Future of Nursing 2030 Draft Action Plans:
 

Our Team

The Campaign is coordinated by the Center to Champion Nursing in America, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is part of the Public Policy Institute at AARP. Meet those who work on the Campaign and learn and what they do.

  1. Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Susan C. Reinhard, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute and Chief Strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America and Family Caregiving Initiatives

    Susan C. Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN is senior vice president and director of the AARP Public Policy Institute and chief strategist for both the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) and family caregiving initiatives. CCNA, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is a national initiative to ensure America has the nurses it needs to More

  2. Kupiri “Piri” Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Kupiri “Piri” Ackerman-Barger, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Senior Fellow

    Kupiri “Piri” Ackerman-Barger is a senior fellow for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through Nursing.  She is also the associate dean of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as well as a clinical professor at the University of California More

  3. Paul Leon, RN, BSN, PHN

    Paul Leon, RN, BSN, PHN

    Senior Fellow

    Paul Leon, RN, BSN, PHN, is a senior fellow of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through Nursing. As a County of Orange Health Care Agency Public Health Nurse, Paul Leon was instrumental in the conception and development of the Comprehensive Health More

  4. Mary Boyle, MS

    Mary Boyle, MS

    Director, Communications

    Mary Boyle is the director of communications 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. Mary leads communications strategies for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national effort of those same organizations to transform health care More

  5. Jennifer A. Peed, MSW

    Jennifer A. Peed, MSW

    Director, Office of Center Integration

    Jennifer Peed directs the Office of Center Integration 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.  Jennifer provides financial oversight, directs operational activities, and provides guidance on special projects.  She also serves as chief of More

  6. Patricia A. Polansky, RN, MS

    Patricia A. Polansky, RN, MS

    Director, Program Development and Implementation

    Patricia A. Polansky is director of program development and implementation 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. Pat directs policy and program strategies for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national initiative of those same More

  7. Winifred V. Quinn, PhD, FAANP(H), FAAN(H)

    Winifred V. Quinn, PhD, FAANP(H), FAAN(H)

    Director, Advocacy and Consumer Affairs

    Winifred Quinn’s passion is to help older adults thrive and live with dignity and to support their families in achieving peace of mind. Winifred puts her passion into action by improving policies that allow people to choose where to live, who to get care from, how to obtain this care, and how to have fun. Winifred is leading the telehealth policy work for AARP’s More

  8. Jazmine Cooper, MBA

    Jazmine Cooper, MBA

    Project Advisor

    Jazmine Cooper is a project advisor 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. Jazmine coordinates several projects of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national effort of those same three organizations to transform health care through More

  9. Jordan Green, MS

    Jordan Green, MS

    Outreach Senior Adviser

    Jordan Green is the senior adviser of outreach 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 implementation and management of communications outreach for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a national initiative of those More

  10. Ana Hervada, MSW, MPH

    Ana Hervada, MSW, MPH

    Project Manager

    Ana Hervada is a project manager for the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through nursing. Ana supports CCNA’s work around advancing nursing education and promoting nurse leadership. Ana started her career at AARP as a graduate school intern in the AARP More

  11. Anita Jackson

    Anita Jackson

    Project Specialist

    Anita Jackson is a project specialist 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. She previously worked with the Home Alone Alliance, a partnership of public, private, and nonprofit organizations, including AARP, coming together to change the way More

  12. Patrice Little, DNP, FNP-BC

    Patrice Little, DNP, FNP-BC

    Senior Policy Advisor

    Patrice Little is a senior policy advisor for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that is working to improve America’s health through nursing. She is also a family nurse practitioner and the CEO of NP Student ®, a digital lifestyle and educational resource for nurse practitioner More

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Nicole Rozko, MS

    Nicole Rozko, MS

    Advisor

    Nicole Rozko is an advisor for the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP Foundation, AARP, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to improve America’s health through Nursing. She manages projects and supports efforts to integrate operations and achieve the business/operating goals and objectives of CCNA. Before joining CCNA, Nicole worked for the More

  16. Anne Singer

    Writer and Editor

    Anne Singer is a writer and editor 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.  She writes about nursing, health equity and policies affecting consumers’ access to care for the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Anne has nearly 20 years of More

 

Our Leaders

Meet the team directing the efforts to building a healthier nation through nursing.

Meet Our Leadership