2023 ENA President Terry Foster to Focus on Inspiration

January 3, 2023 Board of Directors

52nd Emergency Nurses Association president to start his term.


SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Jan. 3, 2023) – Emergency nursing is all Terry Foster, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, TCRN, FAEN, knows. He started volunteering in an emergency department at 14 years old, then started his ED career as an LPN at 19.

He is currently a critical-care clinical nurse specialist in the emergency department at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, a Magnet-designated hospital, in northern Kentucky. Previously, he has had a variety of positions, including volunteer, ward clerk, LPN, staff nurse, charge nurse, critical-care instructor, clinical director and night supervisor at both the Mercy Hospitals of Cincinnati, Ohio, and at St. Elizabeth.

“I am extremely honored to serve as the 2023 ENA president. What I love about ENA is that it is member focused. I’m a working bedside nurse like them and I want members to know that I am available to them and listen to see how I can best help them,” said Foster. “I hope to help our members find what inspires them as an ED nurse – whether that’s through classes that ENA offers, ENA’s annual conference, the ENA CONNECT community or the camaraderie with other members.”

Foster joined ENA in the 1980s and is in fifth year on the ENA Board of Directors, but his involvement doesn’t stop there. He served as his local chapter president twice and on the nominations and elections committee twice. He is a recipient of the Judith C. Kelleher Award, has received the ENA Lifetime Achievement Award and is a Fellow of the Academy of Emergency Nursing.

After preparing as President-elect last year, Foster is ready to take on the 2023 Emergency Nurses Association president role.

The 2023 Board of Directors includes:

President: Terry Foster, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, TCRN, FAEN, of Kentucky

President-elect: Chris Dellinger, MBA, BSN, RN, FAEN, of West Virginia

Secretary/Treasurer: Ryan Oglesby, PhD, MHA, RN, CEN, CFRN, NEA-BC, of Florida

Immediate Past President: Jennifer Schmitz, MSN, EMT-P, CEN, CPEN, CNML, FNP-C, NE-BC, of Maine


  • Dustin Bass, MHA, BSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC, of North Carolina
  • Joop Breuer, RN, FAEN, of the Netherlands
  • Steven Jewell, BSN, RN, of Texas
  • Chris Parker, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CNL, NRP, TCRN, of Virginia
  • Cheryl Randolph, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, FNP-BC, TCRN, FAEN, of California
  • Jack Rodgers, MBA, BSN, RN, EMT-P, CEN, FAEN, of Georgia
  • Rachael Smith, MSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, CPEN, CNE, TCRN, of Connecticut

Emerging Professional Liaison: Nisreen Atta, MSN, RN, of Wisconsin

Chief Executive Officer: Nancy MacRae, MS, of Illinois


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 50,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops industry-leading practice standards and guidelines and guides emergency health care public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care, disaster preparedness, and all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is available at www.ena.org.