Members of the UNC Greensboro School of Nursing advisory board pose for a photo inside the Nursing and Instructional Building.

The School of Nursing Advisory Board exists to support the School of Nursing in its efforts to:

  • Actualize the mission of the School of Nursing
  • Achieve the objectives of the School of Nursing

The Advisory Board provides this support through a range of activities, many of which serve to advance donor relations, enhance the visibility of School of Nursing programs and activities in the broader community and region, and promote enrollment and retention in the School of Nursing programs.

The purposes and functions of the Advisory Board are:

  • Advise the School of Nursing dean on issues pertaining to the School of Nursing mission and strategic plan
  • Advocate for, and serve as an ambassador of, the School of Nursing
  • Help connect the School of Nursing with external partners, organizations, health care agencies, and elected officials in support of the vibrancy and quality of its academic programs
  • Assist the School of Nursing dean and the School of Nursing Development Office with the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of external support.
ChairVivian Dennis
Vice ChairJan Yarborough
Donor Relations Committee ChairPhilip Julian
Student Support Committee ChairKathy Foster
Alumni Relations Committee ChairBridgett Byrd Sellars

UNC Greensboro School of Nursing Advisory Board member Vi-Anne Antrum

VI-ANNE ANTRUM is a seasoned executive with nursing and operations experience spanning more than 25 years. She currently serves as the systemwide chief nursing officer and is a senior vice president for Cone Health, an integrated health system in Greensboro. Vi-Anne has contributed to the body of nursing knowledge through a variety of publications, presentations, and taskforces. She is a member of the American Organization of Nursing Leaders (AONL) System Chief Nurse Executive Committee, NCHA’s workforce advisory council, and will be part of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Equity & Nursing task force. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nursing Leaders, Sigma Theta Tau, the North Carolina Nurses Association, and the American Nurses Association.

BRIDGETT BYRD SELLARS ’95, ’09 MSN, chief executive officer and founder of Dr. Sellars Educate

UNC Greensboro School of Nursing Advisory Board member Vivian Dennis

VIVIAN DENNIS ’85 holds an MBA in healthcare management with a dual degree in human resources. She is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, and her stint includes mentor and clinical analyst managing and supporting operations while empowering nurses in career development. Her assignments in Afghanistan were   commander, intensive care services for the Craig Joint Theater Hospital and inspector general in Kabul. She served in various roles as chief nurse, commander, health professions recruiting, and clinical research. As a board member and thought leader, Vivian professes to work collectively with stakeholders to ensure a team-centric approach to the School of Nursing’s mission and vision.  

PHILIP JULIAN ’78, MSN’79, retired nurse

BOBBI OSGUTHORPE ’83, retired nurse

GLENDA SCHILLINGER ’82, founder and director of GJJAMS Foundation

UNC Greensboro School of Nursing Advisory Board member Kathy Foster

KATHY FOSTER ’84, ’92 MSN, worked with the Cone Health System for 34 years, 1984-2018. Her positions there included staff nurse on the inpatient, neuro/ortho rehabilitation unit, and after completing her MSN, clinical nurse specialist for both inpatient and subacute rehabilitation. She transitioned to Cone Health’s long-term care division in 2001 as a quality manager. From 2007-18, she worked in the Cone Health Medical Group division as a director of the Family Medicine Center.  Since leaving Cone Health in 2018, Kathy has worked as a quality improvement coordinator for  AuthoraCare Care Collective Hospice. Her awards and recognitions include induction into North Carolina’s Great 100 in 1994 and the recipient of the 2018 UNCG School of Nursing’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Her community activities include serving as a current member of the board of directors of the ALS Association, North Carolina chapter. She has also served as president of the School of Nursing’s Alumni Association and on the UNCG Board of Visitors.

ARNIE THOMPSON, executive director of Friends Home

UNC Greensboro School of Nursing Advisory Board member Jana Wagenseller

JANA WELCH WAGENSELLER ’76, received her bachelor of science in nursing from UNC Greensboro. A former head nurse and nurse clinician in oncology, she developed cancer programs in local southeast communities for the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center and Duke University Health System. Subsequently, she formed a consulting firm, providing services in oncology program and research development. Jana received the Evelyn Morgan Award for Excellence in Oncology Nursing Practice from Friends of Nursing at Duke University Medical Center and the Minerva Award for Distinguished Service from the UNCG Alumni Association. She is an active volunteer as a minister to the Homebound and UNCG Foundation.

TOMIKA WILLIAMS ’03 MSN, ’16 PhD, owner of Golden Health Educational Consulting LLC

JAN YARBOROUGH, ESQUIRE ’80, partner of the Yarborough Law Office