PLAINES, Ill., June 13, 2014 – The Emergency
Nurses Association today announced the newest members elected to ENA
leadership positions. Kathleen E.
Carlson, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN, of Hampton, Va., will serve as the 2015 president-elect
of ENA, and then president of the largest professional association for
emergency nurses in 2016. She is currently an emergency department nurse at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, and has been
actively involved with ENA over her career including time spent on the
Association’s Board of Directors.
Several other nurses have also been elected
to represent ENA members. Karen K.
Wiley, MSN, RN, CEN, of Omaha, Neb., will serve as ENA’s
secretary/treasurer from January 2015 to December 2015. In that role, Wiley
will monitor and interpret the fiscal affairs of ENA.
Two new directors will also serve three-year
terms on ENA’s Board of Directors starting in 2015. The Board is the official
governing body of ENA responsible for managing the Association’s affairs. They
maintain and update ENA’s mission, vision and goals through strategic planning,
set policies to govern and guide the Association and serve as board liaisons to
states as assigned. The new directors are:
Proehl, MN, RN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN, of Cornish, N.H.
Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN, of Lexington, Ky.
Three emergency nurses were elected to serve two-year terms on the ENA
Nominations Committee starting in October. The Nominations Committee oversees
the election process and develops rules to facilitate elections. The Committee
consists of seven voting members, and committee members represent the region in
which they hold a voting membership.
Robyn R. Larkin, BSN,
RN, CEN, of Fruit Heights, Utah, will represent members in Alaska,
California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and
Terry M. Foster, MSN, RN,
CCRN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN, of Taylor Mill, Ky., will represent members in Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South
Dakota and Wisconsin
W. Rossoll, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, of Lebanon, N.H., will represent
members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont
More than 40,000 emergency nursing professionals were eligible to vote in this
year’s elections. More information about the new leaders can be found here: http://www.ena.org/about/elections/Meet/Pages/Candidate.aspx
About the Emergency Nurses
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is the premier professional nursing
association dedicated to defining the future of emergency nursing through
advocacy, education, research, innovation, and leadership. Founded in 1970, ENA has proven
to be an indispensable resource to the global emergency nursing community.
With more than
40,000 members worldwide, ENA advocates for patient safety, develops
industry-leading practice standards and guidelines, and guides emergency
healthcare public policy. ENA members have expertise in triage, patient care,
disaster preparedness, and nearly all aspects of emergency care. Additional information is
available at www.ena.org.
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