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Introducing the OADN Board Of Directors

The OADN Board of Directors is composed of a member elected President, President-Elect, Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, six Directors, and a maximum of the two appointed Public Board Members. The Board works collaboratively with the Chief Executive Officer to support the mission and goals of the organization. Board members are individual members of OADN and are actively involved in associate degree nursing. Each Board member has defined roles and responsibilities, and acts as a liaison to various committees within the organization. The Board is accountable to the organization’s membership.

Board Of Directors


Laura Schmidt

Laura A. Schmidt, DNP, FNP-BC
Nursing Education Consultant
Director of Nursing (Ret.)
Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City, MI

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Cynthia Maskey

Cynthia Maskey, PhD, RN, CNE
Dean of Health Professions
Lincoln Land Community College
Springfield, IL

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Kathy Elliott

Katharine Elliott, EdS, MSN, RN
District Dean of Health Sciences
Hinds Community College
Jackson, MS

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Nina Alamsy

Nina Almasy

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DIRECTOR - Western Region

Sharon Goldfarb

Sharon Goldfarb, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Dean of Nursing
College of Marin
Marin, CA

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DIRECTOR - Southwest Region

Donna Hedges

Donna Hedges, PhD, MBA, MSN, CNE, RN
Director, Nursing Services
ABSN Program
Orbis Education
Seguin, TX

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DIRECTOR - Midwest Region

Karen LaMartina

Karen LaMartina, PhD, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing
Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, KS

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DIRECTOR - Northeast Region

Cheryl Spencer

Cheryl Spencer, PhD, RN
CUNY Queensborough Community College
Bayside, NY

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DIRECTOR - Southeast Region

Cindy Waller

Cindy Waller, PhD, RN, MSN
Dean of Healthcare Professions
Nashville State Community College
Nashville, TN

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Micheal Bleich

Michael R. Bleich, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN
President and CEO, NursDynamics, LLC
St. Louis, MO

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Matt Morris

Matt Morris

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EX-OFFICIO DIRECTOR & President, OADN Foundation

Christy Dryer

Christy Dryer, DNP, RN, CNE
Vice President of Academic Programs
Cecil College
North East, MD

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