2022 OADN Board of Directors Elections Announcement

September 8, 2022

Many thanks to each of you who voted in the 2022 OADN Elections. More members voted in this cycle than any previous OADN election, a strong demonstration of your commitment to OADN and associate degree nursing education.

Based on your votes, we have the pleasure of announcing our newly elected OADN leaders. However, before doing so, we want to acknowledge the individuals who served on this year’s Nominating Committee: Chair Amy Simons, Michele Dickens, Sofia John, Greshin Markwell, Johni Beth Teague, and committee advisor Katharine Elliott. These individuals worked diligently throughout the year to recruit and vet the many talented candidates on this year’s ballot. We are grateful to all of the exceptional candidates who ran for office this year.

Please join us in congratulating this year’s election winners:


Director At-Large Director – Northeast Region
Jennifer Eccles, PhD, MSN, Med, RN
Senior System Director of Nursing
The Minnesota State HealthForce Center of Excellence
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
Elizabeth Mizerek, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, CEN, CPEN, CNE, FAEN
Director of Nursing Education
Mercer County Community College, NJ
Director – Southwest Region Director – Western Region
Jayson Valerio, DNP, RN
Dean of Nursing & Allied Health
South Texas College, TX
Lynette V. Apen, DNP, RN, CNS, CNE
Senior Nursing Consultant
Stanford Health Care, Office of Research and Patient Care Services, CA
Nominating Committee Nominating Committee
Carmencita S. Abood, DNP, MSN/MBA, RN, CCRN
Lone Star College – North Harris, TX
Jennifer E. Smith, RN, MSN, MBA, CV-BC, CNE
Director of Nursing
William Rainey Harper College, IL