DorAnne M. Donesky, PhD
Assembly Chair
DorAnne M. Donesky, PhD

Welcome to the Nursing Assembly website. The Nursing Assembly has more than 200 international members, with specialists in the 3 pillars of ATS: pulmonary, critical care and sleep and beyond including pediatrics, gerontology, allergy, home care, telehealth, health information technology, psychology, rehabilitation, education, integrative therapies, occupational health and palliative and end-of-life care. We are researchers, clinicians, and educators who practice worldwide across a variety of settings brought together by our common interests of improving the pulmonary health of patient, families and communities through research, practice, education and training, and advocacy. We currently have active working groups focused on career development and membership, international collaboration, and supporting clinical research coordinators.

If you are interested in participating on a committee or working group, please contact one of the Executive Committee members with contact information listed below. Involvement in ATS committees and projects serves as a learning experience, increases the visibility and talent of our members, and leads to rewarding networking and future opportunities.

We welcome all respiratory health professionals and researchers who share the interests of the Nursing Assembly. While many members of the assembly are nurses, membership is NOT restricted to those trained as nurses. We welcome anyone who is interested in building interprofessional collaboration or shares our passion for excellence in research, teaching, and patient care across a wide variety of settings. Doctorally prepared (PhD or professional doctorate) members pay full dues. Advanced practice nurses and other members who are not doctorally prepared qualify for a reduced fee that provides all membership privileges except receipt of mailed journals. Nurses without a baccalaureate degree who have an interest in the activities of the Society are welcomed as affiliate members; affiliates are not permitted to vote or hold office. As an ATS member, you can choose the Nursing Assembly as your primary assembly, or as a secondary assembly. You can designate up to two secondary assemblies, and there is no additional cost for adding a secondary assembly.

The Executive Committee for the Nursing Assembly includes:

Assembly Chair DorAnne M. Donesky, PhD Benicia, CA
Immediate Past Chair Lynn F. Reinke, PhD Edmonds, WA

Program Chair Margaret L. Campbell, PhD, RN, FPCN Detroit, MI
Program Chair-Elect Janelle Yorke, RN, PhD Manchester United Kingdom
Planning Chair Linda Chlan, PhD, RN Columbus, OH
Nominating Chair Lynn F. Reinke, PhD  Edmonds, WA
Web Director Kathleen Abode, BSN, RN, MPH Cary, NC
Assembly Liaison Kathleen O. Lindell, PhD, RN Pittsburgh, PA
Career Development and  Membership Working Group Gerene Bauldoff PhD, RN
Sharron Crowder, PhD, RN
Powell, OH
Fishers, IN
International Working Group Maureen George, PhD, RN
Carme Hernandez, RN
Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Research Coordinators Working Group Nina Bracken, MSN, ACNP-BC
Kathy Lindell, PhD, RN
Chicago, IL Pittsburgh, PA;
ATS rep on Clinicians Advisory Comm
Ann M. Schneidman MS,CNS,RN Phoenix, AZ
ATS rep on Educ Comm  Margaret-Ann Carno, PhD, MBA, RN, CPNP Rochester, NY
ATS rep on Membership Comm
Mark B. Parshall, PhD, RN Albuquerque, NM
ATS rep on Pt & Family Educ Comm, Tabacco Patricia Folan, PhD, RN Great Neck,
ATS rep on Pt & Family Educ Comm Mary Kapella, PhD, RN Chicago, IL
ATS Rep on QI Comm Huong Nguyen Pasadena, CA

Thank you for your interest in the Nursing Assembly. We look forward to an exciting future and encourage your participation. For more information about the Assembly contact us at