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Executive Staff
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Lynn Erdman, RN, MN, FAAN

Chief Executive Officer


Lynn is responsible for the overall strategic direction, leadership, and day-to-day operations of the association to include staff, the Executive Office, and section and chapter component activities.  She is also responsible for facilitating relationships with related groups and representing the association with a variety of external organizations, health care entities, for-profit companies and corporations and the media.  Lynn joined AWHONN in 2014 with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare and nonprofit sectors.  She is a highly skilled national leader in the field of nursing and previously held key national leadership positions with three global health organizations: the American Cancer Society, the American College of Surgeons, and the Susan G. Komen Global Headquarters.  Lynn has also served in top leadership positions with several hospitals and healthcare systems.



Nancy C. Adkins, PHR

Vice President of Human Resources


Nancy joined AWHONN in 1993 and is responsible for human resource functions including staffing, professional development, training, management development, employee relations, policies and procedures, wage and salary administration and organization development. Nancy has extensive experience in human resources and operations which spans over 30 years. 




Jody Cesana, MHA

Vice President of Member Services & Operations


Jody joined AWHONN in 2003 and manages the association's member services activities, membership processing and delivery of products and services to members and clients and assures organizational activities are coordinated in order to provide high-level customer service and products. Jody has over 15 years of experience in healthcare operations.





Tom Quash, CAE

Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Publications


Tom joined AWHONN in 2009 and directs the marketing efforts of the association; oversees communications and media relations and oversees the publication of all AWHONN periodical publications. Tom has worked in the association sector since 1996.





Carol J. Strickland, CAE 

Vice President of Finance, Administration & Technology


Carol joined AWHONN in 2004 and is responsible for directing the financial and administrative activities of the association headquarters and as appropriate its components and manages the association's information technology infrastructure. Carol has over 20 years of of experience in the financial arena.

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