Alumni Association Advisory Council



The Alumni Association will be a dynamic, member-focused organization, driven by the mission of Frontier Nursing University and directed towards supporting the needs of all Alumni


The Alumni Association will achieve this mission through its vision of

●    Promoting a strong relationship between alumni and the University

●    Promoting a culture of philanthropy within the Alumni Association for University support

●    Advancing the unique needs of alumni, while supporting the University's goals

●    Promoting the mission of FNU through community service, networking and providing continuing education to Alumni

●    Promoting a sense of University pride among all graduates

●    Providing the University with insight into the needs of the communities it serves.

Alumni Association

Advisory Council  



Susan Clapp, CNM

Class 81

I am honored to serve those who serve in our

nation's military as Nurse Midwife. Currently,

I am serving at the Carl R. Damal Army

Medical Center in Ft. Hood Texas.





Vice President

Stephanie Lowe, CNEP & DNP

Classes 84 & 12

I currently work as a clinician in a women's

health clinic for underserved women.

I completed both my MSN and DNP at Frontier.


Awards Committee Chair

Sheila Hinton, CFNP

Class 106

I am a FNP primary care provider serving families

at a rural health clinic in northern Florida.

 I have been married for 30 years and

have three wonderful children.  

I have twin 17-year-old daughters

who keep me busy when I am not practicing

as a NP.  I love my work and trying to figure

out why I waited so long to earn my MSN

and become a FNP.


Development Committee Chair

Barbara Lancaster, WHNP-BC

Class 86

I graduated from college (RN) in 1982 and have

enjoyed working in a variety of areas within nursing.

I am a WHNP-BC (alumnus from FNU, class 86)

and a current DNP student at FNU.

I work full time, have a wonderful husband

and adult sons, and absolutely love being a NP.

I have 2 terms to go and will be a DNP for

which I hope to teach as that is my passion.

I enjoy medical mission work to W. Africa

and plan on continuing to serve in that

capacity for many years.



Nominating Committee Chair

Cathy Cook, CNM

Class 17

I practice full scope Midwifery/Women's health

in Moline IL (Medical Arts Associates).  

I have been a CNM since 1998. I am married to my

high school sweetheart (almost 36 years!).

I have 2 great kids and one granddaughter.

I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time

with my family and friends. Former Coordinator

of the Mia-Amiga program and recipient of

Kitty Ernst Scholarship


Member At-Large

Tia Andrighetti, CNM & DNP

Class 9 & 2

I am an Associate Professor at Frontier

Nursing University,

living in New Hampshire with my family and

mutt from Hyden, “Nippers.”


Member At-Large

Ed Gonzalez, CFNP

Class 79

I work for Bristol Bay Area Health Corp

( It is an IHS facility in southwestern

Alaska. Our little 16 bed hospital serves

an area the size of the state of Ohio.

The nearest facility to us is in Anchorage,

a 1 1/2 hour flight. We have no roads

to get here, you must fly or can come

by boat (but that would be a long tough trip!).

I work mostly ER

and Walk In clinic, but also do village

travel to remote clinics. I handle prenatal to elder

care and all ages in between.

Frontier medicine is truly challenging but

I work with a great group of primary care providers

Member At-Large

Marcia Hoon Hanks. Class 1 CNEP.

Post graduate WHNP from FNU 2008.

I live in Florence MT with my husband Tom.

I had the honor and privilege of working for FNS in

the early years as a Clinical coordinator

from 1995 -2002,  while also working in a community

supported clinic for migrant women in Ontario OR.

I started a clinic for women at St. Patrick Hospital  

in Missoula, MT in 2004 and still provide women's

health and primary care in that clinic with

3 other providers. I have been cooperatively

working with others towards developing a

midwifery service at St. Pats. The hospital

is finally planning to open it's new LDRP

this summer utilizing nurse midwives.

Tom and I have 5 grown children, which I

consider among my best and most important endeavors.


Member At-Large

Kelly Stemm, WHNP

Class 53

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner at the

Women's Specialty Group where I practice in Tulsa.

Member At-Large

Lisa Stout, WHNP and CNEP

Class 39

I am working full scope midwifery, currently at

Ft Sill army base as a midwife. I'm blessed

to get to do what I love every day:

caring for women. It's challenging to

serve women from an international

community, I learn every day and

believe in the future of midwifery.