About Us

Board and Staff

AALNC is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by a staff at national headquarters. For more information about the people in these positions, click the links below. 

Board of Directors

AALNC's Board of Directors consists of the officers and three Directors-at-Large. The officers are the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, and the Secretary/Treasurer. The Directors-at-Large serve as liaisons between the board and the members and chapters in particular states.

Individual members and chapter leaders are welcome to contact any member of the board or the Director-at-Large assigned to the state in which they live. To view a listing of past AALNC leadership, please click here.

Culture Statement – Board of Directors

  1. Commit to a mindset that seeks courage over fear, positioning us as an organization, as a Board of Directors, and as individuals to be orientated toward growth and learning.
  2. Embrace innovation by fostering and encouraging a community of creativity and new ideas.
  3. 3. Develop and nurture conditions that promote diversity, inclusivity, and a sense of belonging for all members of our organization.
  4. Value strong analysis of data, seeking to make mission-driven and informed decisions that focus on meaningful goal-setting and measurable results.
  5. Cultivate a team approach to lively, respectful, and thoughtful discussion that encourages healthy dialogue, keeps us curious, and solves problems together.
  6. Mentor, support, and challenge each other, striving to shape an accessible and safe atmosphere rooted in honesty and trust.
  7. Maintain a strong fiduciary mentality that supports and protects our organization, reflecting our commitment to ensure a healthy financial position and long-term viability.
  8. Relentlessly pursue alignment by embracing our vulnerabilities yet affirming our commitment as a Board to speak with one voice.

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President
Elizabeth Murray, BSN RN LNCC
703.868.3263
murraylegalnurse@yahoo.com

President-Elect
Laura Nissim, RN MS CNS LNCC 
203.247.5512
laura.nissim1@gmail.com

Past President
Kimberly Beladi, BSN RN LNCC
615.587.4868
kbeladi@develacase.com 

Secretary/Treasurer
Mary Flanagan, BSN RN CNOR LNCC
847.853.8933
flanaganlegal@gmail.com

Directors at Large

Marjorie Berg Pugatch, RN MA EMT-B LNCC
516.316.4206
marjoriepugatch@gmail.com

Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia

Erin Gollogly, BSN RN LNCC
410.905.2399
erin@snsmedreview.com

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Lisa A. Mancuso, RN BSN PCCN CCRN CLCP LNCC
508.879.1868
lmancuso@mancusomedlegal.com

Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Headquarters Staff

Executive Director
Jena Eberly Stack
jena.stack@aalnc.org

Operations Manager
Samantha Cook
sam.cook@aalnc.org

Education Senior Associate
Rachel Burns
rachel.burns@aalnc.org

Membership and Chapters Associate
Melissa Van Fleteren
melissa.vanfleteren@aalnc.org

Director of Programs and Education
Karen Wilkinson, MN, ARNP, LNCC, CNLCP
karen.wilkinson@aalnc.org

Partner Alliance Manager
Sam Edidin
sam.edidin@aalnc.org

Journal Editor
Wendie Howland, MN, RN-BC, CCRN, CCM, CNLP, LNCP-C, LNCC
whowland@howlandhealthconsulting.com

Accounting Manager
Eric Diesbergen

Contact any of the headquarters staff at 877.402.2562 or at info@aalnc.org!

Past Leadership

Past AALNC Presidents

2018 Kim Beladi, RN BSN LNCC
2017 Debra Pritts, RN LNCC
2016 Susan Carleo, RN CAPA LNCC
2015 Varsha Desai, BSN RN CNLCP LNCC
2014 Julie Dickinson, MBA BSN RN LNCC
2013 Elizabeth Zorn, BSN RN LNCC 
2011-2012 Sharon K. McQuown, MSN RN LNCC
2010 Karen J. Huff, BSN RN LNCC
2009 Suzanne Q. Langroth, BSN RN LNCC 
2008 Mindy Cohen, MSN RN LNCC 
2007 Ginger Varca, BA RN 
2006 Lynda Kopishke, MSN RN LNCC
2005 Karen Clark, MS RN 
2004 Barbara Levin, BSN RN ONC LNCC  
2003 Mary Ann Shea, JD RN 
2002 Patricia Iyer, MSN RN LNCC
2001 Rosie Oldham, BS RN LNCC 
2000 Jeannie Autry, BS RN LNCC
1999 Sherri Kehoe
1998 Patty Costantini, RN LNCC  
1997 Julie Bogart
1996 Karen Fox, BSN RN LNCC CPHRM
1995 Joan Magnusson, BSN RN LHCRM LNCC 
1994 Doreen James Wise 
1993 Marilyn Mason Kish, RN LNCC
1992 Marlene Vermeer-Campbell, BA RN 
1991 Paula Schenck, BSN BS RN
1990 Shirley Cantwell Davis, BSN RN LNCC
1989 Carolyn Ehrlich

Founding Members of AALNC:

Elise Alpert Ingrid Angelini Cynthia Ballard
Judy Brklacich Avery Jean Buechsenstein Denise Castillon
Jill Denison Holmes Deena Ferris Nancy Grace
Paula Griess Patricia Griffin Agnes Grogan
Barbara Hampe Jane Hanford Lynne Harris
Marcia Haston McMicha Carol Herring Charlotte Hildenbrand
Anne Hughes Rosanna Janes Dorothy Kenny
LuAnn Klein Mary Lanz Joy Lawson
Kathleen Loeffler Catherine McCaig Debra McGinty
Sally Moshier Georgine Paulin Mareen Phalon
Nancy Reed Patricia Reigers Ellen Smith
Adella Toepel Myrene Treick Claudette Varanko
Paula Woo James Zuffoletto