Keynote Speaker for Opening Session - President of AANP
Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP Family Nurse Practitioner, Fox Army Health Center
Cindy Cooke is a family nurse practitioner in the primary care clinic at a military clinic in Huntsville, AL. This clinic cares for active duty and retired military members and their families. She has been honored to care for this population for over twelve years.
Dr. Cooke has a diploma in nursing from Mary Meek School of Nursing in Abilene, TX, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Texas Arlington and a Master of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Alabama Huntsville. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Alabama Birmingham with a focus on health literacy. She is an experienced nurse and nurse practitioner with national board certification as a family nurse practitioner.
Dr. Cooke has been active in local, state and national NP organizations since her graduation. She is past president of North Alabama Nurse Practitioner Association (NANPA), the founding president of the Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama (NPAA), past American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) state representative for Alabama and past AANP Region 11 Director. She is currently serving as the AANP President. Dr. Cooke has been active in speaking locally and nationally on various clinical and health policy topics. She was selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2009.
Dr. Cooke is married and currently resides in Huntsville, AL. She enjoys family activities with their adult children, sports, singing in a female a cappella group and travels extensively. She is a member of numerous professional organizations including NANPA, NPAA and AANP.