Pinoy Nurse Elected to American Nurses Association Board of Directors

Manila-born, Elizabeth E. Fildes, EdD, RN, CNE, CARN-AP, APHN-BC who is currently a professor of post-licensure degree programs at Chamberlain College of Nursing, was elected to the American Nurses Association (ANA) Board of Directors on Saturday, 25 June 2016, at the ANA Membership Assembly in Washington, DC.

Photo courtesy of Asian Journal

Dr. Fildes will serve as a director-at-large on the board for one-year term beginning January 1, 2017. She also serves as the vice president of the Nevada Nurses Association, leader of the Healthy Nevada Nurses Initiative and founder of the Nevada Tobacco Users’ Helpline.

For her outstanding work in Nevada, Dr. Fildes has received numerous awards and honors which includes the following:

- 2011 Healthcare Hero Award from the Nevada Business Magazine
- The Public Health Hero Award for her outstanding dedication to reducing tobacco use in the Southern Nevada Health District in 1999
- The Extra Mile Award from the Nevada Cancer Coalition for ensuring Nevadan access to nicotine dependence treatment.
- Nevada’s Governor commissioned her to serve on the Healthy Nevada Task Force from 1998 to 2006.

Dr. Elizabeth Fildes is a grant reviewer for the Health Resources and Services Administration, under the US Department of Health and Human Services. She was appointed to the Addictions Nursing Certification Board of the International Nurses Society on Addictions.

Dr. Fildes obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Santo Tomas School of Nursing in Manila, Philippines in 1979. She was selected to be a National State Scholar from 1974 to 1977 and participated in the Philippine Government Scholarship Program for Outstanding College Students.

She immigrated to the US in 1981,working as a nurse for a few years in New York. She then attended Teacher’s College at Columbia University, New York City, New York and in 1988 received her MA in Nursing Management.

In 1998,she earned her Doctor of Education (EdD) from Loyola University in Chicago, IL.