Board & Staff

Board & Staff

AALNC is led by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by a staff at national headquarters.

Jennifer Parks

Jennifer Parks, RN, LNCC

Tamara Karlin-Bossier

Tamara Karlin-Bossier, RN, LNCC

Barbara Gaynor

Barbara Gaynor, BSN, RN, BCPA

Lisa Mancuso

Past President
Lisa Mancuso, BSN, RN, CCRN, CLCP, LNCC

Judy A. Young

Director at Large
Alyssa Brandeberry, RN, LNCC

Kenyetta Christmas

Director at Large
Kenyetta Christmas, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

Kenyetta Christmas

Director at Large
Tory Palivoda, BS, RN, LNCC







Questions about AALNC, or getting started as an LNC?

Contact our Membership Ambassador, Susan Carleo, to learn about the many benefits of membership, and how to make AALNC your professional home.
Or, reach out to one of our three Directors-At-Large to hear from them on what it is like to be an LNC or get started in this field. Check the state listing below to find the Director-At-Large for your area!

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

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

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

For general inquiries, tech questions, and website or membership profile assistance, please reach out to our headquarters team at or 312-321-5177

Headquarters Staff

Executive Director
Janae Lindsley

Membership and Operations Senior Coordinator
Melissa Van Fleteren

Membership Senior Associate
Ariel Atkins

Director of Programs and Education
Karen Wilkinson, MN, ARNP, LNCC, CNLCP

Accounting Manager
Tim Lukoshus

Contact any of the headquarters staff at 312-321-5177 or at!

Culture Statement

  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. 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.