State Chapters

State Leaders

State leaders assist the AALNA board in advising assisted living nurses about local issues. State leaders are available to AALNA nurses on a state level, and function as a resource or networking source. The AALNA national office supports state leaders by researching and addressing issues that are raised at the state level, and providing assistance clarifying regulations and policy decisions.

States with active state leaders include:

Alaska: Cheri Hutchins Texas: Barbara Bierstad Oregon: Raeann Voorhies
Minnesota: Deb Kurz California: Bobby Potter Wisconsin: Deb Harris
Tennessee: Kandice Alcorn Maryland: Deb Hansen Kansas: Joy Dukart

State Chapters

Strong and successful state chapters are critical to advancing AALNA’s mission. State chapters are actively involved in state and local issues important to assisted living nurses, which include regulatory activities, policy decisions, and advocating for quality resident care. The AALNA national office support its state chapters by making funds available to help form new chapters, and providing insurance coverage for state chapter officers.

States with active state chapters currently include:



Terri Berrigan, LPN







Arizona Chapter News



Dawn Shourt, RN

Vice President

Mary Ann Ruiz, RN


Margo Kunze, RN CALA




Donna Crivaro, RN C-AL


Sherri Pitzer, LPN C-AL





Florida Chapter News