Sarah Wilkinson-Buchmann, DNP, RN
President

Sarah is the president of the ASNA Board.

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Lindsey Harris, DNP, FNP-BC
President-Elect

Lindsey Harris, DNP, FNP-BC 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.

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Linda Gibson-Young, PhD, ARNP
Vice President

Linda is a PhD-prepared asthma researcher trained at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She has over 20 years’ experience partnering with multiple disciplines to manage chronic health conditions in children, particularly asthma.

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Donna Everette, RN, BS, MSN
Secretary
Donna is a seasoned nurse with 40 years of experience in intensive care, post cardio-vascular surgery, quality management, infection control and clinical education. Donna holds a Master of Science in Nursing degree and Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science Management.

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Frankie Wallis, DNP, NP-C, COI, CHCM
Treasurer

Frankie Wallis is the ASNA Treasurer.

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Jeanette Atkinson, MSN, BS, RN
District 1 President

Jeanette has been a registered nurse for 18 years. She began her nursing career as a pediatric nurse and has spent the last 14 years working in various roles on the Mother/Baby unit at Huntsville Hospital W&C.

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Mary Beth Bodin, DNP, CRNP, NNP-BC
District 2 President
Mary Beth has nearly 50 years’ experience and has worked at DCH Health System and UAB School of Nursing. She started nursing as a second career. She always wanted to work in the medical field with children, having been inspired by her grandfather, who was a country doctor before the Generalist was even identified.

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Ellen Buckner, PhD, RN, CNE, AE-C
District 3 President

Ellen is Professor of Nursing in the Ida Moffett School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. She holds a PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and is a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C).

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Jacqueline Smith, EdD, MSN, RN
District 4 President
Jaqueline has worked at Bishop State Community College in Mobile since 2004. She received her BSN from the University of South Alabama, her MSN from the University of Mobile, and her EdD from The University of Alabama.

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Jeffery Wade Forehand, PhD DNP, RN-BC, CNE
District 5 President
Wade knew he wanted to go into nursing after graduating high school. He received his BSN and MSN from Troy University, and his PhD from The University of Alabama. Healthcare has always interested Wade, but he didn’t know where he would end up. Once he became a nurse, there was no looking back.

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Jay Prosser MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC
Commission on Professional Issues

Jay Prosser has been in the healthcare industry for over 15 years. He began his career as an associate degree prepared nurse and has worked as a critical care nurse, emergency department nurse, practice administrator and nurse manager. Currently, he is the Coronary Care Unit Manger at Brookwood Baptist Health.

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Sue Morgan, Phd, RN
Parliamentarian
Sue became a nurse because she enjoys the mix of science, math, and caring. Her grandmother was her inspiration and led her to a love of geriatrics. She has been part of ANA since her freshman year at Vanderbilt, as a member of the student nurses organization. Her continuing involvement was through the Tennessee Nurses Association and then ASNA, when she moved to Alabama.

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Frederick Richardson, RN, BSN
Recent Grad Liaison
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. Frederick received his associate degree at Montgomery Community College before earning his BSN at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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