2017 Candidate for President Elect - Lisa Hanson, PhD, CNM, FACNM
PhD, CNM, FACNM
Chair, College of Nursing, Dean Search Committee
Statement Related to Office:
I have an interest in and aptitude for leadership and naturally find myself stepping into leadership roles. I am a quick study, a clear and direct communicator, and work at an efficient pace to meet deadlines. Challenges energize me. I am a naturally optimistic person who tries to see the best in people. I believe listening carefully to diverse ideas, opinions, and values is the very essence of creating an inclusive professional organization. All people, including our members, want to be valued and heard. I believe following appropriate processes is important, however, it is essential to maintain an orientation towards desired outcomes.
I am committed to concrete efforts to address diversity and inclusion. For example, I am a designated diversity advocate on campus. I chaired the Marquette University campus wide committee, which successfully achieved health benefits for domestic partners of LGBT faculty and staff.
I seek to promote all aspects of midwifery. I strongly endorse ACNM’s continued efforts toward achieving full practice authority and increasing the number and diversity of midwifery graduates and members. I believe I am well prepared to move the agenda of our profession forward to achieve positive outcomes. If elected, I will strive to take risks, seek truth, and listen carefully.