About ArONL

The Arkansas Organization of Nurse Leaders (ArONL) was established before becoming affiliated with the Arkansas Hospital Association in 1987. Its goal was to provide members with networking and educational opportunities designed to increase the advancement of nursing leadership in Arkansas. The goal remains the same today. ArONL promotes excellence in nursing leadership by providing opportunities for networking, educational activities and exposure to topics that are relevant to nurse leaders in today’s workplace.

Members have an opportunity to participate in activities offered by ArONL two times yearly at the Summer and Fall conferences held across the state. The conferences cover a wide range of topics selected by the members. Utilizing dynamic speakers currently working in the healthcare environment, the topics are timely and offer the nurse leader practical applications to the current marketplace.

Board of Directors

Katie Lea, MSN, MHA, CPPS, NE-BC

Board President

Chief Nursing Officer
Saline Memorial Hospital

Linda Latting, DNP, MSN, RN

Board Secretary

Director of Magnet Program
Baxter Regional Medical Center

Angie Longing, MHSM, BSN, RN, NE-BC

Board Director

Chief Nursing Officer
VP of Patient care Services
Conway Regional Health System

Stephanie Schmittou, MSN, RN

Board Director

Chief Nursing Officer
Magnolia Regional Medical Center

Pamela Brown

Board Director

CNE Nurse Planner
Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety
Arkansas Hospital Association

Susan Musgrove, MSN, RN

Board Director

Director of Ambulatory Clinical Nursing
Baxter Regional Medical Center

Trenda Ray, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Board Director

Chief Nursing Officer
Associate Vice Chancellor for Patient Care Services
Clinical Assistant Professor, UAMS College of Nursing
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences