Nurses on Boards 2020 Council

Mission: Our mission is to empower nurses to serve on a board of directors.
Vision: Our vision is to serve as a national leader and expert resource for nurses seeking to serve as a member on a board of directors.



  • Increase awareness across the state regarding the importance of nurses serving on boards.
  • Increase the number of nurses applying for available board opportunities.
  • Educate nurses across the state on available board opportunities.
  • Provide educational resources for nurses interested in joining a board.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with community organizations across the state to increase opportunities for nurses getting seated on boards.


Interested in joining the Nurses on Boards 2020 Council? 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

Council Co-Chairman: Shakira Henderson, PhD, DNP, MS, MPH,RNC-NIC
Council Co-Chairman: Ramesh Upadhyaya, MSN, MBA, RN, CRRN, CCHP
Strategic Partnerships-United Way: Connie Mullinix


New Member Orientation Meetings

New member orientation meetings are designed to provide new members with detailed information regarding the council's background, structure, and strategies, while providing an opportunity for members to ask questions in an informal setting. Members may sign up for the next orientation meeting at the doodle poll link below. 

Next new member orientation meeting: TBD

Please note that you must sign up via doodle poll in order to receive conference call information to attend the meeting.