Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Nurse Professional Advisory Committee

Federal Nursing Service Council

federal-nursing-service-council-logo.jpgThe 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.
VALUES:  Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality, Leadership, Courage, Innovation, Stewardship
 
 
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. 

2021-2023 STRATEGIC GOALS

 

Federal Nursing Service Council Representatives

Army (Chair)

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BG Jack M. Davis

Chief, Army Nurse Corps

Director, Walter Reed National Military

Medical Center (WRNMMC) and Deputy

Director, National Capital Region Market DHA

Bestheda, MD 20814

Office: (301) 295-5802

DSN: 357-8447

Email: jack.m.davis14.mil@mail.mil

COL Hope Williamson-Younce

Deputy Chief, Army Nurse Corps

Defense Health Headquarters

Falls Church, VA

Office: (703) 681-8036

DSN: N/A

Email: hope.m.williamsonyounce.mil@mail.mil

CSPBO:

COL Jennifer Wiley

Office: (210) 221-6822

DSN: 417-6822

Email: Jennifer.l.wiley10.mil@mail.mil

Executive Officer:

LTC Valerie Stacy

Office: (210) 221-8661

Mobile: (301) 775-5988

Email: Valerie.stacy.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, 59th Medical Wing

Market Director, SAMHS

JBSA- Lackland, TX

Office: (937) 255-0061

DSN: 785-0061

Email: jeannine.ryder@us.af.mil

Col Kristen Beals

Deputy Chief, Air Force Nurse Corps

Office of the Air Force Surgeon General

Falls Church, VA

Office: (210) 292-7352

DSN #: 761-7557

Email: kristen.j.beals.mil@mail.mil

AFNG:

BG Shanna Woyak

Email: Shanna.m.woyak.mil@mail.mil

Executive Officer:

CAPT Dylan Brown

Office: (210) 292-6060

Email: Dylan.d.brown6.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

Mobile: (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

Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer

Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington, DC

Office:

DSN: N/A

Mobile:

Email: beth.taylor@va.gov

Daniel Ocker, BSN, MBA, RN, VHA-CM

Deputy (Acting)

Washington, DC 20420

Office:

DSN: N/A

Mobile: 603-722-7504

Email: Danielle.Ocker@va.gov

American Red Cross

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Dr. Linda MacIntyre, PhD, RN, PHN

Chief Nurse, American Red Cross

Washington, DC

Office: (415) 450-5412

DSN: N/A

Email: Linda.MacIntyre@redcross.org

John Mallos, MSN, RN

Deputy Chief Nurse, American Red Cross

CAPT (Ret) USPHS

Washington, DC

Mobile: (301) 281-5323

DSN: N/A

Email: 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

Email: Diane.Seibert@usuhs.edu

Special Assistants:

Veronika Edwards

Email: Veronica.edwards@usuhs.edu

Patrick Kenney

Email: Patricia.kenney@usuhs.edu

DHA

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Brig Gen Anita L. Fligge

Chief Nursing Officer and 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

Executive Officer:

Anne (Annie) Wilkins, Maj, USAF, NC

J-7 - Education & Training (3M204B)

Falls Church, VA 22042

Comm: (703) 681-6147

DSN: 761

Email: ann.e.wilkins2.mil@mail.mil

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