AAENP ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND LEADERSHIP CHANGES
SCOTTSDALE, AZ - The American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Wilbeck, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAAN, FAANP has been appointed as Executive Director for AAENP. In the role of Executive Director, Dr. Wilbeck will ensure that AAENP’s mission and strategic plan are supported by ongoing efforts. Having served the organization as the Founding Board Chair, her continued efforts have promoted the Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP) role nationally and internationally to support delivery of high-quality emergency care through education, service, collaboration with partner organizations and advocacy.
Andrea Brooks-Smith, AAENP President, remarked that “AAENP continues to grow at an astonishing rate, both in membership and in the efforts supporting our mission. As such, it was important that we positioned an executive director. Jennifer’s insightful leadership and extensive experience will guide us as we work to advance the Academy. We are honored to have her serve as our executive director.”
To effectively respond to continued challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic and to provide stability in the face of heightened uncertainty, the Board of Directors has approved the following:
- President Andrea Smith-Brooks & Board Chair Amanda Comer will serve an additional one-year term. Their continued leadership until October 2021 allows for longer-term strategic oversight of efforts begun pre-pandemic and provide for additional board stability.
- Wesley Davis has accepted the position of President-Elect vacated by Wilbeck for 2020-2021. Dr. Davis will assume the role of AAENP President October 2021.
A call for additional AAENP Board of Directors is currently open. Appointment of new Directors will occur during the October 2020 transition.