18 Apr Congratulations to Dennis Kneeppel

Recipient of 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award

Dennis Kneeppel, MPA, RN, FACHE, CPHQ, NEA-BC


A strong champion for the voice of nurse leadership in the health policy arena

Dennis Kneeppel personifies excellence in leadership. He is a champion for the nursing profession, quality patient care, and ensuring that nurse leaders have a voice in decision-making on national, state, and local levels.

His passion for public policy and the legislative/regulatory arena is exemplified by his long tenure on ACNL’s Health Policy Committee. Serving as chair for several years, in this role he has rallied nurse leaders to make their voices heard on important issues, helped develop legislative tracking tools and raised significant funds for the California Hospital Association Political Action Committee. Dennis has also served on ACNL’s Board of Directors and is a former Secretary/Treasurer. On the national scene, he impacts health policy as a member of ACNL’s Regulatory Committee. Locally Dennis is very active in the San Francisco/Marin Chapter of ACNL. He is on the Board of Directors of San Francisco’s Curry Senior Center, providing services to low-income seniors.

Throughout his career, Dennis has been a role model and mentor, while paving the way for nurses to advance their careers in management and leadership.

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