Last updated on: 2/16/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Lynn Erdman, RN, MN Biography

Title:
CEO of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?"
Reasoning:

“The nurses of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) consider access to quality health care a basic human right. As leaders in women’s health, nurses can and should use their positions to advocate for comprehensive health care services for all, especially women and infants.”

“Nurses Believe Access to Health Care is a Basic Human Right,” Huffington Post, Dec. 16, 2016

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care and related issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to health care and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • CEO, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), Jan. 2014-present
  • Administrative Director, Cancer Department, American College of Surgeons, Sep. 2013-Jan. 2014
  • Vice President, Community Health, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Jan. 2012-June 2013
  • Vice President, Medical Affairs, American Cancer Society, Aug. 2005-Dec. 2012
  • Senior Vice President, North Carolina and South Carolina, American Cancer Society, Aug. 2004-July 2009
  • Vice President, Women’s and Cancer Services, Carolinas Healthcare System, Jan. 2002-July 2004
  • Executive Director, George Batte Cancer Center, Jan. 2000-Dec. 2001
  • Director, Presbyterian Cancer Center, Novant Health, Jan. 1993-Nov. 1999
Education:
  • Master of Nursing (MN), University of South Carolina at Columbia, 1981
  • BSc, Nursing, University of South Carolina at Greensboro
Contact Info:
Phone
202-261-2400, AWHONN
Email
customerservice@awhonn.org
Website
AWHONN profile
Other:
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nurses (FAAN)
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care?