The Dr. Anne Thomas Memorial Fund will support theNONPF Leadership Mentor Program, which was established to help develop junior faculty leaders and to provide career and leadership development opportunities for academic Nurse Practitioner educators.
With Anne's family, NONPF established this fund. They are extremely grateful for your support. Your generosity will enable Anne’s work educating the next generation of nurse practitioner to continue.
Please keep Anne’s family, Eric, Nathan, Lauren, and Alyssa Joyal and Bob Patterer, in your thoughts as they go through this difficult time
On behalf of the NONPF staff, CEO and Board of Directors, we all wish to recognize Dr. Thomas' continued dedication and support of academic nursing leadership. During her time as NONPF president (2016-18), Dr. Thomas was a huge proponent of mentoring junior faculty and graciously provided assistance, whenever asked, to both NONPF and many other nursing organizations across the country.
A member of NONPF since 1993, Anne graciously provided leadership in the revision of the NP training and an advocated for competencies education. She was frequently sought after for her curriculum and strategic planning expertise. In addition to her service at NONPF, her professional work also includes engagement and leadership with ANCC, AACN, and CCNE. As an adult/gerontological nurse practitioner for over 30 years, Dr. Thomas has worked in rural, long-term care, occupational, and mental health care settings. She held academic leadership positions at several universities and was the director for Research Nursing within the Medical Oncology Research Clinical Unit at the National Cancer Institute and the Director of the Health Promotion Laboratory at the National Institute for Nursing Research. In recognition of her leadership and sustained commitment to NP education and practice, she received was named a Fellow in AANP in 2012. Dr. Thomas earned her BSN and MSN from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Ph.D. in Nursing from Texas Women’s University.