Each fall, the NYSNA Board of Directors considers Council appointments. You are invited to submit your name for consideration by completing the following nomination form.
Mintie Indar-Maraj, RN-BC, EdD(c), MA, Chairperson
Fran Iacobellis, RN, MSN
Nancy Michela, RN, MS, DA
Roxanna Raffa, RN, MSN
Terry Rattigan-Davis, RN, MSN, BC
Veronica Richardson, RN-C, Board of Directors (BOD) Liaison
This council analyzes Continuing Education (CE) trends and developments in New York; recommends standards, policies and positions to the Board of Directors and voting body; and disseminates information to members concerning national continuing education review criteria.
The predominant activity of the council is the peer review and approval of continuing education applications submitted for Educational Activities, and approval of continuing education providers. Council activities include:
Elizabeth Levine, RN-BC, BS, Chairperson
Margaret Armento-McDowell, RN, MSN
Georgianna Chin, RN, BS
Jeffrey Falk, RN, MS, CLTCO
Sarah Marshall, RN, MS
Susan Read, RN, MS
Nathan Sull, RN, BSN
Kimberly Velez, RN, MSN
Amy Wysoker, RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
Judy Sheridan- Gonzalez, RN, Board of Directors (BOD) Liaison
The Council acts with and through the Board of Directors and members to advocate for the protection, promotion and advancement of the ethical and human rights of patients and care providers. Their work is consistent with the philosophy of caring for the whole person within the context of one’s family and environment. It is the Council's mission to keep NYSNA members informed about developments in ethical and human rights needs and assurances, particularly with respect to access to health care, privacy and confidentiality.
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Sharon Robinson, RN, Chair
Elizabeth R. Atkinson, BSN, RN
Susan Dewey-Hammer, MN, APRN
Diane M. Dwire, MEd, RN
Jan Howard, MS, RN
Judith B. Kiley, MS, RN, NP, Political Action Committee (PAC) Liaison
Roderic Roca, RN
Margaret A. Salzano, MS, RN, BC
Eileen Letzeiser, MPH, RN, Delegate Assembly Legislative Committee Liaison
Verginia Stewart, RN, Board of Directors (BOD) Liaison
The Council on Legislation reviews and takes positions on legislation to implement the association's Legislative Program. The Council establishes the top four legislative and budget priorities for the association, reviews and presents the Legislative Program, and provides guidance on all legislative advocacy efforts. The Council is the central clearinghouse for all requests for support or opposition for legislation from internal or external sources.
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Marilyn Klainberg, RN, EdD, Chairperson
Margaret Chase, RN, EdD
Frances LaFauci, RN, EdD
Joanne Lapidus-Graham, RN, EdD, CPNP, CNE
Linda Snell, RN, DNS
Anne Bové, RN, MSN, CCRN, Board of Directors (BOD) Liaison
This council monitors and analyzes current trends and issues concerning nursing education in New York State and the nation. The council develops and reviews nursing education standards, policies and positions and makes recommendations to NYSNA's board of directors and voting body. Additionally, the council disseminates information to NYSNA members and others.
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2011-2012 CouncilEdmund Pajarillo, RN-BC, PhD, CPHQ, NEA-BC, Chairperson
Gloria Boudreau, RN, MSN, CNE
John Nelson, RN, PhD, CPNP
Anne Watson Bongiorno, RN-BC, PhD, CNE
Sharon Stahl Wexler, RN, PhD
Elizabeth Mahoney, EdD, MS, RN, Board of Directors (BOD) Liaison
The Council on Nursing Research promotes nursing research through, 1) increasing nursing research visibility; 2) mentoring/networking opportunities for researchers; 3) the access and dissemination of research; 4) collaboration with the Foundation of the New York State Nurses Association on related activities, and 5) working to promote regional and national nursing research activities.
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Burton Thelander, RN, PMHCNS-BC, NE-BC, Chairperson
William Donovan, RN, MA
Maureen Fitzgerald Murray, RN, MS, NE-BC
Rosemary Roth, RN, MSN, CNOR, NEA-BC
Anthony Ciampa, RN-BC, Board of Directors (BOD) Liaison
The Council on Nursing Practice consists of five members appointed by the Board of Directors and representation from the Rural Health Committee, the HIV/AIDS Advisors, and each of the clinical and functional practice units. The Council addresses practice-related concerns, barriers to quality care and health system issues of mutual concern across specialties and settings. The goals of the Council are to: 1) promote the value, role and effectiveness of the profession of registered nurses, 2) promote a safe workplace environment for RNs and patients and 3) promote best practices.
Systematically, the Council reviews standards, policies and positions for relevance and makes recommendations for changes to the Board of Directors and/or Voting Body.
NYSNA members may direct their concerns to one of the Council members or to Education, Practice and Research Program staff for deliberation and possible action.
2011-2012 Appointed Members
Doreen Leary, RN, MS, Chairperson
Harriet Brathwaite, RN, MSN
M. Nancy Cordaro, RN, MPS, BSN, CNA
Cecilia Mulvey, RN, PhD
Mary Finnin, RN, MS, Board of Directors (BOD) Liaison
The Council of Retired Nurses (CRN) has numerous opportunities for retired members to become involved. Retired members offer a wealth of information and experience concerning the nursing profession and the association. Members are invited to mentor Leadership Academy fellows, or guide new authors who want to share their evidence-based research in the Journal. They are invited to share their nursing experiences by contacting the Foundation of New York State Nurses to submit an oral history, participate in the Association’s annual Lobby Day to debrief members or students, or submit an article for New York Nurse. There are so many ways retired nurses can remain involved, even though they are no longer practicing.
Mentoring a Leadership Academy fellow is an opportunity to “pay it forward.” By investing in the promise of a younger nurse, retired nurses continue to contribute to the profession. Everyone benefits from a wise mentor(s)... now it's your turn. Explore the possibilities... contact NYSNA at 518.782.9400 ext. 282.
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