The Professional Organization of Registered Nurses in Iowa

 The Mission of the Iowa Nurses Association is to connect, advocate,

and support for nurses and healthcare in Iowa.

Don’t wait! Update your MyANA profile today!

Thank you for being a member of Iowa Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association! We value you and want to continue creating opportunities that meet your needs. In order to do so, we need to understand your nursing role, interests, and experience.

Please update your member profile today! Log into your MyANA profile and select ‘Update Professional Info’ to complete each section.


As a thank you for your time, we have a gift for you: Stepping into Your Spotlight: Building Your Professional Brand. This webinar shows you how to advance your nursing career by creating, developing, and promoting your professional brand.


We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity so we can continue to deliver relevant and tailored experiences. 

Faces of INA

INA Board of Directors

Jann Ricklefs, President

Sue Whitty, Vice-President

Kimberly Hermie, Secretary

Anne Cook, Treasurer

Carol Chesterman, Director-Public Policy

Ginny Wangerin, Director-Resolutions

Vacant, Director - Staff Nurse at Large

Andrea Wilhite, Director-Newly Licensed RN

Linda Opheim, Director Northwest

Nan Ambrosy, Director Northeast

Brian Cooley, Director Southwest

Barb Gano, Director Central

Becky Lewis, Director Southeast

INA Committee/Commission Chairs

Membership/PR: Andrea Wilhite

Finance: Anne Cook

Public Policy: Carol Chesterman


Committees of the Membership

Bylaws: Sue Whitty

Nominations: Julie Schilling

Resolutions: Ginny Wangerin


Regional Chairs

Mary Kovarna, Regional Chair, Region 01

Margie O’Neill, Regional Chair, Region 02

Vacant, Regional Chair, Region 03

Pam Deichmann, Regional Chair, Region 04

Darcy Koehn, Regional Chair, Region 05


Iowa Nurses Foundation

Lorinda Inman, Chair


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Member Benefits