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Board of Directors Only Site
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Laura Pfeifer President: Pamela Doble
E-mail: president@cnysgna.org pdoble@cnysgna.org, or pdoble63@gmail.com

Election Bios

It's election time again!
Please read the following candidate biographies. Then follow the link below to vote. Thank you for your participation! Happy Winter!

Vote Here: https://goo.gl/forms/5MmgbAaZGVmKgeSG3

President-Elect:

Beth Hogan MSN, RN, CNOR, CRN, CASC  joined Northern GI Endoscopy in Glens Falls as their Clinical Director in 2016.  New to GI nursing, Beth is a seasoned nurse with experience in ICU, Hospice, Day Surgery, and Radiology.  She is a diploma graduate from St. Mary's in Amsterdam, has a Certificate in Clowning from the Academy of Performing Arts, and most recently completed her Masters in Nursing with an emphasis in Informatics from Grand Canyon University in 2016.

As an advocate for RN to BSN, Beth has served as a mentor to colleagues, written articles for Advance for Nurses and presented a webinar at the state level.  She has been asked to speak at the 2018  Beckers ASC Annual Conference in Chicago on Preventing Burnout in Healthcare.  Beth suspects they assume after this many decades in nursing since she is still smiling she has some insight.  

Stephanie L. Rollo BSN, RN, CGRN  My name is Steph Rollo and 2018 marks my 20th year as a RN at Glens Falls Hospital (GFH). In 2007 I cross trained to work in our GI Center and I never looked back. I love GI! I am a member of the SGNA and I regularly attend GI Conferences and educational opportunities to help me grow professionally. I am dedicated and committed to endoscopy nursing. I received my certification as a CGRN in 2015. I am the Immediate Past-Chairperson of the GFH Informatics Council and the Immediate Past-Chairperson of our GI Center’s Unit Based Council (UBC). I was recently elected as the Chairperson of our Coordinating Council; where each Council Chairperson from our Core Councils and UBCs come together, for 2018. I teach the GI Educational Component of our hospital’s Bridge to Practice Series for new nurses. I provide new nurses with an understanding of the types of services, treatments, and procedures that are done in the GI Center and why they are done.

I look forward to the opportunity to share my passion for GI and continuing education. I respectfully request that you consider me for the position of President Elect for the CNYSGNA.

Secretary:

Meghan Miskinis RN, MSN I have worked in Endoscopy (as an RN) for the past 18 months. I recently took the nurse manager role covering Ambulatory Care and Endoscopy at St. Mary’s Hospital.  I am just starting my new role and looking to become active with CNY SGNA to better help my unit. 

I graduated nursing school in 2009 and worked mostly ICU/Cardiac ICU for the last 8 years (including Glens Falls Hospital).  I moved back to Amsterdam to be closer to my parents and have been working in Endo since August 2016. 

Nancy Wells I am putting my name in for a board position in region 37. I have been an RN since 2002. I graduated from Russell Sage College with a BSN. From there I began my career at St. Peter’s Hospital in their Cancer Care Center. I became ACLS certified and then chemotherapy certified. I was charge nurse on evenings for a few years and then as well on weekend track. I transferred to day shift and became a clinical care coordinator.

In 2009 I took a job at the Stratton VA Medical Center in Endoscopy. I have been fortunate enough to work with an amazing team at the VA. I have attended numerous GI conferences locally and in May I will travel to Orlando for the national conference. I am a member of SGNA, and look forward to become a member of region 37 board of directors. I am a perpetual student. I love to learn new tasks and techniques. I am a super user for my team in procedures such as Manometry, pH studies, and Wireless Capsule Endoscopy.

I have been married for 7 years, we have 2 beautiful children. We enjoy traveling, watching movies and spending time with loved ones. My husband is in the Army National Guard. It is my passion in life to serve our nations veterans.

Juanita Aikens-English is an RN CGRN . Has been an RN for 38 years and involved with CNYSGNA for 20 plus years. Presently working at Ellis Hospital GI department.


Education Chair:

Michelle Millias I’ve been a RN for 25 years , with 13 years in endoscopy.  I have my bachelors in nursing and certification in gastroenterology nursing.   My passion is education and teaching others in the GI speciality.

Budget and Finance Chair:

Tricia Wharton currently works as a Unit Coordinator of the United Health Services Hospitals Endoscopy Lab. She obtained her Asn at Broome Community College and Bsn through Grand Canyon University. As a Clinical Nurse III, she is involved in multiple unit based performance improvement initiatives and coordinates educational activities for staff development. Tricia serves on multiple committees within her organization and is the current Vice President for the Professional Nurses Association of Central New York. Tricia has held her certification in both rehabilitation nursing and gastroenterology. The UHS endoscopy lab where Tricia works currently serves 6+ physicians including two advanced endoscopists. Procedures performed include endoscopy, ERCP, Endoscopic Ultrasound, BARRX, EMR, Fibroscan, in addition to others. It is a pleasure to be considered for this position.

Laura Pfeifer Past-President: Laura Pfeifer, BSN, RN, CGRN
E-mail: president@cnysgna.org or Lpfeifer@glensfallshosp.org
Kathy Dorsey

President Elect: Kathy Dorsey
E-mail: president@cnysgna.org, kdorsey@cnysgna.org or kmdorsey@nycap.rr.com

 

 

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Juanita Aikens-English

Secretary: Juanita Aikens-English, ADN, RN, CGRN
E-mail: secretary@cnysgna.org or nurseJJAE@yahoo.com

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Cathy Bolton

Treasurer: Cathleen H. Bolton, RN, CGRN
E-mail: treasurer@cnysgna.org cbolton@cnysgna.org, or chbolton@hotmail.com
(former President of the Certifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates)


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Education Chair: Michelle Millias, RN BSN CGRN
E-mail: education@cnysgna.org or michmillias@gmail.com

 
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Membership Chair: Ann Marie James, RN, CGRN
E-mail: membership@cnysgna.org or TBA

 
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Bylaws Chair: Deborah Fane, RN, CGRN
E-mail: bylaws@cnysgna.org or TBA

 
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Finance/Budget Chair: Elizabeth Wood
E-mail: budget@cnysgna.org or TBA

 

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Newsletter Editor & NOLF Representative: Barbara Schwant, RN, BSN, CGRN.
E-mail: newsletter@cnysgna.org or bschwant@gmail.com or schwantb@ellishospital.org
(former President of the Certifying Board of Gastroenterology Nurses & Associates)