Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, was elected to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Board of Trustees in January 2012. Burnes Bolton is vice president for nursing, chief nursing officer, and director of nursing research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. She is one of the principal investigators at The Burns and Allen Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai.
Burnes Bolton is a past president of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Black Nurses Association. She is currently a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization for Nurse Executives, Association of California Nurse Leaders, American Public Health Association, Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, National Black Nurses Association, and National League for Nursing. She has served as a trustee at Case Western Reserve University since 2006.