State Ambassador Program

In June 2007, the Public Policy Committee, PPC, was asked by the HPNA Board of Directors to expand their focus to include policy issues at the state and national levels. A small PPC task force soon established the HPNA State Ambassador Program.

The goal of State Ambassador Program is to develop a group of HPNA members with interest and expertise in health policy who will:

  • Follow and inform the PPC about critical policy issues at the state/regional levels
  • Disseminate information about national policy issues to their constituencies
  • Assist with policy advocacy efforts as directed by the Board of Directors and PPC
HPNA State Ambassadors

Alabama: Sue Morgan,

Alaska: Marianne Johnstone-Petty,

Arkansas: J.Roger Huff,

Arkansas: Sheri Bishop,

Arizona: Kristopher Young,

California: Deborah Greenspan,

Colorado: Brad Evans,

Connecticut: Rebecca Gagne-Henderson,

Delaware: Sheila Grant,

Florida: Rebecca Mott,

Florida: Jodi Pascal,

Georgia: Jennifer Hale,

Illinois: Carrie Alani,

Illinois: Mary Bernadette Crean,

Illinois: Masako Mayahara,

Indiana: Marylyn Johns,

Indiana: Elizabeth Frigerio,

Idaho: Beverlee Furner,

Iowa: Christine Harlander,

Kansas: Tracy Clark,

Kentucky: DenEllen Coldiron,

Maryland: Marian Grant,

Massachusetts: Allison Rosenberg,

Michigan: Pamela Ortner,

Michigan: Mary Hicks,

Michigan: Ami Bhatt,

Minnesota: Jennifer Clarin,

Mississippi: Jacqueline Carrillo,

New York: Patricia Wrublewski,

New York: Jay Horton,

New York: Nancy Roecklein,

North Carolina: Teri Gettelfinger,

Ohio: Pamela Stephenson,

Ohio: Mary Murphy,

Pennsylvania: Christina Visco,

South Carolina: Nanci Tansey,

South Dakota: Dorothy Vincent,

Tennessee: Rhonda Perrin Oakes,

Tennessee: Jeanne Frye,

Tennessee: Lisa Lindley,

Tennessee: Dianne Ellis,

Texas: Erin Adkins,

Vermont: Sonja Molyneux,

Virginia: Joan Panke,

Virginia: Teresa Humphries,

West Virginia: Carol Matheny,

Wisconsin: Susan Breakwell,

Wisconsin: Margaret Donegan,


Program Documents

Full program description and requirements

Application to become a State Ambassador

Please return the program application and your current resume/CV to the HPNA National Office:

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
One Penn Center West – Suite 229
Pittsburgh, PA 15276-0100
Phone: 412.787.9301
Fax: 412.787.9305

Any questions about the State Ambassador program can be sent to Chad Reilly,

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