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AONL Announces 2021 Class of Fellows

Press Release

Chicago (January 13, 2021)

The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) today announced the 2021 inductees into its fellow designation program. The AONL fellow designation, FAONL, recognizes a nurse leader’s sustained contributions to the specialty of nursing leadership, commitment to service and influence in shaping health care. AONL will honor the inductees at its annual conference July 11-14, 2021 at the National Harbor on the D.C. Waterfront.

“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 2021 Class of Fellows:

  • Mary Beck, University of Missouri Health Care, Columbia
  • Carol Bradley, Ironwood Health, Tucson, Ariz.
  • Debra Honey, Covenant Health, Knoxville, Tenn.
  • M. Lindell Joseph, University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa City
  • Jane McCurley, Methodist Hospital, San Antonio
  • Giancarlo Lyle-Edrosolo, Providence Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif.
  • Mary O'Connor, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore
  • Joan Sevy Majers, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Rosanne Raso, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York City
  • Diane Twedell, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

About the American Organization for Nursing Leadership

As the national professional organization of more than 10,000 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 a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association. For more information, visit