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2012/13 National Legislative Committee Announced

Publish Date: 4/11/2012

AORN’s government affairs department is delighted to announce that Jane Kusler-Jensen, MBA BSN RN CNOR, is the new Chair of AORN’s National Legislative Committee. Ms. Kusler-Jensen has served on AORN’s board of directors and is well-versed in health care reform and the policy issues currently facing perioperative nurses.

Dianna McCorkle, BSN RN CNOR, of New Jersey has been selected as the new Region 1 representative to the NLC. The remaining regional representatives will stay the same for the 2012/13 year: Region 2 is represented by Steve Balog, MSN RN CNOR; Region 3 is represented by Sophia Schild, MSN EdD RN CNOR; Region 4 is represented by Karen Knapp, BSN RN CRNFA CNOR; and Region 5 is represented by Joy Don Baker, PhD RN-BC CNE CNOR NEA-BC. AORN’s board liaison to the NLC will again be Denise Jackson, MSN RN CNS-BC CRNFA.

AORN’s government affairs department is looking forward to another successful year with the National Legislative Committee, the State Councils, and the state legislative coordinators for each state. To stay current in perioperative advocacy efforts and initiatives, watch for the advocacy updates in AORN’s Periop Insider and visit our website to learn about specific legislation and initiatives in your state.

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