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Marjorie M. Godfrey, PhD, RN, FAAN, was elected as Vice Chair of the American Academy of Nursing's (AAN) Expert Panel on Quality Health Care to serve as Vice-Chair through the 2024 AAN Annual Health Policy Conference, and then ascend to the role of Chair through the 2026 AAN Annual Health Policy Conference. 

The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) serves the public by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Academy Fellows are inducted into the organization for their extraordinary contributions to improving health locally and globally. With more than 2,900 Fellows, the Academy represents nursing’s most accomplished leaders in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia. Dr. Godfrey was inducted as a Fellow in 2014. 

The Academy's 23 Expert Panels are foundational to the collective knowledge that supports the Academy as a whole. Expert Panels maximize the analytical skills and networks of their members to review the current trends, research, and issues within their field. Individual experts support consensus building, within and across Expert Panels, to create a body of work that impacts sound policy change and is representative of the larger profession. This work can take the form of policy proposals, testimony, manuscripts, policy briefs, recommendations, advocacy papers, position statements, and research agendas.