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Development Committee

  • Create a culture of philanthropy at AWHONN with AWHONN members and industry
  • Raise funds through charitable giving to support AWHONN's mission - to promote women's and newborns' health

2015 Development Committee
Chair:  Martha Griffith Lavender, DSN, MSN, RN 
Co-Chair:  Tiffany Gilliard 

Deborah Lynn Castile, MN, RNC, CNS, NE 
Brian Couchon, AD, RNC-OB 
Robert Dahms 
Jodi Graves 
Ashley L. Hodges, PhD, CRNP, WHNP-BC 
Catherine H. Ivory, PhD, RNC-OB 
Margaret B. Kennedy, PhD, RN, CNE 
Susan Leavitt Gullo, MS, BSN, RN 
Christeen Moburg 
Janice Semler, MS, RNC 
David Stanavage 
Geraldine Ann Tamborelli, MS, RN 
Barbara Tewell, MSN, RNC-OB 
Anna Whitesell

Ex-Officio Members:
Lynn Erdman, MN, RN, FAAN 
Karen T. Harris, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC 
Suzanne Ketchem, MSN, RNC-OB, CNS

Finance Committee
Supports the board and staff on a wide range of financial matters including operating budgets, long term financial planning, and financial implications of financial planning.


2015 Finance Committee
Chair: Geraldine "Geri" Tamborelli, MHA, BSN, RN 
Susan Dendrinos, MSN, RNC 
Patricia G. DuRant, MSN, RN 
Sarah J. Rhoads Kinder, PhD, DNP, ARNP, RNC 
Raquel "Kelly" Walker, MSN, RNC-MNN 
Ex-Officio Member: Suzanne Ketchem, MSN, RNC-OB, CNS 

Membership Committee

The mission of the Membership Committee is to ensure a growing and vital organization by providing recommendations, policies, procedures, and strategies to help improve membership growth and retention.


2016 Membership Committee

Chair: Raquel "Kelly" Walker

Patricia G. DuRant

Jeannette L. Hasley

Shelly Hawk

Jennifer A. Korkosz

Ashley N. Locklear

Jessica L. McNeil

Amanda Pinkley

Tammy J. Sand

Lorraine Sanders

Alice P. Vedder


Nominating Committee
Identifies and interviews prospective candidates for the Board.
Recommends a slate to the Board.


2015 Nominating Committee
Chair: Catherine Ivory, PhD, RNC-OB 
Roxanne A. Ferguson, MEd, RN 
Janice Gries, DNP, RNC, IBCLC, APN 
Renee Jones, DNP, RNC-OB, WHNP-OB 
Tina R. Mendiola, MBA, BSN, RNC 
Michele Woods, BSN, RN 
Lynn Erdman, MN, RN, FAAN 
AWHONN Interim Executive Assistant, Pia Reed 

Public Policy Committee
Identifies key legislative and policy priorities for AWHONN.


2016 Public Policy Committee
Isabelle Campanella, Co-Chair
Clifton Kenon
Cyndy Krening
Cheryl Larry-Osman
Monica McLemore
Ebony Parker Waugh
Susan Peck
Maria Ruud
Stephanie Sonico
Kerri Wade, Staff Co-Chair

Annual Convention Program Committee
Plans and develops the educational program for the convention.   

2016 Program Committee
Chair:  Margaret (Betsy) Kennedy PhD, RN, CNE
Co-Chair:  Donna Ruth MSN, RN-BC
Mary Ellen Boisvert MSN, RN, CLC, CCE
Audrey Hubbard MSN, RN, HACPO
Suzanne Ketchum MSN, RNC
Jessica McNeil MSN, RNC-OB
Susan Peck MSN, RNC, APN
Beth Stephens-Hennessy MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM


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