Who We Are

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The NOND Board of Directors is comprised of at least 60% people with disabilities and the majority of nurses on the board have disabilities that are representative of the cross-disability community.


The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2003 and incorporated in the State of Illinois. IRS tax exemption established in December 2003. Tax ID 20-0475819

The NOND Board of Directors must be represented by 60% people with disabilities where the majority are nurses with disability or who have chronic health conditions.

NOND represents people with disabilities and chronic health conditions who are students, nurses and other healthcare professionals. We represent the only minority where anyone can enter at any time due to illness, accident or injury. NOND represents people of all races, nationalities, gender, religions, sexual orientation and ages. We are intergenerational healthcare professionals that also provide services to members of the aging workforce of nurses who may become disabled after receiving their license. Research indicates that the incidence of disability and chronic health conditions increase with age.

Facts About NOND

  • NOND is celebrating its 20th Anniversary during 2023.
  • NOND does not have any paid staff. It is the members of the board of directors that are involved in their due diligence in governing the organization, as well as each Director assumes specific responsibilities to keep the organization up and running.
  • NOND Directors assume the leadership, operational and programmatic responsibilities for the organization.
  • NOND has had strong leadership with only three persons serving as President since its inception up and through 2023.  Karen McCulloh, Dr. Beth Marks, and Michelle Kephart.  NOND has also had Co-Directors in 2014-216, 2018-2019 and  2022-to the present time.
  • NOND Directors, the majority of whom are employed full or part time work within the healthcare or social service sector.
  • NOND Directors are geographically dispersed and contribute their personal time and resources to fulfill their responsibilities on behalf of NOND.
  • NOND Directors Join NOND as members and renew their membership annually, and are financial donors as well.

We welcome new members. Join NOND today!