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Individual Member Division (IMD/ANA-Only Members)

Who we are: The Individual Membership Division (IMD) comprised of members in the ANA only membership category of the American Nurses Association (ANA) was established by an amendment to the ANA Bylaws on June 26, 2003. The purpose of the IMD shall be to provide the organizational structure to permit ANA individual members (those who elect to join ANA directly at the national level only) to participate in the governance of the IMD and ANA, as well as in the programmatic work of the ANA as expressed in the ANA Bylaws.

What do we offer:

  • Represent nurses involved at ANA-Only level
  • Advocate for the nursing profession and healthcare issues related to continually improving patient care and the patient experience
  • Networking opportunities with nurses across the county
  • ANA membership benefits such as discounts on certification exams, continuing education courses, publications, and personal benefits

And more.

A Message from the Chair

IMD Members,

My message to you must start off with a thank you! Thank you to all of you for caring, serving, and being the foundation of healthcare! We are living in a time of profound healthcare reform at local, state, and national levels. Also, the last couple years have placed nurses at the forefront of one of the most impactful events in modern history: a global pandemic.

Though we all know nurses have always been integral to healthcare for our nation: from administration to bedside to corporate. IMD members number more than 5,000 nurses from various practice settings and roles including staff nurses, advanced practice nurses, educators, researchers, and leaders. Our membership ranks as the fourth highest of the constituent and state associations. As elected leaders of the IMD Executive Committee, we are here to represent, support, and serve as the voice of the IMD constituency.

The Individual Member Division was launched almost twenty years ago at American Nurses Association’s House of Delegates, now called Membership Assembly. The division exists to support participation in the governance of the IMD and ANA, as well as the programmatic work of ANA. Now more than ever we are needed to fulfill the mission of ANA, which is to “lead the profession to shape the future of nursing and health care.”

Together we are poised to lead change in healthcare, improve quality of care, ensure safe working environments, and advocate for choice in care for all who need it. I look forward to continuing the work the IMD has been engaged in over the past few years and look forward to representing your voice in the years ahead!

In service,

Emily Stauffer Rocha, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CHCQM

Chair, Individual Member Division

2023 Individual Member Division (IMD) Executive Members


Emily Stauffer Rocha, MBA, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CHCQM

Chairperson (2022 - 2024)


Chairperson and Membership Assembly Representative
(2022 - 2024)
Phone: (786) 414-0149
State: Texas

Laure Marino, DNP, APRN, FNP/GNP-BC

Vice Chairperson (2023 - 2025)

West Virginia

Vice Chairperson
(2023 - 2025)
Phone: (304) 419-1300
State: West Virginia

Rita Munley Gallagher, PhD, RN, FFNMRCSI

Secretary (2022-2024)

Washington, DC

Phone: (202) 554-2332
State: Washington, DC

Sarah Roberts, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Member-at-Large/Membership Assembly Representative (2021 - 2023)

North Carolina

Member-at-Large/Membership Assembly Representative
(2021 - 2023)
Phone: (445) 544-1854
State: North Carolina

Dorothy Hamilton

Member-at-Large/Alternate Membership Assembly Representative (2023 - 2025)


Member-at-Large/Alternate Membership Assembly Representative
(2023 - 2025)
Phone: (216) 338-8881
State: Ohio

Brandee Temmis, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Member-at-Large/Alternate Membership Assembly Representative (2023 - 2025)


Member-at-Large/Alternate Membership Assembly Representative (2023 - 2025)
Phone: (702) 857-0830
State: Georgia

IMD Resources


ANA Bylaws

Understand the backbone of ANA through the IMD Bylaws. Learn how governance shapes our nursing future. Dive into the details and get involved today.

IMD Committee Orientation

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Membership Assembly

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