District 1 includes the Alabama counties of Colbert, Cullman, Dekalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan, and Winston . View the map.
If you live or work in our district and are considering becoming an ASNA member, make sure to visit our member page to learn about all the benefits of membership. Current members can find meeting and district info below.

District Officers

Our district officers are working to make North Alabama a better place for nurses to work and live. Make sure to connect with them at the next district meeting. Upcoming District 1 meeting details are posted below the officer listings.

Jeanette Atkinson, MSN, BS, RN


Frederick Richardson, RN, BSN

Vice President/President-elect 

Bonnie Rausch, RN, BSN, CLNC


Brian Buchmann


Meeting Dates

District 1 meetings are held at Huntsville Hospital's Dowdle Center Corporate University, 109 Governor’s Dr, Huntsville, AL 35801. Snacks, finger foods and light refreshments served. At some meetings, free CECs are offered. Save the date for these 2019 meetings:

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019 (location subject to change as we usually have our December meetings at a restaurant)

District 1 Resources

Citation for Excellence

Peers or supervisors are encouraged to nominate a nurse who has demonstrated excellence in nursing for The ASNA Citation of Excellence Award. Nominees may be recommended at any time during the year. The nominator or nominee does NOT have to be an ASNA member.

Nominate Someone!