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American Nurses Association Board Appoints Jeffrey Doucette as ANA Secretary

Analysis  |  By Carol Davis  
   August 19, 2021

Doucette fills a vacancy on a term that runs through 2022.

Jeffrey Doucette, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, has been appointed secretary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), effectively immediately, the organization announced.

The ANA board of directors made the appointment to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Stephanie Pierce, PhD, MN, RN, CNE, of the Louisiana State Nurses Association.

Doucette was a candidate for secretary in the 2020 election and will serve out the term of service that ends December 31, 2022.

Doucette is the chief nursing officer at Press Ganey, where he oversees improving the patient and caregiver experience, and developing nursing leadership at healthcare organizations nationwide.

Prior to joining Press Ganey, Doucette was senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Previously, he was vice president of the Magnet Recognition® and Pathway to Excellence® recognition programs at the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Doucette is a member of Virginia Nurses Association.

Carol Davis is the Nursing Editor at HealthLeaders, an HCPro brand.

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