Chris Dellinger, MBA, BSN, RN, FAEN, is the president-elect of the Emergency Nurses Association. She is in her fourth year on the board.

Dellinger has spent nearly her entire career in emergency nursing as a staff nurse, charge nurse, coordinator, trauma services manager and state trauma surveyor. She is currently the director of trauma services and specialty care services. 

Dellinger has served in various roles within ENA at the local, state and national levels, including many years as the West Virginia ENA State Council president and the state’s pediatric chairperson. Dellinger has served as an instructor and faculty for TNCC and ENPC, ENA’s premier courses. She has been part of ENA’s Course Administrative Faculty Committee and the Conference Education Planning Committee. Dellinger was instrumental in partnering with her state ACEP physician group to hold an annual summit. She is the immediate past president of the Mountain State Trauma and Injury Prevention Coalition and is the appointed registered nurse to the State Medical Review Committee. 

She was chosen as the 2016 Leader of the Year at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center and is a Fellow in the Academy of Emergency Nursing. 

Dellinger earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from West Virginia University at Parkersburg in 2008 and later went on to complete her MBA with an emphasis in Health Care Administration from Salem University in 2017.

With her willingness to make critical decisions, Dellinger continues to be dedicated to ENA’s mission and commitment to care by promoting the tools to make the clinical practice safer, while protecting the emergency nurse, their patients and their families. 

Term as President-Elect: January 2023-December 2023
Term as Secretary/Treasurer: January 2022-December 2022
Term as Director: January 2020-December 2022

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