New deadline for education session proposals for AORN International Surgical Conference & Expo 2017 is June 6, 2016. Learn More

Nominating and Leadership Development Committee

The responsibilities of the Nominating Leadership and Development Committee (NLDC) are to solicit and receive nominations for potential candidates for all elected positions, prepare and present a slate of candidates to serve for all elected positions, and establish effective processes for the development of members to serve in leadership roles at all levels of the Association.

The Nominating and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) consists of five members. Three members are elected in the even numbered years and two in the odd numbered years, each serving for a term of two years.  The immediate past President will automatically become a non-voting member of the committee for a term of one year following the term of office as President.


  • Kristy Wheeler, BSN, RN, CNOR


  • Ruben Barrios, MSN, Ed., BSN, RN, CNOR
  • Cheryl Langford, MSN, RN, CNOR
  • Brandy Miller, MHA, MSN, RN, CNOR
  • Kristy Simmons, MSN, RN, CNOR


  • Renae N. Battié, MN, RN, CNOR

2016 Volunteer Leadership Academy - The Power of You

The 2016 AORN Volunteer Leadership Academy is set for May 20-21, 2016 at AORN Headquarters in Denver, CO. This 2-day event includes workshops and networking with colleagues and AORN's Board of Directors.

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Interested in a Position of Leadership?

The NLDC supports the vision of the association by identifying future leaders and supporting their professional development.