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AWHONN names new CEO with ties to two global cancer organizations

Wednesday March 26, 2014
Lynn Erdman, RN
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An RN with more than 30 years experience in healthcare and nonprofit sectors, including two global cancer organizations, has been named the CEO of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, according to a
news release.

Lynn Erdman, RN, MN, CNS, FAAN, who previously held key national leadership positions with the American Cancer Society, the Susan G. Komen Global Headquarters and the American College of Surgeons, officially took the helm at AWHONN on Jan. 21. Erdman also has served in top leadership positions with several hospitals and
healthcare systems.

“Caring for women and infants and advocating for their health and well-being has been the foundation of my professional career,” Erdman said in a news release. “For this reason, it is a privilege to lead AWHONN and represent its 24,000 nurses as they advance the healthcare of women and newborns.”


Throughout her career, Erdman has built numerous programs and partnerships to improve women’s health, access to care, advocacy, research, prevention, treatment and early detection of cancer. She recently completed a four-year term as chairwoman of the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control, and chairwoman of the Cervical Cancer Task Force. Erdman also was the first woman and first nurse to serve as chair of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Committee nationally for the American
Cancer Society. •


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