NONPF Nominating Committee
NONPF's Annual Nominating Committee is responsible for preparing an annual slate of nominees for the NONPF election, as well as overseeing the annual election. Key activities include:
- Developing candidate eligibility criteria;
- Identifying candidates & soliciting nominations for Board vacancies;
- Overseeing the election process
The Nominating Committee is composed of four persons elected by the membership for a term of two years with two members being elected each year. The member with the highest votes will be chair of the committee in the second year of her/his term.
Please see below for the 2019 NONPF Nominating Committee.
Andrea Wolf, DNP, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, PMHCNS-B
Member, 2020 - 2022 | Email
Dr. Wolf has contributed to the advancement of the profession through her leadership positions at academic institutions and during her 15 years as a member of NONPF. She served first as Co-Chair, then as Chair of the Curricular Leadership Committee and, more recently, as a Board of Directors Member-at-Large for two consecutive terms. In these positions, she had the opportunity to contribute to the revision of the Adult Primary Care NP Competencies, the NP Core Competencies with Content, and the NP Core Competency Toolkit. These experiences have enabled Dr. Wolf to collaborate with NONPF members across the nation. As an educator, she has developed curricula for both MSN and DNP programs and served as Director/Coordinator for FNP and ANP tracks at local colleges and universities. Dr. Wolf's 34 years of NP practice experience and her active participation in NONPF activities has prepared her for a position on the Nominating Committee.
Stephanie Wynn, DNP, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, COI
Member, 2020 - 2022 | Email
My professional accomplishments are congruent with the mission, vision, and values of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. To build a strong and diverse nursing workforce, I have served in several leadership positions related to soliciting appointments from individuals in various organizations. Recently, I ended a term on a national nursing organization’s nominating committee. In another organization, I served on its nominating committee. As an elected member of both committees, I assisted in securing candidates for a ballot and presented a slate of qualified, acceptable candidates to the executive board and to the membership for a vote. In the honor society of nursing, I served as the Leadership Succession Chair. In this elected role, I was responsible for the development of members in administrative roles, selection of nominees for chapter leadership, preparation of the election ballot, and the notification of election results to all candidates. Inside of NONPF, I have served as an abstract reviewer and moderator. As I have several publications, presentations, and grants with a focus on promoting high-quality, innovative education to nurse practitioners, I have the attributes to identify leaders to accomplish NONPF’s goals. I am guided by values that promote healing, respect everyone, affirm the individuality of all, and embrace transformation in health care.
Ragan Johnson, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE
Member, 2019 - 2021 | Email
Dr. Ragan Johnson is a clinical assistant professor at Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON). Dr. Johnson obtained her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Doctor of Nursing Practice with public health specialty from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. She has worked as an FNP serving rural, urban, and veteran populations. In her faculty role, Dr. Johnson is a certified nurse educator serving as a faculty member in the MSN program and in the academic partnership between DUSON and the Durham VA. This partnership provides a primary care nurse practitioner residency within the VA health system. Through this partnership, Dr. Johnson has a faculty practice at the VA. Dr. Johnson also serves on the NONPF preceptor committee. Dr. Johnson’s interests are clinical preparedness of advanced practice students, reducing health disparities, and sexual health promotion.
Susan J. Bulfin, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Member, 2019 - 2021 | Email
Dr. Bulfin’s experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner for over 37 years has informed her involvement in DNP program planning and development. Her educational background includes University of Florida (BSN), Emory University (MSN), and the Medical College of Georgia (DNP). With over 15 years as an NP educator, her recent positions as Director of the DNP Programs at Florida Atlantic University and previously at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia, have provided her with knowledge about compelling issues around nurse practitioner education. Sponsored by the Medical College of Georgia, she attended the National Human Genome Research Institute Genomics Short Course at the National Institute of Health and has been invited as a guest lecturer on genomics for nurse practitioners in Georgia. Dr. Bulfin has worked with NP faculty nationally through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and NONPF in planning programs and conference activities to promote excellence in didactic and clinical instruction. Through her work with the CDC and the Institute for Health Care Improvement, she is interested in improvement science as a guiding framework for nurse practitioners to enhance health outcomes. She currently serves as project director and coordinator for two Health and Human Services Research Administration (HRSA) awards aimed at preparing nurse practitioners for employment in underserved settings. She maintains current NP practice in employee health and her research focuses on caring-based models of health care delivery, PhD and DNP collaboration and creating strong academic-practice partnerships for meaningful NP clinical education.