American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Executive Director Dr. Judith Dempster Announces Retirement

    AUSTIN, Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Judith Dempster, DNSc,
 FNP, FAANP has announced her retirement from the American Academy of Nurse
 Practitioners (AANP) following 12 years of service as the first executive
 director of the organization. During her tenure that began in 1996, Dr.
 Dempster has worked to position AANP as the largest and only full-service
 national professional membership organization for NPs of all specialties.
 Also the executive director of the AANP Foundation, she will remain in that
 role through 2009.
 
     "My years at AANP have been challenging and rewarding. It has been a
 true pleasure to help the organization grow and flourish. AANP is strong
 and well positioned to advocate for NPs. I feel the time is right for a
 change and for a new person with fresh ideas to facilitate continuing to
 move AANP to new horizons," said Dempster.
 
     Dee Swanson, MSN, NP-C, FAANP, AANP president, stated, "As the first
 executive director of AANP, Dr. Dempster has worked tirelessly to move the
 organization from a small group of immensely dedicated NPs to the large
 national organization that is today recognized as THE voice for NPs. Under
 her leadership, AANP today truly represents the interests of all NPs."
 
     The Breckenridge Group Executive Search, a national search firm based
 in the Washington, DC area, will work with the AANP Board of Directors to
 conduct a national search for the new executive director. Jon C. "Chris"
 Dowell, Breckenridge Group president, will lead the executive search
 activities. For further information, interested individuals may contact
 Dowell at (703) 437- 8404 or jcdowell@breckgroup.net.
 
     AANP is the oldest, largest and only full-service national professional
 organization for NPs of all specialties. AANP represents the interests of
 approximately 125,000 nurse practitioners and continually advocates for the
 active role of NPs as providers of high-quality, cost-effective and
 personalized healthcare. For more information visit www.aanp.org.
 
 
 

SOURCE American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

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