PA-AC Leadership

The PA-AC Advisory Board comprises senior leaders who represent both private and public organizations. These leaders have the resources, expertise and dedication to advance the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) “Future of Nursing” report in Pennsylvania.

The Advisory Board provides general direction and oversight for the planning, implementation and assessment of the ongoing work and effectiveness of the coalition; it also includes standing committees, such as Finance and Governance.

The PA-AC Executive Committee establishes the coalition's strategic and operational policies. It consists of a Chair, Nursing Co-Lead, Non-Nursing Co-Lead, Finance Chair, Governance Chair and Secretary.

Executive Committee


Paula Milone-Nuzzo

Nursing Co-Lead Representative

Tine Hansen-Turton

Non-Nursing Co-Lead Representative

Michael Becker


Joseph Napolitano


Susan Robel


Sandra McAnallen

Executive Director

Sarah Hexem

Advisory Board

Member Organization Representative


William White

Convenient Care Association

Nate Bronstein

Excela Health

Helen Burns

Geisinger Health System

Susan Robel

Hospital Association of Pennsylvania

Barbara Wadsworth

Independence Blue Cross Foundation

Heather Falck and Lorina Marshall-Blake


Michael Becker

National Association of Hispanic Nurses- Philadelphia Chapter

Valerie Caraballo

National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Tine Hansen-Turton

PA Academic Progression in Nursing

Debbie Rahn and Patty Knecht 

Penn State College of Nursing

Paula Milone-Nuzzo

Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners

Lorraine Bock

Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders

Susan Hoolahan

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority

Christina Hunt

Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

Christine Alichnie

SEIU Healthcare PA

Zach Zobrist

Student Nurses Association of PA

Marcus Henderson

The Dorothy Rider Pool Health Care Trust

Joseph Napolitano

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Nancy Hodgson and Lisa Lewis

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Barbara Todd

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Jackie Dunbar-Jacob


Holly Lorenz

UPMC Health Plan

Sandra McAnallen
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