AANLCP promotes education, collegiality, collaboration, research, and standards as they relate to the practice of Nurse Life Care Planning.

The American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners, AANLCP is the premier professional member organization of nurses and non-nurses working in the field of life care planning. AANLCP promotes education, collegiality, collaboration, research, and standards as they relate to the practice of Nurse Life Care Planning. If you’re interested in joining a network of practitioners dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of those affected by disability and/or chronic illness, this is the organization for you. 

Leadership- Strengthen Your Practice

At AANLCP, we aim to support members by delivering the tools and resources you need to strengthen your practice. Members have access to webinars with industry leaders, research & coding resources, our robust Mentorship program, bimonthly newsletter, journals, our wildly popular annual conference, and more. We’ve got what you need to take your practice to the next level. 

Community – Broaden Your Network

The field of Life Care Planning can be lonely. Through AANLCP, members not only have access to colleagues and professionals in the field, but also to future friends. Broadening your network through AANLCP allows members the chance to find others with particular areas of expertise, get assistance with testimony, and more. 

Opportunity – Grow Your Business

AANLCP is the advocate for nurse life care planning, which is why our objective year after year is to provide our members with the right resources to grow both professionally and personally. With the combination of our professional development resources along with a connection to other nurse experts, members have a unique recipe for success. 

Executive Board


Erin OConnell



Erin OConnell has worked in the nursing field for over a decade.  Her clinical experience is in a multitude of nursing areas including the ICU, Telemetry, ER, Long-term Care, Rehabilitation, Same day/PACU, and as an adjunct college instructor. Her career has afforded her many diverse experiences and opportunities which have deepened her appreciation and respect for the field of Nurse Life Care Planning.


Evelyn G Robert

President Elect


Evelyn G. Robert, BSN, RN, CCM, CRP, CLCP, MSCC is the owner and President of E Robert, LDT, dba Medical Dynamics Associates. She established her business in 2004 and has been working with the catastrophically injured throughout her entire career at different capacities

Kelly Dawson Nurse Life Care Planner

Kelly Dawson



Kelly is honored to serve on the AANLCP executive board, in the  Secretary position. 

Penny Cates AANLCP

Penny Cates



Penny G. Cates, founder and Certified Life Care Planner for Cates Consulting Group, LLC. Holding a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of North Carolina, she practiced clinically as a registered nurse who specialized in Neurological Intensive Care, Surgical Care, and complicated medical intensive care followed by Home Care. 

Conflict of Interest Policy Statement Each officer and committee member (“volunteer leader”) should avoid both actual and apparent conflicts of interest that would interfere with their ability to discharge their responsibilities to the Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP®). AANLCP encourages its volunteer leaders to follow ethical standards, to be in compliance with all laws, and to avoid any conflict of interest, or appearance of such, including having their titles or affiliation used to publicize personal or company activities, programs, or events (especially those conducted for private profit). This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federal laws governing conflict of interest applicable to nonprofit and charitable organizations.   All volunteer leaders will be bound by this Conflict of Interest Policy. Any individual who may have a conflict of interest shall be required to complete the Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form in connection with the selection process.

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