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School of Nursing

School of Nursing

Nursing Advisory Board


Ongoing and rapid changes in health care, nursing, government, and technology underpin the need for communication and collaboration between nursing education programs and the community they serve. This advisory board provides insight into trends affecting nursing practice, nursing job development and job placement. It also assists in evaluation of program effectiveness, program advocacy and promotion, and support of the nursing program.


The advisory board role is purely advisory. The board has no administrative, management, personnel, or budgetary authority or responsibility, and is not a policy making body. The sole function is to provide support and advice for the nursing education program.


The advisory board offers recommendations:

  • In the development of short and long range plans.

  • Regarding existing and future curriculum content.

  • To assist in public relations.

  • Regarding other matters as needed.


The membership of the advisory board is representative of the community and employment market served by the program as well as the nursing education program. It is composed primarily of individuals in the community and employment market who are impacted by the program and who impact the program.

Advisory Board Members 2018 - 2019

Jill Hiers (Chair)

Janet Alexander (CSU, School of Nursing - Director)

Tammy Brooks (St. Francis)

Denotra Gaillard (Augusta University)

Kathy English (Three Rivers)

Crystal Hand (Three Rivers)

Lorette Hoover (Columbus Tech)

Jennifer Marlowe (St. Francis)

Diane Thurman (Valley Healthcare)

Sonja Johnson (Muscogee Manor)

Cathy Pearson (Columbus Hospice)

Daphne Register (Piedmont Columbus Regional)

Cary Burcham (Piedmont Columbus Regional)

Holly Lehmberg (Piedmont Columbus Regional)

Rhonda Hollis (Professor Emerita)

Suzanne Socha (Piedmont Columbus Regional)

Tori Endres (Columbus Dept. of Public Health)

Julie Sizemore (Columbus Dept. of Public Health)

DaNita Perry (Magnolia Manor)

Evelyn Olenick (Phoebe Health)

Tamara Condrey (CSU, School of Nursing)

Sherika Derico (CSU, School of Nursing)

Amanda Hawkins (CSU, School of Nursing)

Aimee Vael (CSU, School of Nursing)