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  • Welcome Your New Board of Director Members!

    Dear colleagues,

    I am writing to inform you about the outcome of the nomination process that took place this fall. We had two candidates who expressed their interest in serving on the Board of Directors (BOD) for the TN Chapter of ANIA. One candidate applied for the position of President-Elect and the other for the Communication Chair. No one applied for the position of Secretary. Therefore, there was no need to hold an election.

    Please join me in congratulating the new members of the BOD and thanking them for their willingness to serve our organization.

    The new board members will start their 2-year term on January 1st, 2024. They will work closely with the current BODs to ensure a smooth transition. We are also sending out a call for volunteers to fill the vacant position of Secretary. If you are interested in this role or know someone who might be, please let us know.

    President-Elect: Ron Reed, MSN, RN


    I am a former US Navy officer who has pursued a diverse and enriching career in nursing and informatics. I have worked in various roles, from medical receptionist to assistant manager, gaining clinical, administrative, and leadership skills. I have also been involved in clinical informatics since 2003, applying IT solutions to improve healthcare delivery for our staff and patients.

    I am proud to share that I have a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a focus on Clinical Informatics. Since 2013, I have been working at LifePoint Health as a Director of Clinical Informatics. This role has been the most rewarding one in my career so far, as it allows me to use my clinical and informatics skills to improve healthcare outcomes. I have been leading the efforts to optimize electronic health records (EHR) systems, support data-driven decisions, and promote the use of technology in evidence-based practice.

    I have always been passionate about lifelong learning and professional development. I constantly look for opportunities to learn from and contribute to the field of nursing informatics, as well as to mentor others and advance the profession.

    Communications Chair: Brea Bowers, MSN, RN

    Brea Bowers currently serves as an IT Clinical Education Specialist at Regional One Health Hospital in Memphis, TN. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Natural Science at Christian Brothers University. Discovering her passion in Nursing, she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Loewenberg University’s School of Nursing in Memphis. During her time as a graduate student, she received the 50 Leaders of Loewenberg College of Nursing award.

    Brea’s nursing career includes nine years of Nursing experience in patient-centered care, leadership, research, and IT. Brea continues to educate staff members in her current role as an IT Clinical Education Specialist. Her role also includes Project Management support to generate data reports and provide project Go-live support.

    She is an active and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is also a member of National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), Junior League of Memphis, and National Black MBA Association. She also serves as a Youth Advisor at her church, True Fellowship Ministries.

  • Call for Nominations!

    Greetings Tennessee ANIA Members,

    Nominations for next year’s Board of Directors (BOD) are now open!  This is a great opportunity to get involved and share your ideas.  We are looking for a President-Elect, Communication Chair, and Secretary (see below for role descriptions). All positions are two-year terms. Those elected will begin their term on January 1, 2024. 

    All nominees must be full ANIA members (e.g., not Student or Honorary). Self submissions are welcomed. Nominees should include a brief biography with their submission. Send all nominations to aniaoftennessee@gmail.com.

    Nominations are due by November 30, 2023 at 11:59pm. 

    Please reach out if you have any questions. 

    Role Descriptions:

    • TN ANIA President-Elect
      • The TN ANIA President-Elect shall primarily orient to the role and function of the president for the first year of their two-year term. The president-elect shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him or her by the president or by the board. In the absence of the president or in the event of his or her inability or refusal to act, the president-elect shall perform the duties of the president and, when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions upon the president.
    • TN ANIA Communications Chair
      • The TN ANIA Communications Chair handles communications to the membership via ANIA connect, monitors chapter emails, and may assist with digital registrations or other tasks associated with digital platforms and TN ANIA social media accounts.
    • TN ANIA Secretary
      • The TN ANIA Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the members and of the BOD; see that all notices are given in accordance with the ANIA bylaws or as required by law; and in general, perform all duties of the secretary and such other duties as required.

    Elections will be held virtually. Window for voting will open on December 1, 2023 and remain open until December 15, 2023 at 11:59pm. 

    Members will receive a REDCap survey link via the email listed on your ANIA membership on the day the election window opens.

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    Cindy Phipps, MSN, RN, NI-BC

    President, TN Chapter of ANIA

    Email : aniaoftennessee@gmail.com


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