The Call for 2022 ENA Election Candidates is Now Closed

The Emergency Nurses Association needs passionate, collaborative and diverse leaders to be part of the premier association representing emergency nurses. ENA seeks candidates who represent the association's mission to advance excellence in emergency nursing to serve as leaders. Applications were accepted for the following positions: 

Board of Directors

The ENA Board of Directors provides governance and strategic direction for the association to advance excellence in emergency nursing and ensure ENA is the premier organization for the emergency nursing community worldwide. 

  • 2023 President-Elect (1-year term)
  • 2023 Secretary/Treasurer (1-year term)
  • Two 2023 Directors (3-year term)

Board of Directors Competencies

Nominations and Elections Committee

The ENA Nominations and Elections Committee is responsible for overseeing ENA’s annual election. The committee solicits and mentors potential applicants to ensure a successful candidacy. They are responsible for reviewing applications, vetting candidates, and providing a final slate of qualified candidates to the ENA Board of Directors and membership.

  • Region 2 (3-year term)
  • ENA Past Board Member (3-year term)


Nominations and Elections Committee Competencies

Application Enhancements:

The ENA Nominations and Elections Committee is committed to the ongoing assessment of ENA’s election processes to ensure the association has the best processes in place to identify and develop future leaders to help lead ENA into the future. In alignment with this commitment and best practices, the committee has made the following enhancements to the application and selection processes for the 2022 election cycle:

  • The application will require candidates to submit two letters of recommendation: one from an ENA member and one from a professional reference.
    • Board officers must submit one letter from a professional reference and a second from a sitting ENA Board member with at least one year of shared service.
  • The committee has implemented a scoring rubric for evaluating candidates for placement on the ballot. Candidate vetting will be done based on application materials, competencies, and a formal interview process. Based on the results of this vetting, not all applicants will move forward to the ballot.
  • The committee will formally vet and rank the candidates based on the scoring rubric and present a final slate of candidates to the ENA Board of Directors and membership. This slate will be presented based on the ranking instead of randomized selection. 
Scoring Outline
Completion of application20 points
Interview questions based on the competencies60 points
Candidate video20 points
Total application score100 points


Additional Resources:


Election Key Dates
April 1Call for Nominations Opens
April 29Call for Nominations Closes
May-JulyNominations and Elections Committee Reviews and Scores Applications
August"Meet the Candidates"
Sept. 19
Election Voting Period Opens
Oct. 3
Election Results Announced
 DecemberENA Board of Directors only - Board orientation for newly elected board members

If you have any questions, please contact or call 847.460.4095.

2022 Nominations and Elections Committee

The ENA Nominations and Elections Committee oversees ENA’s annual national election. The committee solicits and mentors potential candidates and reviews national candidate applications. Click here to access the Nominations and Elections Committee regional map.

PowersChairperson Matthew F. Powers, MS, BSN, RN, MICP, CEN, FAEN
ENA Past Board Member



Wheeldon, Tami PhotoTami Wheeldon, BSN, RN, CEN
Region 1 
MillerJulie Miller, BSN, RN, CEN
Region 2 
Coe, Benjamin PhotoBenjamin Coe, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, NHDP-BC, NREMT-P, PCCN, TCRN
Region 3
Gina SloboginGina Slobogin, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC, CEN, PHRN
Region 4
MacMullen, Dawn PhotoDawn MacMullen, RN, CEN
Region 5
Barbara GibsonBarbara Gibson, BSN, RN, CEN
Region 6