ATHNA Board of Director Nominations: Now Open

Are you interested in taking a more active role in shaping the future of travel health nursing? The American Travel Health Nurses Association is now accepting applications for the Board of Directors. Participation on the board provides an opportunity to work with a dynamic group of leaders within the organization. Directors will serve a two-year term from June 2019 to May 2021. They are eligible for a second consecutive term. This two-year position requires participation at quarterly teleconference board meetings and active involvement in ATHNA projects and initiatives. We seek nurses with energy and enthusiasm for the growth of our organization and our professional specialty. Anyone can nominate a fellow ATHNA member or self-nominate for an ATHNA Board position. Nominations to the ATHNA Board will remain open through April 15, 2019.

Hear what other Board members had to say about their participation on the ATHNA Board:

"Serving on the ATHNA Board of Directors has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I had the privilege of working with many dynamic professionals who had clear goals and were interested in accomplishing them. I expanded my skill set as I became involved with projects outside of my usual areas of expertise. It was very rewarding to see so many ideas come to fruition while being part of a terrific team, all with a focus on improving patient care. I have benefitted enormously from all the wonderful mentors I discovered at ATHNA and would encourage anyone who wants to make a real difference to add their talents to the board — they'll get much in return for their contribution."

"Being on the Board of ATHNA has been a great opportunity for me to support and influence the direction of how ATHNA serves its members. I've enjoyed collaborating with board members as well as sharing experiences and best practices with other travel health nursing professionals. It's been a worthwhile and gratifying experience to advocate for, and help set the standard for our specialty."

Please consider joining the ATHNA Board. In addition to planning the future of our organization, membership on the Board affords nurses professional and leadership opportunities. Work with us to develop clinical guidelines with a goal of establishing travel health nursing as a specialty. Help us develop educational programs to enhance travel health nurses' knowledge.

To self-nominate, please complete our application:

To place a name in nomination or if you have additional questions, please contact Julie Richards at

Thank you.
Julie Richards, Chair

2019 ATHNA Nominations Committee Members:
  Julie Richards
  Candace Sandal
  Kevin Long
  Sandy Weinberg

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