Council on Gerontological Nursing

Gerontological nurses are located all over the state and we work in a variety of clinical settings including long term care facilities, clinics, home health care, education, and administration. Members of the Gerontological Nursing Council are nurses leading change to prevent falls and improve quality of care and life for older adults and their families.


To provide communication and resources for nurses across NC to build knowledge related to best practice in the care of older adults.


To improve quality of care delivered to older North Carolinians.


  1. Increase and engage members focused in care of older adults
  2. Improve care delivery of older adults in NC — nurses leading change
  3. Strengthen collaboration with other gerontological and advocacy organizations

Interested in joining the Council on Gerontological Nursing? We would love to have you! NCNA members can join any council by updating their profile. Click on the “Account” tab, then choose “Personal Info” on the left side of the page, and scroll down to choose the councils you wish to join. Don’t forget to hit “Save” at the bottom! If you have any questions, feel free to email us at


Council Leadership:

Co-Chair: Deborah Lekan, PhD, RN-BC

Co-Chair: Christen Seguin, RN, MSN

Recorder: Suzy Diggle
Awards and Recognition Coordinator: Tomika Williams
Education Coordinator: Andrea Novak
Members at Large: Hillary Mendel and Whitney Adams

Open Positions
Communications Director
(1-2) needed - TBD (lead a small team to work on website and newsletter)