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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:


Megan Brown, RN, LNHA

Co-Chair
Megan Brown, RN, LNHA
mbrown@riverlandingsr.org
River Landing at Sandy Ridge
Community Mentor

Dave Eaker, MHA, MSL, BSN, RN

Co-Chair
Dave Eaker, MHA, MSL, BSN, RN
dave.eaker@atriumhealth.org
Atrium Health Cabarrus
Geriatric Program Coordinator


Debroah Hummer, DNP, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC

Recorder
Debroah Hummer, DNP, MSN, RN, GCNS-BC
deborah.hummer@uncp.edu
University of North Carolina @ Pembroke School of Nursing
Assisant Professor, Nursing


Amber Hester, DNP, AGPCNP-BC

Education Coordinator
Amber Hester, DNP, AGPCNP-BC
amberhester01@gmail.com
NP Resident, Durham VA


Autumn Henson, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, WCC

Education Coordinator
Autumn Henson, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, WCC
anhenson@uncg.edu
University of North Carolina @ Greensboro, School of Nursing
Assistant Clinical Professor


Deborah Lekan, PhD, RN, GERO-BC

Communication Coordinator

Deborah Lekan, PhD, RN, GERO-BC
dalekan1@gmail.com
Wellcare Dynamics
Gerontological Nurse Consultant


Deborah Lekan, PhD, RN, GERO-BC

Communication Coordinator

Mary “Holly” Coyle, MPH, MSN, NP-C
mhollyc@gmail.com
CarePartners Rehabilitation Hospital
Nurse Practitioner, Inpatient Rehabilitation Services


Andrea Novak, PhD, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, FAEN

Member-at-Large
Andrea Novak, PhD, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, FAEN
andrea.novak34@gmail.com
AEN Services, LLC; Presidentr
Aspen University School of Nursing, Graduate Nursing Program; Professor


Laura Capranica, RN, BSN, MA

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


B. Suzy Diggle-Fox, PhD, GNP, ANP, BC

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


Shari Isenberg-Cohen, DNP, APN

Member-at-Large
Shari Isenberg-Cohen, DNP, APN
larrshar@msn.com
ConcertoCare of North Carolina
Director of Clinical Care