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Nurse-Led COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee Announced

The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC), a Public Health Management Corporation subsidiary, is proud to announce the launch and ongoing efforts of its Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee (VCAC). The VCAC is a key component of NNCC’s Nurse-Led COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Project, a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The 20 VCAC members were selected from a pool of more than 140 applicants across the U.S. and reflect diversity across nursing roles, healthcare settings, and populations served. Since the creation of the committee in April 2021, members have served a critical role in identifying vaccine knowledge gaps and informing the development and adaptation of COVID-19 vaccine guidance, tools, and best practices that consider the needs of nurses working in community settings with vulnerable populations.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, nurses have served on the frontlines of care working tirelessly to keep the most vulnerable in our communities safe and healthy,” said Kristine Gonnella, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives at NNCC. “The VCAC brings together nurses from a wide spectrum of healthcare settings to share their experiences and adapt best practices with the goal of improving health equity through nurse-led care.”

Through their collective knowledge of public health, nursing, and safety net healthcare, the VCAC aims to lift up the voices of under-represented communities, including communities of color, individuals with disabilities, and other special populations, and raise awareness to the barriers around equitable vaccine education and access. These issues are highlighted through NNCC’s continuous development of resources including a six-part podcast series, online trainings, and an upcoming national media campaign aimed to improve vaccine confidence.

Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee

Adeline R Kline, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, NCSN


Kellie Dionne Bryant, DNP, WHNP, CHSE

Ashley Beying, APRN, FNP-BC


Laurie Sparr DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Clair P. Millet, DNP, APRN, PHCNS-BC


Letha M. Joseph, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC

Deborah Washington, Ph.D., RN


Maria Saldiva, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Deepika Goyal, PhD, FNP-C


Maureen B. Boardman, MSN, FNP-C, FAANP

Denise Bockwoldt, Ph.D., APRN, FNP-BC


Melina Moran, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Evelyn Crump PhD, WHNP-BC, FNP-BC


Melody Butler, BSN, RN, CIC

Gloria Jones-Dinkins DNP, APRN, FNP-BC


Monica J. Harmon, MSN, MPH, RN

Janet Reich, RN, MSHSA


Reglita Pogado Laput, MPHM, BSN, RN

Joyce Johnson, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C, CARN-AP


Shannin Hatch, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC

Learn more about the VCAC members here.

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This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

About NNCC

The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC), a subsidiary of Public Health Management Corporation, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that advocates for nurses and serves as an incubator for innovative, replicable, community-based health programs. The organization’s mission is to advance nurse-led health care through policy, consultation, and programs to reduce health disparities and meet people’s primary care and wellness needs. As part of this mission, NNCC works with organizations around the country to build healthy communities through community-based programs that help people lead healthier and safer lives. NNCC was officially incorporated in 2001 after being founded in the early 1990s by a group of advanced practice nurses in Philadelphia. From there, NNCC has grown into a national organization representing more than 250 nurse-managed clinics, serving more than three million patients across the country. For more information, visit

About PHMC

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices and evidence-based guidelines to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce. PHMC has served the region since 1972. For more information on PHMC, visit


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