Board of Directors

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.


John Michael Bowen, MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, ACRN

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.

ACLPN Certification Chair
Amy McDonald, LPN, ACLPN

Amy is an AIDS Certified Licensed Practical Nurse working in supportive housing, focusing on housing persons with mental health and substance use disorders. She provides health navigation, arm reduction, including drug checking with a FTIR spectrometer and advocacy for her clients. Amy's desire to become a nurse and advance her practice within the field of HIV began after working as a student nurse in Tanzania. From there, she worked to obtain additional education and hopes to empower LPNs to seek this opportunity as well and advance their knowledge.

ACRN Certification Chair
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.

AACRN Certification Chair
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.

Wiliam Duckworth, MSN, RN, CCM, CPHQ, ACRN, CSSGB

William works as a national clinical quality consultant for Unitedhealthcare and has experience working in case management and quality management with PLWH throughout the state of Louisiana. William has dedicated his career to serving this population and certified as an ACRN in 2021. William is a leading SME in HIV nursing and has also led provider education initiatives. William is currently pursuing his DNP and plans to continue to be a champion for policy reform. Additionally, as an ACRN, William understands the importance of certification and will advocate and model this approach while promoting activities surrounding excellence in HIV nursing.

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.



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.

Angie Scott, BSN, RN, ACRN

Angie works at Beebe Healthcare, a local non-profit hospital system in rural Sussex County, Delaware. A champion for addressing stigmatized health issues that create disparity and inequities; she has won numerous awards in Nursing Leadership and Excellence. She achieved her ACRN in 2020 while continuing to provide HIV clinic services during state-mandated closures while concomitantly establishing a COVID+ Care Center. Angie promotes a collaborative network of community providers and community-based organizations in a rural region where it is essential for care continuity. She led an initiative to bring Mpox vaccinations into an underserved area at a time when no other resources were available, and she has served as a spokesperson for the #ErasetheSTIgma Social Media Campaign in partnership with DEThrives focusing on sexual health de-stigmatization and awareness. Her certification has provided opportunities to be a guest speaker and she believes that activism is contagious with a little passion and can provide encouragement to the younger nursing generation to achieve their certification. Angie continues to provide advocacy, education, and public awareness in both the HIV/AIDS communities and the field of health promotion for adolescents and young adults.

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. 

Nominations Chair
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
Lynda Wileman

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