Board Members

Current Board Members Position Term Expiration
Valerie J. Fuller, Chair, D.N.P., Falmouth Advanced Practice January 30, 2019
Shannon Gauvin, DHA, MSN, RN, Livermore Educator August 17, 2021
Kathleen McManus, RN, MSN, CNE, Hebron Educator April 14, 2019
Ashley Dudley, RN, Warren Long Term Care November 6, 2022
Debra Stetson, LPN, Saco LPN Member June, 2022
Gail Dudley, RN, Belfast Nursing Service January 30, 2019
Peggy L. Soneson, RN, Orrington Nursing Service February 13, 2020
Harvey A. Chesley, Jr, Clinton Public Member November 16, 2018
VACANT Public Member TBD
"The mission of the Board of Nursing is to protect the public health and welfare in the area of nursing practice."

Becoming a Member of the Board of Nursing

§2152. Qualifications

Each member of the board must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of this State for at least 3 consecutive years prior to appointment and shall file with the Secretary of State an oath of office before beginning service. The board is composed of:

  1. Six professional nurses, each of whom:
    1. Must be a graduate of a state-approved educational program in professional nursing;
    2. Holds a current state license to practice nursing; and
    3. Has at least 3 years' experience in active practice immediately preceding appointment. (RPR).]
    A minimum of 2 professional nurses must be active in an approved educational program in nursing. A minimum of 2 professional nurses must be active in nursing service. One of the professional nurse members of the board must be practicing long-term care nursing. One of the professional nurse members of the board must be an advanced practice registered nurse;
  2. One licensed practical nurse who:
    1. Must be a graduate of a state-approved educational program in practical nursing;
    2. Holds a current state license to practice practical nursing; and
    3. Has at least 3 years' experience in active practice immediately preceding appointment; and
  3. Two public members. A person may not qualify for appointment as a public member of the board if that person or a member of that person's immediate family is serving as:
    1. A member of another state licensing board;
    2. On the board of another health care agency; and
    3. Engaged for compensation in the provision of health services or the provision of health research, instruction or insurance.

Application Process

Individuals who meet these qualifications and are interested in appointment to the Board of Nursing should address a letter of interest to the Governor, include an updated resume, and forward to the attention of Director, Boards and Commissions, Office of the Governor, 1 State House Station, with the Secretary of Augusta, ME 04333-0001.