2017 Executive Board Nomination
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AANLCP is looking for two dynamic members to fill the following Executive Board positions:



This position is a three year commitment to serving the members of AANLCP as President-elect, President, and Past President. Within this role, you have the ability to support and lead the Executive Board in meeting the mission and working toward the vision of the association. In the first year the President-Elect shall become familiar with the duties of the President and shall perform such duties as may be delegated by the President or the Executive Board. If the President cannot perform duties, the President-Elect can assume that role. The duties of the President-Elect include but are not limited to: tracking any proposed changes to the Bylaws then submits them to the Operations Manager to notify membership prior to the Annual Meeting or prior to the printing of the ballot if used, tracking any changes to the Association Policies and Procedures and provides an updated copy to the Operations Manager to be secured at the Association Headquarters, updates the Bylaws document after the election and provides a copy to the Operations Manager to be secured at the Association Headquarters, and submits an update to the AANLCP Newsletter Editor reporting news and announcements for publication.


Current candidates running for this position are listed below:





Dawn Cook has been a Registered Nurse since 1979 when she graduated as the Valedictorian of her Nursing class in Victoria, British Columbia. She has worked in Home Care and Acute Hospital facilities for over 30 years primarily in the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Room and in the Surgical Recovery Room. She has worked as a nurse consultant and  expert witness since 2012.


Dawn has served on the committee for the Journal of Nurse Life Care Planners since 2015 and on the Conference Committee for the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA) and the Executive Forum of Lifetime Nurse Care Planners.


Dawn holds certifications as a Certified Nurse Life Care Planner, Lifetime Nurse Care Planner, Life Care Planner and Forensic Litigation Consultant.


Dawn has been a speaker at annual conferences for the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners, the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, the Executive Forum of Nurse Life Care Planners, the Society of Pain Management Nursing, the International Symposium of Life Care Planners and for the International Transplant Nurse’s Society.  





My name is Erin OConnell, MSN, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CNL, CNLCP and I am seeking your vote as President Elect of the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners. I have worked in the nursing field for over a decade.  My 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. My career has afforded me many diverse experiences and opportunities which have deepened my appreciation and respect for the field of Nurse Life Care Planning.


I’m compelled to continuously learn and stay involved. While I hone my life care planning skills working for myself and subcontracting for others, I also serve as the AANLCP’s research committee chair; I co-developed the research website, and I am currently authoring and co-authoring chapters for the next edition of the Core Curriculum. The research committee’s goal is to enrich and expand resources available for Nurse Life Care Planners; and this is something I support as your Executive Board nominee. 


I also serve as the Education Committee Chair for the West Virginia/Upper Ohio Valley Chapter of the AALNC. During my time as the education chair of this virtual chapter, we have provided multiple educational webinars. Because of the chapter’s educational opportunities and our communication efforts with the nurses in the field, our membership has more than doubled. Also, I have served on the AALNC webinar committee.


I currently work as the clinical nurse leader (CNL) in a long-term care setting while I continue to develop my life care planning practice.  I provide the education and mentoring for the RNs and various support staff. I have developed an online educational series for two of our medical campuses focused on long-term care, rehabilitation, and hospice care.


I see the position of President-Elect as a unique opportunity to lead our group in enhancing education, advancing research, and providing support and opportunity for professional success to all Nurse Life Care Planners.  Achievement in these areas will ultimately lead to our ability to expand trust and confidence across the LCP community and our clients.


Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to serving this group and wonderful community! 






This position is a two year term. The Treasurer is the chief reporting financial officer of the Association. The Treasurer shall also perform any duties as delegated by the President. Specific duties of the treasurer include but are not limited to: preparing and implementing the annual budget, preparing and presenting the annual financial reports and oversight of membership dues collection. Within this role you will have the ability to learn more about the industry, expand your professional network and build lasting friendships. 


Current candidates running for this position are listed below:




I was introduced to AANLCP (“Association”) in June 2014 in Cleveland, OH at the National CMSA Conference. After speaking with members of the Association and learning more about Nurse Life Care Planning, I knew this organization would be a good fit for me. I have been a member of AANLCP since 2014. I have held financial and leadership positions in the past with other organizations. I currently serve on the Finance Committee for one organization and have done so for over 10 years. I am also the current President for another organization. If elected to be on the Board, I will continue to work towards the accomplishment of the Association’s financial goals.





Voting opens August 1, 2017 and will close

promptly at midnight on August 15, 2017!



If you have additional questions for the above candidates or general election inquiries,

please email info@aanlcp.org and we will be happy to assist.


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