Clinical Nurse Specialist
Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital, Emergency Medicine and Trauma Center Indianapolis, Indiana
CEN; ACNS-BC; TNCC Instructor; ACLS; PALS
MSN, 2009 Indiana University, School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana
BSN, 1996 Indiana University, School of Nursing, Indianapolis, Indiana
2013 ENA Board Mentoring Program Participant
2011 Co-author resolution - Site Selection Committee
2010-2012 General Assembly Delegate
2007-2009 Membership and Components Relations Work Team
2012-Current President, Indiana State Council
2011-2012 President-elect, Indiana State Council
2004-Current Chairperson, Membership Committee Indiana State Council
2007-Current Member, Trauma Committee. Indiana State Council
2005 President, Indy Roadrunners Chapter
2004 President-elect, Indy Roadrunners Chapter
1996-Current Emergency Nurses Association
2009-Current National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
1988-Current National Eagle Scout Association – Life Member
|POSITION STATEMENT |
What leadership attribute is essential to enhance the image and effectiveness of ENA?
Insight- Insightful leaders inspire others to seek the connection between themselves and the ENA’s mission and vision leading to increased membership engagement.
Trust and Integrity- A leader must maintain trust and integrity to foster an atmosphere that allows individuals to feel welcome to express their views.
Advocacy- Not everyone has the ability or opportunity to have their views or thoughts heard so advocacy is an important trait of a leader. The advocate attribute allows for a more transparent and open organization.
Positive attitude- A leader of ENA is many times the “face” of the entire organization and may be the only “face” individuals may see in order to form an opinion of the association. The great leader General Colin Powell once said “Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier”.
Enthusiasm- A leader must possess enthusiasm for the people he or she leads. An enthusiastic leader that is positive, trustful and insightful will far exceed any goal or mission they set out to obtain.
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|STATEMENT TO THE MEMBERSHIP |
I am seeking a position on the board of directors in order to serve ENA at the national level. My main goal is to increase and maintain an atmosphere of transparency. In a large organization, the goal of total transparency can be a challenge. I believe my skill set, experience and leadership attributes described in my statement on leadership poises me as an excellent candidate.
My strongest attributes are the ability to network, advocate, and create trust to form an environment needed for a successful ENA to move into the future. These qualities will be instrumental to a position on the board. The board assists with leading ENA through this challenging time in healthcare. In my position as a clinical nurse specialist in a large urban teaching institution, I frequently use the skill sets of collaboration, education, assessment, planning, organization, insight and project management. The same skill sets that are needed to successfully serve on the board of directors.
I seek your support and confidence to have the opportunity to serve ENA in this essential position
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