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WVCN Appoints Lissa Gonzalez as its New Administrator 

The Board of Directors of the West Virginia Center for Nursing has announced the appointment of Lissa Gonzalez, MSN, MBA, APRN, FNP-BC, as the Center’s administrator. Lissa joined the Center in late November 2018 after the retirement of the previous administrator Drema Pierson in July.

“I am pleased to be offered this opportunity and excited to take the Center into its next chapter,” Gonzalez said.

While still maintaining programs such as the scholarship program, clinical scheduling, and junior nursing academy, Gonzalez wants to expand the Center’s mission with nursing workforce data.

“I hope to optimize our data and make it useful to assist in strategic nursing workforce planning and development. Our mission at the Center for Nursing is to improve the health and healthcare of all West Virginians through strategic nursing workforce planning and development,” Lissa said.

Lissa began her nursing career with her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky. She completed her master’s degree in nursing at University of Pittsburgh and began working as a family nurse practitioner. While working as a nurse practitioner in primary care, she obtained another master’s degree, in business administration, from Ohio University. Lissa will continue a part-time clinical practice while working at the Center for Nursing.

The Center welcomes your feedback and support. You may contact Lissa at (304) 558-0838 or lissa.gonzalez@wvhepc.edu.