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Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama

Slate of Officers for Your Consideration - 2013 to 2015

Posted over 4 years ago by Joy Deupree

I am extremely pleased to report that the Nominations Committee has worked very hard to establish a wonderful, strong, dedicated group of NPAA officers who have agreed to serve in each respective office for 2013-2015.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the other committee:
  • Barbie Cleino from West Alabama NP Association (Tuscaloosa area)
  • Michael Bowen, from Central Alabama NP Association (Birmingham)
  • Hollie Crutchfield from Wiregrass NP Association (Dothan) and
  • Eric A McCraney from the Bay Area NP Association (Mobile)

Thank you all for all the hardwork that you committed to provide NPAA with a strong group of leaders for the next two years!!!

This slate of officers will be voted on AFTER the Annual Conference because the bylaws revisions must first be approved to change and add some of the new officers that are named below and to allow us to vote via the online format. As you may recall, nominations were sought and open for approximately 2 months. Nominations have now closed. If you have any comments/questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at: Terry Watkins at

Your slate of officers is as follows:

  • Susan Alexander, DNP, CRNP from North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association
VP for Community Affairs:
  • Nancy Turnham, DNP, CRNP from Wiregrass Nurse Practitioner Association
VP for Membership:
  • D’Ann Wilson Somerall, DNP, CRNP from Central Alabama Advanced Practice Association
VP for Policy:
  • Amy Wybenga, MSN, CRNP from River Region Nurse Practitioner Association
VP for Reimbursement Issues:
  • Tim Byrum, MSN, CRNP from North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association
  • Amy Brooks, DNP, APRN-BC Birmingham, AL
  • William (Billy) Smith, MSN, CRNP Central Alabama Nurse Practitioners Association
At Large Representative:
  • Chase Thomas, MSN, CRNP from Anniston, AL
Past President:
  • Joy Deupree, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC; Central Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association

If you have any comments/questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

I along with the rest of the Nominations committee wish to take all whvero have agreed to serve and appreciate all of the input, nominations, and comments provided to us as we sought to provide you with the very best slate of officers to lead us into the future!

Terry Watkins, Chair of the Nominations Committee of River Region NP Association (Montgomery)