AONL Press Releases

AONL Announces 2024 Class of Fellows

Press Release

Chicago (Nov. 30, 2023)

“The FAONL designation reflects excellence at the highest level of nursing leadership practice,” said AONL CEO Robyn Begley, DNP, RN. “I look forward to honoring these accomplished nurse leaders and thanking them for their contributions to AONL and health care.”

AONL 2024 Class of Fellows:

  • Larissa Africa, Versant Healthcare Competency Solutions, Las Vegas
  • Kenneth David Bailey, UCLA Health, Santa Monica, Calif.
  • Dale Beatty, Stanford (Calif.) Health Care
  • Helene Burns, Jefferson Health, Cherry Hill, N.J.
  • Nicolette Fiore-Lopez, St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, N.Y.
  • Nora Frasier, Methodist Mansfield (Texas) Medical Center
  • Lee Galuska, UCLA Health, Los Angeles
  • Martha Grubaugh, UCHealth, Aurora, Colo.
  • Jacqueline Herd, Vizient, Peachtree City, Ga.
  • Linda Knodel, Linda Knodel and Associates, Bismarck, N.D.
  • Nancy May, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor
  • Jan Phillips, University of Texas, Arlington and Old Dominion University, Wendell, N.C.
  • Sharon Rangel, Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Chicago
  • Anne Schmidt, Optum Advisory Services, Eden Prairie, Minn.
  • Janet Winebar, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston

About the American Organization for Nursing Leadership

As the national professional organization of more than 12,000 nurse leaders, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) is the voice of nursing leadership. Our membership encompasses nurse leaders working in hospitals, health systems, academia and other care settings across the care continuum. Since 1967, the organization has led the field of nursing leadership through professional development, advocacy and research that advances nursing leadership practice and patient care. AONL is an affiliate of the American Hospital Association. For more information, visit