SILVER SPRING, Md., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Nurses Association (ANA) is pleased to announce Mary Jean Schumann, MSN, MBA, RN, CPNP has been named Chief Programs Officer (CPO). As CPO, Schumann is responsible for directing all of ANA's rich programmatic and content areas including nursing practice and policy, government relations, ethics and human rights, occupational and environmental health and the association's continuing education programs. Additionally, Schumann will fulfill a key role on the senior executive leadership team where priorities include advocating for safe, quality health care for the public through support for the nursing profession, and advancement of the registered nurse as a key provider in the nation's health care delivery system.
"For over seven years, Mary Jean Schumann has served as ANA's Director, Nursing Practice and Policy, where she influenced professional practice issues and nursing policy covering a broad range of health care settings, specialties, nursing roles and practice challenges. I am especially proud that her fruitful tenure will continue at ANA in the critical leadership position of Chief Programs Officer. In naming Schumann ANA's CPO, I am confident that her professional dedication and proven leadership will be invaluable assets not only to ANA and the members we serve, but to the nursing profession as a whole," said ANA Chief Executive Officer Linda J. Stierle, MSN, RN, CNAA, BC.
Prior to ANA, Schumann gained extensive senior management experience in both large and small health care organizations. For more than three years, she served as Executive Director of the National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting and Prevention, in Washington, D.C. She was responsible for obtaining major research grants and for redirecting the efforts of the organization toward seeking long-term leadership solutions.
Additionally, Schumann's background includes being named as Executiv
|SOURCE American Nurses Association|
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