Campaign Staff Members

The Campaign is coordinated by the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of the AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is part of the Public Policy Institute at AARP. Read more about the Center’s staff members and what they do.

Our Staff

  1. Christine Borkoski, BS, CPP

    Christine Borkoski, BS, CPP

    Project Manager

    Christine Borkoski is the project manager for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through nursing. Christine provides technical assistance and project management support for the Center and for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national effort of those More

  2. Andrea Brassard, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

    Andrea Brassard, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP

    Senior Strategic Policy Adviser

    Andrea Brassard recently returned from the American Nurses Association to the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through nursing. Andrea is a senior adviser on strategic policy for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national initiative of those same More

  3. Meredith Courville, MPS

    Meredith Courville, MPS

    Communications Adviser

    Meredith Courville is communications adviser at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through nursing. She is responsible for strategic communications and outreach for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national initiative of those same organizations to More

  4. Jamie Gold, BA

    Jamie Gold, BA

    Senior Writer and Editor

    Jamie Gold is senior writer and editor at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through nursing. Jamie writes and edits materials for The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, the national initiative of those same organizations to transform health care through More

  5. Elizabeth Heaps, MPA

    Elizabeth Heaps, MPA

    Project Manager

    Elizabeth Heaps is the project manager for the Office of Center Integration within the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through nursing. Liz provides operational and project management support for the Center and for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a More

  6. Aidan McCallion, MS

    Aidan McCallion, MS

    Digital Communications Project Analyst

    Aidan McCallion is the digital communications project analyst for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through nursing. Aidan is responsible for the website for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national initiative of those same organizations to More

  7. Lynn Mertz,  PhD

    Lynn Mertz, PhD

    Senior Strategic Policy Adviser

    Lynn M. Mertz is a senior strategic policy adviser for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through nursing. As adviser for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national effort of those same organizations to transform health care through nursing and build More

  8. Barbara Mitchell-Swain, BS, CMP

    Barbara Mitchell-Swain, BS, CMP

    Meetings and Events Manager

    Barbara Mitchell-Swain is the meetings and events manager for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Barbara plans and manages meetings, conferences and other events in support of The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national initiative of those same organizations to transform health More

  9. Tiona Moore, MSW

    Tiona Moore, MSW

    Project Manager, Campaign for Action Liaison

    Tiona Moore is liaison between AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and RWJF to improve America’s health through nursing. Tiona works in Princeton, NJ, with Susan B. Hassmiller, director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national initiative of those same More

  10. Madeline O’Brien, BA

    Madeline O’Brien, BA

    Project Specialist

    Madeline O’Brien is a project specialist at the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through nursing, and coordinates initiatives for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national effort of those same organizations to transform health care through nursing More

  11. Olivia Parker

    Olivia Parker

    Administrative Associate

    Olivia Parker is the administrative associate for the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through nursing. Her responsibilities include coordinating meetings, scheduling conference calls, and managing travel. Prior to joining AARP, Olivia supported teams for Standard More

 

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