The AHNA Board of Directors

Carole Ann Drick PhD, RN, AHN-BC

Carole Ann Drick PhD, RN, AHN-BC, is one of the early organizers and supporters of the holistic health focus in nursing, as well as a known leader in holistic nursing. As a member of AHNA for over 30 years, Dr. Drick has helped shape the voice of holistic nursing as well as AHNA. She currently serves as the President. Her rich history with the Association reflects her love and passion for holistic nursing. In 2008 she co-authored the American Holistic Nursing Association’s first historical account:  Implementing Visions of Health and Healing. She is a two-time recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award for her work in end of life. Currently living in Austintown, Ohio, Dr. Drick is the Founder/Director of Conscious Awareness and the Co Founder/Director of Golden Room Advocates. Knowing holism and self care are vital components in shifting the national health care consciousness to wellness, Dr. Drick assists professionals, clients, organizations and institutions in using natural integrative modalities and innovative self-care and self-reflection methods.

Lourdes Lorenz DHA-abd, MSN-IH, RN, AHN-BC, NEA-BC

Lourdes Lorenz DHA-abd, MSN-IH, RN, AHN-BC, NEA-BC, earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and is a doctoral candidate in Health Care Administration at the University of Phoenix.  She is currently a Board Member-At-Large for the American Holistic Nurses Association, serves on the AHNCC Advisory Committee and is a member of the American Integrative Holistic Medicine Academy Board Membership Committee/Fundraising Committee. Lourdes is the CEO for the International Integrative Health Institute (IIHI), a consulting service that helps bring hospital administrators, medical professionals, nurses, CAM practitioners and the community together to share information and solutions to patient needs.  Prior to working at the IIHI, she created and implemented an Integrative Health department that provided holistic nursing inpatient and outpatient services at a large Level I Trauma hospital in Asheville. She has been an RN for 32 years with extensive experience in critical care and healthcare administration.  She is board certified as an Advanced Holistic Nurse, Advanced Nurse Executive, and is a Healing Touch apprentice.  She is a national speaker who promotes holistic nursing, Integrative Health, and evidence-based complementary modalities.  Lourdes has provided presentations at the national meetings for the American Holistic Nurses Association, Oncology Nursing Society Congress, American Society of Clinical Hypnotherapy, and at the Healing Touch Worldwide Program. In September 2011, she was appointed to represent the AHNA at the American Nurses Association Congress on Nursing Practice and Economics and co-authored the position paper on The Value of Care Coordination.


Barry Gallison DNP, MS, APRN-BC, NEA-BC, CPHQ, AHN-BC is a certified holistic nurse leader with 20 years of experience in clinical and nursing operations, quality management, and performance improvement.  He started his nursing career in 1995 as a staff nurse in Vascular and General Surgery.  His many roles have ranged from Senior Staff Nurse, Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Patient Care Director, and Director of Nursing Quality and Improvement Initiatives.  Barry is currently the Regional Director of Clinical Quality Services at Broward Health Imperial Point in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Barry obtained his Doctor of Nursing Practice from Stony Brook University in May 2012, where he completed his research on Acute Care Nurses Spiritual Care Practices.  His research can be found in the 2013 Journal of Holistic Nursing, 31(2) issue. He holds an adjunct faculty position at The BirchTree Center for Healthcare Transformation, where he advises in the Integrative Healing Arts Program.  Barry is currently serving as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the American Holistic Nurses Association.

Colleen Delaney PhD, RN, AHN-BC

Colleen Delaney PhD, RN, AHN-BC, is a Director-at-Large for the American Holistic Nurses Association. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut. Her clinical specialty area is community/public health nursing, and she is board certified in advanced holistic nursing. Dr. Delaney conducts clinical and health outcomes research with the major goal of improving health status and health care delivery systems for older adults and their families. Her major areas of investigation are: spirituality and spirituality-based interventions for community dwelling older adults with cardiovascular disease, nurse-led multi-component interventions for older adults with heart failure, evidence-based interventions to enhance care of older adults with depression, and holistic nursing education.

During her 12 years as a member of AHNA, she has been a member of the research committee from 2009 - present, 2012 Research Conference Coordinator, and has presented her research at the annual conference for the past 8 years. She believes that supporting and increasing the research endeavors of AHNA members and providing evidence of the efficacy of holistic care and interventions is essential in advancing the voice and influence of holistic nursing.

Jalma Marcus MS, RN, BS, HNP-BC, CBP, CLE, AT

Jalma Mesnick Marcus MS, RN, BS, HNP-BC, CBP, CLE, AT, earned both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from Boston University School of Nursing, holds a certificate in Outcomes Management, is a Certified Accunect, BodyTalk Practitioner, Access Trainer , Accunect Self-care Instructor, Certified Life Style Educator, and Board Certified Holistic Nurse.  She has held faculty positions at Boston College, Villanova University, and has leadership and clinical experience in Medicine, Surgery, Trauma and Psychiatry. Presently, Jalma utilizes her intensive knowledge in Chaos and Systems theory, energy and shamanic healing to provide holistic alignment for healthcare, corporate and other nonprofit organizations with Providence Consulting, has a private quantum wellness practice and is Adjunct Faculty in the Holistic Nursing Program at Immaculata University.

Marci Resnicoff RN, BSN, BA, HNB-BC

Marci Resnicoff RN, BSN, BA, HNB-BC, is currently a Director-at-Large for the American Holistic Nurses Association. Marci Resnicoff is currently the charge nurse overseeing the night staff of a 30 bed rehabilitation unit in an acute care hospital. In addition to her acute care responsibilities, she teaches Body-Mind-Spirit self-care classes as a part of a relationship-centered approach in the hospital. Prior to that, Ms. Resnicoff was a staff nurse on a Medica-Surgical Unit specializing in trauma and surgery patients. She is also a Reiki Master practitioner and teacher.

Ms. Resnicoff received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Connecticut College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from State University of New York at Downsate Medical Center. She completed the Integrative Healing Arts Program, a Certificate Program for Holistic Nursing through The BirchTree Center for Healthcare Transformation and became certified as a Holistic Nurse Baccalaureate in 2010. Propr to her career in nursing, Ms. Resnicoff's first career was in theatre and performing arts. In June, 2014, Marcie was appointed to the Board of Directors to fill an expired vacancy.

Elizabeth Scala MSN, MBA, RN

Elizabeth Scala MSN, MBA, RN, earned a Bachelors in Psychology and a Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Delaware, and an MSN/MBA from Johns Hopkins University. She is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, and a certified Health and Wellness Coach. Elizabeth is a member of AHNA and is a Nurse Entrepreneur Chapter Leader; she’s spoken at various chapter meetings throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. When she isn’t being sought after as a speaker and presenter, Elizabeth is the host of 'Reiki Radio: Self-Care for Healthcare’, the founder of the ‘Art of Nursing’ virtual conference, and the author of ‘Nursing from Within: A Fresh Alternative to Putting Out Fires and Self-Care Workarounds’. Her most recent speaking engagement was as the keynote at the South Dakota Nurse’s Association Annual Convention and her most recent presentation was ‘Nurse Entrepreneurs and Best Practices in Health’ at the October 2014 National Nurse’s Health Institute Conference. Elizabeth has published several books including two Kindle eBooks and three print books, and is currently a contributor to several Holistic Health articles, newsletters, and for Scrubs Magazine. Elizabeth also contributes to and is a guest blog writer for several websites including, and 


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