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AHNA Election

Position Descriptions

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2022 AHNA Elections; we had 569 votes! With the 2022 election of Linda Thomas as President-Elect, the AHNA Board of Directors has appointed Teresa Fadely to the Board of Directors to fulfill Linda Thomas’ unexpired term starting June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2024. This appointment created a vacancy on the nominating committee which the AHNA Board of Directors appointed Josephine Bodino to fill. Josephine Bodino’s term will be 2 years beginning on January 1, 2023.

Linda Thomas, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, NPD-BC, CCRN, CHTP/I, HTAP of Sylva, NC has been elected as AHNA President-Elect. She will serve her term beginning June of 2023. Linda Thomas earned her nursing diploma from Orangeburg Regional Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Nursing and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at East Carolina University. In her 46 years of nursing experience, Linda has held many positions, including nursing educator positions within the hospital and as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Western Carolina University. She has also been an O.R. Supervisor, CCU Assistant Manager, ICU/CCU Staff Nurse, Paramedic Instructor, Camp nurse, Pulmonary Case Manager, a certified Healing Touch Practitioner and Instructor and a Healing Touch for Animals Practitioner. Currently, Linda is a Nurse Educator and part-time ICU staff nurse at the Harris Regional Hospital and Director/Owner of Helping to Heal Lives Holistically in Sylva, NC.

Christine Argenbright, PhD, RN, CNL of Harrisonburg, VA was re-elected as Treasurer. Christine is currently an Associate Professor of Nursing at James Madison University, teaching in the graduate nursing program. Her major and minor areas of doctoral work focused on vulnerable populations and health promotion respectively. Her doctoral work encompassed a holistic intervention for breast cancer survivors with lymphedema. Her areas of interest include various forms of healing touch therapy, empathetic listening, and mindfulness. Currently, she is exploring the use of mindfulness to reduce perceived stress and promote health in nursing faculty and staff.

Board of Directors-At-Large
Margaret (Maggie) O’Brien King, PhD, RN-BC, AHN-BC, CNL, HSG, AHN of Naples, FL was re-elected to the Board of Directors. King is currently Professor Emerita and Former Associate Director of the BSN Program, at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. She was responsible for the development of a nursing curriculum incorporating the Scope and Standards of Holistic Nursing, after which Xavier was recognized by AHNCC as one of two initial schools offering a nursing curriculum that would empower students to obtain Holistic Nurse Certification after graduation and licensure.

Dawn Langley-Brady, PhD, MSN, BFA, AHN-BC, CHPN, CCA of Augusta, GA was elected for her first term on the AHNA Board of Directors. Langley-Brady earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She earned her PhD from Augusta University in 2020. Dawn is currently an Assistant Professor on a Tenure Track at Augusta University’s College of Nursing in Augusta, Georgia. Dawn founded and leads the CSRA AHNA Chapter in Augusta, GA and has served on the AHNA Research Committee, the AHNA Essential Oils for Pain Expert Panel and has carried a handful of other leadership positions at Augusta University, including CON Research & Scholarship Awards Committee and their Library Advisory Committee. In her current position with Augusta University, Dawn conducts pain and symptom management research and carries out assigned teaching and service work. Dawn teaches BSN and CNL pre-licensure courses, mentors doctoral students, and guest lectures on a variety of topics.

Teresa Fadely
Teresa Fadely, MSN, RN, AHN-BC, ACNP-BC, HWC-BC of Dumfries, VA was appointed to the Board of Directors to fill the one year remaining of Linda Thomas’ Board of Directors position.
Teresa Fadely has been a registered nurse and nurse practitioner for over 30 years. Being introduced to AHNA changed her practice drastically and has given her many opportunities to enhance the healing process of her patients. She always encourages her colleagues and students to utilize techniques of holistic nursing for self-care, decreasing stress and to approach each day with kindness and gentleness. Throughout her career she has taken multiple courses to enhance her holistic practice. Teresa has years of leadership experience as a Chapter Leader, Nurse Educator and Nurse Practitioner.

Nominating Committee
 Joyce Morrissette, BSN, RN is the founder of Nurse Flourish and author of Receive, So You May Give: A Self-Care Path for Nurses. She facilitates, coaches, and leads nurses, teams, and organizations toward growth and recovery from the pandemic. Holistic learning and development includes mental health and workplace well-being. Joyce is the former director of training for the Maine Resilience Building Network. She’s also a graduate of the Integrative Health and Lifestyle program for healthcare professionals at the Dr. Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Her nursing background includes clinical research and 25 years of experience as a psychiatric nurse. Joyce is pursuing graduate studies in psychology and is committed to cultural transformation in healthcare. 

Josephine Bodino, DNP, MPA, RN, NEA-BC, HN-BC, from Ridgewood, New Jersey has been appointed by the AHNA Board of Directors to fill the 2 year term vacancy created by Teresa Fadely’s appointment to the Board of Directors. Josephine has 25 years of experience in a leadership role. She currently manages clinical operations, full time in a large hospital, and is responsible for nursing patient care services. She’s responsible for setting high and continuously improving standard of quality care, treatment and services for patients and along with setting long and short range goals for services consistent with hospital goals and objectives. She is currently working on the Board of the New Jersey Council of Magnet Organizations and as a Committee member for the Troop 89 Boy Scouts of America in Wyckoff, New Jersey.