Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Director of Quality & Safety SLH
Lisa Riggs RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CCRN has recently been elected to the National AACN Board. As a national AACN member since 1984, she has an extensive history with both our local chapter and AACN national. On a national level, Lisa has served on Nominating Committee in 2008-2009, and the Evidence Based Practice Workgroup in 2010-2013 (two years as chairperson).
Locally, Lisa has been a chapter member since 1990, serving in nearly every role, including serving as President from 1999-2000 and 2006-2007. She has also participated in the Education and Visions Symposium planning committee. She has also served as a CCRN Review, Publication and Critical Care Consortium Coordinator.
The Director of the National AACN Board is a three year appointment on an 11 member board, in addition to a president and president-elect. The responsibilities of the Board of Directors are:
-Assure the organization maintains and holds true to the mission, vision and values of AACN
-Evaluates the performance of the CEO
-Participates in developing the strategic direction of the organization
-Ensure and adequately manage resources of the organization
-Maintain and strengthen AACN programs and services
-Ensure legal and ethical accounta-bility of the organization
The highest priority for the Board of Directors this year is the interviewing, selection and hiring of the new CEO. After 12 years as the CEO, Wan-da Johanson will be retiring. The second highest priority facing the Board of Di-rectors over the next few years is main-taining the mission, vision and values of AACN in the ever changing healthcare environment.
Please join us in congratulating Lisa on her appointment to this important role!