American Nurses Association leader to deliver SU College of Nursing’s Judith Anne Evers Memorial Lecture April 3
American Nurses Association leader to deliver SU College of Nursing’s Judith Anne Evers Memorial Lecture April 3March 21, 2001Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Linda J. Stierle, R.N., C.N.A.A., CEO and executive director of the American Nurses Association (ANA), will deliver the Syracuse University College of Nursing’s Judith Anne Evers Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 3 in Maxwell Auditorium. A nursing leader with more than 30 years of diverse management experience in health care operations, Stierle develops and implements programs designed to meet the vision and goals of the ANA. The ANA is the oldest and largest professional organization for registered nurses, a federation of 54 constituent nurses’ organizations representing the interests of the nation’s 2.6 million RNs. Stierle also serves as acting executive director of the American Nurses Foundation. Stierle retired as a brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps. She began her career as an intensive care staff nurse and has served in various clinical and management positions, including chief nursing officer at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and at the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing Hospital of the Royal Air Force in Lakenheath, England. From 1995 until her retirement in February 2000, she was assigned to Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., as director of medical readiness and was the 12th chief of the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps. In these roles, she shared responsibilities for the development of health care policy and was responsible for training, organizing and equipping all Air Force medics. Her military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal and the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star. Stierle earned a diploma in nursing at Spartanburg General Hospital in Spartanburg, S.C.; a bachelor’s degree at Incarnate Word College in San Antonio, Texas, and a master’s degree at the University of California-San Francisco. The Judith Anne Evers Lecture memoralizes the professional life of Evers, a former member of the College of Nursing faculty who earned both bachelor’s (1974) and master’s (1975) degrees at SU. Throughout her career, Evers set the highest standards for her own performance and that of the programs and projects she led in the SU community. The lecture series is made possible through the generous support of David Evers, the Evers family, Dorothy McCaffrey and other individuals. A reception in the Maxwell foyer will follow the lecture. The lecture is open to the public, and persons planning to attend are asked to call 443-9811.