Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Nurse Professional Advisory Committee

Federal Nursing Service Council

Federal Nurse Service Council LogoThe Federal Nursing Service Council (FNSC) was organized in 1943 during the height of World War II to provide a means for easy exchange of information, provide mutual assistance in the consideration of nursing issues, and formulate recommendations regarding federal nursing.1  Originally composed of the Federal Nursing Chiefs, the Chief Nurse of the American Red Cross quickly joined the council.  In 1996, FNSC was expanded to include the Reserve and Guard components of the military nursing services and in 2010 the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Graduate School of Nursing became part of the Council.

Today, the FNSC is a united federal nursing leadership team poised to address tomorrow’s health challenges today. The Council seeks to enhance and strengthen its constituencies; to collaborate and enrich the environment for Federal nurses and those entrusted to their care; and to advance and explore professional issues and leadership. The Council membership consists of U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, including Guard and Reserve, Public Health Corps, American Red Cross, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Graduate School of Nursing.

The Council represents over 125,000 nurses with a beneficiary population exceeding 8.5 million. Military nursing, in particular, is a unique segment of public health and as such is sometimes confronted with issues that are not prevalent in the civilian sector. FNSC is a forum to address nursing issues which are uniquely tied to caring for the military member and veterans and nursing practice in the context of armed conflict. The inter-service and inter-agency collaboration provided by FNSC allows for the sharing of best practices and for consensus building to promulgate policies of interest to our entire membership. 

1 Vreeland, Ellwynne M., (1950). Fifty Years of Nursing in the Federal Government Nursing Services, American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 50, No. 10, pp 626-631.

MISSION: Bring together Federal Nursing’s collective leadership and expertise to advance and strengthen professional nursing and enhance partnerships among federal agencies and the American Red Cross.

VISION: United to Address Tomorrow’s Health Care Challenges Today.

FNSC Mission and Vision

STRATEGIC PRINCIPLES & VALUES

 The FNSC is committed to:

Recognize the impact of ethical practice has on patient safety and the quality of care. 

Influence health delivery systems to eliminate preventable harm.

Use and disseminate evidence-based practice principles to create more effective, efficient, and safer healthcare environments.

Optimize healthcare outcomes through interprofessional practice.

Guide and disseminating policy through the translation of education and research.

Ensure a collaborative and integrated nursing and other health professional response to advance quality health and wellness through partnerships.

Influence the nursing leadership continuum.

Values:       Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality, Leadership, Courage, Innovation, Stewardship


2017-2020 STRATEGIC GOALS:

Strengthen nursing leadership to drive positive change in health and health policy.
Improve access, quality, and safety to health and healthcare.
Enhance partnerships to support readiness, skill sustainment, and inter/intra professional collaboration.

Army (Chair)

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BG Jack M. Davis (Chair)

Chief, Army Nurse Corps

Commanding General

Regional Health Command Pacific

USA MEDCOM

Joint Base Lewis McCord, WA  

Office: (253) 967-8447

DSN: 357-8447

Email: jack.m.davis14.mil@mail.mil 

 

COL Lozay Foots III  RN, MS, FACHE

Deputy Chief, Army Nurse Corps

Defense Health Headquarters 

Falls Church, VA

Office: (703) 681-3045/8012

DSN:  N/A

Email:  Lozay.foots5.mil@mail.mil

Navy

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RDML Cynthia A. Kuehner

Director, Navy Nurse Corps

Commander, Naval Medical Forces Support Command

Fort Sam Houston, TX  

Office: (210) 808-9609

DSN: 420-9609

Email: cynthia.a.kuehner.mil@mail.mil

CAPT Paul A. Loesche

Deputy Director, Navy Nurse Corps (M00C3)

Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Falls Church, VA 

Office:  (703) 681-8926

DSN:  761-8926

Email:  paul.a.loesche.mil@mail.mil

Air Force

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BG Jeannine M. Ryder

Chief, Air Force Nurse Corps

Commander, 711th Human Performance Wing

Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

Office: (937) 255-0061

DSN: 785-0061

Email: jeannine.ryder@us.af.mil

Col Camella D. Nulty

Deputy Chief, Air Force Nurse Corps

Office of the Air Force Surgeon General

Falls Church, VA

Office: (703) 681-7557

DSN #: 761-7557

Email: camella.d.nulty.mil@mail.mil

U.S. Public Health Service

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RADM Aisha K. Mix

USPHS Chief Nurse Officer

Assistant Surgeon General

Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Washington, DC 

Office: (202) 430-0367

DSN: N/A

Email: aisha.k.mix@ice.dhs.gov

LCDR Shatara Sherwood

Special Assistant

Office of the Chief Nurse

Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Washington, DC 

Mobile: (202) 657-2027

Email: shatara.j.sherwood@ice.dhs.gov

Veterans Health Administration

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Mrs. Beth Taylor, DHA, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC

Office:

DSN: N/A

Mobile:

Email: beth.taylor@va.gov

Deputy: Alan Bernstein MS, RN

Department of Veterans Affairs

Office:

DSN: N/A

Mobile:

Email: Alan.Bernstein@va.gov

American Red Cross

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Dr. Linda MacIntyre, PhD, RN, PHN

Chief Nurse, American Red Cross

Washington, DC 

Office: (202) 303-8763

DSN: N/A

Email: Linda.MacIntyre@redcross.org

John Mallos

Deputy Chief Nurse, American Red Cross

Washington, DC

Mobile: (540) 662-6401

DSN: N/A

John.mallos@outlook.com

 

Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences

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Dr. Carol Romano PhD, RN, FAAN

RADM (Ret) USPHS

Dean, Daniel K. Inouye Grad School of Nursing

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Bethesda, MD 

Office: (301) 295-9004

DSN: N/A

Email: Carol.Romano@usuhs.edu

  

Dr. Diane Seibert PhD, ARNP, FAAN, FAANP

Deputy

Daniel K. Inouye Grad School of Nursing

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Bethesda, MD 

Office: (301) 295-9004

DSN: N/A

Email: Diane.Seibert@usuhs.edu

DHA

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BG Anita L. Fligge

Chief Nursing Officer

Deputy Assistant Director

Education and Training (J-7)

Defense Health Agency (DHA) 

Falls Church, VA 

Office: (703) 681- 7315

DSN: N/A

Email: Anita.L.Fligge.mil@mail.mil

COL Jenifer Meno

Deputy Chief Nurse Officer

Office: (703) 681-6753 

DSN: N/A

Email: Jenifer.a.meno.mil@mail.mil


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