Development Council

The USA College of Nursing Development Council is an exclusive group of College of Nursing advocates dedicated to assisting the College of Nursing create awareness of the College’s priorities, encourage alumni and community engagement, and nurture philanthropic relationships. Council members are comprised of distinguished USA nursing graduates, retired faculty members, and local nursing leaders.

Since its foundation in 2015, the USA College of Nursing Development Council has successfully held the College’s first CEU outreach event partnering with the Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, developed the College of Nursing Alumni Society, created and hosted the USA College of Nursing Community Awards, and raised over $35,000 for the USA College of Nursing Development Council Endowed Leadership Scholarship.

Members Include:

Development Council Chair

Mrs. Patsy Kennedy*
BSN 1996
Retired, USA Health System

Development Council Members

Mrs. Natasha Andrews
BSN 2006
Nurse Practitioner, Homedica Housecalls

Mrs. Monica Busbee*
BSN 1976
Clinical Nurse III, USA Health Physicians Group

Mr. Craig Carroll*
BSN 2010
Provider Network Administrator, Ascension Care Management

Mrs. Skye Gant
BSN 1976
Retired, UAB

Dr. Veronica Hudson
DNP 2007
Nurse Manager, Mother/Baby, USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Katie Speakman
BSN 1995, MSN 1999, DNP 2013
Clinical Programs Coordinator, Providence Hospital

Mr. Paul Read
Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, Springhill Medical Center

Mr. David Sweet
BSN 1994, MSN 1997
Regional Vice President, Fresenius Medical Care

Dr. Julee Waldrop*
Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill College of Nursing,
First Lady of the University of South Alabama

Mr. Chad Williams
BSN 2014
RN, Clinical Surgery ICU, Infirmary Health
Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Coastal Alabama Community College

*Denotes founding members


Past Development Council Members

Mrs. JoAnn Broadus*
Mrs. Sherri Daniels*
Mrs. Jan Mendenhall*
Mr. Shannon Scatturo*
Mrs. Iris Tatom*