AGNA is a nonprofit organization formed to promote quality care for older adults through education and collaboration.
Who We Are
AGNA is a collaborative organization comprised of administrators, nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacists, social workers, therapists and others interested in promoting quality care for older adults.
- Provide a forum in which aging issues are identified and explored
- Conduct educational programsDisseminate information and research related to aging issues
- Advocate for legislative activities which enhance the quality of care for older adults
- Utilize grants, donations and gifts to conduct activities that further the goals and purposes of AGNA
Meet our Volunteer Board of Directors
Beverly Heasley, RN, FNGNA
Beverly is recognized internationally for her expertise in long term care. She as an innovator and change maker. Nurse, administrator, CEO, educator, trainer, and mediator.
Ronald Zack JD, RN
Vice President, Program Coordinator
Ron Zack is an estate planning attorney focused on elder law. He has a diverse background that includes hospice and palliative care nursing.
Evangeline M. Ortiz-Dowling, PhD, RN
Research, Teaching & Outreach Coordinator
Dr. Evangeline M. Ortiz-Dowling is a researcher focused on decreasing health disparities in older Mexican American men through physical fitness. Other interests include gerontology, men’s health, and health aging.
Pamela Cherry, PhD, RN, CMSRN
Member At Large
Pam is recently retired from the UA College of Nursing, as a nurse clinical professor.