PHILADELPHIA—CGFNS International, Inc., the world’s largest credentials evaluation organization for the nursing and health professions, is pleased to announce the election of two officers and three new members to its 2021 Board of Trustees.
CGFNS International welcomes to its Board of Trustees:
Leah F. Binder, MA, MGA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Leapfrog Group – Washington, DC
Paule Valery Joseph, PhD, RN, MS, FNP-BC, CTN-B, FAAN, Lasker Clinical Research Scholar/Investigator, National Institutes of Health – Bethesda, MD
Julie Trocchio, MSN, Senior Director, Community Benefit and Continuing Care, Catholic Health Association – Washington, DC
“It is an honor to add such a wealth of clinical, academic, leadership, and policy experience to our Board of Trustees. I look forward to having Ms. Binder, Dr. Joseph, and Ms. Trocchio help guide our growing organization into the future,” said Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN, FFNMRCSI, President and CEO of CGFNS International.
Board of Trustees elected officers for 2021:
TREASURER: Pamela Maraldo, PhD, RN, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer, Girls Inc. of New York City – New York, NY
SECRETARY: Julie A. Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and Endowed Nightingale Professor in Honor of Nursing Veterans, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing – Philadelphia, PA
Board of Trustees officers and members continuing to serve their terms:
CHAIR: Sister Rosemary Donley, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Professor of Nursing and the Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations, Duquesne University School of Nursing – Pittsburgh, PA
VICE CHAIR: Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Professor and Dean, University of Minnesota School of Nursing – Minneapolis, MN
Lynwood Brooks, MBA, President, Health Professions Network – Lolo, MT
Barbara A. Green, PhD, Senior Vice President, Greater New York Hospital Association – New York, NY
Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, Fred W. and Pamela K. Wasserman Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health – Los Angeles, CA
Timothy L. Vidale, PT, DPT, MBA, CSOMT, CSCS, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Momentous Sports Medicine – Washington, DC
CGFNS International bids farewell and thank you to:
Sylvia Y.K. Fung, BBS, MSc, MBA, HonDHS, 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
Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP, Liaison for National APRN Policy, Office of Nursing Services, Department of Veterans Affairs – Washington, DC
Christine Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey Professor of Geriatric Nursing, New York University – New York, NY
“CGFNS International is fortunate to be governed by a Board of Trustees that is comprised of accomplished individuals whose expertise spans the health and policy landscape, and who volunteer their time to fulfill the organization’s vision and mission,” Dr. Shaffer said. “We are grateful to Professor Fung, Dr. Jensen, and Dr. Kovner for their service to CGFNS, especially as we navigated the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic during their terms.”
About CGFNS International, Inc.
CGFNS International, Inc. is an immigration-neutral, not-for-profit organization proudly serving as a global standards-setting organization and the largest credentials evaluation organization for nurses and healthcare professionals. Today, CGFNS is a globally recognized authority on the education, licensure, employment, accreditation, certification, and accreditation of healthcare professionals in more than 200 countries.