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|NYSANA Elections 2017|
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Vice President - Three year term - assumes Presidency and Past President; requires at least one year prior service on NYSANA's Board of Directors
1) Jessica Szydlowski
Dear NYSANA Members,
I want to thank you for nominating me for the position of Vice President. I received my B.S. in Neuroscience and Philosophy from the University of Miami and a B.S in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary College. I worked as an RN in the Neurosurgical and Pediatric ICUs in Buffalo, NY before attending the Nurse Anesthesia program at Columbia University. Currently, I work at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Mackool Eye Institute as a CRNA, and recently graduated from the DNP Program at Columbia University. I have been active in our professional organizations throughout school and as a CRNA. As a student, I served on the AANA Practice Committee as well as on the New England Assembly of Student Registered Nurse Anesthetists. I have continued my involvement in both the AANA and NYSANA, serving as a GRC committee member, Vice Chair of the GRC, and Director. This past year, I was fortunate to serve alongside our current President Barbara Capogna, and our dedicated Board of Directors. It has been an honor and privilege to serve the membership this year. I watched Barbara continue the fight in Albany for our title protection, working tirelessly to gain the recognition we deserve. I hope to use my growing involvement in NYSANA to better serve our members, by working alongside Cheryl Spulecki and continuing our fight for title recognition and professional practice in the state. Aside from our GRC agenda, we have been working as an organization to improve member involvement and meet the overall needs of our membership using our strategic plan. I will continue to work for you, with a focus on lobbying both in Albany and Washington D.C. to fight for our professional practice. I hope to receive your vote for Vice President this summer. Thank you for your consideration.
Jessica Szydlowski, CRNA, DNP
Treasurer - Two year term
1) Jennifer L. Haug
My name is Jennifer L. Haug and I am running for NYSANA Treasurer. If elected as Treasurer, this will be my first position on the Board of Directors. In previous years, I have served on a state level as Second Vice President in the FNSA for which I was responsible for organizing and planning our yearly 3 day convention, attending meetings and speaking engagements on behalf of the FNSA.
Director - Three positions open: two with a two year term and one with a one year term
1) Lindsay Enaiett
Having 5 years of experience working as a CRNA has taught me what it truly means to be passionate, motivated, and resilient in a profession that is constantly evolving. Daily, I come into contact with colleagues who are focused on becoming independent providers and in some ways my colleagues have inspired me to elevate my practice to the next level. In order to achieve this, I need to be recognized as an unwavering leader who can one day be a role model to those seeking to help further the future of our profession. Perhaps this is why I think it’s finally time that I put my words into action and take advantage of the opportunity to have a greater role as a director for NYSANA.
I believe this role requires flexibility, expertise, discipline, and motivation, and I will actively and tirelessly work to embody these qualities along with their implicit responsibilities in working alongside the NYSANA members to continue to elevate our profession. I am motivated by the promise that I can change something or make it better even as the healthcare evolution continues. As a director for NYSANA, it is my hope that I will be able to integrate my work experience in both direct and indirect healthcare to provide perspective with current issues at hand in order to sustain the objectives of the organization. I look forward to be surrounded by colleagues who will teach me about what it means to be an emerging leader in our profession.
2) Yana Krmic
My name is Yana Krmic and I am applying for the Director of the Board position with NYSANA. I have eight years of CRNA clinical and administrative experience. In my humble years of experience, I have worked in large academic institutions, small group practices and ambulatory surgery centers. My administrative background consist of successfully building and developing multiple CRNA Teams for one of the largest Healthcare systems in NY metropolitan area, in a variety of clinical settings. I strongly believe that my past experiences will help me, the President of NYSANA and the Board to advance CRNA practice in NY State and advocate for 1500 CRNAs currently practicing here.
Thank you for your consideration,
Yana Krmic, CRNA, MSN, APRN, CCRN, CRRT
My first experience with NYSANA was about seven years ago. As a new grad, I was asked to revive the then, inactive, Hudson Valley Education District. Our first meeting consisted 3 people in a coffee shop. Since then our district has flourished, and so has my involvement with NYSANA.
I would like to thank the membership for allowing me to serve on the NYSANA Board of Directors for the past two years. Since then I have taken on the role of Program Chair and Advisor to the Bylaws Committee. I have learned so much about our organization and our profession.
Over the past two years, I have worked hard to help NYSANA provide accessible and quality state meetings. A place where CRNAs and SRNAs can come together, share their experiences and unite our profession. Promoting professional education equates promoting professional growth. That's what NYSANA is all about, bringing its members together and growing our profession.
If I have the opportunity to serve NYSANA in a second term, I will continue to work with the Board to promote our legislative agenda, and plan quality educational meetings. I will continue to advocate for our profession and work toward achieving greater member satisfaction. Thank you for considering me for the position of Director.
My name is Keri VanNatten and I am running for a director position for NYSANA on the board of directors. My time during school and thus far as a CRNA has shown me how active we need to be to ensure protection of our hard earned careers. As a student I served as the student representative on the board of directors for NYSANA from 2013-2014. This allowed me to be exposed and fully understand the difficulties we are facing for our profession not only on the state level, but also on the national level. I attended many NY state conferences as a student and was even able to lobby at the AANA Mid Year Assembly. Now that life has calmed down since graduating I was able to recently attend a NY meeting in Lake Placid and have already planned on attending Buffalo in the fall and am ready to serve our membership in meeting our goals. I hope to see you all at a conference soon.
Nominating Committee - One year term; three positions open, person with the most votes becomes chair
1) Kathleen Crowell
I, Kathleen Crowell, am running for NYSANA’s Nominating Committee. I’ve been on the NYSANA Board of Directors since 2013, and have been Treasurer since 2014. This fall my term on the Board ends, and if elected to the Nominating Committee I will continue my involvement in that capacity.
I’ve enjoyed my time with NYSANA, and I think the Nominating Committee will be a great way for me to recruit fellow CRNAs to get involved. Five years ago a fellow CRNA suggested that I get involved in NYSANA as a way to meet other CRNAs around the state. I think the power of suggestion and word-of-mouth recruitment are successful ways to bring new people and new ideas to NYSANA’s leadership and committees. In relaying my Board experiences with potential candidates, I will help inform them as they discern which role would be the best fit for them.
My educational background includes a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a BSN from New York University. I worked for two years at NYUMC before pursuing my MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. I currently work per Diem at New York Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan as well as Bronx-Lebanon Medical Center. I have provided anesthesia on three surgical missions to Santa Marta, Colombia, in addition to a mission in Indore and Ujjain, India, with Healing the Children’s Northeast Chapter. I live in Manhattan with my husband, Bo.
2) Danielle Redmond
My name is Danielle Redmond and I am a certified registered nurse anesthetist in Schenectady, NY. I would be honored to serve on NYSANA’s nominating committee.
3) Lindsey Roth
I, Lindsey K. Roth, respectfully request to run for a position on the Nominating Committee of the New York State Society of Nurse Anesthetists. I am honored to have been nominated for this position. As a student at the University at Buffalo, I was a Student Liaison and very much enjoyed being a part of such a powerful and influential organization. During my five years as a practicing CRNA, it has been encouraging to watch NYSANA thrive and make strong advances in our field. Now that I am given the opportunity to reenter the organization, I am excited to see what the future will hold! I am dedicated to presenting the board with candidates who are enthusiastic, motivated and determined to make NYSANA ready to face the challenges that lie ahead in the upcoming years. Thank you very much for this nomination and I look forward to being able to represent you.
Proposed By-law Change
Proposed changes to NYSANA's Bylaws include modification of Article FIVE 5.1, to establish the existing and functioning Public Relations Committee as an official standing committee of the association. Voting on this change will be held at the Fall Meeting.