PHILADELPHIA—The world’s premier credentials evaluation organization for nursing, CGFNS International, Inc., has announced the re-election of two nursing leaders as officers to its Board of Trustees.
Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN, who holds the Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations at Duquesne University School of Nursing, was unanimously re-elected to a second term as Board Chair.
A Sister of Charity of Seton Hill, Sr. Donley is known as a consistent voice representing vulnerable people and most recently presented a symposium on “The Face of the Person who has been Trafficked” among her many other accomplishments. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and is a living legend in the American Academy of Nursing. Early in her career, Sr. Donley was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow and honed her expertise in health policy on Capitol Hill. Before arriving at Duquesne, Sr. Donley served as executive vice president, professor and dean of nursing, and director of several nurse specialist programs at Catholic University of America. Prior to that, she held professorships at the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.
Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Professor and Dean of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing, was also unanimously re-elected to her position as Vice Chair.
An active researcher in data science for healthcare education and practice, Dr. Delaney is knowledge generation lead for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, a fellow in the College of Medical Informatics, and an inaugural appointee to the USA Health Information Technology Policy Committee, Office of the National Coordinator, and Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Delaney also serves as an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Nursing at the University of Iceland, where she received the Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing in 2011. Dr. Delaney held multiple professorships at the University of Iowa, where she is professor emerita in the College of Nursing.
“The leadership of CGFNS and I are thrilled to have the intelligence, rigor, and compassion of these nurse leaders to aid us in setting the direction of our growing organization,” said Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI, President and CEO of CGFNS. “We are pleased and honored to have Sr. Donley and Dr. Delaney continue their work with us.”
Dr. Shaffer also announced the appointment of Timothy Vidale, PT, DPT, MBA, CSOMT, CSCS to the Board, filling a vacancy for an unexpired term. Dr. Vidale, the founder of Momentous Sports Medicine in Washington, DC, is known for working with major sports teams including the USA National Softball team and the Minnesota Twins. He previously served as Chair of the District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy. Dr. Vidale’s academic career includes serving as assistant professor of Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy at Howard University and as a reviewer for the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy as well as an author of scholarly journals and textbooks.
“We welcome Dr. Vidale and his valuable expertise in this burgeoning profession,” said Dr. Shaffer.
Board of Trustees elected officers for 2020:
- CHAIR: Sr. Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and the Jacques Laval Endowed Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations, Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pa.
- VICE CHAIR: Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
Board of Trustees officers and members who are continuing to serve their terms:
- SECRETARY: Pamela Maraldo, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer, Girls Inc. of New York City, New York, N.Y.
- TREASURER: Christine Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey Professor of Geriatric Nursing, New York University, New York, N.Y.
- Lynwood Brooks, MBA, President of Health Professions Network, Lolo, Mont.
- Barbara A. Green, PhD, Senior Vice President of GNYHA Ventures, Inc. New York, N.Y.
- Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP, Liaison for National APRN Policy, Office of Nursing Services, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC.
- Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, Fred W. and Pamela K. Wasserman Professor, Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing and the Nightingale Professor in Honor of Nursing Veterans and Director Emerita of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, Pa.
- INTERNATIONAL OBSERVER: Sylvia Y.K. Fung, BBS, MSc, MBA, Hon DHS, Dip Ed, FAAN, FPHKAN, FACHSE, RN, RM, Professor of Health Services Management within the School of Nursing and School of Business, Office of the President, Tung Wah College, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
The CGFNS Board of Trustees bids farewell and thank you to:
- Alessandro Stievano, PhD, MscN, RN, MAEd, MASoc, FFNMRCSI, Nurse Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship, Rome, Italy.
About CGFNS International, Inc.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, CGFNS International, Inc. is an immigration-neutral, not-for-profit credential evaluation organization and a globally recognized authority on migrating nurses and other health professionals since 1977. CGFNS International is an NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).