FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Information: Janet D'Alesandro (856) 256-2422; firstname.lastname@example.org Glenda Payne Inducted as President of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association Pitman, NJ — Glenda Payne, MS, RN, CNN, of Duncanville, TX, officially began her new role this month as national president of the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) for 2012-13. Payne, a respected and visionary ANNA leader for many years, was inducted May 1 during the ANNA National Symposium in Orlando, FL. President Payne accepted the transfer of responsibility from outgoing President Rowena Elliott, PhD, RN, CNN, BC, CNE, during the Nephrology Nurse Recognition Luncheon. "My goal this year is to inspire every member to make a difference by doing things that will help ANNA succeed," Payne said. "The ANNA Mission Statement says we will positively influence patient outcomes and promote excellence in nephrology nursing practice, so I want to encourage each nurse to put those words into action." As president, Payne serves on the ANNA National Board of Directors and is a liaison to assigned committees. She will help steer the associations goals and direction during her term. Payne has been an active member of ANNA for 22 years. She is a charter member of the Dallas Chapter and served on its board of directors. She was ANNAs legislative advisor for the Southeast Region and was also a member of the Leadership Development Committee. From 2000-2006, Payne served on the ANNA National Board of Directors, first as Southeast vice president and then as national secretary. She has been a nephrology nurse for 30 years, committed to both quality patient care and educating ANNA members. Payne has a broad range of professional experience in the clinical, transplant and research arenas and was instrumental in developing state licensing requirements for dialysis facilities in her home state of Texas. Payne is currently employed as Director of Clinical Services, Nephrology Clinical Solutions, in Duncanville, TX. Previously, she worked as the End Stage Renal Disease Technical Advisor for the Survey and Certification Branch of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Dallas Regional Office, Dallas, TX, and as a project officer in the Division of Quality Improvement. Payne received her associates degree in nursing from El Centro Community College, Dallas, TX; and her bachelors and masters degrees from Texas Womans University, Denton, TX. For more information about ANNA, visit the associations Web site at www.annanurse.org; call 888-600-2662, 856-256-2320; fax 856-589-7463; or e-mail email@example.com. ### ANNA is a professional nursing association with over 10,000 members. Its mission is to advance nephrology nursing practice and positively influence outcomes for individuals with kidney disease through advocacy, scholarship, and excellence.