Crystal Chapman Lambert, CRNP, PhD, ACRN
Crystal is an Associate Professor at the UAB School of Nursing and also works as a Nurse Practitioner at the UAB 1917 C, focusing on reducing health inequities among marginalized populations with HIV. Crystal was certified as an ACRN in 2012, and she plans to participate in the new certification process to become an AACRN. Dr. Chapman Lambert is passionate about providing information regarding the advantages of certification to her colleagues and encourages them to become certified. She believes that all eligible nurses who care for people with HIV and impacted by HIV should seek certification to demonstrate their expertise. Thus, her message is to get motivated and get certified through HANCB today!
Richard Gettings, RN, ACRN
Richard retired from his role as a director/manager of a Ryan White part B & C recipient clinic but has recently begun working as a consultant performing clinical reviews of Ryan White Part C recipients. Richard previously served as Treasurer for HANCB from 2014-2019 before becoming President Elect in 2021. Richard became a nurse in 1991 and certified as an ACRN in 2000.
Carol Cohen, RN, ACRN
Carol worked in Brooklyn, New York as Nurse Manager of HIV unit, and later as Case Manager for the hospitals insurance company before retiring. She is a longtime member of both HANCB and ANAC. Carol was one of the initial class to take the ACRN exam in 1996 and is still certified twenty-seven years later, despite being retired from nursing. As well as serving as the Secretary of HANCB since 2018, Carol is a longtime member of ANAC and has served in various capacities on committees, currently as Chair of the Bylaws committee.
Andrew Komensky, RN, MSN, MBA, ACRN
Andrew works as the System Director of Infection Prevention and Control for CharterCare Health of Rhode Island. As well as serving as Treasurer for HANCB since 2019, Andrew is a longtime member of ANAC and currently serves as the President of the Rhode Island Chapter. Andrew has always been a strong proponent of certification and was part of a core team that worked to redevelop and revitalize the certification process for new ACRNS, AACRNs, and is pleased and proud to have been on the team developing a certification program for LPNs seeking certification. He has found it heartwarming and fulfilling to see so many achieve certification when they had thought it to be unattainable. Andrew became an ACRN in 2004 and has remained recertified since that time.
ACRN Certification Chair
Sheika Adams, MHA, RN, NE-BC, CPPS, ACRN, CMSRN, VHA-CM
Sheika currently works for the Veterans Administration Southern Nevada Healthcare System located in Las Vegas, NV as a Nurse Manager. She is also nursing faculty for the local nursing college. Sheika is a proud US Army Veteran and was deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as an enlisted Army Reservist and received the Kosovo Campaign Medal and the National Service Defense Service Medal. She is a 2021-2023 Jonas Scholar and is a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical campus, with an anticipated graduation date in 2023. Her DNP project is focused on improving HIV prevention strategies among US veterans. She has been the ACRN Certification Chair on the HANCB Board since 2018.
AACRN Certification Chair
Norma Rolfsen, RN, AACRN
Norma is an advanced practice nurse in the Micheal Reese Research and Education Foundation Care Program at UI Health and serves as a UIC College of Nursing preceptor. She is also faculty for the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center, encouraging clinicians to work and become certified in HIV care. She has been certified as an AACRN since 2012 . Collaborating with UIC Nursing faculty, Norma also helped develop and implement India’s first national, HIV-focused advanced practice nursing curriculum at the Bel-Air College of Nursing, where she educated and mentored India’s first HIV clinical nurse specialists. Norma has served as the AACRN Certification Chair on the HANCB Board since 2018.
Brian Goodroad, DNP, APRN, AACRN, FAANP
Brian is a Professor of Nursing at Metropolitan State University and a Nurse Practitioner at Positive Care Clinic for Hennepin Healthcare. He has worked as a care provider for PLWH since 1987 as a RN and since 1995 as a Nurse Practitioner. He is an elected Fellow of AANP (FAANP) and won the 2017 Minnesota State Award for Excellence in Advocacy for Nurse Practitioner (AANP). Brian is a stalwart and very active advocate for nurses and NPs. He is faculty and Minnesota Clinical Adviser of the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center, and continually promotes certification as a marker of quality care and nursing professionalism. Brian became an in AACRN 2005 and has served on the HANCB Board since 2020.
Arkeelaua "Keela" Henderson, MSN, RN-BC, ACRN
Keela works as a Registered Nurse at Grady Health System/Infectious Disease Clinic and has worked in the HIV field since 2012. She works closely with PLWH who also live with mental illness, substance use disorder, homelessness, and frequent incarcerations. In addition, Keela also works at a prevention clinic part time, educating individuals about PrEP, HIV/STI, and the importance of safe sex practices. Keela certified as an ACRN in 2018 and joined the HANCB Board in 2020.
C. Andrew Martin, DNP, MS, RN, CNE, ACRN, CHPN
Andrew is an Associate Professor (Tenured) for DNP Online Graduate Nursing at Regis College. His responsibilities include implementing and evaluating graduate students’ development and serves as lead faculty for Program courses. He also serves as a member of the master’s curriculum committee, doctoral curriculum committee, nursing assessment and outcomes committee, graduate program directors committee, nursing faculty organization, and college faculty organization. Andrew certified as an ACRN in 2014. He served as Nominations Chair for two years before becoming a Director in 2020.
John Parisot, MSN, RN, ACRN, PhD
John works for the Michael Reese Research and Education Foundation Care Program as an HIV Clinical Nurse Educator in Chicago, IL. John was inspired to become a nurse by seeing the medical and nursing team actively interacting with mental health care team. He wanted to participate in the access to culturally appropriate, strengths-based care for LGBTQ and other people of color. John is a champion of the U = U awareness movement, a skilled educator, and advocate, often patients allow him to have a deeper understanding of the lives, their strengths, and the trauma they’ve experienced than would typically occur in a clinic visit. John was the last candidate to sit the previous ACRN exam before the process for certification was revised in 2021. He has served on the HANCB Board since 2021.
Luz Santana, MSN, BS, RN, CMCN, ACRN, CGMT-BC, CDMS, CCM
Luz works as a Director of Care Management for MetroPlus Health and has experience working in case management with PLWH throughout the NYC area since 2007, providing care coordination, health promotion, referral management, medication adherence education, increasing health literacy, and evidenced based interventions surrounding disclosure, stress management, and healthy relationships. Luz certified as an ACRN in 2021 and has served on the HANCB Board since 2022.
Rosemary Walulu, PhD, RN, ACRN
Rosemary is an associate professor at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Nursing in Odessa Texas, teaching across the curriculum. She began her career in the early days of the HIV epidemic working in medical surgical units, later in pediatrics and NICU. Rosemary has been a member of ANAC since 2000 and served in various capacities on committees and on the board of directors. She has been a JANAC reviewer for the last 16 years and a conference abstract reviewer. Her program of research interest focuses on adolescents living with HIV using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Rosemary has been an ACRN since 2016, which has been vital in maintaining professional growth in the practice of HIV nursing and also providing mentorship to nursing students interested in pursuing this clinical area. Certification has given her endless opportunities to engage with clinicians, practitioners, researchers, and other health care providers. As a Board member since 2020, Rosemary was involved in the work to expand certification to LPNs and change the process for certification.
Morgan Lima, RN, MSN, ACRN
Morgan works as a research nurse specialist for an AIDS clinical trials network and Center for Aids research at Vanderbilt Medical Center, working with different Vanderbilt faculty in planning and implementing observational studies that directly impact the care of people living with HIV. She works one-on-one with patients who are living with HIV as she engages them in research and works closely beside their providers. Morgan has been an ACRN for three years and has served as Nominations Chair since 2020.
HANCB Program Manager