Seventy one nurse practitioners (NPs) became fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) this year. These clinicians, who practice in various disciplines around the world, were selected based on their expertise in at least 2 of the following areas: clinical practice, research, education, and health policy.1
The FAANP program was established in 2000 to honor outstanding NPs. Fellows hold an annual think tank event to discuss the future of the NP profession and healthcare industry, and are tasked with advancing the mission of the AANP. The FAANP has also established a mentorship program.1
Since the pandemic prevented an in-person gathering to honor the 2020 class of fellows, Janet DuBois, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, FAANP, FNAP, Chair of the FAANP, indicated in the induction program that the 71 NPs will be honored at the AANP National Conference in June 2021.2
“Becoming a Fellow reflects a significant personal accomplishment as well as individual contributions to our profession and the nation’s health. The Fellow’s designation also comes with a commitment to support the mission, values, and goals of AANP as well as to advance the role of the nurse practitioner through leadership and participation in Fellow’s initiatives,” Dr Dubois stated.2
The Clinical Advisor team would like to congratulate the 2020 class of AANP fellows, listed below:
Name Practice Location Kristi A. Acker, DNP, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP, ACHPN, FAANP Alabama Bimbola Fola Akintade, PhD, MBA, MHA, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP Maryland Anthony M. Angelow, PhD, APRN, ACNPC, AGACNP-BC, FAEN, FAANP New Jersey Erin K. Athey DNP, FNP-BC, RN, FAANP Washington DC Hilary Barnes, PhD, APRN, NP-C, FAANP Pennsylvania Mary Mescher Benbenek, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, CPNP-PC, FAANP Minnesota Christy Blanco, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP Texas William J. Brown, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP Germany Susan Jean Bulfin, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Florida Deborah W. Busch, DNP, CRNP, RN, IBCLC, CNE, FAANP Maryland Virginia L. Carreira, DNP, RN, APN, CCRN, CDE, CSN, FAANP New Jersey Adele Marie Caruso, DNP, CRNP, FAANP Pennsylvania Jennifer M. Clifton, DNP, FNP-BC, CCHP, FAANP Utah Keven J. Comer, MN, FNP-BC, FAANP Montana Calli Cook, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP Georgia Kathleen M. Cox, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CNE, FAANP Texas Nichole A. Crenshaw, DNP, APRN, AGACNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP Florida Renee Dahring, MSN, CNP, CCHP, FAANP Minnesota Tearsanee Carlisle Davis, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Mississippi Wesley D. Davis, DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC, FAANP Wyoming Carolyn Dickens, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP Illinois Lauren Diegel-Vacek, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP Illinois Susan E. Davis Doughty, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP Maine Lacey Eden, MS, FNP-C, FAANP Utah Christie Ehle Erickson, DNP, APRN, CNP, FAANP Minnesota Brooke M. Fought, DNP, WHNP, NCMP, FAANP, IF Tennessee Sharon M. Fruh, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, FAANP Alabama Stefanie M. Glenn, Captain, US Public Health Service, MS, DNP, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP Maryland Diane M. Hanna, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, DCNP, FAANP Kansas Stacia Marie Hays, DNP, CPNP-PC, CCTC, CNE, FAANP Florida Christopher Hemmer, DNP, ANP-BC, FAANP Missouri Rhonda Hensley, EdD, DNP, APRN, FAANP Louisiana Deborah Johnson, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP California Honey Monet Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP North Carolina Kirstyn Marie Kameg, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP Pennsylvania Tsui-Sui Annie Kao, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP Michigan Katie Kemble, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, AOCNP, FAANP Washington Debra Kosko, DNP, MN, FNP-BC, FAANP North Carolina Kathryn Evans Kreider, DNP, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP North Carolina Karan Kverno, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP Maryland Denise M. Linton, DNS, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP Louisiana Ryan Seth Mallo, PhD, DNP, NP-C, FAANP Michigan Stanley Ivan Marchuk, DNP, MN, NP(F), CNeph(c), FAANP British Columbia Brenda Marshall, EdD, PMHNP-BC, ANEF, FAANP New Jersey Laura McRee, DNP, ACNP-BC, LMT, RNFA, FAANP Arizona Carol Gullo Mest, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP Pennsylvania Benjamin J. Miller, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-C, ACNPC, ENP-C, FAANP Washington Michelle A. Nelson, PhD, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP Georgia Olivia M. J. Newby, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE, FAANP Virginia Johis Ortega, PhD, APRN, ACNP-BC, ENP-BC, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP Florida Leslie A. Parker, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FAANP Florida Courtney J. Pitts, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, FAANP Tennessee Melissa Ann Pollard, DNP, APRN, RN-BC, CCRN, CEN, WCC, FAANP New Hampshire Kristen E. Rawlett, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP Maryland Erin J. Ross, DNP, CNP, APRN, FAANP Ohio Michael Sanchez, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Maryland Assanatu I. Savage, PhD, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP Washington Denise Marie Schentrup, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP Florida Trisha G. Sheridan, DNP, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAANP Ohio Guillermina Rincon Solis, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, GNP-C, FAANP Texas D’ann Wilson Somerall, DNP, MAEd, CRNP, FNP-BC, FAANP Alabama Helina Somervell, DNP, MSN, CRNP, FNP-BC, NE-BC, FAANP Maryland Jennifer Tedder Sonney, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP Washington Regena Spratling, PhD, RN, APRN, CPNP, FAANP Georgia Angela R. Starkweather, PhD, ACNP-BC, CNRN, FAAN, FAANP Connecticut Wendy Renee Thal, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP Texas Kathryn S. Tierney, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP Connecticut Paula Wise Tucker, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP Georgia Justin M. Waryold, DNP, ANP-C, ACNP-BC, GS-C, CNE, FAANP New York Janice Wilson, DNP, NNP-BC, C-ELBW, FAANP Pennsylvania Heidi J. Worabo, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP Texas
- American Association of Nurse Practitioners inducts 71 new fellows [news release]. Austin, TX: American Association of Nurse Practitioners; March 23 2020. Accessed November 10, 2020. https://www.aanp.org/news-feed/aanp-to-induct-71-new-fellows-during-the-2020-aanp-national-conference-in-june#:~:text=AUSTIN%2C%20TEXAS%20%E2%80%94%20The%20Fellows%20of,health%20through%20their%20outstanding%20contributions.
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