OADN Appoints Public Board Directors Larissa Africa and Marilyn McGhee

July 8, 2024

The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing Board of Directors is proud to announce the appointment of two distinguished Public Directors: Larissa Africa, MBA, BSN, FAONL, FAAN, and Marilyn McGhee, Ph.D.

“OADN is honored to welcome Larissa Africa and Dr. Marilyn McGhee to our Board of Directors. Larissa’s extensive experience as a nurse executive and her leadership at Versant Healthcare Competency Solutions will be invaluable to our mission. Dr. McGhee’s diverse background, spanning military service, academia, and development, brings a unique and rich perspective to our board. Their combined expertise will greatly enhance our efforts to advance associate degree nursing education and support the success of our students and programs.” – Dr. Karen LaMartina, President, OADN.

Larissa Africa brings over 20 years of exemplary experience as a nurse executive in the healthcare industry and within health systems to the OADN Board of Directors. Larisa is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Versant Healthcare Competency Solutions, showcasing her leadership and commitment to advancing healthcare competency.  Larissa’s term began on June 2024.

Dr. Marilyn McGhee contributes over 30 years of diverse experience and leadership to the OADN Board of Directors, stemming from her military service, various roles within the College of Nursing at Florida State University, and her recent position as Director of Development at Rutgers University Foundation. Dr. McGhee offers a unique and valuable perspective as a non-nurse in a nurse-centric educational focus area, enriching the board with her extensive expertise and innovative insights.  Dr. McGhee’s term will begin in January 2025.