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Left to Right: Debbie Orre MSN, RN; Teri Mills MS, RN, CNE; Susan Sullivan MSN, RN, PHN; Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak; CNO RADM Sylvia Trent-Adams; Susan Sullivan MSN, RN, PHN; Audrey Bayer BSN, RN, PCCN-C; Elizabeth McPhee RN
The Board of Directors of the National Nursing Network Organization had the privilege to meet with U.S. Public Health Service leadership while in Washington D.C. It was a thrill and an honor to have a conversation with Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, Chief Nurse Officer (CNO) Sylvia Trent-Adams, and Special Assistant to the Chief Nurse, LT Chandra E. Jolley.
Rear Admiral Trent-Adams was promoted to her position last January, succeeding RADM Kerry Nesseler. In her role as CNO, RADM Trent-Adams is responsible for leading the Commissioned Corps of the USPHS (Corps) Nurse Professional Affairs and also serves as an Assistant Surgeon General. The USPHS Corps is an organization that includes a group of nearly 6,800 public health professionals dedicated to helping the underserved and vulnerable population. RADM Trent-Adams, a former Army nurse, also maintains a dual position as Deputy Associate Administrator in the HIV/AIDS Bureau within Heath Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
We were very impressed by the caliber of these three leaders and left feeling inspired and energized. We are proud to recognize the work they do on a daily basis to promote, protect, and advance the health of our nation.