Convention 2006 - Highlights: Saturday, October 7
Update: Election results announced
NYSNA members elected the following individuals to office during an election held in August and September. The results were announced on Sunday, October 8.
- Vice President: Lorna Stewart
- Secretary: Lorna Samuels
- Members at Large, Board of Directors:
- Nominating Committee:
Anne Cardinale (chair)
Mary Beth Hanner
The day started with educational sessions and ended with an Awards ceremony honoring NYSNA’s best and brightest.
- A large number of exhibitors shared information on healthcare products and services during two sessions in two exhibit areas.
- The annual Fun Run raised more than $2,000 for the Nurses House, a national fund for nurses in need.
- During the afternoon Voting Body session, NYSNA Executive Director Lola Fehr spoke about challenges and opportunities for the association. Reports also were give by NYSNA Treasurer Mary Finnin and Linda O’Brien, chair of the Strategic Planning Committee.
- Rosemary Gibson, a nationally known expert on patient safety, spoke in a plenary session on “The Human Face of Medical Errors.”
- At the Awards Ceremony, former NYSNA Executive Director Martha Orr was given Honorary Recognition, the association’s highest award. Other awardees included:
- Anne Bové (Legislative Award)
- Barbara Crane (Nursing Practice Award)
- Fay Randall (Membership Award)
- Ann Tahaney (Economic & General Welfare Award)
- Georgia "Nicki" Millor (Nursing Education Award)
- Jeanne Grace (Nursing Education Award)
- J. Howard Doughty (Statewide Peer Assistance for Nursing Award)
- Christine Ecklund (Nursing Student Leadership Award)
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With more than 34,000 members, NYSNA is the oldest and largest state
nurses' association in the nation. It is an influential union for
RNs, representing nurses in New York and New Jersey. Offering a wide range
of services to its members, NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education
and practice and works to advance the profession through legislative activity.
It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association and of the United
American Nurses, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.