About NCNA

NCNA Leadership

The North Carolina Nurses Association is led by a Board of Directors elected by the membership and consisting of three Executive Committee members, eight Regional Directors, and the Chair of the Commission on Advanced Practice Nursing. This Board set the strategic direction of the organization and set priorities and policy, which are then implemented in partnership with a staff led by Tina Gordon, MPA, CAE, FACHE, who serves as NCNA’s Chief Executive Officer.

Board of Directors for 2018-2019

(October 2017 through October 2019)

Executive Committee

Elaine Scherer, NCNA President

Elaine M. Scherer, MAEd, BSN, RN
of Biltmore Lake


Dennis Taylor, NCNA President-Elect

Dennis Taylor, DNP, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC
of Lexington


Julie DelCasino, NCNA Secretary/Treasurer

Julie DelCasino, MSN, RNC-MNN
of Charlotte


Regional Directors

Carrie Edgison, NCNA Regional Director, Mountain

Mountain Region
Carrie Edgison, RN, MSN, MHA, CCRN, NE-BC
of Asheville


Thompson Forbes III, NCNA Regional Director, Northeast

Northeast Region
Thompson Forbes III, PhD, RN, NE-BC
of Greenville


Allister Morris, NCNA Regional Director, Northwest

Northwest Region
Allister Morris, RN, MSN, NEA-BC
of Hickory


Terri Duncan, NCNA Regional Director, South Central

South Central Region
Teresa Duncan, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC
of Clarkton


Lisa Davis Snow, NCNA Regional Director, Southeast

Southeast Region
Lisa Snow, DNP, RN
of Wilmington


Tina Schoen, NCNA Regional Director, Southwest

Southwest Region
Tina Schoen, RN, BSN, MBA, NEA-BC
of Waxhaw


Meka El, NCNA Regional Director, Triad

Triad Region
Meka Douthit El, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC
of Winston-Salem


Audrey Neal, NCNA Regional Director, Triangle

Triangle Region
Audrey Neal, BSN, RN, NE-BC, LNC
of Durham


Commission Chair

Carrie Palmer, Chair, NCNA Commission on Advanced Practice Nursing

Commission on Advanced Practice Nursing (CAPN)
Carrie Palmer, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CDE
of Cary