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Candidates for MNNP 2022 Elections

Posted 7 months ago by Stephanie Delkoski

Voting for the MNNP 2022 Elections begins soon for all MNNP members and closes December 30th.  A ballot will be sent to members by email.  Descriptions about the Candidates for the MNNP 2022 Elections are below:


Andrea Morgan DNP, APRN, CNP

Bio: Andrea Morgan graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2018 with her Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree. She currently works as a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner with North Memorial Health in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. She was first introduced to MNNP through her professors, as a nurse practitioner student. Andrea is passionate about spreading awareness of the nurse practitioner role and advocating for professional autonomy. She is excited about the opportunity to learn from colleagues in other disciplines and help create a larger network for nurse practitioners in the state.

Legislative Liaison

Kathryn Frie, DNP, APNP, GNP-BC, FNP-BC, PHN

Bio: Katie Frie graduated with a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Leadership and Innovations from Winona State University. She also completed Family Nurse Practitioner certificate program through Winona State University. Receiving a Master’s degree from UW-Madison school of Nursing and, Bachelor's degree from Winona State University. She is currently as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Winona State University and also maintains a clinical practice in primary care.

I am very interested in system level policies related to the health and wellness of our communities. Throughout my nursing career this interest as increase as well as my role in advocacy as a Nurse Practitioner population. I feel as though our profession needs great advocates at all levels and, even more important related to legislative issues. Having Nurse Practitioners at the table when policies are being developed or brought is imperative as our education to promote health and wellness of our patients is so very affected by the legislative issues and support.

I am also very interested in role-modeling this work to other nurse practitioners as well as student populations. As a nursing faculty that teaches primarily within population health/community settings and nursing leadership, I teach nurses to get involved at larger levels to have a voice for not only themselves but for their communities of patients. My Nurse Practitioner practice is within a direct-pay (fee for service/cash) clinic that serves underserved and underinsured populations. Even role modeling to our community members to have a voice within policies is something I have worked toward developing within practice

Educational Liaison (Vote for One)

Ann Hayden, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Bio: Ann Hayden graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She also has degrees from the University of San Diego California and an MA from the Carlson School of Management with a Major in Human Resource and Industrial Relations.

I am a faculty member at the University of MN, School of Nursing within the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. I enjoy teaching and creating interesting and timely educational opportunities for health care providers and students. I work with guest speakers in my core DNP courses on a regular basis and have a

lot of good relationships with health care providers in the community. My experience includes being the Moderator of the Allina Health Cardiovascular Nursing Conference, October 7, 2015, Co-Chair, Minnesota Heart Failure Consortium Meeting 2007, 2008 and 2009 and Co-Chair, St. Paul Heart Clinic Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Conference, 2004, 2005 and 2006, 2007; chairperson for 2008, 2009, 2010.

I am passionate about education, especially for health care providers. I think of myself as a lifelong learner. I was the Director of Education and Research within the Cardiovascular Division at Medtronic. Part of my role was to create national educational programs for cardiac surgeons, cardiologist, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. I have experience and enjoy creating learning opportunities on current issues in health care.

Allison Brooks, CEN, APRN, DNP-BC

Bio: Allison obtained her DNP in 2017 and is currently finishing a PMHNP post-master’s certificate. She employed at Hazelden Betty Ford Treatment Center. She also teaches clinicals to nursing students at The College of St. Scholastica. She thoroughly enjoys learning and educating future nurses and advanced practice nurses.

She will serve MNNP by giving my time and education to the committee as well as members. She will be a dedicated member of the board and collaborate with other members to create the best possible educational opportunities for members.