Executive Committee

The NEXus Executive Committee is comprised of one representative from each Academic Collaborator Member Institution as well as a representative from the lead organization, the Western Institute of Nursing. Officers are elected to the Executive Committee.



Suzanne Ameringer, PhD, RN
Virginia Commonwealth University

Jo Azzarello, PHD, RN
The University of Oklahoma

Jenifer Chilton, PhD, RN – Chair
The University of Texas at Tyler

Kristin G. Cloyes, PhD MN, RN – Chair Elect
University of Utah*

Barbara Damron, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of New Mexico

Catherine Dingley, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Ellen D’Errico, PhD
Loma Linda University

David P. Hrabe, PhD, RN – Vice Chair
The Ohio State University

Pauline Komnenich, PhD, RN
Arizona State University



Jeanette A. McNeill, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
University of Northern Colorado*

Paula Meek, PhD, RN, FAAN – Secretary
University of Colorado Denver*

Mary Ann Meeker, DNS, RN
University at Buffalo

*Gail Oneil, PhD, RN
Washington State University

Amy M. Ross, PhD, RN, CNS
Oregon Health and Science University*

Maureen Shannon, PHD, CNM, FNP, FACNM, FAAN
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Anita Stineman, PhD, RN
The University of Iowa

Karen Wambach, PhD, RN, IBCLC, FILCA, FAAN
University of Kansas

Maureen O’Malley, PhD, RN
Western Institute of Nursing Representative

* Founding member institution of the NEXus Collaborative

Contact NEXus

3455 SW Veterans Hospital Rd Portland, OR 97239-2941

Phone: (503) 494-7671
Fax: (503) 346-8296
Email: nexus@ohsu.edu