Clinical Educator Emergency Department
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center Hartford, Connecticut
Staff Per Diem Nurse
Manchester Memorial Hospital Emergency Department Manchester, Connecticut
CEN, ACLS Instructor, ATLS Course Coordinator, ENPC Instructor Faculty, PALS Instructor, TNCC Instructor Faculty
BSN - 2005 University of Hartford West Hartford, Connecticut
RN Diploma - 1975 St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing Hartford, Connecticut
2011-2013, 1986-2008 General Assembly Delegate
2013 TNCC 7th edition Content Reviewer
2009-2011 Member Annual Conference Committee
2005-2006 Member Emergency Management and Disaster Committee
2001-2002 Member Government Affairs Committee
1997-Present Contributing Editor / Abstract Reviewer Journal of Emergency Nursing
1998-1999 Member Membership Recruitment and Retention Work Group
1991 National ENA Nursing Practice Award
2014 Connecticut ENA State Council TNCC State Chairperson
2012 Immediate Past President Connecticut ENA State Council
2011, 1990 President Connecticut ENA State Council
2009-2010 Connecticut ENA State Council Newsletter Editor
2008 New England Regional Symposium Chairperson
2001-2005 Connecticut ENA State Council Government Affairs Chairperson
2000-2012 Connecticut ENA State Council Annual Conference Committee
1997 Connecticut ENA State Council Excellence in Education Award
1994-1999 Connecticut ENA State Council Fund Raising and Marketing Chairperson
1987-2004 Connecticut ENA State Council State Trauma Committee
2003 Karen O’Neill Professionalism Award New England
2003 NDMS Distinguished Team Member of the Year CT-1 DMAT
2001-Present Member Connecticut-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (CT-1 DMAT)
|Position Statement |
What attribute is essential to enhance ENA’s mission of Safe Practice and Safe Care?
As stated in Healing with the Heart, the best attribute is “Being Present”. Presence is engagement with choice and personal responsibility. This presence will allow focusing on this mission complexity while seizing the opportunities to make this work.
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|Statement To The Membership |
Throughout my journey in Emergency Nursing, ENA has always played a vital role. It is hard for me to remember a time when ENA was not a part of my life. Over the years my involvement in ENA has not only made me a better nurse and person, it allowed me to develop my talents in communications, looking at the whole picture and bringing others to the common table. In reflecting on where to go next in my ENA Career, the apparent choice is to become part of our National Leadership as a Board member
In my previous State and National ENA involvements, I have always tried to work diligently, be creative in problem solving and make my decisions for the common good. By electing me to a Director position, the membership would benefit by having a person with sustainability in her ENA involvement as reflected in my biography. This involvement often has a beginning to enduring quality. From taking the first CEN exam in July 1980 (which I still maintain), to becoming one of the first (and still) TNNC Instructors in Connecticut along with being one of the founding (and still an active) member in my Connecticut State Council, this sustainability has allowed me to be a steady, but ever adapting foundation to my profession.
My first Board goal is to learn the complex National level work process from our current and past leaders, while always being a voice of reason. I believed ENA’s function is to be the conduit though it’s various resources and means in order to have a partnership with Emergency Nurses to assist with them in finding solutions with the difficulties affecting our patients, our evolving work environment and above all, our health and wellness.
In keeping this perspective on the forefront whereas always recalling that this member driven organization elected to me this position, my work ahead must be one of listening to all sides, remaining concerned about doing the right thing while taking fiscal responsibility into account and remembering what our members would really want in the long run.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
No conflicts disclosed.
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