FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Janet D'Alesandro email@example.com; 856-256-2422 Lillian Pryor Begins Role as President, American Nephrology Nurses Association PITMAN, NJ – Respected nephrology nursing leader Lillian Pryor, MSN, RN, CNN, stepped into her 16-month term on January 1, 2020, as president of the American Nephrology Nursing Association (ANNA). Pryor will work with the ANNA Board of Directors and Executive Director Tamara Kear, PhD, RN, CNN, FAAN, to oversee all operations and strategic planning for the 8,300-member organization. Background and Responsibilities Pryor has served ANNA since 1990 in roles that include president-elect, ANNA director, ANNA Awards & Scholarships Committee chairperson, ANNA representative to the Kidney Health Initiative Patient Preference Task Force, and Nephrology Nursing Journal author and peer reviewer. She is an active member of the ANNA Dogwood Chapter in Georgia and has served the chapter as both its president and health policy representative. Pryor is currently renal clinical nurse at the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Decatur, GA, and she resides in Lawrenceville, GA. “It’s an honor to serve as ANNA president, and I look forward to upholding our mission and vision,” Pryor said. “Many changes are on the horizon for nephrology care delivery, and nurses have the crucial responsibility of advocating for patients and improving care. We'll work diligently to ensure nurses' and patients' voices are heard.” To learn more about ANNA, its leaders, and the nephrology nursing specialty, visit www.annanurse.org. # # # About ANNA The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is a professional nursing association comprising more than 8,300 nephrology nurses. ANNA improves members' lives through education, advocacy, networking, and science.