Donna J. Mazyck, MS, RN, NCSN, CAE began working at NASN as executive director in 2011. Donna spent most of her nursing career in community-based settings. For 28 years, her practice focus has been school health. Donna began her school health career as a high school nurse. She worked for 13 years as a state school nurse consultant at the Maryland State Department of Education. Donna served as President of the National Association of School Nurses from 2007-2009.
Her formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland. She is nationally certified in school nursing and counseling, in addition to being a certified association executive. Donna is also a licensed clinical professional counselor. She enjoys facilitating student well-being and success and connecting all the helpers (schools, students, families, agencies, communities) whose focus is on student health, safety, and learning.