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.

Our Goals

  • Provide a forum in which aging issues are identified and explored
  • Conduct educational programs Disseminate 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 Heasley, RN, FNGNA

President

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.

Evangeline M. Ortiz-Dowling, PhD, RN

Evangeline M. Ortiz-Dowling, PhD, RN

Vice-President

Dr. Evangeline M. Ortiz-Dowling is faculty at The University of Arizona College of Nursing. Her research interests focus on healthful aging and decreasing health disparities in older Mexican American adults. Her recent study examined the barriers and motivators to physical activity in older Mexican American men.

Robin Duffy

Robin Duffy

Secretary

Pamela Cherry, PhD, RN, CMSRN

Pamela Cherry, PhD, RN, CMSRN

Co-chair for Membership

Pam is recently retired from the UA College of Nursing, as a nurse clinical professor.

Janice Crist, PhD, RN, FNGNA, FAAN

Janice Crist, PhD, RN, FNGNA, FAAN

Co-chair for Membership

Janice is an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing, The University of Arizona. The focus of her community-partnered program of research, “ENCASA,” is to facilitate Mexican American elders’ and family caregivers’ use of long-term support services.