Board of Directors

What Is the Board of Directors?

The Board of Directors (BOD) is the decision-making authority for the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

The Board manages the business and affairs of the association and is the official body for determining policy, all financial matters, and strategic direction of AMSN. Operationally, the Board develops, executes, and oversees organizational goals. All directors understand, uphold, and support the mission, vision, values, bylaws, and policies of AMSN.

Current AMSN Board of Directors

Members of the BOD are elected annually by AMSN members. The Presidential term is four years, consisting of one year as President-Elect, two years as President, and one year as Immediate Past President. All other board terms are three years.

What Does a Board Member Do?

Participating on the Board of Directors (BOD) requires a variety of skills and knowledge about AMSN, medical-surgical nursing and resource management. The Work of an AMSN Board of Directors Member provides additional information regarding the workings of the BOD.

Contact the Board

Members are welcome to contact the board of directors via the member directory. Others may contact the AMSN national office by emailing

The AMSN Board of Directors

Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN

Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Dir Nursing Admin-HC Sys Mgmt
The University of Texas at Austin, SON
Austin, TX

Jill Arzouman, MS, RN, ACNS, BC, CMSRN Immediate Past-President
Jill Arzouman, DNP, RN, ACNS,BC, CMSRN
Director of Professional Practice
Banner-University Medical Center-South and Tucson Campuses
Tucson & South, Tucson, AZ
Marisa Streelman, MSN, RN, CMSRN Treasurer
Marisa Streelman, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Unit Director
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Robin A. Hertel, MSN RN CMSRN Secretary
Robin A. Hertel, EdS, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Nursing Education Specialist
Ascend Learning
Leawood, KS
Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN Director
Summer Bryant, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Nurse Manager
The University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KS
Heather Craven, PhD, RN, CMSRN
Heather Craven, PhD, RN, CMSRN
Nurse Scientist
Medical University Hospital Authority
Charleston, SC
Jennifer Kennedy, MS, RN-BC Director
Jennifer Kennedy, MS, RN-BC

M/S Nurse Educator/Magnet Coordinator
Centegra Health System
McHenry, IL
Julie Kennedy, MSN, RN, CMSRN Director
Julie Kennedy, MSN, RN, CMSRN

Millikin University
Decatur, IL
Cynthia Nowicki Hnatiuk, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN Chief Executive Officer
Michele George, MBA, BSN, RN
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
Pitman, NJ
Suzanne Stott, BS Staff Liaison
Suzanne Stott, BS

Director Association Services
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
Pitman, NJ