Deb Zimmermann, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, is honored to serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the DAISY Foundation. Prior to joining DAISY, Deb served in the United States Army Nurse Corps, practiced as a nurse practitioner, and for 25 years served in chief nursing officer positions in New York and Virginia. She is the president-elect of AONL and a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She is past chair of ANCC Commission on Magnet® and the AONL Foundation.
Deb is dedicated to strengthening the education and influence of nurses, the creation of collaborative interprofessional care environments and quantifying the contribution of nurses in improving health outcomes.
Deb enjoys hiking, travel, golfing and laughing. The joys of her life are her husband, daughter, son in-law and her two grandchildren.