Sections & Committees

TAANA Sections

Chapter Presidents Council

This Chapter Presidents’ Council¬†is available for TAANA chapter presidents.

Chair: Marc Meyer
Board Liaison: Susan Matt


Promotes core legal education in nursing programs, awareness of the unique role and function of the nurse attorney in nursing education, and acceptance in the academic community of the Juris Doctor as a terminal degree in nursing education.

Chair: JoAnn Klaassen
Board Liaison: Katherine Anselmi

Health Law and Compliance

Provides resources, education, and leadership in these areas by making resources available in the form of publications, offering educational programs on “hot topics” in health law, and creating a network of leaders in the field of health law and compliance.

Chair: Kathleen Hessler
Board Liaison:
Ronnie McKinnon

Legal Nurse Consulting

Provides resources, education, and networking opportunities for legal nurse consultants.

Chair: Ronda Wyomic
Board Liaison: Paula Henry


Open to members who practice plaintiff or defense litigation and deals with litigation practice issues such as discovery, depositions, experts, and trials.

Chair: Lisa Lilly
Board Liaison: Karen Halpern

Student and New Graduate

Open to any nurse attending law school or lawyer attending nursing school. Provides for mentorship with TAANA members and networking opportunities with other aspiring nurse attorneys.

Board Liaison: Kim Cleveland

TAANA Committees


The Archives Committee coordinates a collection of TAANA correspondence, publications, papers and reports, financial records, meeting minutes, newspaper clippings, videocassettes and audiocassettes at the Burns Library – Boston College, Massachusetts.

Chair: Trudi Kiaunis
Board Liaison: Carolyn Dolan

Conference Planning

The Conference Planning Committee collaborates with staff to plan national meetings and educational programs.

Chair: Paula Henry


Focuses on retention and new member development..

Chair: Paula Henry

Nominations & Elections

Prepares slate of candidates for Board of Directors, conducts the election process.

Chair: Paula Henry