The Executive Board and Governing Committee members represent a cross-section of the Nebraska NP community.  Each member has a strong commitment and passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised promote the mission and vision of the organization.

Legislative Chair, Terry Thomas, MA, MSN, APRN-NP, FNP-BC

Terry Shannon Thomas MA, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC is the Chair of the Legislative Committee. She served as Co-Chair of this committee for 2 years and has been Chair since 2015. She worked as an RN for 22 years in a wide variety of settings in several states and Germany.  Terry earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she earned a Master of Science in Nursing. Terry is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Terry has worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Health Center for 8 years. “We need to have a strong voice in shaping the influences that affect our practice. The political and legislative aspects of our profession are so often overlooked as we focus on the day-to-day provision of patient care.”

You many contact Terry at


Membership Chair, Autumn Nye, DNP, APRN-NP, FNP

Autumn is from Fremont, Ne originally but spent many years in the UK.  She and her family moved back in 2007 and have lived in Fremont since. She graduated from Creighton in 2016 with her DNP-FNP.  She received her BSN at Midland University in 2012. She currently works at Nebraska Medicine with general neurology.  She has five amazing children and they love soccer!!

You may contact Autumn regarding Membership issues at

Education Chair, Kathy Murphy-Buschkoetter, APRN-NP

  • Historian Chair
  • Outreach Chair

Public Relations Chair, Tammy Gangwish, APRN-NP

Scholarship Chair, Lisa Johnson, DNP, APRN-NP

Fundraising Chair, Lori Mallory, APRN-NP

NNA Liaison-open

Miranda Kliment, APRN-NP

  • AANP Liaison

Miranda Kliment graduated from BryanLGH College of Health Sciences School of Nursing in 2004 with her diploma in Nursing. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Nebraska Wesleyan in 2006.  In 2010, she completed her Masters of Science at Creighton University with a specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In 2016, she completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Creighton University.  Miranda chose to specialize in family medicine because this allows her to care for patients and their families over a lifetime. She is passionate about preventative healthcare and diabetes management. Miranda has served on the legislative committee for the past 3 years.

NAC Liaison - Deb Kozeny, APRN-C

I am on the governing board serving as the NNP representative to the NAC ( Nebraska Action Coalition) since 2011.   On the NAC I serve as Co-lead of the statewide Practice Team and on the executive board.   I am employed as a NP in Vascular Surgery at Nebraska Medicine with a focus on risk factor management and wound care. 

You may contact Deb at

RHAC Liaison, April Dexter, APRN-NP