Ramón Lavandero, RN, MA, MSN, FAAN, is senior director of communications and strategic alliances for the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the world’s largest specialty nursing organization. Ramón has served as consultant in nursing care delivery, education, and administration at hospitals and nursing schools in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Through the American International Health Alliance, he has also coordinated leadership development initiatives for national nursing and health services officers from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. A fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, Ramón was the first nurse to participate in the Hispanic Leadership Fellows program sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Higher Education, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the American Council on Education. He is past president of the YSN Alumnae/i Association and currently serves on YSN’s External Advisory Board.
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