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Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses Elects
2008 Board of Directors

NEWS RELEASE: August 15, 2007
CONTACT: Joy Harvey, 202-261-2420

WASHINGTON, DC—The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is proud to announce its 2008 Board of Directors, a stellar group of practitioners, academicians and managers in the field who have demonstrated their leadership in multiple activities and advocacy on behalf of AWHONN, nursing and consumers prior to their election to the Board. These outstanding nurse leaders include:


President Barbara A. Moran, PhD, MPH, MS, CNM, FACCE, Certified Nurse-Midwife at Anderson & Maanavi, Ltd in Annandale, Virginia and Assistant Professor at Catholic University School of Nursing.

President-Elect Kim L. Armour, CPN, APN, RDMS, MSN, Nurse Practitioner and Manager in Women’s Subspecialties at Central DuPage Hospital in Wheaton, Illinois.

Secretary/Treasurer Kathleen A. Hale, MS, RN, CAN, BC, Divisional Director of Maternal Child Health at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Concord, New Hampshire.

Immediate Past President Judith H. Poole, PhD, RNC, Nurse Manager for Birthing Care and Special Maternity Care at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina


Karen Adkins-Bley, RN, BSM, MSA, JD, Risk Management Consultant for the University of Michigan Health System in Plymouth, MI.

Susan Albrecht, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, PA.

Joanne Goldbort, RN, PhD, Director of Maternal and Child Services at the Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN.

Elizabeth T. Jordan, DNSc, MSN, BSN, RNC who is the Coordinator of Maternal and Child Nursing at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, MD.

Jill R. Janke, RNc, DNSc, Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing and Women’s Health Practitioner at Providence Alaska Medical Center Maternity Unit in Anchorage, AK.

Mimi Pomerlau, MSN, RNC, Course Coordinator for Family Focused Nursing at Lawrence Memorial Regis College and staff nurse on the antepartum/postpartum unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in Reading, MA.

Linda M. Schofield, RN, MSN, CNAA, BC, Director of Women's and Children’s Services at Roper St. Francis Healthcare in Charleston, SC.

Kathleen E. Thorman, BSN, MA, PhD, Executive Director, St. John's Mercy Medical Center in Chesterfield, MO.

The AWHONN Board will be giving priority attention in the coming year to:

  • fostering AWHONN visibility on several key health care and professional issues such as Perinatal Mood Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment and the continued shortage of nurses in the health care system;
  • continuing to expand upon the association's leading in the generation of evidence-based knowledge, nursing informatics and best practices; and
  • growing and diversifying its membership and leadership, emphasizing cultural, workplace and age diversity.


The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a nonprofit membership organization representing more than 22,000 health care professionals in the US, Canada, and abroad. AWHONN members are committed to delivering superior, evidence-based health care to newborns and women throughout the lifespan. They put the "caring" into health care and are true advocates for their patients' best interests.

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