Awards and Recognition Committee

Chair: Jo Ellen Lee (
Liaison:Tristen Dinkel

The purpose of the Awards Committee is to identify appropriate individuals for ACNN awards.  Current awards include:
  • ACNN/CNS Education Travel Grants
  • Claire Chee Award for Excellence in Child Neurology Nursing
  • Award for Innovative Clinical Practice in Child Neurology Nursing
  1. Solicit nominations and select recipients for the aforementioned awards

Bylaws Committee

Chair: Jen Coffman (
  1. Update Bylaws as needed

Clinical Practice Committee

Chair: Regina Laine (
Liaison: Tara Pezzuto

The purpose of the Clinical Practice Committee is to address clinical practice issues and questions relating to child neurology nursing by:
  • Developing appropriate evidence-based nursing guidelines and/or position statements
  • Collaborating with ACNN board members, committee chairs and committee members to feature clinical practice topics
  • Working collaboratively with the CNS physician liaison on clinical practice issues
  1. Certificate Exam
  2. Onboarding, Transition to practice

Communications Committee

Liaison: Luz Galeano

The purpose of the Communications Committee is to facilitate communication to the ACNN membership by:
  • Collaborating with the ACNN board of directors, committees and webmaster to ensure current and relevant information is shared with the membership
  • Producing a quarterly e-newsletter
  • Reviewing the website to identify need for updates content
  1. Manage: Connect/Twitter/Facebook communication
  2. Podcast development

Continuing Education Committee

Chair:  Jen Coffman (
Liaison: Scott Turner

The purpose of the continuing Education committee is to provide ACNN members with opportunities to expand their knowledge in the various subspecialty fields of child neurology.

  1. Secure CE credits for presentations presented at the ACNN Annual Conference and make available for viewing on the online learning website

Outreach/Membership Committee

Liaison: Luz Galeano

The purpose of the Outreach/Membership Committee is to promote awareness of ACNN among nursing and other allied health care communities, coordinate the membership process, develop strategies to recruit new members, and encourage regional leadership and activities by:
  1. Development of regional groups across the country
  2. Membership – Validate, streamline

Planning Committee

Chair: Maureen Sheehan (
Liaison: Liz Rende/Jen Coffman

The main focus of this committee is to facilitate the ACNN Annual Conference that takes place each fall in conjunction with the CNS Annual Meeting.

  1. Develop the ACNN annual conference
  2. Review and select abstracts for presentations
  3. Create a conference that ensures an appropriate balance between RN's & NP's

Research Committee

Chair/Liaison: Scott Turner (

The purpose of the Research Committee is to promote awareness of the nursing research processes and support/mentor and recognize research initiatives by ACNN members. Committee members facilitate the Elizabeth F. Hobdell ACNN-CNF Nursing Research Grant process. Organize the Annual Run/Walk Fundraiser at the annual meeting.

  1. Hobdell promotion/evaluation
  2. Develop, encourage and promote scholarships among ACNN Members