Nominating Committee

The member responsibilities of the Nominating Committee are to solicit and receive nominations for potential candidates for all elected positions, prepare and present a slate of candidates to serve for all elected positions, and support members throughout their candidacy.

The Nominating Committee consists of five members. Three members are elected in the even numbered years and two in the odd numbered years, each serving for a term of two years. The immediate past President will automatically become a non-voting member of the committee for a term of one year following the term of office as President.

2017-2018 Nominating Committee


  • Karen M. Knapp, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA


  • Heidi L. Nanavati, MSN, CRNP, CNOR
  • Jamie Ridout, MBA, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR
  • Leilani A. Salimone, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CNOR
  • Nikki Washington, MSN, MBA-HCM, RN, CNOR


  • Nathalie Walker, MBA, RN, CNOR

Interested in Leadership?

The NC supports the vision of the association by identifying future leaders and supporting their professional development.

If you are interested in becoming involved in AORN at the national level, join the NC as they present their free webinar, “Take Action: AORN Leadership Opportunities,” on March 6 at 4pm MST. Register here.