Beverly L. Malone, PhD, RN, FAANChief Executive Officer
National League for Nursing
Dr. Malone is an accomplished nurse leader. She has devoted much of her career to minority health issues and racial and ethnic health disparities throughout the U.S. and the United Kingdom. She has consulted extensively with public and private entities on issues of race, cultural diversity and inclusiveness. Dr. Malone has served on a variety of diversity committees and task forces and has directed community-based health promotion programs and projects that target racial and ethnic minority populations, in particular African Americans. Dr. Malone occupied the position as Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing at North Carolina A&T State University (1986 to January 2000). During her tenure in this position, Dr. Malone was appointed to serve as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health within the Department of Health and Human Services. In this capacity, she served as senior advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health and also provided advice and counsel to the Secretary on public health and science issues, including mental health, international health care, food safety, and public health preparedness and response. In addition to her current position, Dr. Malone has occupied leadership positions in national and international professional organizations in her respective health care category; she served as president of the American Nurses Association (1996 to 2000) and as General Secretary to the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom (2001 to 2007). Dr. Malone was appointed to separate terms on the World Health Assembly by both President Clinton (1998, 1999) and Prime Minister Tony Blair (2006).