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

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

Pamela Cherry, PhD, RN, CMSRN

Member At Large

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