COMMUNITY VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (CVNA) celebrated its 66th Annual Meeting on May 13th. ALYCE BROPHY,
MSN, RN, CEO/PRESIDENT of the CVNA is a member of the NJLN Board of Directors.
The Marie Gemeroy Award, the agency’s highest honor, is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution
to the organization and/or its clients. NJLN’s Immediate Past-President, CAROL PATTERSON, MSN, RN, CNE, was
one of two recipients this year. She is a valuable contributing member of the CVNA’s Board of Trustees and has served on
the board for 20 years.
"Carol is an advocate for the nursing profession, family and friends and has the special
ability to inspire and influence others to learn and work together" explained Ms. Brophy.
Patterson is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Raritan Valley Community College.
Rutgers University Professor D. Anthony “Tony” Forrester, PhD, RN, ANEF has been selected as a Fellow of the
American Academy of Nursing (AAN). He will be inducted into the AAN at its national meeting to be held October 16-18, 2014
in Washington, D.C. He is a fellow in the National League for Nursing (NLN), designated by the credential, ANEF.
Fellowship in the two academies are among the highest honors in the nursing profession. Dr. Forrester is professor and senior
associate for academic affairs and administration at Rutgers School of Nursing and clinical professor at Rutgers Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School. His work has supported the global fight against HIV/AIDS. He is known as a “leader of leaders” for
his international role in helping to prepare nurse educators for leadership and helped shaped the landscape of nursing education
in New Jersey as a founding administrator and faculty member at the former UMDNJ School of Nursing (now Rutgers School of Nursing).
Dr. Forrester shares his many talents with the NJLN as a member of our Board of Directors.