NCANA Leadership Fellows

A Leadership Fellow is a motivated learner with a strong desire to enhance their leadership skills as a healthcare professional and NCANA member.  The CRNAs selected for the NCANA’s 8th annual class in the North Carolina Nurses Association (NCNA) Leadership Academy and will receive a scholarship valued at $5,000 to complete the program.   Deadline to apply November 17, 2023.

2024 NCANA Leadership Fellows Application
2024 NCANA hold harmless agreement
2024 NCANA fellow recommendation form 

The Leadership Academy has become one of NCNA’s most popular and successful programs, consisting of a series of workshops that prompt participants to consider how leadership happens and what perils and possibilities are present as nurses lead themselves, others, and the community. The program empowers nurses to think outside the box; improve their skills as communicators and advocates in professional, civic, and community arenas; and learn how to better lead Nursing Forward®!

Participants will be required to attend all the following Leadership Academy sessions: 

  • Orientation Conference Call: February 26, 2024 @ 12:00 pm
  • Retreat One: April 4-5, 2024 – Winston Salem, NC
  • Retreat Two: June 13-14, 2024 – Beaufort, NC
  • Retreat Three: August 8-9, 2024 – Chapel Hill, NC
  • NCNA Annual Convention: September 19-20, 2024 – Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa, Concord, NC

2023 Class:
Douglas Phillips
Emily McClanahan Funk
Kara Timmons
Stacey L Schlesinger

2022 Class:
Sherry Bernardo
Stephanie Brogdon

Jessica Metzler
Tara Shumard 

2021 Class:
Bill Cobb
Lynn Harris
Jennise Kelson
Matthew Newton
Denise Tola
Patricia Wadford

2019 Class:
Laura Lambert
Nicole Mock
Amy Newton
James (Jim) Reed
Angela Robertson
Patricia (Trish) Tuttle

2018 Class:
Timothy Bristle
Georgia Gray
Jimmy Kimball, Jr.
Megan Lazur
Aaron Lemmon
Elena Meadows
Laura Niday
Robert Segars
Nancy Shedlick
Linda Stone

2017 Class:
Courtney Brown
Lisa Cummings
Deborah Flaherty
Lisa Mileto
Sherry Owens
April Schmidt
Kenneth Thompson

2016 Class:
Jay Annis
Christine Bazik
Shawn Collins
Megan Conner
Michelle Damery
Ida Goodnight
Clifford Gonzales
Susan Kunsman
Jerod Schell