Executive Board

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Andrea Nebel

PRESIDENT

   RN, BSN, CNLCP

Andrea Nebel, born and raised in Switzerland, received her nursing degree in 1995. She started her career at the University Hospital of Zürich. She has been holding various clinical, educational and management positions within her 25 years of experience. After six years as a practicing Nurse Life Care Planner and Case Manager she founded the company Andrea Nebel Nurse Life Care Planning in 2020.

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Erin OConnell

Past President

MSN, MBA, RN, CNL, MSCC, CCN, CNLCP®

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.

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Richard Bays

Secretary

JD, MBA, RN, LNCC

Mr. Bays has served in numerous capacities in the healthcare industry ranging from clinical services and operations, healthcare bill & policy analysis, medical- legal consulting for healthcare attorney groups and oversight of accreditation, licensure and regulatory compliance programs.  He specializes in economic aspects of healthcare litigation such as Life Care Plans, accounting and tax considerations, as well as reimbursement issues.

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Penny Cates

Treasurer

BSN, RN, MSCC, CLCP, CNLCP®, LNCC, CCM

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.