Beverly L. Malone, PhD, RN, FAANChief Executive Officer
National League for Nursing
New York, NY
Beverly L. Malone is the chief executive officer of the National League for Nursing. Dr. Malone’s tenure at the NLN has been marked by a retooling of the League’s mission to reflect the core values of caring, diversity, integrity, and excellence and an ongoing focus on advancing the nation’s health.
Her distinguished career has mixed policy, education, administration, and clinical practice. Dr. Malone has worked as a surgical staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, director of nursing, and assistant administrator of nursing. During the 1980s she was dean of the School of Nursing at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. In 1996, she was elected to two terms as president of the American Nurses Association (ANA), representing 180,000 nurses in the USA. In 2000, she became deputy assistant secretary for health within the US Department of Health and Human Services. Just prior to joining the NLN, Dr. Malone was general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the United Kingdom’s largest professional union of nurses, from June 2001 to January 2007. Dr. Malone was also a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
In 2010, she was ranked #29 among the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. Dr. Malone is a newly elected member of the Institute of Medicine.