Lynn Nelson MSN, RN, NCSN has had a professional career of more than three decades, including the honor of serving as the Senior Director of Health Services and Integrated Student Supports at Capital Area Educational Service District #113, in Tumwater, Washington, since 2002. Her practice is grounded in the belief that providing quality service for children and families must include an intentional focus on equity in both the health and education arenas. As a strong advocate for helping students succeed academically by mitigating nonacademic barriers to success, she strives to develop and administer effective programming in both school health and dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement programming arenas. Her professional interests focus on health care policy, and in addition to currently serving as the National Association of School Nurses Director for the School Nurse Organization of Washington, she is the immediate past Legislative Chair for the School Nurse Organization of Washington, and a former elected member of the Washington State Nurses Association Policy Council. In addition, she is a member of the School Nurse Association of Washington, the Washington State Nurses Association, the Washington Association of School Administrators, and the National Association of School Nurses.