Each year, New York’s Workforce Development Institute (WDI) issues a “Working Women Calendar” that celebrates twelve extraordinary women and the contributions they make to the workplace. NYSNA’s Central Regional Director Ethel Mathis, RN, is featured in the 2017 edition.
WDI recognized Ms. Mathis for her work most recently as a nurse at Utica’s St. Elizabeth Medical Center, the many years she spent prior to that as a drug counselor in impoverished neighborhoods, and her fervent commitment to economic, social and environmental justice issues. Ms. Mathis has been at the forefront of NYSNA’s participation in the Fight for $15, advocacy for healthcare for all and safe staffing, and efforts to educate the public on the hazards of transporting volatile shale oil by rail.
Ms. Mathis is one of two nurses represented in the 2017 calendar; the other is CWA Local 1168 President Cori Gambini, an RN at Kaleida Health in Buffalo. Calendars are available by contacting WDI by email or telephone. Visit wdiny.org/contact for information on how to reach your local WDI office.
Ethel Mathis, RN, appears on the February page of WDI’s 2017 calendar.