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.



Gail R. Armstrong, PhD, DNP, CNE, ACNS-BC
Oregon Health and Science University*

Clementina D. Ceria-Ulep, PHD, RN – Chair Elect
University of Hawaii at Manoa

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

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

Sandra Daack-Hirsch, PhD, RN, FAAN
The University of Iowa

Barbara Damron, PhD, RN, FAAN – Treasurer
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

Emily J. Jones, PHD, RN
The University of Oklahoma

Jacqueline Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Colorado Denver*


Pauline Komnenich, PhD, RN
Arizona State University

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

Mary Ann Meeker, DNS, RN
University at Buffalo

Gail Oneal, PhD, RN
Washington State University

Jo L. Robins, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
Virginia Commonwealth University

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

Austin Nation, PhD, RN
California State University, Fullerton
Western Institute of Nursing Representative

* Founding member institution of the NEXus Collaborative