Board of Directors

Providing Strategic Vision and Financial Sustainability

AORN’s Board of Directors is responsible for the strategic vision and financial sustainability for the association that influences perioperative nursing practice across the globe.

The national ballot for the Board is determined by an elected Nominating Committee.

AORN Board of Directors

(Top Left) Rebecca K. Vortman, Karen White-Edwards, Megan K. Nolan, William Duffy, Heidi Nanavati, Lisa Bailey, Deborah Marie Ebert; (Bottom Left) Jamie Ridout, Elizabeth Pincus, Vangie Dennis, Darlene Murdock, Nakeisha M. Archer

Board of Directors

Vangie Dennis, MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO


Vangie Dennis is the Assistant Vice President of Perioperative Services at AnMed Health Systems, Anderson, South Carolina.

Elizabeth Pincus, MSN, MBA, RN, ACNS-BC, CNS-CP, CNOR


Elizabeth Pincus is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Stanford Healthcare, Palo Alto, California.

Darlene Murdock, MSN, BBA, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Vice President

Darlene Murdoch is a Clinical Staff Nurse IV, at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas.

Jamie Ridout, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR, CASC, NEA-BC


Jamie Ridout is the Executive Director at Triangle Surgery Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Nakeisha Archer, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC, CNOR, CSSM


Nakeisha M. Archer is the Director of Perioperative Services, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, Texas.

Lisa Bailey, BSN, BS, RN, CNOR

Board Member

Lisa Bailey is a Generalist in Nursing Professional Development at Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, Texas.

William Duffy, RN, MJ, CNOR, FAAN

Board Member

William Duffy is the Program Director for the Nursing and Healthcare Administration Master of Science at Loyola University of Chicago, Illinois.

Deborah Marie Ebert, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CNOR, CCRN-K, CPAN

Board Member

Deborah Marie Ebert is the Associate Vice-President of Perioperative Services at Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

Heidi Nanavati, MSN, CRNP, CNOR

Board Member

Heidi Nanavati is a Nurse Practitioner/RNFA at Idaho Shoulder to Hand Specialists, Boise, Idaho.

Megan Nolan, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Board Member

Megan Nolan is the Director of Nursing and Patient Care Operations Lexington and Needham at Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts

Rebecca Vortman, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC

Board Member

Rebecca K. Vortman is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois.

Karen White-Edwards, BSN, RN, MBA, CNOR

Board Member

Karen White-Edwards is a Professional Development Leader for Perioperative Services Administration, Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas,