Welcome New Chapter Presidents
Welcome to the New Chapter Presidents as of July 1: Deanna Wingate (Arizona), Teresa McDonald (Delaware Valley), Donna Theisen (Northern California), Ann Herzmann (Chicagoland), Brette Winston (Georgia), Sarah Kangas (Pennsylvania), Heather Mullen (Virginia), and Lisa Lockwood (Wisconsin).
The chapters will proudly display their new board photos during the GAPNA Annual Conference, September 21-24, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ. Chapter residents will meet on Wednesday, September 21, at 8:00 a.m. during the Leadership Update meeting and also have the opportunity to host a strategic planning session and meet and greet members Friday afternoon.
Thank you to the following past presidents for their chapter leadership: Tom Stoneking (Arizona), Suzanne Ransehousen (Delaware Valley), Beth Rochford (Chicagoland), Deborah Wolff-Baker (Northern California), Melissa Stuparits (Georgia), Kia Mellon (Pennsylvania), Lynn Simpkins (Virginia), and Kristin McMillan (Wisconsin). A shout out to Cynthia Gerstenlauer for representing the Great Lakes Chapter for a second year.
Many chapters held successful Student Night events. Student Night programs are a great way of showcasing the strength of joining a chapter and supporting future advanced practice nurses! Many of these nurses become our future members.
Happy 10th Anniversary to New England, North Carolina, and SE Wisconsin. Members from these chapters will proudly display their 10-year anniversary ribbons on their badges during the Annual Conference. Please take the time to wish them a “Happy Anniversary.”
We can’t wait to visit Southern California’s booth at the Annual Conference and view their trophy for winning the first March Madness Membership contest.
FYI Trivia: Did you know? In area, Arizona is the sixth largest state in the United States behind Alaska, Texas, California, Montana, and New Mexico? All six New England states and Pennsylvania would fit inside Arizona. Also, the Four Corners is the only location in the U.S. where four states (Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah) intersect at one point. A person can be in four states at the same time by placing four limbs in four states!
Michelle Moccia, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN
Chapter Leadership Chair