Nancy MacRae, MS, Named Executive Director of the Emergency Nurses Association

July 25, 2016 News
DES PLAINES, Ill. (July 25, 2016) – The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced Nancy MacRae, MS, has been named Executive Director of the largest global professional association of emergency nurses. MacRae will provide strategic leadership to ENA, its staff, and the ENA Foundation through a collaborative partnership with the Board of Directors to ensure the organization achieves its mission, vision and objectives.
MacRae has more than 30 years of healthcare association management experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Governance and Operations at the American College of Chest Physicians. Prior to that she spent 20 years at the American Medical Association.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nancy to ENA. Her experience in governance, operations, strategy development, advocacy, human resources and business development will be of great value to ENA,” said ENA President Kathleen E. Carlson, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN. “Her strong affinity for the mission of ENA will no doubt take the organization to new heights.”
“I am confident that serving as a partner with the Board, I can make an impact in helping ENA build on its strong history to continue delivering results into the future,” MacRae said.
ENA engaged in an extensive national search conducted by Association Strategies, Inc. headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.

About the Emergency Nurses Association

The Emergency Nurses Association is the premier professional nursing association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community. With more than 50,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines, and guides emergency healthcare public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at

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