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Brenda Woodmansee DNP, RN


District 4 Proving that nursing is a profession of lifelong learning, Dr. Brenda Woodmansee started her nursing education at a community college in Mississippi in 1979 and worked through all the levels until receiving a DNP in nursing from Samford University in 2019. Brenda has worked for over 35 years at the bedside before becoming a faculty member at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing where she teaches in the undergraduate nursing program. Being a member of ASNA, the professional organization for all nurses, is a way of providing service to the profession. In return, membership offers [...]

Brenda Woodmansee DNP, RN2022-01-17T14:56:28+00:00

Jennifer Humphries, DNP, CRNP, NNP-BC


Dr. Humphries is a board-certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP). She has 19 years of experience that includes registered nurse in the Burns and Trauma Unit and Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UAB, SICU at Walker Baptist Medical Center, and Psychiatric Unit at Montclair Baptist. She found her calling in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and furthered her career as an advanced practice nurse practitioner. She currently works at Northport Medical Center in the NICU. In addition, Dr. Humphries plans to expand her career to include education and leadership. My passion is improving quality of care for patients [...]

Jennifer Humphries, DNP, CRNP, NNP-BC2022-01-17T16:23:18+00:00

Kim Driggers, MSN, FNP-C


Kim Driggers, MSN, FNP-C ASNA District 1 President Kim has been in the medical field for over 35 years, twenty of those were spent as an RN in the emergency department and labor & delivery. Currently she works as an emergency room and urgent care nurse practitioner. I feel that nurses in Alabama as well as across the nation need to make their voices heard, work together to make needed changes, and do their part to help the communities they live in. When she is not working Kim enjoys spending time with her family which consists of one husband, [...]

Kim Driggers, MSN, FNP-C2021-10-29T01:10:03+00:00

Frankie Wallis, DNP, NP-C


Frankie began his nursing career at Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga, AL. Currently, he is the Sr. Director of Emergency Services at University Hospital in Birmingham, AL. His extensive experience includes emergency care, ICU, trauma, Cath lab, psychiatry/behavioral health, nursing administration, and education. I chose nursing as a career because of my passion to help others and the opportunity to make a difference with individuals and whole communities. Frankie completed his Master of Science in Nursing at Jacksonville State University with a concentration in Community Health and Leadership. He later completed the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program and [...]

Frankie Wallis, DNP, NP-C2021-10-29T17:26:02+00:00

Julie Jones, EdD, MSN, RN


Dr. Julie Savage Jones is a full time, Nursing Instructor with Jefferson State Community College, Chilton Campus. Dr. Jones has maintained clinical practice as a flexi, Staff RN at UAB Hospital for 7 years. Currently, she works on the Acute Trauma Care Unit. Previously, she was in the Medical Surgical Staffing Pool. Dr. Jones appreciates the fact that UAB Hospital has the American Nurses Association Credentialing Center designation as a Magnet Hospital. Dr. Jones received her BSN in 1991 from Auburn University, MSN in 2003, and EdD in 2016 from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Julie Jones, EdD, MSN, RN2021-10-29T17:31:23+00:00

Frederick Richardson, BSN, RN


District 1 Frederick admits helping others has always brought joy to his heart and that having the opportunity to help others on a daily basis is his reward.Like many patients, I found myself on a hospital bed feeling scared about my outcome, but the warm and gentle smile from a nurse made all the difference. I desire to be that kind of nurse every day.Frederick received his associate degree at Montgomery Community College before earning his BSN at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. As the Vice President of ASNA, Frederick is responsible for membership recruiting, engagement, and retention.ASNA [...]

Frederick Richardson, BSN, RN2022-01-17T14:54:08+00:00

Charlene Roberson, MEd, NPD-BC, RN-BC


Charlene has been a member of the ASNA team since 1985 and before coming to ASNA she was in academic education. Her certifications include Nursing Professional Development and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. Since being employed at ASNA she has been involved in all aspects of the association’s day to day operations. She oversees the continuing nursing education department as well as being the point person for event planning. Areas of impact include policies/procedures, bylaws, strategic plans, resolutions, content for the website, Facebook, and The Alabama Nurse.  However, her primary role is being a nurse advocate.

Charlene Roberson, MEd, NPD-BC, RN-BC2022-01-17T14:57:29+00:00

John C. Ziegler, D.Min, MA, BA


Dr. Ziegler has served as Executive Director of the Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA) 2012 – present. ASNA is the original professional nursing organization in the state. It was instrumental in the passage of the first Alabama nurse practice act in 1915. ASNA represents the interests of all nursing specialties and is an affiliate of the American Nurses Association. In his role of Executive Director, Dr. Ziegler works with the ASNA Board, staff and numerous volunteers to provide opportunities for members to grow personally and to collectively promote excellence in the nursing profession. He also works with the Alabama [...]

John C. Ziegler, D.Min, MA, BA2021-10-29T17:36:21+00:00

James Hardin, MSc, BSN, RN, NE-BC


James Hardin earned his ASN from Troy State University, BSN from Jacksonville State University, and MSc International Management of Health Systems from the University of Liverpool. Nursing allows you to put the needs of others before your own. In a world that has become so self involved, nurses put the health of those that they care for before their own. Not to get rich or for fame, but because it's the right thing to do. He currently serves as the District Nurse Administrator of Home Care for the Alabama Department of Public Health. Over the last 25 years as [...]

James Hardin, MSc, BSN, RN, NE-BC2021-10-29T17:41:39+00:00

Lindsey Harris, DNP, FNP-BC


Lindsey began her nursing career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. She had the opportunity to work in the RN internship program as a staff nurse where she gained a great deal of experience as she worked in various parts of the hospital, including women’s health, psychiatry, and general medicine. I became a nurse because of passion for helping others. Nursing is a wonderful career that allows me to fulfill my passion. There are so many opportunities in nursing She completed the Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a concentration [...]

Lindsey Harris, DNP, FNP-BC2021-10-29T17:39:40+00:00
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