Board of Directors

The Alliance Board of Directors is currently comprised of 17 members representing six stakeholder groups: unions, professional associations, U.S.-based foreign-educated professional associations, employers, staffing/placement agencies, and certification and licensure bodies. In addition, the chair is reserved for neutral leadership from outside the industry. The following members currentlyserve on the Alliance Board:


Carol Bellamy, JD

Executive Director

Mukul Bakhshi, JD


Shannon Lederer

Professional Associations

Marc Goldstein, EdD
American Physical Therapy Association

Kathy Harris, MS, RN, FACHE
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)

Elissa Passiment, EdM
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science

Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN (on behalf of Karen Daley)
American Nurses Association  

U.S.-based Foreign-Educated Professional Associations

Sara Gabriel, MSN, MBA, RN
National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA)

Leticia Hermosa
Philippine Nurses Association of America


Terry Bennett, BSN
Johns Hopkins Health System

Samantha Burch, MA (on behalf of Charles Kahn)
Federation of American Hospitals (FAH)

Kathy Harris, MS, RN, FACHE
American Hospital Association (AHA)
(represents AONE & AHA)

Staffing and Placement Agencies

Corazon Bautista
International HealthCare Corporation

Marcia Faller, RN, MSN
O'Grady Peyton International

Shayne Epstein
American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment

Certification and Licensure Bodies

Karen Scipio-Skinner, MSN, RNC
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)

Franklin Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN
CGFNS International

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