The Board


The Florida Board of Nursing plays an integral role in health care regulation as the board members and staff interact regularly with other nursing affiliated groups in Florida, as well as the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

The board is made up of 13 members: seven Registered Nurses who have been engaged in the practice of professional nursing at least four years (one must be an advanced practice registered nurse, one must be a nurse executive, and one must be a nurse educator member of an approved program); three Licensed Practical Nurses who have been engaged in the practice of practical nursing at least four years; three consumer members who have never been connected with the practice of nursing. All board members must be Florida residents and one must be at least 60 years old.

Are you a current or new board member? Helpful resources and information pertinent to your position are available on the new Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA) board member website.

If you are interested in becoming a board member, the site contains material that provides insight into the duties and responsibilities of the role. To view the site, please visit flhealthsource.gov/board-members.

Members of the Board

Jody Bryant Newman
EdD, EdS
Consumer
Clermont
Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Lori Desmond
MSN, RN, NE-BC
Nurse Executive Seat
Valrico
Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Vacant
Nurse Educator Seat

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Derrick C. Glymph
DNAP, CRNA, APRN, COL, AN, USAR
RN Seat
Pembroke Pines
Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Vacant
LPN Seat

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Kathryn Whitson
MSN, RN
Jacksonville
Term Ends:
10/31/2019
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Heather Baumwald
Consumer
Fort Lauderdale
Term Ends:
10/31/2019
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Deborah McKeen
CD-LPN, BS
Chair
LPN Seat
Greenwood
Term Ends:
10/31/2017
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Diana Forst
BA, RN
Vice-Chair
RN Seat
Palm City
Term Ends:
10/31/2018
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Vacant
LPN Seat

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Mary Julie Talmadge
DNP, APRN
APRN Seat
Gotha
Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Francine Paschall
MBA, DNP, RN, CENP
RN Seat
Fort Lauderdale
Term Ends:
10/31/2020
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Vacant
Consumer

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Organizational Structure of the Board

The Department of Health's Division of Medical Quality Assurance serves as the principle administrative support unit for the board. The board is supported by a full-time professional staff based in Tallahassee, and its regulatory functions are funded in full by fees paid by its licensees. Board members are appointed by the Governor and subject to confirmation by the Senate. Members of the board can serve two four-year terms. Despite the expiration of a term, board members can continue to serve until they have been either replaced or reappointed. To learn more about becoming a member of the board, visit the Governor’s Appointments Office website or email appointments@eog.myflorida.com.

Board Councils & Committees

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Board Staff

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Legal Counsel

Deborah Loucks
Senior Assistant Attorney General
John Fricke
Assistant Attorney General