Meet Our Leaders

Get involved, grow your professional network, and share your expertise with the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) by joining the Board of Directors, Committees, or a Task Force.

Explore ANPD's Pathways to Leadership

Board of Directors

ANPD is a member-driven organization led by a Board of Directors, comprised of a President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and five Directors. These leadership roles are integral in shaping the future of ANPD. Visit the ANPD Bylaws for more information about the Board and the elected officer's responsibilities.

Every year, the ANPD Board of Directors holds a business meeting to update members on the state of the association.


Dale Callicutt

Dale Callicutt, PhD, RN, CV-BC,
Clemmons, NC


Rachael Frija

Jenny Harshman, MSN, RN, 
Dallas, TX

Ashlee O'Meara

Ashlee O'Meara, MSN-NL, BS-Ed,
Oregon City, OR

Elizabeth Fritz

Elizabeth Fritz, PhD, RN,
Watertown, WI

Debbie Buchwach

Rachel Kromer, MSN, RN, CV-BC
Nashville, TN

Stephanie Zidek

Stephanie Zidek, PhD, RN, AGCNS-BC,
Downers Grove, IL

Stephanie Zidek

Tushara Rhodes, PhD, RN, CV-BC
Myrtle Beach, SC


ANPD’s committees and task forces are working groups of dedicated volunteers who contribute time and effort to achieving annual goals. ANPD leadership appoints the chair and chair-elect of the committees. Committee work is integral to the fulfillment of ANPD’s strategic goals. Please consider serving on a committee to get involved, grow your network, and share your expertise. For more information about a committee you’ve recently joined, download the committee orientation handbook or e-mail info@anpd.org.

Innovation Committee

Chair: Jennifer Saupe, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CNS
Chair-Elect: Andrea Leszko, MSN, RN

Formerly known as the Education Committee, the Innovation Committee conducts robust environmental scanning to inform educational programming for our membership. The committee aligns with the Inputs and Throughputs of our NPD Practice Model. It plays a vital role in reviewing needs assessment data, defining gaps in NPD practice, and brainstorming recommendations and strategies to close gaps in NPD practice. The Innovation Committee is responsible for determining the annual webinar series topics and speaker selection, recommending subject matter experts, and brainstorming innovative ways to meet the needs of the NPD community through educational products and services.

Implementation Committee

Chair: Lyndsay Goss, DNP, RN, CNE, NPD-BC
Chair-Elect: Dawn Nelson, MS, RN, NPD-BC

Formerly known as the Products & Services Committee, the Implementation Committee leverages the creative input of the Innovation Committee and products of SMEs to execute the Throughputs of our NPD Practice Model. This committee is responsible for reviewing content from subject matter experts, piloting educational products, and annually updating the Clinical Education Matrix—an invaluable tool for NPD practitioners.

Nominating Committee

Chair: Susan L. Bindon, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CNE, CNE-cl

The Nominating Committee is a five-member committee of volunteers appointed by the Board of Directors and nominates eligible candidates for the Board of Directors. The Committee will develop a slate of qualified candidates from nominations submitted for consideration for the Board of Directors.

Recognition Committee

Chair: Michelle Linenberger, MSN Ed, RN, CCRN-K, NPD-BC
Chair-Elect: Rebecca Bradley, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

The Recognition Committee reviews submissions and selects recipients of awards and scholarships offered by ANPD. Award winners are selected based on an individual’s achievements and contributions to ANPD. Scholarship winners are selected based on an individual’s need for funding and level of engagement. The 2016-2017 Recognition Committee updated the ANPD Awards to align with the fourth edition of the NPD Scope and Standards.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is committed to establishing an environment of inclusivity. We strive to demonstrate and share respectful and equitable practice through the following goals: 

  • Identify underrepresented audiences and enrich our understanding of their perspectives
  • Lead ANPD toward incorporating diversity and develop inclusive processes and practices
  • Environmental scanning to identify professional development needs
  • Identify professional resources to address practice gaps

Convention Content Planning Committee

Chair: Linda Bub, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC, NPD-BC

The Convention Content Planning Committee members have the exciting opportunity to provide input on our Annual Convention topics, speakers, format, and activities. The committee reviews submitted abstracts for presentations and poster sessions and participates in each session's selection. Members are required to attend the convention they assist in planning, where they moderate sessions and serve as a point of contact for attendee inquiries.

Finance Committee

Chair: Rachael Frija, DNP, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Treasurer

The finance committee consists of members of the Board of Directors who oversee the annual budget development and monitor ANPD’s finances monthly.

Editorial Committee

Chair: Percy Ittickathra, MSN, RN, MEDSURG-BC, NPD-BC

The Editorial Committee supports the execution of high-value content for NPD In Motion, the official content hub of ANPD. The Committee will ensure that ANPD is providing content that serves to support the NPD community in their continuing professional development career, while relaying valuable industry insights.

Subject Matter Experts

Becoming a subject matter expert (SME) is an excellent way to contribute to and guide ANPD products and services. We are seeking expertise in the following areas:

  • Orientation and Onboarding
  • Competency Management
  • Education (e.g., education design process)
  • Role Development (e.g., TTP, Preceptor)
  • Collaborative Partnerships
  • Research/EBP/QI
  • Professional Development (PD) Associate
  • Simulation
  • Innovations in Technology
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Leadership
  • Outcomes Measurement, ROI
  • Dissemination of Scholarship/Publication