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Board of Directors

The Arizona Nurses Association Board of Directors includes five elected officers - president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and governmental affairs along with the ex-officio position of past president.


Members are encouraged to contact us if they are interested in serving. We will help connect you with our Nominating Committee.



Vice President


Selina Bliss, PhD, RN, CNE, RN-BC, ANEF

Yavapai Regional Medical Center,  Yavapai College

Heidi Sanborn, DNP, RN, CNE

Arizona State University

Amanda Foster, BSN, RN



Governmental Affairs

Director At Large

Beth Hale, PhD, RN 

Denice Gibson, DNP, RN, CRNI, BMTCN, AOCNS


Robert "Bill" Adams, MSN, RN, CDCES, NHDP-BC

Director At Large

Past President

Janice Bovee, MSN, CNM

Carol J. Stevens, PhD, RN

Arizona State University


Our staff is committed to implementing the goals and priorities of the Association as well as serving as a resource to our members, all nurses and nursing students.


To contact staff members, please call 480.831.0404 or use the Contact Us form available on the website.

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director

Dawna Cato, PhD, RN, NPD-BC


Robin Schaeffer, MSN, RN, CAE

Director of Operations

Senior Project Coordinator

Wendy Knefelkamp


Debby Wood


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