ANA announces the selections for the #EndNurseAbuse Professional Issues Panel – Steering Committee and Advisory Committee

Posted about 2 years ago by Jamilynne Myers

Both groups will work to identify the barriers to effective reporting of violent and abusive incidents.  We received almost 300 applications which were reviewed based on the criteria in the original call for applications.   The Steering Committee is a smaller group that will do a deep dive into the topic.  The Advisory Committee will provide additional information, feedback, and advice to ANA and the Steering Committee.   Both committees are necessary to ensure sufficient rigor while also allowing for broad feedback from a full range of practice arenas. 


Josephine Arriola, DNP, CCRN, NEA-BC, and Donna Fountain, PhD, RN, have agreed to serve as the co-leads for the Steering Committee.  Dr. Arriola is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Hospital Supervisor at the Mayo Health System Chippewa Valley in Bloomer, Wisconsin.  Dr. Fountain is an Associate Professor at the Long Island University Brooklyn Campus Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing Brooklyn, NY and Adjunct Professor at Middlesex County College.


The ANA staff leads are Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN, Vice President of Nursing Programs (cheryl.peterson@ana,org), Liz Stokes, JD, MA, RN, Director of the Center for Ethics and Human Rights (, and Ruth Francis, MPH, MCHES, Senior Policy Advisor in the Nursing Practice & Work Environment Department (

ANA #StopNurseAbuse Issues Panel Steering Committee

ANA #StopNurseAbuse Issues Panel Advisory Committee