Advisory Groups

Nurse Advocate Board


The Board’s purpose is to ensure that the UNCW School of Nursing remains the southeastern region’s leader in nursing education. The Board will advocate for and increase public awareness and support for the SON through a variety of strategies and venues, including:


The Board was established to promote a dedicated group of community leaders whose primary focus is to support the mission of the UNCW School of Nursing through advocacy. There are no specific term-limits and members are encouraged to continue to serve as many years as desired and/or mutually agreed.  The SON will collect demographic profiles of new and continuing Board members and welcomes recommendations for membership.
The Board members meet with the SON administrative team, designated faculty, and staff in September, November, February and April. The Board is also invited to special events, e.g., nursing celebrations, graduations, research seminars and conferences, and community outreach activities.

Nurse Advocate Board Members

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Augustine

(Joe & Carolyn)

Dr. Merrill Holden
Ms. Dorothy Bishop Mr. Joseph King
Ms. Mary Ellen Bonczek Ms. Derma Lambert
Ms. Ann Brown Ms. Roxana Miller
Ms. Lolita Bryant Ms. Anne Murchison
Ms. Janet Burkholder Ms. Lillian Newton
Ms. Beth Chadwick Dr. Susan Pierce
Dr. J. Richard Corbett Ms. Margaret Rorison
Ms. Lee Garrett

Ms. Lillian Smith

Ms. Karen Gibson

Dr. & Mrs. Wayne Varner

(Wayne & Becky)

Dr. Bettie Glenn  

Community Advisory Council


The Advisory Board includes nursing representatives from clinical and community agencies that the UNCW School of Nursing partners with in acheiving its mission and strategic goals.

Community Advisory Council Members
Community Members

Angie Bertsch

Brunswick County Health Department

Cindy Edgell

Cornelia Nixon Davie Health Care Center

Beth Elmore

Coastal Carolina Community College

Saralyn Gillikin

South East Area Health Education Center

Cindy Simmons Glen

Brunswick County Health Department

Brenda Holland

Cape Fear Community College

Carol Northup

Dosher Memorial Hospital

Karen Pleva

New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Tracy Sobiesienski

Onslow Memorial Hospital

Shirley Steele

Pender County Health Department

Carla Turner

New Hanover County Health Department




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