Emergency Department Staff Nurse
Galichia Heart Hospital a campus of Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas
Emergency Department Per Diem Nurse
Newton Medical Center, Newton, Kansas
CEN, CPEN, TNCC Instructor, ENPC, ACLS, BLS
Associate of Arts, 1985, Johnson County Community College, Nursing, Overland Park, Kansas
Associate of Arts, 1981, Johnson County Community College, Administration of Justice, Overland Park, Kansas
2013 Member, Geriatric Committee
2007-2012 ENA Board of Directors
2012 Board Liaison, Geriatric Committee
2011-2012 Board Liaison, Awards Advisory Committee
2012 Board Liaison, Site Selection Committee
2010-2011 Board Liaison, Psychiatric Care Committee
2010 Board Liaison, Violence Work Team
2010 Board Liaison, Psychiatric Patient Education Product Development Work Team
2007-2009, 2011 Board Liaison, Journal of Emergency Nursing Editorial Board
2008 Board Liaison, Resolutions Committee
2013 President-elect, Kansas State Council
2005 President, Kansas State Council
2004 President-elect, Kansas State Council
2003 President, Kansas State Council
2002 President-elect, Kansas State Council
2002-2006 Government Affairs Chairperson
2006 President, Central Kansas Chapter
2008-2009 Vice President, District Four, Kansas State Nurses Association
2006-2008 Member, Resolutions Committee, Kansas State Nurses Association
2007 Chairperson, Resolutions Committee, Kansas State Nurses Association
2006 Member, Driving Force Task Force, Kansas Department of Transportation
|POSITION STATEMENT |
What leadership attribute is essential to enhance the image and effectiveness of ENA?
Authentic. To be authentic is to be honest and trustworthy. Our members want to know that they have a board that not only runs the business of the association, but they also want to be assured that those is positions of leadership are real, genuine and approachable. Our leaders need to understand and appreciate what our members go through on a day to day basis and I do.
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|STATEMENT TO THE MEMBERSHIP |
I desire to serve on the board of directors of Emergency Nurses Association in order to represent the members. As a full time emergency department staff nurse, I have a special understanding of what our members go through on a daily basis and will take that knowledge and awareness into every board of directors meeting that I attend.
At work, it takes teamwork in order for our departments to run smoothly and effectively. In the same manner, it takes all of us, from the stretcher side nurse to the masters or doctoral prepared nurse, to run our organization effectively. Board members are not to be in competition with one another but must collaborate as a team, working together for the good of the organization. I believe the more diverse our board of directors, the more healthy our organization.
I am dedicated member of ENA and believe that doing the right thing is important. I believe that my willingness to serve in the role of a director is the right thing. Those that worked beside me during my previous two terms on the board of directors know that I am open to ideas, and can be persuaded to change my mind. At the same time, I have been known to stick to my guns and will stand my ground if it is the right thing for our members. My values have not changed since I became active at the state and national level.
My involvement in ENA has made me a better nurse. I believe this organization provides the educational opportunities for all its members to become stronger emergency department nurses. I would like to serve in the role of board member in order to share my knowledge, understanding and expertise. I also want to share the member’s viewpoint, needs and desires, so feel free to contact me and let us talk. I hope that you will consider supporting me by voting for me in this election. Thank you.
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