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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.

Mission/Vision/Goals

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

Vision:

To improve quality of care delivered to older North Carolinians.

Goals:

  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

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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 membership@ncnurses.org.

 

Council Leadership:

Deborah Lekan

Co-Chair
Deborah Lekan, PhD, RN-BC
dalekan@uncg.edu
University of North Carolina @ Greensboro, School of Nursing
Lecturer


Letha Joseph

Co-Chair
Letha Joseph, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC
lethajoseph@gmail.com


Suzy Diggle-Fox

Recorder
B. Suzy Diggle-Fox, PhD, GNP, ANP, BC
bsdiggle@gmail.com
University of North Carolina @ Wilmington, CHHS, School of Nursing
Assisant Professor


Andrea Novak

Education Committee Co-Chair
Andrea Novak, PhD, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, FAEN
andrea.novak34@gmail.com
Aspen University School of Nursing, Graduate Nursing Program; Professor
AEN Services, LLC; President


Hilary Mendal

Education Committee Co-Chair
Hilary Mendal, MSN-Ed, RN
hilarymendel@gmail.com
Wake Technical Community College School of Nursing
Nursing Instructor


Stacie Urbanick

Communication Committee Chair
Stacie Urbanick, MSN, RN
stacieurbanick@outlook.com


Tomika Williams

Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair
Tomika Williams, PhD, AGPCNP-C, RN
WILLIAMSTOMI14@ecu.edu


Deborah Hummer

Member-at-Large
Deborah Hummer, DNP, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC
deborah.hummer@uncp.edu
University of North Carolina @ Pembroke School of Nursing
Assistant Professor, Nursing


Anne Rich

Member-at-Large
Anne Rich, MSN, RN
annerich05@att.net
MountainCare Adult Day Services, Hendersonville NC;
Health Care Coordinator Adult Day
Elder Care Consulting Services, Flat Rock NC;
Geriatric Care Manager, Aging Life Care Manager


Laura Capranica

Member-at-Large
Laura Capranica, RN, BSN, MA
Lsc01@novanthealth.org
Novant Health, Inc Clinical Analyst