Jack Rodgers MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, EMT-P, FAEN, is in his first year as a member of the Emergency Nurses Association Board of Directors.

Rodgers, a 2005 graduate of Columbus State University’s nursing program, left an award-winning journalism career to pursue his passion for health care. After a decade of serving his community as a paramedic, he jumped into nursing with the goal of landing in emergency medicine. That path has involved clinical bedside care, charge nursing, staff education and departmental leadership. He currently serves as the director of emergency services and community trauma for the three emergency departments at Piedmont Columbus Regional in Columbus, Georgia.

Rodgers has been a member of the Emergency Nurses Association since 2007. He quickly got involved by helping to re-establish a local chapter in his area and then serving as the group’s first president. Since that time, he’s also served two terms as Georgia ENA State Council president. At the national level, Rodgers serves as ENPC faculty and a TNCC Course Director. He’s participated on a trio of national committees, most recently serving as chair of the organization’s Conference Education Planning Committee in 2016. Rodgers has presented on a number of topics on the local, state, regional and national level.

Because of his work’s substantial and enduring contributions to clinical emergency nursing education, Rodgers was inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing in October 2019.

Term as Director: January 2022-December 2024

To reach Jack, please contact him at jack.rodgers@board.ena.org.