The Arkansas Center for Nursing, Inc. is the state's nursing workforce center and is a member of the National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers. One of the exciting new goals of the Center is to publish reports related to the supply, demand, and educational capacity of the nursing workforce in the state.
The Arkansas Center for Nursing, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a board of directors representing nursing and community leaders from Arkansas. The Board of Directors is established and operates according to established bylaws.
President – Sue Tedford, MNSc, APRN. Arkansas State Board of Nursing
President-elect – Clinta Ché Reed, PhD, RN, CNL-BC. University of Central Arkansas
Secretary – Randi Mackey, BSN, RN. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Treasurer – Kristie Lowry, DNP, RN. Baptist Health College, Little Rock
Tony Brainerd. Crews & Associates Investment Bankers.
Pipere Brettell. Catlett Law Firm.
Patricia Cowan, PhD, RN, FAAN. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – College of Nursing
Gloria Gordon, MS. Retired
Keitha Griffith, DNP, RN, NEA-BC. University of Central Arkansas.
Valerie Hart, PhD, MSN, RN. Retired
Mike Kennedy. Arkansas Department of Workforce Services.
Donna Koestler, DNP, Ed.D, MSN, RN, CNE. Delta State University
Sandie Lubin, MA, BSN, RN. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - College of Nursing.
Crystal Rose, MHA, BSN, RN. Arkansas State University – Newport
Janet Smith, RN, MNSc. National Park College.
ACN is a non-profit organization with a volunteer Board of Directors.
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