Zone 1 Happenings

Zone 1 | Jill McCarney

Zone 1 celebrated School Nurses Day on May 10th. The event was well attended, raffles were held, and a tentative meeting schedule for next year was discussed. A survey of topics was distributed for member input regarding preferences for next year’s meetings. Our first meeting will be October 4th, 2017, at our new location, Bellmore Memorial Library, at 4:15 p.m. More information will follow in September.

Please contact Jill McCarney, RN, Zone 1 Rep., for any questions, at or  516-627-0184.

Jill McCarney, RN
Zone 1 Representative

Zone 2 Happenings

Zone 2 | Joan Verardo

Zone 2 of Suffolk County proudly presented the 2017 EISN Award to Sandra Poshka, RN, BSN. Sandra is the school nurse at North Coleman Road Elementary School in the Middle County School District. In addition to receiving the EISN award, a $500 scholarship will be presented in her name to a graduating student from her district that plans to pursue a Nursing degree. We congratulate Sandra on this well- deserved honor.

Zone 2 asks members to consider stepping up and joining the leadership team. Elections will be held for the 2018 President-elect and Secretary. Help us continue to bring quality programs to our zone.


Joan Verardo, BS, RN, NCSN
Zone 2 Representative

Zone 3 Happenings

Zone 3 | Mary Archer and Patricia Hartman

Zone 3 invites you to attend a presentation on Wound Care, by plastic surgeon Dr. Smith.

Wednesday October 25th
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held at The Gillen Brewer School
410 East 92nd St.  [between 1st Ave. and York}
New York, NY 10128
The Q train stops at 94th St. and 2nd Ave.
We encourage members to come! We will be planning for future meetings, asking for your suggestions on topics. This is a great forum for nurses to work come together and share all ideas.

Hope to see you then.

Mary Archer, MSN, RN
Patricia Hartman, BSN,RN
Zone 3 Representatives

Zone 4 Happenings

Zone 4 | Mary Beth Guyett


Save the Date:
November 1, 2017
Dine Around meeting with Pediatric Specialist from Maria Ferrari Children’s Hospital
Invitation and RSVP information to come.

Zone 4 invites you to attend our meetings on 10/18/17, 3/14/18, and 5/9/18

October 18, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

“Students with Chronic Health Conditions, Bullying and the Role of the School Nurse”
Presented by Sally Cohen FAAN, PhD, RN, Clinical Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Lakeland Copper Beech Middle School LIBRARY
3401 Old Yorktown Road (Route 132)
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


Save the dates for additional Zone 4 events:

March 14, 2018, 4:45 p.m.

May 9, 2018, National School Nurse Day

Details to follow.



Immunizations Flyer:
A valuable resource for you to help families obtain immunizations has been provided by the Westchester County Health Department. Please download these brochures which are provided in both English and Spanish.


Westchester County has formed a Concussion Task Force. This task force consists of members from the county Mental Health Department, DOH, PMD, a School Medical Director, a School Nurse, and an Athletic Trainer, and meets quarterly. Mary Beth Guyett, BSN, RN, is the School Nurse representative for Westchester.

Mary Beth Guyett, BSN, RN, NCSN
Zone 4 Representative

Zone 5 Happenings

Zone 5 | Joanne Bardin

On September 12, 2017, Shannon Brophy, RN, MSN, APN-BC, is presenting a free webinar “Supporting Students with Seizures in School.” Her presentation will include useful information on how to manage your child’s seizures in the school setting. Click here for more information or to register for the webinar.

The annual Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group conference is being held at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey on October 28. It is a full day with continuing education credits for nurses.

Early registration is recommended due to the space limitation. The conference is free of charge and will include speakers on pediatric epilepsy, adult epilepsy and an all-day dedicated psychogenic non-epileptic seizure session. Click here to register. If an overnight is needed, contact the Madison Hotel at: (800) 526-0729

For more information or suggestions of topics that you would like to have addressed, please contact the zone rep.

Joanne Bardin, MSN, RN, AE-C
Zone 5 Representative

Zone 6 Happenings

Zone 6 | Debra Meerdink

For information about Zone 6 events please contact Debra Meerdink, Zone Representative.



Debra Meerdink, BSN, RN
Zone 6 Representative

Zone 7 Happenings

Zone 7 | Melanye Rockwell, RN


For information on Zone 7 meetings and events, please contact Melanye Rockwell, Zone 7 Representative.


Melanie Rockwell, RN
Zone 7 Representative


Zone 8 Happenings
Zone 8   Interested in being the Zone 8 Representative? Encourage networking among School Nurse colleagues in your area while developing leadership skills with the support of our NYSASN Board. For more information, please contact NYSASN President, Betsy Williams, at  
Zone 9 Happenings

Zone 9 | Mary Mills

James Blackburn, St. Lawrence County EMT, will speak on school response to an active shooter.

October 25, 6:00 p.m.
The Club
35 Court St.
Canton NY

Zone 9 Honors Retiring School Nurses

Rita Saidel of Gouverneur CSD

Theresa Leeson of Indian River CSD (pictured with Olga Jeanne Dolly)



Watch the NYSASN website for other Zone 9 events. For more information or suggestions of topics that you would like to have addressed, please contact Mary C. Mills, RN, Zone 9 Representative.

Mary C. Mills, RN
Zone 9 Representative

Zone 10 Happenings

Zone 10 | Roseann Gardinier

Zone 10 officers for the 2017-2018 school year:
President: Jamie Cooney RN
Vice President: Dawn Franits RN
Secretary: Celine Beers RN
Treasurer: Laura Cook RN

We are excited for your contributions and look forward to the amazing workshops that will be offered in the upcoming 2017-2018 school year.


Roseann Gardinier, RN
Zone 10 Representative


Zone 11 Happenings

Zone 11 | Cindy Cerrache

Southern Zone 11 Dinner Meeting

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5:30 p.m. Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Speaker: Kate Reid, ESQ, “School Nurses and Timely Legal Issues”

Stella’s Barn
1346 Elmira Road
Newfield, NY  14867

We will be ordering from the menu, entrees range in price from $12 to $28. The Southern Zone 11 will pay for the gratuity, please bring a check or cash for your dinner and cash bar. Dues remain at $20.00 per year, check payable to Southern Zone 11. RSVP to Gail Hall: no later than October 23rd.

Download event flyer here.

Watch the NYSASN website for upcoming Zone 11 events. For more information or suggestions of topics that you would like to have addressed, please contact the zone rep.

Cindy Cerrache, AAS, RN
Zone 11 Representative


Zone 12 Happenings

Zone 12 | Kanika Moxley and Lynn Muth


For information contact your Zone 12 Co-Representatives, Kanika Moxley and Lynne Muth.

Kanika Moxley MSN, RN
Lynne Muth BSN, RN
Zone 12 Co-Representatives


Zone 13 Happenings

Zone 13 | Lynn Alexander

Join Zone 13 for an informative evening this fall:

On October 16th, the Erie County Department of Health will present Immunization Updates.
7:00 p.m. at Hillview Elementary School of the Lancaster School District, 11 Pleasant View Drive, at the corner of Transit Road, Lancaster, NY.

Annually, Zone 13 honors a local graduating senior who will be attending nursing school. On School Nurse Day, the school nurses of Western NYSASN awarded a $500.00 scholarship to Julie Au, a Lancaster Central School District graduate. She will be attending D’Youville College, School of Nursing. Pictured with Julie are the nurses of the Lancaster CSD.

Pictured L to R: Michelle Bacher, Katie Parker, Judy Wolain, Kelly Santoro, Kathy Dwan,
Julie Au (scholarship winner), Jenny Davis, Michelle Zagarrio

Lynn Alexander RN, BSN, NCSN
Zone 13 Representative

Zone 14 Happenings

Zone 14 | Deanie Thorsell

For information about Zone 14 activities, contact:

Deanie Thorsell RN, CRTT, RRT
Zone 14 Representative