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I have experienced many benefits of this award but more specifically is other nurse and fellow colleagues coming directly to me to ask for my opinion because they see me as a leader. I have also been approached by colleagues for speaking opportunities that have helped with my experience and further my leadership qualities.

Thanks again!"

Emily Galeota, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Team Leader: Laure Marino, DNP, RN

Team Members:

Alvita Nathaniel - WVU School of Nursing

Angela Gray- Berkley Health Department

Brenda Isaac - Kanawha County Schools

Cynthia Persily - Highland Hospital

Judy McGill - WV Department of Health

Karen Wilkinson - APS Healthcare

Sandra Hugueley - Logan Regional Medical Center

Kim Houchin - Minnie Hamilton Health System

Lora Duncan - Charleston Area Medical Center

Roger Carpenter - WVU School of Nursing

Nancy Atkins - former WV Secretary of Medical Services

Mary Lynn Withrow - WVU Medicine

Dawn Yost - WVU Medicine

Trisha Petitte - WVU School of Nursing

Lori McFarland - St Mary's Medical Center

Amy Bruce - University of Charleston School of Nursing

Lissa Gonzalez - FamilyCare

Theresa Cowan - WVU School of Nursing

Stacie Trotter - St Mary's Medical Center

Carol Bolton - Raleigh General Hospital

Afton Reedy - St Mary's Medical Center


The IOM Leadership Recommendations

#2: Expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts.

#7: Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health.


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Nurses Leading Change, Advancing Health

NP Leadership Program


Every day, nurse practitioners (NPs) in West Virginia demonstrate leadership — in practice, through research, in academia, through advocacy and much more. Now, further develop your mindset and presence as an executive leader through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) Executive Leadership Program.


In partnership with curriculum from The George Washington University (GWU) and offering approximately 50 contact hours of continuing education (CE), the program includes two weeks spent at GWU and one live webinar, with content and coaching by top experts!


To apply, you must have:

  • At least one year of continuous membership since January 1, 2019.

  • At least one year of experience as a practicing NP.

  • Completed the prerequisite 12-module AANP Introductory Certificate on Leadership course in the AANP CE Center. 

Have you not completed the Introductory Certificate, or do you know of a fellow member who may be interested? Don't wait — complete all 12 modules by April 8 to be eligible for the Executive Leadership Program! 

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