Board-Appointed Committees & Councils

All meetings of the Board and its committees and councils are held in open session as required by the open meetings law. The meetings are held in the KBN office unless otherwise noted. The KBN President and Executive Director serve as ex-officio members.

The current Board-appointed committees are listed below. For information on each committee, click on the committee link that you are interested in or scroll down to access the information.

KBN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in the provision of services.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request by contacting Dana Watkins, Executive Assistant, at 502-429-7192.

APRN Council

Related organizations nominate representatives for membership on the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Council (APRN) as an advisory body to KBN. The council advises and recommends practice standards regarding the performance of acts relative to nurse anesthesia, nurse midwifery, nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist practice.

APRN Council Meeting 

APRN Council Meeting Agenda 

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Council Members:

  • Dina Byers, APRN, Council Chair
  • Elizabeth Archer-Nanda, APRN, Adult PMHCNS, KNA
  • Lucinda Crager, APRN, FNP, KNA
  • Carol Darwin, APRN, AGNP-C, KCNPNM
  • Misty Ellis, APRN, ACPNP, PCPNP, KNA
  • Sara Ferguson, APRN, CNM, KCNPNM
  • Donna J. Fiaschetti, APRN, CRNA, KyANA
  • Ron Poole, RPh, KBP
  • Waqar A. Saleem, M.D., KBML
  • Jessica Wilson, APRN
  • Staff Coordinator:  Myra Goldman, APRN and Pam Hagan, RN

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Collaborative Prescribing Agreement Joint Advisory Committee (CAPA-COM)

The Collaborative Prescribing Agreement Joint Advisory Committee (CAPA-COM) established by KRS 314.196 serves in an advisory role regarding the "Collaborative Agreement for the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse's Prescriptive Authority for Nonscheduled Legend Drugs" (CAPA-NS), as authorized under KRS 314.042(8).


Collaborative Prescribing Agreement Joint Advisory Committee (CAPA-COM) Members:

  • Julianne Ewen, DNP, APRN, FNP 
  • Julie Ossege, PhD, APRN, FNP 
  • Elizabeth Partin, DNP, APRN, FNP
  • Renee Girdler, MD (Family Medicine)
  • Nancy Swikert, MD (Family Medicine)
  • Ron Waldridge, Jr., MD (Family Medicine)
  • Staff Coordinator:  Pam Hagan, RN

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Consumer Protection Committee

The purpose of the Consumer Protection Committee is to consider those matters related to the Investigation Branch and the Compliance Branch.

Click on a meeting date link below to view the agenda (as the agenda for a meeting becomes available, the meeting date link will be activated). Consumer Protection Committee meetings begin at 11:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. 

Consumer Protection Committee Members:

  • Michelle Dunn, Citizen-at-Large, Committee Chair
  • Michele Dickens, RN
  • Christina Johnson, Citizen-at-Large
  • Crystal Morgan, LPN
  • Staff Coordinator:  Tricia Smith, RN

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Dialysis Technician Advisory Council

The Dialysis Technician Advisory Council advises KBN regarding qualifications, standards for training, competency determination of dialysis technicians, and all other matters related to dialysis technicians.

Dialysis Technician Advisory Council Members:

  • Robyn Wilcher, RN, Council Chair
  • Elizabeth Ewalt, RN
  • Latoya Kavanaugh, DT
  • Ashley Parrish, DT
  • Amy Simms, RN
  • Tyne Strickert, RN
  • Lyrissa Wash, DT
  • Staff Coordinator:  Michelle Gary, Practice Assistant, Myra Goldman, APRN​ and Pam Hagan, RN

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Education Committee

The Education Committee considers those matters related to mandatory continuing competency and prelicensure and graduate level nursing education in the Commonwealth.

Click on a meeting date link below to view the agenda (as the agenda for a meeting becomes available, the meeting date link will be activated). Education Committee meetings begin at 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

Education Committee Members:

  • Jimmy Isenberg, RN, Committee Chair
  • Michele Dickens, RN
  • Crystal Morgan, LPN
  • Jessica Wilson, APRN
  • Gail Wise, RN
  • Staff Coordinators:  Beth Gamble, RN and Myra Goldman, APRN 

For Submission of Program Materials for Inclusion on Education Committee Meeting Agenda:

Materials for Committee review must be received no later than 4 weeks prior to meeting date. Please submit these materials electronically.  

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Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for reviewing certain Board guidelines, Board member development, Board structure, and Board operations. It submits recommendations to KBN on these and related matters.

Click on the meeting date link below to view the agenda (as the agenda for a meeting becomes available, the meeting date link will be activated). Governance Committee meetings begin at 2:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.   

Governance Panel Members:

  • Gail Wise, RN, Committee Chair
  • Dina Byers, APRN
  • Michelle Dunn, Citizen-at-Large
  • Jimmy Isenberg, RN
  • Kelly Jenkins, RN
  • Crystal Morgan, LPN
  • Staff Coordinator: Nathan Goldman, General Counsel

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KBN Connection Editorial Committee

The KBN Connection Editorial Committee considers those matters related to planning for the preparation and publication of the official KBN newsletter, which is published 4 times annually (spring, summer, fall and winter). You will find the latest editions of the newsletter under KBN Connection.

Connection Editorial Committee Members:

  • VACANT, Committee Chair
  • Ollie Bowling, LPN
  • Michelle Dunn, Citizen-at-Large
  • Staff Coordinator:  Pam Hagan, RN

If you are interested in advertising in the KBN Connection, contact Michele Forinash, Publishing Concepts, Inc., at 1-800-561-4686 or 501-221-9986, or by email at

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Practice Committee

The Practice Committee considers those matters related to the interpretation of the legal scope of nursing practice as defined in the  Kentucky Nursing Laws and KBN administrative regulations. Committee deliberations may include review of other relevant statutes and regulations as necessary.

Click on a meeting date link below to view the agenda (as the agenda​ for a meeting becomes available, the meeting date link will be activated). Practice Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. 

Practice Committee Meeting [PDF Format - 208KB]

Practice Committee Members:

    • Kelly Jenkins, RN, Committee Chair
    • Ollie Bowling, LPN
    • Dina Byers, APRN
    • Audria Denker, RN
    • Teresa Huber, RN
    • Staff Coordinator:  Myra Goldman, APRN and Pam Hagan, RN

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