Maryland Chapter of American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN)

AAMN Officers 2015

About Us

The purpose of the Maryland Chapter of American Assembly for Men in Nursing (AAMN) is to be the acknowledged local and regional organization for men in nursing. The organization also provides a framework for nurses as a group to meet, discuss, and influence factors that affect men as nurses. Our objectives are to:

  • Encourage men of all ages to become nurses and join together with all nurses in strengthening and humanizing health care.
  • Support men who are nurses to grow professionally and demonstrate to each other and to society the increasing contributions made by men within the nursing profession.
  • Advocate for continued research, education, and dissemination of information about men’s health issues, men in nursing, and nursing knowledge at the local and national levels.
  • Support members’ full participation in the nursing profession and its organizations, and use the chapter for the limited objectives stated above.


‌‌Adam Kirby

Adam Kirby, President

My name is Adam Kirby and I am a second career student graduating in December 2016. I am from Northern California and graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double BA in Psychology and Black Studies. I have lived on five continents in the last 10 years. I love to cook, travel, hike, camp, and I am a huge sports fan. After graduation I will pursue a career in the critical care field.

Our chapter of AAMN supports our members' academic success and growth as professionals. We advocate for the continued education and dissemination of information about men's health issues and nursing knowledge both locally and nationally. We encourage men of all ages to become nurses and join together with all nurses in strengthening and humanizing healthcare. I can be reached at

 ‌Duncan Howard

Duncan Howard, Vice President

My name is Duncan Howard and I am set to graduate with my BSN in May 2017. I graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor's degree in biology in the spring of 2015. I currently work as a lifeguard at URecFit on campus. After graduation I intend to work at UMMC to help improve patient's well-being directly at the bedside. In my spare time (which is rare), I enjoy hiking, playing tabletop games, and almost any outdoor sport.

The Maryland Chapter of the AAMN inspires nurses of all genders to integrate into the health care profession as more diverse and successful nurses. This chapter is a pioneer in working towards making nursing free of any gender disparity. I can be reached at

‌‌Matt Myers

Matt Myers, Secretary

My name is Matt Myers, and nursing will be my second career. Prior to coming to UMSON, I completed graduate studies in pastoral ministry and worked at faith-based community service and advocacy non-profits.  Most recently, I worked at a national Catholic LGBT rights organization. I chose to become a nurse because I want to educate and empower individuals to pursue their own wellness goals. I am interested particularly in LGBT and elder health issues. As a member of AAMN, I believe male nurses possess unique perspectives and experiences that complement the practice of our female colleagues and enhance the profession as a whole. I can be reached at  

‌ Norris Vassell

Norris Vassell, Treasurer

My name is Norris Vassell II and I am a second semester BSN student who will be graduating May 2017. I previously graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s in public health while minoring in global poverty. I currently work at the campus gym ensuring patron safety. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, spending time with friends and family, and playing the piano. After graduation, I intend to work in the neurotrauma unit at UMMC to provide the best possible patient care.

Bimbola Akintade, Faculty Advisor


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