Board of Directors
Providing Strategic Vision and Financial Sustainability
AORN’s Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic vision and financial sustainability for the association that influences perioperative nursing practice across the globe.
The national ballot for the Board is determined by an elected Nominating Committee.
2023-2024 AORN Board of Directors
Elizabeth Pincus, MSN, MBA, RN, ACNS-BC, CNS-CP, CNOR
Elizabeth Pincus is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Stanford Healthcare, Palo Alto, California.
Nakeisha Archer, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, CNOR, CSSM
Nakeisha M. Archer is the Director of Perioperative Services, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas.
Darlene Murdock, MSN, BBA, RN, CNOR, CSSM
Darlene Murdock is a Clinical Staff Nurse IV, at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas.
Jamie Ridout, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR, CASC, NEA-BC
Jamie Ridout is the Executive Director at Triangle Surgery Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Heidi Nanavati, MSN, CRNP, CNOR
Heidi Nanavati is a Nurse Practitioner/RNFA at Idaho Shoulder to Hand Specialists, Boise, Idaho.
Lisa Bailey, BSN, BS, RN, CNOR
Lisa Bailey is a Generalist in Nursing Professional Development at Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, Texas.
Deborah Marie Ebert, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR, CCRN-K, CPAN
Deborah Marie Ebert is the Associate Vice-President of Perioperative Services at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
Laura A. Gayton, MHCA, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM
Laura A. Gayton is the OR manager at St Louis University- South Campus, Missouri.
Megan Nolan, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM
Megan Nolan is the Director of Nursing and Patient Care Operations Lexington and Needham at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts
Tracey H. Penaloza, MSN, RN, CNOR
M. Tracey H. Penaloza is the director of Perioperative Services, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
David Reinhart, DNP, MBA, RN, CNOR
David Reinhart is the director of Nursing Education, Emory Health Care Perioperative Services Enterprise, Atlanta, Georgia.
Rebecca Vortman, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC
Rebecca K. Vortman is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois.