Meet the Board of Directors

Current Officers

President: Penni Lynn Rolen, PhD(c) MSN, RN

President-Elect: Laura Goliat, DNP, RN, FAAN

Vice President: Anna Goldman, MSN, RN

Treasurer: S. Carlton Betts, MSN, RN, MBA

Secretary: Marybeth Kepper Anderson, BSN, RN

Director-Administration: Doricia Strickland, MSN, RN

Director-Administration: Martha Allen, MSN, RN

Director-Education: Catherine Mohney, MSN, RN

Director-Education: Barbara Yoost, MSN, RN

Director-Staff Nurse: Valerie Koch, BSN, RN

Director At-Large: Janterria Matthews, DNP, RN

Director At-Large:   Lynn Lotas, PhD, RN

Executive Director: Carol Sams, MSN, RN


  • Transact the business of the Association between meetings.
  • Establish major administrative policies governing the affairs of the Association and devise, coordinate and supervise measures for the Association’s growth and development.
  • Exercise all powers of the Association not reserved in the Bylaws to the voting body, the officers, and/or other units of the Association.
  • Provide for such work of the officers and committees as may be deemed expedient; provide for the proper care of materials, equipment, and funds of the Association, for the
  • Payment of legitimate expenses, for the annual auditing or reviewing of all books of account by a certified public accountant, and for the investment of funds of the Association.
  • Establish, review and update changes regarding personnel policies, job descriptions and salaries.
  • Appoint committees, task forces and ad hoc groups unless otherwise specified in the Bylaws, and coordinate their activities.
  • Make all other appointments not otherwise provided for and fill vacancies as necessary and as provided for in these Bylaws.
  • Determine the date and place of each meeting of the Association and of the Board of Directors.
  • Provide for the establishment and dissolution of organized clinical, occupational and special interest units, considering such recommendations as may come form the members.
  • Approve fund raising activity prior to the initiation of same by any unit of the Association.
  • Provide for representation at meetings of voluntary organizations, public or governmental agencies upon request or as deemed appropriate.
  • Report to the Association membership at each regular meeting the business transacted between meetings.

Contact the GCNA office for meeting locations and dates at: (216) 771-6922 or