Amie Porcelli, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, is the 2021 Emerging Professional Liaison to the Emergency Nurses Association Board of Directors, serving in a non-voting role.
Porcelli hails from Paramus, New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate studies in Italian and Biology at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, while also competing on the university’s rugby team. After graduation, she volunteered with AmeriCorps, where she learned the importance of advocacy by leading volunteer groups for Habitat for Humanity in New York City. Porcelli went on to work as a buyer for Whole Foods, but left the industry to follow her passion for health care. Porcelli became an EMT for Hackensack Meridian Health and received her bachelor’s in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University through their 12-month accelerated program.
Understanding the importance of professional organizations, Porcelli joined ENA immediately after completing the ED nurse residency program at Christiana Care Health System, a Level I trauma center in Newark, Delaware. She loved the organized chaos of the emergency department and the adrenaline of the trauma bay, but found that the emergency department was the place where health care disparities were most apparent. With her passion of advocacy ignited, she joined Delaware ENA’s Government Affairs Committee and later became its chairperson. Porcelli has been a delegate for Delaware during ENA’s General Assembly for three years. In 2020, she served as the Delaware State Council president. Porcelli believes in the importance of emergency nurses sharing their stories and experiences with those who can make a difference, which drove her to volunteer on ENA’s Advocacy Advisory Council. Serving as the council’s chairperson in 2020, Porcelli recognizes the power of a nurse’s voice and that raising it to a new level has never been more important.
Porcelli currently works as a nurse in the emergency department at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center in Philadelphia. She is pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania in health leadership. As the emerging professional liaison, Porcelli plans to inspire other emerging professionals, remind them that their voices matter and empower them to speak up and find their voice. Porcelli believes nurses are stronger together and emerging professionals are an indispensable part of the nursing chorus. Porcelli says that her greatest life achievement is convincing her wife to marry her.
Term as Emerging Professional Liaison: January 2021-December 2021
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