Board of Directors

Executive Board of Directors

President —Debra A. Toney, PhD, RN, FAAN

Director of Population Health Management

Dr. Debra A. Toney is the Director of Population Health Management, at Nevada Health Centers in Las Vegas, Nevada, the State’s largest federally qualified health center with 18 locations. Dr. Toney is responsible for ensuring high quality and cost effective care throughout Nevada Health Center Medical Practices. read more….

President Emerita, NCEMNA

President Emerita — Dr. Betty Smith Williams, PH, MN, MSN, RN, FAAN

Dr. Betty Smith Williams is an educator, spanning over 50 years in teaching, research, service and administration, beginning as the first African American nurse hired as faculty in higher education in California (1956). She served as Professor, Mount Saint Mary’s College, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and California State University Long Beach; …read more

Executive Board of Directors

Vice President — Angie Millan, DNP, RN/NP, CNS, FAAN

Dr. Angie Millan is the Nursing Director for Children’s Medical Services (CMS) at the County of Los Angeles’ Department of Public Health

Dr. Angie Millan is the Nursing Director for Children’s Medical Services (CMS) at the County of Los Angeles’ Department of Public Health. In this position she plans, directs, coordinates and administers nursing programs for CMS, which encom read more…

Treasurer — Sandy Littlejohn, MA, BSN, RN

Executive Consultant at Gundersen Health System, in La Crosse, WI.

Sandy is an enrolled member of Lower Sioux Mdewakanton Community, Morton, MN, and currently Executive Consultant at Gundersen Health System, in La Crosse, WI. She is an active member of the National Alaska Native American Indian Nurses Association (NANAINA) board, most recently served as Secretary of the organization. read more ….

Patricia T. Alpert, DrPH, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, PNP-BC, CNE, FAANP

Dr. Patricia T. Alpert is the Founding Dean of Arizona College, School of Nursing, Las Vegas campus

Dr. Patricia T. Alpert is the Founding Dean of Arizona College, School of Nursing, Las Vegas campus. Prior to her current position she was the Chair of the Physiologic Department, School of Nursing at the .…read more

Board of Directors

Dr. Alona D. Angosta

Associate Professor  University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing

She completed her PhD at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research interests include: cardiovascular disease, obesity, health promotion and disease prevention, physical activity, patient teaching and safety with emphasis on medication errors, and vulnerable populations.          read more….

Dr. Eun Ok Im

Senior Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.

Dr. Im is currently the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Dr. Im received a BSN with an honor (magna cum laude) and a MPH from Seoul National University in South Korea. She received her second Master’s degree (MSN) from the University of California, San 
Francisco (UCSF), and finally a PhD in nursing from UCSF in 1997.

Dr. Elizabeth Aquino

Dr. Elizabeth Aquino is the Associate Director for the Master’s Entry to Practice Program at DePaul University’s School of Nursing. In this position, she is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the largest graduate nursing program at DePaul University.

Associate Director for the Master’s Entry to Practice Program at DePaul University’s School of Nursing.

Dr. Misty Condif

Physician Assistant

Dr. Misty Wilkie-Condiff is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota. She grew up on multiple reservations in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. As a minority nurse, she is interested in mentoring minority students seeking a career in health care.     

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Patricia Lane, BSN, MBA, SCRN, FAAN

Administrative Director for Neuroscience and Emergency Medical Service Outreach at Bon Secours Mercy Health System in Richmond Virginia.

Patricia is currently the Administrative Director for Neuroscience and Emergency Medical Service Outreach at Bon Secours Mercy Health System in Richmond Virginia. She is responsible for Neuroscience Services at five hospitals incorporating Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neurointerventional Surgery as well as outreach services for first responders for more than 120 agencies. She has over 30 years of Neuroscience expertise and was inducted in the Academy of Nursing in 2018.

Mary Joy Garcia-Dia

Program Director, Nursing Informatics, Information Technology Department at NewYork-Presbyterian.

Dr. Mary Joy Garcia-Dia is the Program Director, Nursing Informatics, Information Technology Department at NewYork-Presbyterian. Mary Joy has been a member of the National Advisory Committee for Research on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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