Amy Pfeil Neimkin Honored as Federal Political Director of the Year by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

  • Apr 18, 2015

For Immediate Release:  April 18, 2015
For More Information Contact:  Armentia Snyder
 
Park Ridge, Illinois—Amy Pfeil Neimkin, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), DNP, MBA, a Birmingham, Ala., local, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Daniel D. Vigness Federal Political Director (FPD) Award presented by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA). Neimkin will be honored during the AANA’s Mid-Year Assembly held in Arlington, Va., April 18–22, 2015.
 
The Daniel D. Vigness Federal Political Director Award was established in 2001 by the AANA Board of Directors to acknowledge a CRNA who has made significant contributions in advancing the AANA’s federal healthcare agenda through state and federal grassroots political initiatives while serving as FPD for their state association.
 
“I accept this award on behalf of all nurse anesthetists who promote our profession at the state and national level,” said Neimkin. “Many achievements of the nurse anesthesia profession are the direct results of CRNAs across the country informing and building relationships with their local legislators. I am truly proud to be a CRNA and equally honored to receive this award.”
 
Neimkin is recognized by state and federal legislators for her continuous political involvement on behalf of the Alabama Association of Nurse Anesthetists (ALANA). She is respected by CRNAs in her state for successfully aligning the ALANA with key policymakers who share the same political agenda as Alabama’s CRNAs, and spearheading the state association’s social media efforts.
 
Neimkin currently works as a practicing CRNA and clinical instructor at University Hospital in Birmingham. Since 2009, Neimkin has served six consecutive terms as FPD, and has been active member of the ALANA and AANA since beginning her career nearly 40 years ago.
 
Neimkin holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She earned a certificate in nurse anesthesia from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and a Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.
 
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