DNS Leadership

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Executive Committee

The DNS DPG Executive Committee consists of eight voting positions. All officers are elected unless otherwise noted and serve the same term as Academy leaders (June 1 – May 31). Click on each position to learn more about our leaders! For more information see the “Guiding Principles" section of the website.

Chair: Emily Schwartz
Immediate Past Chair: Lauren Probstfeld
Chair-Elect: Nikki Kendrick
Treasurer: Valaree Williams
Secretary: Renee Walker
Director of Nominations: Turner Sanderson
Director of Communications and Marketing: Rachel Geosits
Director of Professional and Product Development: Shelby Yaceczko 
House of Delegates Representative: Kristen Quisenberry
IDEA Director: Ashley Pena Elsbernd
*Student Coordinator: Chun Sui Chua "Chua"

*Appointed position

Coordinating Cabinet

The DNS DPG Coordinating Cabinet consists of non-elected/non-voting positions. All officers serve the same term as Academy leaders (June 1 - May 31) and serve as the chairperson for the committee within DNS. Volunteer opportunities exist for most of these committees. Contact our membership coordinator for more information.

Policy & Advocacy Leader: Kelly Kinnare
Membership Coordinator: Beth Peterson
Director of Nominations-Elect: Hannah Carey
Research Coordinator: Sharon Foley
Item Writer Leads: Arlene Escuro and Stacey McCray
Writers Mentor Program Coordinator: Becky Brody
Website Coordinator: Jennifer Sporay
Social Media Coordinators: Amy Sheehan and Colleen Tsarnas
Webinar Coordinator: Courtney Shortridge
Sponsorship Coordinator and elect: Michaelann Hahn and Stephanie Send
Symposium Coordinator:
 Dan Frazier
Career Mentoring Program Coordinator: Christan Bury
Journal Club Coordinator: Kelly Roehl

People who help keep us organized and on the right track!

Executive Coordinator: Stephanie Dobak
Podcast Coordinator: Christina Rollins
YouTube Coordinator: Lauren Chan
Support Line Editor: Heather Stanner
APR Residency Director: Andrea Jevenn
Academy DPG Relations Manager: Elise Fette

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