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Veteran Affairs 

VA ANPD Affiliate 

President: Mary E. Holtschneider, MEd, MPA, BSN, RN, NPDA-BC, NREMT-P, CPTD  

President-Elect: Gwen Waddell-Schultz, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

We welcome all VA employees who serve in Nursing Professional Development roles. Please contact Mary Holtschneider with any questions. 

Armed Forces 

Armed Forces Affiliate

President: David C. Kornack

Open to all members of the Armed Forces past and present as well as civilians affiliated with DOD.


Arkansas ANPD Association

President: Tilli Watson


Bay Area Nursing Professional Development 

President: Dionne Margallo, MSNEd, RN, RNC-NIC, RN-BC

President-Elect: Renee Billner-Garcia, MSN, RN

Treasurer: Froiland Agana Ascano, RN, MSN/Ed, MSc, CPNP-AC, CCRN

Secretary: Vicent I. Pena, MSN, RN

Membership Chair: Kristina Rivera, RN, MA, MSN

Marketing Chair: Marichele Punla, MSNEd, RN, NPD-BC, RNC-OB

For more information, visit

Organization of Healthcare Educators (OHE)

President: Susan Shieff, MS, BSN, RN

President-Elect: Lynette Dahlman MSN, NPD-BC, NEA-BC

For more information, please contact Susan Shieff.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California

President: Rayne Soriano Ph.D., RN

President-Elect: Benson Yeung DNP, RN

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Colorado Western Slope Educators Affiliate Group

President: Nancy McCorkle, MS, CNS, ACCNS-AG, RN-BC

For more information, contact Nancy McCorkle. 

Mountain West Affiliate

President: Kristin Belderson, DNP, MS-RN, CPON

13123 E. 16th Ave, B444
Aurora, CO 80045

Click here for a current list of affiliate membership.

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Connecticut ANPD (CT ANPD)

President: Melissa Dibble, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Manager of Learning & Performance

282 Washington St
Hartford, CT 06106

Visit our website at

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Delaware Valley Nurses Prof Dev Org

President: Inga Sinyangwe MSN, RN

President-Elect: Susanne Gerren, MSN, RN


4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd
Newark, DE 19718

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Central Florida Health Educators

Rivercrest Professional Center
3470 N. Harbour City Blvd.

Melbourne, Florida 32935

President: Sherry Scates

President-Elect: Ginger Keigh
Secretary: Kari Brennan
Treasurer: Cheryl McKinney
CE Coordinator:  Teresa Aplin
Webmaster:  Sherry Scates

Social Media Specialist: Kellie Chapman

ANPD Affiliate of Central Florida

President: Sara Hickson

Board of Directors:
Linda Misko, President Elect 

Kim Smith, Secretary

Angela Beard, Treasurer

Penny Weiermann, CE Coordinator

Maribel Caraballo Gauvin, Membership Chair

Victoria Rodriguez-Bass, Webmaster

Visit our website here!

First Coast Affilliate of the ANPD

President: Cherylanne Wilson

Secretary: Rebecca Musick

Treasurer: Tara Jett

Membership Chair: Melissa Turner

Webmaster: Amy Shaheen

820 Prudential Drive Suite #615

Jacksonville, Florida 32207

Visit our website here!

Pinellas Area Nurse Educators (PANE)

President: Dr. Genieveve J. Cline, DNP, ARNP, NNP-BC, CNE, RN-BC
President-Elect: Dr. Kailey Rinaldi19817 Gulf Blvd

Indian Shores, Florida 33785

Link to PANE Webpage:

South Florida NPD Affiliate 

President: Michele Godin

President-Elect: Hannah Rabinowitz

Treasurer: Sylvia Jones

Secretary: Jacqueline P. Boyce

Webmaster: Vanessa Quiles

3700 Johnson Street 
Hollywood, FL 33021

Suncoast Educators’ Association

President: Andrea Hill

Treasurer- Vacant (Andrea Hill acting)

Secretary: Michelle Bronzell

Po Box 5646
Tampa, Florida 33675

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The Atlanta Chapter of ANPD

President: Pamela Russman-Chambers, DNSc, MPH, MPP, BSN, RN, NPD-BC

President-Elect: Pamela Russman-Chambers

Secretary: Laura Bass 

Northeast Georgia ANPD Affiliate

President: Dana Nation, MSN-Ed, RN, CAPA

President-Elect: Liz Griffin

Secretary: Sarah Dunahoo

Because the affiliate is starting April 2022, the President-Elect will take office April 2023. 

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Chicago Association for Nursing Professional Development (CANPD)

President: Leanna Bonczkowski, MS, BSN, RN, NPD-BC
President-Elect: Carissa Blumenshine, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, PCCN
Secretary:  Bonnie Satinover, MSN, RN, CHSE NPD-BC, RNC-NIC
Treasurer: Renee Savarino, MS, RN, NPD-BC

For more information, visit our website.

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Indiana Association of Nurse Professional Development

President: Bri Carrera MSN, RN, NPD-BC
President-Elect: Michele Young MSN, RN, NPD-BC

421 N. Emerson Avenue 
Greenwood, Indiana 46413


Iowa ANPD Affiliate

President: Nicole Weathers MSN, RN, NPD-BC
President-Elect: Marlys Van Otterloo

Click here to access the Iowa ANPD Affiliate Membership Form and find more information on our LinkedIn Group.



Greater Louisville Area Affiliate

President: Jennifer Gromko

President-Elect: Shelby Pollert

For more information, visit our website here or visit our Facebook page at Facebook Page: Greater Louisville Affiliate-ANPD.

Central Kentucky Staff Development Group (CKSDG)

President: Brittany Smoot

President-Elect: Allison Rogers (will take office January 2024)

1700 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40503

Professional Development Specialists and Clinical Nurse Educators from hospitals within central Kentucky meet quarterly to collaborate together to address/discuss ideas, needs, successes, and concerns with one another.

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SE Louisiana Staff Development Organization (SLSDO)

President: Rosie Kiper, contact for membership/meeting information 

Secretary: Maira Harris

Treasurer: Kendall Young

Please mail your $20.00 membership fee along with the membership form to:

The SE Louisiana Staff Development Organization SLSDO 
Kendall Young
105 Field Street
Belle Chasse, La 70037

Click here to access the SLSDO Membership form or visit our website.

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Chesapeake Affiliate of Maryland (Baltimore Metro Area)

President: Kim Cox, MS, RN

Vice President: Jackqueline Easley, MSN, RN

Treasurer: Mary Masimore, MA, BSN, CNOR


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North Eastern Organization of Nurse Educators

President: Diane Gengo

President-Elect: Brenda MacPherson

Southeastern Massachusetts Nurses in Professional Development Affiliate (SEM-NPD)

President: Caitlin Malcolm

Please visit our website here.

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Michigan Nursing Professional Development (MNPD)

President: Liz Cambier, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

President-Elect: Gina Gent, MSN, RN, CEN

Michigan Nursing Professional Development (MNPD) is an affiliate of the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD). MNPD is an official organization for, and in support of, all NPD practitioners and educators in health care settings throughout the state of Michigan.

Vision: MNPD strives to be the thought and practice leader for nursing professional development specialists for West Michigan.


  • To provide for the sharing of educational information and resources.
  • To encourage communication through the local, state, and national arenas.
  • To act as a resource network to encourage and assist members in the continuous development, improvement, and practice of education in health care settings.
  • To provide and promote continuing education among health care personnel and/or customers.
  • To act as a resource for other health care professionals and organizations in the development, improvement, and practice of education in health care settings.
  • To provide networking and mentoring in professional development.

Meetings are held every other month in Grand Rapids, MI with an option to attend virtually.

Visit our website at 

Visit our website at

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Minnesota Affiliate of ANPD

President: Linda Larson, BSN, RN, MBA

President-Elect: Debra Galvin-Whitney

For more information on ANPD-MN, please contact us at Both virtual and in-person options for meetings. 


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Heart of America ANPD

President: Cristy Rutter-Chu

President-Elect: Mary Davis (will go into office in January 2024

Please visit our website for more information: 
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Nebraska Affiliate of ANPD

President: Kaylie Guinan, MSN, RN-BC

More information can be found on LinkedIn by clicking here


High Sierra NPD

President: Sherry Stofko MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN

President-Elect: Heather Hiller

P.O. Box 2352

Stateline NV, 89449

New Hampshire

North Eastern Organization of Nurse Educators 

President: Diane Gengo

President- Elect: Brenda MacPherson

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New Jersey

Consortium of New Jersey Academic Nurse Educators (CNJNE)

President: Dorothy Rolling, MSN, RN-BC

Vice President: Diane Hassa, MSN, RN

Treasurer: Wendy Luca, MSN, RN, OCN

Recordkeeper: Orlene Van Duyne, MSN, RN-BC

This affiliate affords a safe space for nurse educators and leaders who coordinate academic and clinical learning of nursing students at all levels to come together to think through current challenges and share solutions. Please visit our website, for the latest information and announcements.

Bergen/Passaic Nurse Educators (BPNE)

President: Laura Lopresti

President-Elect: Maryann Hilt 

Park Ridge, NJ

Society for Healthcare Education & Training of New Jersey (SHETNJ)

President: Annette Keller RN, MA, CEN, CNL

901 W. Main St 
Freehold, NJ 07728

For membership or meeting information, please contact Annette Keller.

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New Mexico

New Mexico Association for Nursing Professional Development (NM-ANPD)

President: Hemant Sule, MSN, RN, CEN, CLNC

President-Elect: Stephanie Woods

5105 High Desert Pl NE 

Albuquerque, NM 87111

Please visit our website for more information.

New York

Upstate New York Association for Nursing Professional Development

President: Marie J. Kaye, MS, RN

315 Settles Hill Rd. 

Altamont, NY 12009

Hudson Valley Staff Development Educators (HVSDE)

President: Sylvia Stubbs, MS, RN-BC

Secretary: Paula Graham

Please visit our website for additional information. 

NYC - ANPD Affiliate

President: Tatiana Henderson, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Vice President: Tasha Caldwell, MSN, RN, ACC

Treasurer: Justin Riojas, MSN, RN-BC

Secretary: Kameelah Brown, MSN, RN, OCN

For membership and meeting information, please contact or visit us on LinkedIn  

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North Carolina

ANPD Queen City Affiliate

President: Heather Brown, MSN, RN, CNL, NPD-BC

President-Elect: TBD

This ANPD Affiliate is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and comprised of NPD Practitioners and NPD Specialists in surrounding hospital systems and practice settings. Contact us here

Cardinal Affiliate of North Carolina

President: Chris Norwood

President-Elect: Cindy Taylor

The Cardinal Affiliate covers counties in north/central North Carolina; we meet quarterly in Burlington on Friday afternoons and offer two networking dinners each year. The purpose of this local affiliate is to provide a forum for collaboration that will include, but not be limited to:

  • Networking and sharing ideas
  • Participation and provision of continuing educational offerings relative to nursing professional development practice
  • Working on projects/programs of mutual benefit to the membership
  • Provision of a mechanism for mentorship of new nursing professional development practitioners with expert practitioners

Dogwood Affiliate

President: Andrea Novak, PhD, RN-BC, FAEN

President-Elect: Judith Peters MSN, DNP, CCRN-K

Mailing Address:
3418 Village Dr
Fayetteville NC 28304

Seaside Affiliate

President:  Gayle Thear, MSN

325 Kure Dunes Lane. 
Kure Beach, NC  28449

For membership or meeting information, please contact: Gayle Thear, MSN

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Central Ohio ANPD Affiliate 

President: Dana Riffel, MSN-Ed, RN

President-Elect: Jodi Doney, MS, RN, NPD-BC, CV-BC, CNL

13190 Pickerington Rd

Pickerington, OH, 43147

Contact with any questions. 

Greater Cincinnati ANPD Affiliate

President: Jenna Schnitker, MAOL, BSN, RN, CPN

Cincinnati, OH

Inviting additional NPD members to join from Greater Cincinnati, NKY, SE Indiana

Contact with any questions. 

Pentagon Council of Healthcare Professional Development

President: Jessica Cahill

42140 Butternut Ridge Road
Elyria, OH 44035
Visit our website | Contact us   

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ANPD Northwest (ANPD-NW)

President: John Elliot

President-elect: to be elected

We have members from the Pacific Northwest Region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Utah). Members not required to live or work in the Pacrific Northwest geographical area. 

Join our organization today! Explore more on our website,

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Capital Region Affiliate

President: Teresa Biagio, BSN, MBA, RN

111 S. Front St.
Harrisburg PA, 17101

Greater Lehigh Valley Affiliate of ANPD

PresidentJulie Kaszuba, MSN, RN-BC

Vice PresidentTara Burkus BSN, RN

Secretary: Lori Grischott, MSN, CCE, RN-C

TreasurerTanya Savage, MSN, RN-BC

The Greater Lehigh Valley Affiliate of ANPD is was chartered on June 22, 2011. We are currently seeking members from the eastern part of the state of Pennsylvania, from Harrisburg to Philadelphia and everywhere in between! The purpose of the GLVA-ANPD is to act as an official organization for and in support of all educators in healthcare settings. For more information, contact Julie Kaszuba at

Greater Philadelphia Affiliate of ANPD

President: Larissa Morgan MSN, RN-BC

3 Saxton Rd
Farmingdale, New Jersey 07727

Greater Pittsburgh Chapter of ANPD (GPC-ANPD)

Contact: Rebecca Weiss, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CEN, CCRN-K

President: Denise Petras, DNP, NPD-BC

President-Elect: Aara Angelilli, MSN

Treasurer: Brian Shipper, MSN, RN

Secretary: Denise Ratkiewicz, MSN, NPD-BC

Members-at-Large: Judy Adams, DNP, RN  and Suzan Dunn, BSN, RN

Nominating Committee: Regina Kolodziej

Web Master: Sheri Walker, MSN, RN-BC, NPD-BC

Since 2005, the GPC-ANPD has worked to fulfill its mission to "Create, Advance and Communicate Excellence and Professionalism through Education for Ourselves and Others."

Check our website for information and updates or email us

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South Carolina

Coastal Carolina Association for Nursing Professional Development 

President: Shara Rhodes, DNP, RN-BC, NE-BC

Vice President: C. Gregory Pittman, MSN, RN

3951 Briar Vista Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Check out our website for more information, or email us

South Carolina Coastal Affiliate

President: Adina Gaines-Garner

President-Elect: Karin Elkins (will take office July 2023)

SCCA Website

SCCA Facebook Page

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South Dakota

South Dakota ANPD Affiliate

President: Debra Morello, MSN, RN, NPD-RN

We are looking forward to collaborating with NPDs within South Dakota and the surrounding states.  

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Mid-South Association for Nursing Professional Development (MSANPD)

President: Shirley Brown

For information, please contact us at 901-832-8900.

ANPD of Middle Tennessee

President: Kerry Copeland

President-Elect: Brenda Kulhanek

Please visit

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Dallas/Fort Worth Association for Nursing Professional Development (DFWANPD)

President: Anne-Gret Friedrich-Cuntz

President-Elect: Laura Sweatt

Treasurer: Janet Hicks

Webmaster: Patti Bentley

Association for Nursing Professional Development - Fort Worth Affiliate (ANPD-FW)

President: Alethea McCray Maberry, MS, RN

President-Elect: Kimberly Hickman

Secretary: Jessica Colson

Plaza Level Education Department

1301 Pennsylvania Ave

Fort Worth, TX 76104

Association for Nursing Professional Development- Houston

President: Heather Wallace

President-Elect: Cynthia Rittenhouse

This affiliate serves the Greater Houston-Galveston area. We meet virtuall on a monthly basis.

1333 Old Spanish Trail, Suite G #189
Houston, TX 77054
Visit our Website | Email Us

South Texas Assoc. of Nursing Professional Development and Simulation

President: Jenny Heins

President-Elect: Ana Vera, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

4502 Medical Drive MS #48-1
San Antonio, TX 78229

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Intermountain Nursing Profession Development (INPD)

President: Taylor Keele

President-Elect: Holly Kissell

932 Shepard Creek Pkwy
Farmington, UT 84025 

For more information, please contact Taylor Keele.

President-Elect takes office January 2025. Current President will remain in the role all of 2024.

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Central VA Association of Nursing Professional Development (CVANPD)

President: Jayne Davey, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNN

President-Elect: Alison J. Montpetit, PhD, RN

VCU Health - EPD - PO Box 980073
Richmond, VA 23298

Northern VA Association of Nursing Professional Development (NVANPD)

President: Ellen Makar, DNP, RN-BC, CCM, CPHIMS, CENP

President-Elect: Emily DeMarco, MSN, RN, CCRN

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

3300 Gallows Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

Contact Jenn Cross at 703-776-4332 or by emailing



Midwest Association for Nursing Professional Development

President: Patti Stockhausen, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Milwaukee, WI

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