Barbara Resnick, PhD, GNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, currently is a Professor in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, holds the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology at the School of Nursing, is the co-director of the ANP/GNP nurse practitioner program, and maintains a clinical/faculty position with clinical work at Roland Park Place, a Lifecare community. Dr. Resnick is also a well recognized author and researcher and sits on the board of numerous national nursing and interdisciplinary boards for organizations and industry. She was 2002-2003 President of NCGNP (now GAPNA), a founding officer of GAPNAF, and the current Vice Chairman of the Board.