Board of Nursing Announces New Director


The Alabama Board of Nursing has appointed Peggy Sellers Benson, RN, MSHA, MSN, NE-BC, to the position of Executive Officer. A native of Dora, Mrs. Benson holds Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Alabama –Birmingham and Jacksonville State University (JSU) and Master of Science degrees from Kennedy Western University and JSU.

She has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in health administration and professional nursing in the state of Alabama. Mrs. Benson served as a member of the Board of Nursing from 2001 to 2004, occupying the position of Board President in 2004. She has been employed with the Board since 2012, serving as the agency’s Deputy Director from May 2013 to the present. She assumed the duties of Interim Executive Officer in December 2014.

Board President Francine Parker, EdD, MSN, RN, said, “I am very pleased with the Board’s decision to appoint Mrs. Benson Executive Officer. Peggy is a consummate professional and is recognized throughout Alabama and the United States as a leader in our profession. We were very fortunate to have the ideal candidate already on staff at the Board.”

Mrs. Benson lives in Clanton. She and her husband, Harold, have four children and two grandchildren.