Team Health / Saint Francis Hospital Emergency Department
CEN,FNP-bc, TNCC Faculty, ENPC Faculty, PALS, ACLS
DNP, 2011 MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, Massachusetts
FNP Post Masters, 1995 Russell Sage College, Troy NY
MS (Nursing), 1991 Russell Sage College, Troy NY
BSN 1985 University of the State of New York Regents External Degree) , Albany, New York
RN ,1975 - Albany Medical Center School of Nursing, Albany, NY
2011-2013 ENA Board of Directors
2010: Course Administration Faculty
2003: State Issues Work group
2000: Chairperson Ethics Committee
1997-1998: Lead Editor- Standards of Emergency Nursing Practice Revision Task Force
1986,1992-1994,1996 -2010 General Assembly Delegate
New York State Council
2009- 2010, 1997 Member,- Conference Committee
2006-2007,1998 -Chairperson- Conference Committee
2004-2005 - Chairperson-Professional Development Committee
2003: Chairperson- Professional Issues Committee
2003: Immediate Past – President
2001: President –Elect
1995: Pediatric Chairperson
Mid- Hudson Chapter
2001: President 2000: President – elect
1993-1994: President 1992: President – Elect
- Berkshire Chapter
1986-2000 Education Committee
2009 -2012 Sigma Theta Tau
2003 New York State ENA Anita Dorr Award
2001-2004, 2011-2013 Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State
1998 New York State ENA Special Recognition Award
|POSITION STATEMENT |
What leadership attribute is essential to enhance the image and effectiveness of ENA?
Thomas Edison said “Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open. “ Leaders who consider new ideas, are willing to assimilate opposing views, and learn from constructive criticism are essential for ENA to meet our future challenges and form new alliances.
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|STATEMENT TO THE MEMBERSHIP |
In the past two years our organization has undergone many changes that were necessary for ENA to meet the future needs of our members. Change can be uncomfortable among individuals or groups that are passionate about specific programs and how our organization functions. Member driven organizations like ENA require boards and officers that are responsive to the members while assuring that our organization remains structurally sound. To accomplish this the board must be involved in evidence based decision making This means that it is essential that board members and officers: look at the big picture, seek input, ask the difficult questions, separate issues from people, and negotiate for resolutions to issues.
The responsibilities of the secretary treasurer in addition to those of a director include:: They are a member of the finance committee, to critically review and present financial reports, to the board and members, taking minutes at board meetings, and to serve on the executive committee, the group that makes decisions on time sensitive matters between board conference calls and meetings. In times of rapid change members of these committees need to ask critical questions so that all aspects of an issue are considered before decisions are made, and that the decisions are in the best interests of our members.
Throughout my membership in ENA I have worked to achieve goals that will strengthen our organization in my chapter, state, and now as a member of the Board of Directors. At each level there were times when tough questions had to be asked, and positions needed to be taken that were viewed as controversial. I did not hesitate to ask questions, bring forward ideas, and try to achieve compromise on proposals made at meetings, and to co-author By-law Amendments when I thought that it was an issue important to the members.
If elected to the position of Secretary –Treasurer I will be in a position to continue to advocate for the members while making sure that our organization is strong as we move into the future.
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