AORN Advocacy Leadership

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." – Margaret Mead

National Legislative Committee

AORN's National Legislative Committee (NLC) serves as the expert and advocacy resource group to support AORN's legislative agenda and public policy initiatives. The NLC works in conjunction with AORN Government Affairs and is made up of a Chair, five regional coordinators, and an AORN Board liaison.

Bonnie P. Vencill RN, CNOR

AORN Board Liaison
Nathalie F. Walker MBA, RN, CNOR

AORN Government Affairs
Amy L. Hader, JD
Director of Government Affairs

Danielle Glover, MPA
Government Affairs Associate

Region 1
Dawn A. Vocke RN,MSN, MBA, CNOR

Region 2
Lady Sue H. Bell BSN, MBA/MHA, RN

Region 3
Karen L. Rustermier BSN,RN,CNOR

Region 4
Ellen Bencken

Region 5
Pat Darnell, MBA, BSN, RN