DES PLAINES, Ill., (August 25,
The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) today announced the appointment of two new
Deputy Executive Directors who will serve on the Senior Leadership Team.
joins ENA in the new Deputy
Executive Director, Member Relations role. Meehan brings a
strong background in association leadership to ENA, focusing the majority of
her career on membership and chapter relations. She most recently served
as Director of Member Development at Rotary International where she was
responsible for the development and execution of strategic membership plans,
member communication and marketing strategy and member technology programs.
Meehan will provide strategic leadership to ENA’s marketing, member
services, component relations and IT departments. She will focus on
strategic member initiatives such as member recruitment, retention and
Kathy Szumanski, MSN, RN, NE-BC,
moves into the new Deputy Executive Director, Nursing role from her position as the Association’s
Chief Nursing Officer. In her new role, Szumanski provides leadership and executive management
to the Institute for Emergency Nursing Research (IENR), the Institute for
Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention (IQSIP) and the Institute for Emergency
Nursing Education (IENE). She also provides strategic oversight of course operations,
the ENA Connection magazine and conferences.
Her clinical nursing expertise is
instrumental to product development oversight and strategic leadership.
“The two most important aspects of ENA are its members and the
profession of emergency nursing.
Creating these two new ENA staff positions at the most senior level provides
targeted expertise and focus to our most critically important areas. We are
thrilled that Cindy and Kathy will be serving as collaborative Deputy Executive
Directors,” said ENA Executive Director Susan Hohenhaus, LPD, RN, CEN,
FAEN. “Their knowledge and expertise will undoubtedly take ENA’s programs and
services to the next level, ultimately increasing the value of ENA membership
to emergency nurses around the globe.”
About the Emergency Nurses Association
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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