American College of Nurse Practitioners Names David Hebert as CEO

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) today announced that David E. Hebert, JD, a veteran Washington, D.C. government relations executive, has been named as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2012.

David Hebert is an outstanding choice to lead the ACNP,” said Jill Olmstead, MSN, NP-C, president of ACNP. “David’s strong senior management background, combined with his extensive legislative and regulatory experience in healthcare issues, makes him a tremendous asset to the ACNP. In addition, David’s stellar previous record representing a professional nursing organization gives him valuable insight into the ACNP’s unique goals and challenges.”

David Hebert has more than 25 years of legislative and regulatory experience, and has served in senior positions on Capitol Hill, in professional associations and at a prominent law firm. He most recently served as the Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations for the American Health Care Association, which represents nearly 11,000 for- and not-for-profit nursing homes, assisted living residences, and facilities for the care of people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

Previously, Hebert was the Director of Federal Governmental Affairs in the Washington, D.C. office of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for eight years, and expanded its political action committee into one of the largest non-physician provider PACs in the nation.

On Capitol Hill, Hebert served as Chief of Staff for then-House Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO), and was a legislative director/legislative assistant for two other members of Congress. He served as counsel in the Washington, D.C. health care practice at Alston & Bird, LLP. Hebert also has been an Adjunct Professor in the Liberal Studies Program at Georgetown University.

Hebert holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon and earned his juris doctorate from Pepperdine University.

About the American College of Nurse Practitioners

The American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP), located in Washington, D.C., is a national, non-profit membership organization whose mission is to ensure a solid policy and regulatory foundation that enables Nurse Practitioners to continue providing accessible, high quality healthcare to the nation. ACNP’s unique membership structure consisting of both individual nurse practitioners as well as national and state NP organizations unites the diverse practice specialties of NPs. For more information, visit


American College of Nurse Practitioners
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