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

Patricia Pittman, PhD
The George Washington University


Shannon Lederer
Term Ends: October 2014

Professional Associations

Marc Goldstein, EdD
American Physical Therapy Association
Term Ends: October 2015

Kathy Harris, MS, RN, FACHE
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
Term Ends: October 2014

Elissa Passiment, EdM
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science
Term Ends: October 2014

Cheryl Peterson, MSN, RN (on behalf of Karen Daley)
American Nurses Association
Term Ends: October 2016  

U.S.-based Foreign-Educated Professional Associations

Sara Gabriel, MSN, MBA, RN
National Association of Indian Nurses of America (NAINA)
Term Ends: October 2014

Victoria Navarro
Philippine Nurses Association of America
Term Ends: October 2016


Terry Bennett, BSN
Johns Hopkins Health System
Term Ends: October 2015

Samantha Burch, MA (on behalf of Charles Kahn)
Federation of American Hospitals (FAH)
Term Ends: October 2014

Kathy Harris, MS, RN, FACHE
American Hospital Association (AHA)
Term Ends: October 2016
(represents AONE & AHA)

Staffing and Placement Agencies

Corazon Bautista
International HealthCare Corporation
Term Ends: October 2015

Marcia Faller, RN, MSN
O'Grady Peyton International
Term Ends: October 2014

Shayne Epstein
American Association of International Healthcare Recruitment
Term Ends: October 2016

Certification and Licensure Bodies

Karen Scipio-Skinner, MSN, RNC
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
Term Ends: October 2016 

Franklin Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN
CGFNS International
Term Ends: October 2014

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