Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee oversees the AANN annual election processes. Their objectives include recruiting candidates to ensure a strong ballot, presenting the ballot to the membership and maintaining the integrity of the election process.


Cathy Cartwright

Carey Heck
Committee Member

Kristen Ankrom
Committee Member

Jennifer Wessol
Committee Member

Nataliya Omelchenko
Committee Member

Twyila Lay
Board Advisor


To prepare and submit a slate of officers, directors at large, and nominating committee members with at least two candidates for each position to the organization for election.


  • The committee will be composed of four members, a chair, and a board advisor.
  • Two members will be elected as part of the annual election process. 
  • Two members will be appointed by the incoming president-elect, in conjunction with the nominating committee chair, from the general membership prior to the annual meeting each year. 

Term length

  • Two year staggered terms.
  • One elected and one appointed member will come on to the committee every year.
  • May not serve consecutive terms.
  • Members are expected to attend the Annual Meeting.

Member Responsibilities and Duties

  • Committee members will recruit potential candidates by calling chapter presidents, SFG facilitators, committee chairs, and other members to encourage interest in running for board positions.  
  • Attendance at the Annual Meeting is required for the purpose of recruitment of candidates.
  • Committee members will review each candidate application and participate in the candidate interview calls to select the slate of candidates. 
  • Committee members may also call the references of candidates, as directed by the chairperson, for additional information or clarification.