Kathleen Martinez, MSN, RN, CPN, has been appointed AAACN's 2020-2021 President-Elect. She has been an active member of AAACN since joining in 2011, serving on the Program Planning Committee and multiple Task Forces.
She has attended the past nine Annual Conferences, where she presented several sessions, as well as posters. Kathleen has also shared her expertise with members, publishing articles in ViewPoint and Nursing Economic$.
Appointed to the AAACN Board of Directors in 2017 and re-elected the following year, she has provided guidance and leadership to a variety of Committees, Task Forces, and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) as a Board Liaison.
"Growth as a leader is an exhilarating, humbling, complex process that has no end," Martinez said. "I have found that moments where I feel I have done something meaningful and important are closely followed by an occasion where I reminded that I have so much to learn. Kindness and honoring one another are key to true leadership."
Martinez was appointed to the position that was vacated by Quanna Batiste-Brown. Kathleen is a Clinical Policy Oversight Manager at Children's Hospital Colorado.
We look forward to all that AAACN will accomplish under her leadership.