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AONE Announces New President-elect and Directors to board

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Chicago | October 3, 2018

The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) membership elected Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN, vice president of patient care and system chief nurse executive at Duke University Health System, Durham, N.C. as the 2019 president-elect of the AONE Board of Directors. Fuchs will assume the presidency on January 1, 2020, leading the national membership organization whose strategic focus is excellence in nursing leadership.

Fuchs oversees nursing practice and centralized support services in clinical settings across the continuum for the Duke University Health System. Fuchs led Duke University Health System and several Duke Hospitals to achieve Magnet® designations through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Fuchs is also the associate dean of clinical affairs for the Duke University School of Nursing, where she co-leads the Duke Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation-funded Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration project as well as a highly successful academic/practice partnership model.

Fuchs previously served on the AONE Board of Directors. Fuchs is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing as well as a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. She is also an alumna of the Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives. She holds a doctorate in nursing practice, a post-master’s certificate in education and master’s degree in oncology nursing from Duke University School of Nursing. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton.

The AONE membership also elected David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, system chief nursing and patient care services executive at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, to serve a three-year term as treasurer. Marshall holds a certification in executive nursing practice through the AONE Credentialing Center and designation as a nurse executive advanced - board certified and national healthcare disaster professional – board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Marshall is an alumna for the Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives.

Also elected to the AONE Board of Directors, serving three-year terms beginning January 1, 2019, are the following:

  • Paula Coe, DNP, RN, vice president, nursing education and professional practice Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh;
  • Jacqueline Herd, DNP, RN, executive vice president and chief nursing officer, Grady Health System, Atlanta;
  • Christina Dempsey, MSN, RN, senior vice president and chief nursing officer, Press Ganey Associates, Inc., Springfield, Mo.; and
  • Kevin McEwan, MSN, RN, chief nursing officer, Madison Memorial Hospital, Rexburg, Idaho.

About the American Organization of Nurse Executives
The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) is the national professional organization for nurses who design, and manage care. With more than 9,700 members, AONE is the leading voice of nursing leadership in health care. Since 1967, the organization has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care. AONE is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association. For more information, visit the AONE website.