Arbitration is the last due process opportunity for a governing organization/nursing program and is the most formal alternative to litigation in which a governing organization/nursing program and the ACEN present their case to a group of neutral, independent persons when an Appeal Committee affirms the Board of Commissioners’ decision to deny initial accreditation or deny continuing accreditation. The arbitrators render the final accreditation decision for the nursing program.

Current Arbitrators

Carol Allen, PhD
(Term 2020 – 2025)
Consultant, Co-owner
Twin Solutions, LLC
Huntsville, Alabama

Angela Henderson, PhD, RN, MS, MBA
(Term 2020 – 2025)
Adjunct Faculty
Northern Kentucky University, Doctor of Nurse Practitioner Program
Chicago, Illinois

Lynne Lewallen, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
(Term 2020 – 2025)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
UNC-Greensboro School of Nursing
Greensboro, North Carolina

Patricia Pretcher, EdD, MSN, RN
(Term 2020 – 2025)
Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences
University of Holy Cross
New Orleans, Louisiana

Selma Verse, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C
(Term 2020 – 2025)
Faith Community Nurse
Associated with Mariner Sands Chapel
Stuart, Florida