About NCNA

NCNA Leadership

The North Carolina Nurses Association is led by a Board of Directors elected by the membership and consisting of three Executive Committee members, four Members at Large, and the Chair of the Commission on Advanced Practice Nursing. This Board set the strategic direction of the organization and set priorities and policy, which are then implemented in partnership with a staff led by Tina Gordon, MPA, CAE, FACHE, who serves as NCNA’s Chief Executive Officer.

Board of Directors for 2019-2021

(October 2019 through October 2021)

Executive Committee

Dennis Taylor, NCNA President

Dennis A. Taylor, RN, DNP, PhD, ACNP-BC, FCCM
of Lexington


Meka Douthit EL, NCNA President-Elect

Meka Douthit EL, DNP, RN, NE-BC
of Winston-Salem


Ryan Lewis, NCNA Secretary/Treasurer

Ryan Lewis, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
of Apex


Members at Large

Albert Anderson, Jr., Member at Large

Albert Anderson, Jr., PhD, MBA, RN, CCRN, NE-BC
of Winterville


Bonnie Davis Meadows, Member at Large

Bonnie Davis Meadows, MSN, RN
of Belmont


Ashley Sholar, Member at Large

Ashley Sholar, BSN-RN, MBA
of Wallace


Holly Wei, Member at Large

Holly Wei, PhD, RN
of Chapel Hill


Cathleen Wheatley, Member at Large

Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP
of Winston-Salem


Tomika Williams, Member at Large

Tomika M. Williams, PhD, AGPCNP-C, CDP, RN
of Greensboro


Commission Chair

Carrie Palmer, Chair, NCNA Commission on Advanced Practice Nursing

Commission on Advanced Practice Nursing (CAPN)
Carrie Palmer, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CDE
of Cary