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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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Council Leadership:

Letha M. Joseph

Co-Chair
Letha M. Joseph, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, FAANP
lethajoseph@gmail.com
Durham VA Healthcare System
Program Director, Geriatric and Extended Care NP Residency


Clorrice Briggs

Co-Chair
J. Clorrice Briggs, MBA, MSN, RN
clorrice@gmail.com
Brightspire
Director of Compliance & Risk Management


Suzy Diggle-Fox

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


Andrea Novak

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


Hilary Mendal

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


Stacie Urbanick

Communication Coordinator

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


Tomika Williams

Awards and Scholarship Committee Chair
Tomika Williams, PhD, AGPCNP-C, RN
twilliams@nceldercare.org
Advanced Practice Provider Clinical Director


Deborah Hummer

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


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


Laura Capranica

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