professor, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science at the University of San Diego

Dr. Fry-Bowers is the Associate Professor, Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, Beyster Institute for Nursing Research, as well as the Associate Provost for Research Administration, at University of San Diego. Previously, Dr. Fry-Bowers has previously served as faculty at Loma Linda University, and as Associate Director of their Institute for Health Policy and Leadership, as well as serving as a visiting scientist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
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Nicole Kaminski-Ozturk, PhD

Research Scientist, Research, NCSBN

Dr. Kaminski-Ozturk is a Research Scientist at NCSBN. Previously, Dr. Kaminski-Ozturk served at University of Illinois at Chicago as a Principle Research Analyst, and later as the Director of Assessment with the College of Pharmacy.
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Amy Lippert, PhD, MA

Associate, Nursing Regulation, NCSBN

Dr. Lippert has held fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Mellon Foundation, the Huntington Library, the Clements Library at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Bancroft Library at U.C. Berkeley.
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Nicole Livanos, JD

Associate Director, State Advocacy & Legislative Affairs, NCSBN

Ms. Livanos is an Associate Director, State Advocacy and Legislative Affairs, at NCSBN. In this role, Ms. Livanos provides support for legislative action related to model legislation such as the APRN Compact. Previously, Ms. Livanos has also served at the Uniform Law Commission and the Illinois Attorney General’s office.
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Kathy Malloch, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN

Professor of Clinical Practice, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Dr. Malloch is the Associate Director for Education and Evidence-based Regulation, as well as a past president, of the Arizona Board of Nursing. She currently holds faculty positions at Ohio State University College of Nursing and Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation, where she was the first program director for the Master’s in Healthcare Innovation program.
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Brendan Martin, PhD, MS

Director, Research, NCSBN

Dr. Martin is the Director of Research at NCSBN. Prior to his work at NCSBN, Dr. Martin was a Biostatistician and Senior Research and Strategy Analyst at Loyola University in Chicago.
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Ellen May, MA

Managing Editor, Journal of Nursing Regulation

Ms. May is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Nursing Regulation, the official journal of NCSBN. As a writer and editor, Ms. May has also provided services to a number of prominent health care organizations, including publication the American Hospital Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
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Laura Rhodes, MSN, RN

Former Executive Director, West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses

Ms. Rhodes is the former Executive Director of the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, as well as a past president of NCSBN.

Kathy Russell, JD, MSN, BSN

Associate Director, Nursing Regulation, NCSBN

Ms. Russell is an Associate Director in Nursing Regulation at NCSBN. She practiced nursing as a pediatric clinical nurse specialist and as a Rush University clinician and instructor, as well she is an experienced trial attorney. At NCSBN, she is responsible for services provided to member boards related to investigation and discipline, National Practitioner Data Bank reporting, alternative to discipline programs, substance use disorder, licensure fraud and most recently cannabis.
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Kathy Scott, PhD

Co-Founder and Partner of L3 Fusion LLC

Dr. Kathy Scott is a seasoned healthcare executive and consultant with recognized expertise in transforming organizations to achieve high reliability structures and processes. She is also a noted speaker and author on contemporary leadership, clinical transformation and patient safety. She currently is Co-Founder and Partner of L3 Fusion LLC, a boutique company that helps individuals and teams maneuver through the organizational chaos to find their path to healthy living, leading and learning.
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Richard Smiley, MA, MS

Senior Statistician, Research, NCSBN

Mr. Smiley is a Senior Statistician, Research, at NCSBN. Prior to his work at NCSBN, Mr. Smiley worked as a statistician for the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as serving in the Peace Corps.
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Nancy Spector, PhD, RN, FAAN

Director, Regulatory Innovations, NCSBN

Dr. Spector is the Director of Regulatory Innovations at NCSBN. Prior to her work at NCSBN, Dr. Spector has held Assistant Professor positions at Loyola University and DePaul University. She is also a critical care nurse with a specialty in pulmonary nursing.
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Sherri Ter Molen, PhD, MA

Associate, Nursing Regulation, NCSBN & Acquisitions Editor, Journal of Nursing Regulation

Dr. Ter Molen is an Associate in Nursing Regulation at NCSBN, as well as the Acquisitions Editor for the Journal of Nursing Regulation. Prior to her work at NCSBN, Dr. Ter Molen served as an adjunct instructor in the College of Communication at DePaul University. She has also served as a Research Fellow, Communication Lecturer, and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University.
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Elizabeth Zhong, PhD, MEd

Research Scientist I, Research, NCSBN

Dr. Zhong is a Research Scientist at NCSBN. Previously, Dr. Zhong served as the Manager of Research at the American Dental Hygienist Association. She is an ad hoc member of the Dissertation Committee of the Counseling Psychology Department at Loyola University.
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