ASNA is the

Voice of Alabama Nurses

The Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA) has been representing the nurses of Alabama for 100 years! Alabama’s nurses have been among the first to respond to the needs of our nation through increasing awareness of public health issues, promoting professional standards of nursing, and “supporting the war effort”.







ASNA is a friend and ally to nearly 100,000 registered nurses in Alabama, throughout all specialties and practice settings. Together, we have the power to advance the nursing profession and create a healthcare environment in which nurses can thrive.

Our Mission
Commitment to promoting excellence in nursing.

Our Vision
To be the professional voice of all registered nurses in Alabama.

Our Values

  • Modeling nursing practices after other nurses
  • Adhering to the Code of Ethics for Nurses
  • Becoming more influential as an association
  • Unifying nurses
  • Promoting cultural diversity
  • Promoting health parity
  • Advancing professional competence
  • Promoting ethical care and human dignity
  • Maintaining integrity in all nursing careers


Meet Your ASNA Board

Lindsey Harris, DNP, FNP-BC
Lindsey Harris, DNP, FNP-BCPresident
James Hardin, MSc, BSN, RN, NE-BC
James Hardin, MSc, BSN, RN, NE-BCPresident-Elect
Jennifer Humphries, DNP, CRNP, NNP-BC
Jennifer Humphries, DNP, CRNP, NNP-BCVice President
Lisa E. Gurley, PhD, RN, CNE, COAT
Lisa E. Gurley, PhD, RN, CNE, COATSecretary
Frankie Wallis, DNP, NP-C
Frankie Wallis, DNP, NP-CTreasurer
Kindra Swauger
Kindra SwaugerDistrict 1 President
Abby Horton EdD, RN, CHC, CLC
Abby Horton EdD, RN, CHC, CLCDistrict 2 President
Adrienne Curry, DNP, RN
Adrienne Curry, DNP, RNDistrict 3 President
Brenda Woodmansee, DNP, RN
Brenda Woodmansee, DNP, RNDistrict 4 President
Katilya Ware, PhD, RN
Katilya Ware, PhD, RNDistrict 5 President
Jo Ann A. Otts, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP
Jo Ann A. Otts, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENPCommission on Professional Issues
Philip Cohn, ADN
Philip Cohn, ADNParliamentarian
Kristina Gentle, BSN, RN
Kristina Gentle, BSN, RNNew Grad Liasion

Meet Your ASNA Staff

John C. Ziegler, D.Min, MA, BA
John C. Ziegler, D.Min, MA, BAExecutive Director
Charlene Roberson, MEd, NPD-BC, RN-BC
Charlene Roberson, MEd, NPD-BC, RN-BCDirector of Leadership Services
April Bishop, MPA, BS, ASIT
April Bishop, MPA, BS, ASITPrograms & Structural Unit Coordinator
Amy Morris, MPA, BSN, RN-BC
Amy Morris, MPA, BSN, RN-BCContinuing Education Coordinator
Jon Barganier, Sr., JD
Jon Barganier, Sr., JDASNA Attorney

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