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Vol. 23, No. 8, AUGUST 2006

Regional Chapter Representatives Are Communication Leaders

The Chapter Advisory Team provides an important link between chapters and the national office, ensuring effective communication among the AACN Board of Directors, national office and local chapters on pressing issues chapters face. Advisers are volunteers who have expert knowledge about chapter issues and trends in their regions of the country as well as about what is happening at the national level and how that affects chapters. The following are the Chapter Advisory Team representatives for 2006-07:


1 Mary A. Bylone, Region1@aacn.org 8801
Connecticut, New Hampshire, RN, BS, ASN, CCRN
Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, Vermont

2 Reynaldo Rivera, Region2@aacn.org 8802
Germany, New York RN, MA, MNEd, CCRN, APRN

3 Katherine Samon, Region3@aacn.org 8803
Delaware, New RN, MS, APRN, APN
Jersey, Pennsylvania

4 Karen Kesten, Region4@aacn.org 8824
District of Columbia, Maryland, RN, MSN, CCRN,
Virginia, West Virginia CCNS, PCCN

5 Jan Teal, Region5@aacn.org 8805
North Carolina, South Carolina RN-BC, MSN, CCRN

6 Cindi Noe, Region6@aacn.org 8806
Alabama, Georgia RN, BSN

7 Laura Bratcher, Region7@aacn.org 8807
Florida RN, BN, BS, BSN, CCRN

8 Maggie Carriker, Region8@aacn.org 8808
Michigan, Wisconsin RN, MS, MSN

9 Pamela Bolton, Region9@aacn.org 8809
Indiana, Ohio RN, CNS, MN, MS, CCNS,

10 Karen Wood, Region10@aacn.org 8810
Illinois RN, DNSc, CCRN

11 Leanna Miller, Region11@aacn.org 8811
Kentucky, Tennessee RN, MN, CCRN, CPNP, CEN

12 Denise Bonura-Henry, Region12@aacn.org 8812
Arkansas, Louisiana, RN, BS, BSN, CCRN

13 Kirsten Skillings, Region13@aacn.org 8813
Iowa, Minnesota,Nebraska RN, CNS, MA, CCRN

14 Kay Luft, Region14@aacn.org 8814
Kansas, Missouri RN, MN, MS, CCRN

15 Tonya Skeen, Region15@aacn.org 8815
Oklahoma, Texas RN, MSN

16 Clareen Wiencek, Region16@aacn.org 8908
Montana, South Dakota RN, MS, MSN, ACNP, APRN
North Dakota, Wyoming

17 Todd Grivetti, Region17@aacn.org 8817
Arizona, Colorado, New RN, BS, CCRN
Mexico, Nevada, Utah

18 Julia Garrison, Region18@aacn.org 8818
Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, RN, MS, MSN, CCRN, PCCN
Oregon, Washington

19 Barbara Thompson, Region19@aacn.org 8800
California RN, MSN
China, Japan

Board Liaisons Beth Hammer, Beth.Hammer@aacn.org 8718
Mary Stahl, Mary.Stahl@aacn.org 8942

Chapter Adviser Co-leads Kathy Peavy, Kathy.Peavy@aacn.org 8724
Kim Hodge, Kim.Hodge@aacn.org 8725

Chapters Help Boost AACN Member Recruitment Drive

The Greater Richmond Area Chapter continued to lead the chapter side of the Member-Get-A-Member Campaign with 29 members recruited at the end of June, the second full month of the drive.

Other top chapter recruitment totals were the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter (18), Greater Cincinnati Chapter (16), Houston Gulf Coast Chapter (13), Greater Washington Area Chapter (11), San Diego Area Chapter (11), Broward County Chapter (10), Greater Portland Chapter (10) and Lake Champlain Chapter (10).

Their efforts helped boost the campaign totals to 1,070.

The campaign ends Aug. 31, 2007. The recruitment period was extended for this year’s campaign to move the program to a 12-month cycle in the future.

Chapter Rewards
The chapter recruiting the most new members during the campaign will receive a $1,000 honorarium check. The winning chapter is also eligible for Grand Prize drawings for three $500 honorarium checks for their chapter treasuries. In addition, chapters are eligible for monthly drawings for a free NTI registration any month they recruit a new member. The winner for June was the Emerald Coast Chapter.

To see the full list of recruiters and their totals for May, visit the AACN Web site.

What's on Tap

Region 6
Alabama and Georgia
The Alabama and Georgia chapters will host the Region 6 meeting on “Critical Care Nursing: Visioning Beyond the Basics” Sept. 24 through 26 at the Marriott-Century Center, Atlanta. For more information, contact Mary_zellinger@emoryhealthcare.org, nanda@piedmont.org or derickson@uh.org.

The Northwest Chicago Area Chapter will present “The Cardiovascular Surgery Patient: Emergency Care on the Telemetry/Stepdown Unit” on Sept. 20 at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights. For more information, contact Joyce Maly at (708) 216-6904; jmaly@lumc.edu.

The Northeast Indiana Chapter will present its eighth annual Critical Care Potpourri on Sept. 7 at the Marriott Hotel, Fort Wayne. For more information, contact Jan Boterf at (260) 749-7515; janbot@aol.com.

The Oklahoma City Area Chapter will present a PCCN Review on Sept. 26 and 27 at the Integris Baptist Hospital Auditorium. For more information, contact Rebecca Johnson or Michele Baker at (405) 608-3306; rjohnson@okheart.com.

South Carolina
The Pee Dee Area Chapter will present “Oxygenation” on Sept. 12 at Florence Darlington Tech, Florence. For more information, contact Linda Smiley at (843) 678-9886; lindasmiley1@sc.rr.com.

The Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier chapters will present a CCRN/PCCN Review on Sept. 7 and 8 at Northwest Hospital, Seattle. For more information, contact Nicole Kupchik at

Is your chapter planning a program or special event? Submit your information online at www.aacn.org > About AACN > Chapters > Chapter Resource Center > Chapter Forms.

For the Record

The following three chapters were inadvertently omitted from an article titled “Chapters Reach Out to Members of New Orleans Host Chapter” that appeared in the July issue of AACN News. The Greater Washington Area, Bitterroot and Western Connecticut chapters also contributed to the Charlestowne Challenge, which provided scholarships for New Orleans Chapter members to attend NTI 2006 in Anaheim, Calif.
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