Mentor's Corner

Q & A with ANI Emerging Leader Past Mentors

New Publication: ANI Emerging Leader Mentor Guidelines


2016 Mentors:

Mollie Cummins, PhD, RN, FAAN

Janice Kelly, MS, RN-BC

Michelle Troseth, RN, MSN, DPNAP, FAAN

Susan Hull, RN, MSN


2014 Mentors:
Susan Hull, MSN, RN
Catherine Ivory, PhD, RN-BC,
Michelle Troseth, RN, MSN, DPNAP, FAAN
Judith Warren, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN, FACMI


2012 Mentors:

Dana Alexander, RN, MSN, MBA, FAAN

Susan Hull, MSN, RN

Jacqueline Moss, PhD, RN, FAAN

Joyce Sensmeier, MS, RN-BC, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, FAAN


2010 Mentors:

Carol Petersen RN-BC, BSN, MAOM, CNOR

Bonnie Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI‎

ANI Emerging Leader Program

  • We have developed a program for emerging leaders in nursing informatics to involve them in a 2 year program to serve nursing informatics practice and policy
  • The program enhances leadership skills & competencies in communication & networking, strategic planning, negotiation& persuasion and leading & managing change
  • Each candidate goes through a rigorous nomination process and is paired with two mentors
  • The ultimate goal of the program is to develop an individual capable of leading an informatics‐related organization

Public Relations Corner

2016 ANI Emerging Leader Applications is now closed

ANI will select two individuals to participate in the program. Components of the program include attending the ANI Governing Director meetings, participating at the AMIA Annual Symposium and the HIMSS Annual Conference, and completing a leadership project.

The selected individuals are paired with a mentor for dialogue and coaching during the two-year program. Mentors are selected by a sub-set of the ANI Governing Directors based on the proposed leadership project and will provide feedback and guidance throughout the program.

Download the program description, eligibility requirements, application information and selection criteria

Download the application

2018 Applications will open Fall 2017

Send completed applications to Karen Greenwood (

Applications will be reviewed in November & December -- Applicants will be notified of program status in January 2018

Previous ANI Emerging Leaders

   •  Sarah A. Collins, RN, PhD | Nurse Informatician Researcher | Partners Healthcare Systems

   •  Audrey Hirsch, RN-BC, FNP | Healthcare Informaticist | Richmond Veterans Affairs

   •  Ellen Makar MSN, RN-BC, CPHIMS, CCM, CENP | Senior Policy Advisor | US Dept. of Health and Human Services, ONC Office of Consumer eHealth

   •  Rebecca Schnall, RN, MPH, PhD | Assistant Professor of Nursing | Columbia University School of Nursing

   •  Victoria Tiase, RN, MA | Director of Informatics Strategy | NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

   •  Olivia Vélez, RN, MPH, PhD | Executive Director | HealthEnabled