(September 30, 2020) - The Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) is pleased to announce Bryan Hoffman’s appointment to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) position at OADN effective August 2017. Bryan previously served as OADN’s Deputy Director since 2017. The COO role will oversee financial processes, business and advocacy strategy, communications and marketing, educational programming, and event management.
Chief Executive Officer Donna Meyer stated, “Over the past three years Bryan’s innovative skills have been instrumental as OADN moved from a management company to independent association. He has progressively taken on more of the operations and advancement of the organizational mission. In addition, Bryan has been a catalyst in the creation of new member experiences and programming as well as playing a key role in the redesigned website and image for the organization.”
“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve our national community of nurse educators in this new role,” says Hoffman. “The OADN Membership’s commitment to student success and patient care inspires me on daily basis. I look forward to working with all of our members to strengthen our community and help all of our nurse educators achieve their goals at the local, state and national levels.”
“The Board of Directors is excited to see this important recognition of Bryan’s contributions to the organization” said Board President Donna Spivey. “We look forward to our ongoing work with Bryan in the advancement of OADN’s strategic direction.”
Bryan’s previous work directly relates to the importance of the associate degree in nursing pathway and the mission of OADN. As Deputy Director for OADN and the OADN Foundation, Bryan served as the chief operations official responsible for coordinating business strategies in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan. Before joining OADN, Bryan has worked directly on scalable nursing education transformation in the United States. As Program Manager from 2011 to 2017 for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Academic Progression in Nursing Program, or APIN, he worked with the American Hospital Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, AARP, OADN, and numerous state-level organizations to advance education opportunities for nurses nationwide. Through this work, Bryan first became acquainted with the OADN Membership and tremendous work they do in preparing the nursing workforce of this nation.
Prior to his work on national nursing issues, Bryan served as a technical advisor and subcontractor for the United States Agency for International Development, where he specialized in gender policy for local governance and civil society capacity building – with regional experience in the Middle East and West Africa. Bryan has lived abroad in Damascus, Syria and Bologna, Italy. He holds a master’s degree in international health and development from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC. Bryan earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Ohio Wesleyan University. He lives in Seattle, Washington where he enjoys all that the great Pacific Northwest has to offer.