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

Our Annual School Nurse Dinner was a great success. It was fun seeing and meeting new faces. Our Director of Nursing, Gail Adman and Ann Brennan, Director of Staff Development both took time out of their busy schedules to attend. Everyone enjoyed the entertainment and congratulations to all the winners of our raffles.

We also like to congratulate our winner of the Excellence in School Nursing Mary Fitzpatrick who is also the President Elect of NYSASN.

Thank you for all your support!

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

Zone 4 Happenings

Zone 4 | Mary Beth Guyett

Free training opportunity:  
“High in Plain Sight”
Current Alcohol, Drug & Concealment Trends and Identifiers
Download the event flyer for additional information and registration form.



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
Zone 4 Representative

Zone 5 Happenings

Zone 5 | Joanne Bardin

Watch the NYSASN website for upcoming Zone 5 events. 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 

Capital Region School Nurses Association School Nurse Day Celebration
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

99 North Greenbush Road (near HVCC)
Troy, NY 12180

Appetizer, Buffet and Cash Bar – Gluten Free Options Available

Please RSVP by April 28 to Abbie Breen. Checks Payable to CRSNA. Download flyer and registration form here.

Contact for information.

Interested in being the Zone 7 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 8 Happenings

Zone 8 | Beth Besaw

Margo Singer, from the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS), will present “Assisting Students with TBI.” This presentation is sponsored by a grant from NYSDOH. Join us on May 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m., in Lake Placid, venue to be announced.

If you are a Zone 8 school nurse who is interested in a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with dedicated school nurses from across the state, contact me for more information.


Beth Besaw, RN
Zone 8 Representative

Zone 9 Happenings

Zone 9 | Lou Ann Gleason

Infection Control Update
June 23, 2017
Indian River High School
Download the flyer for complete information.

Zone 9 Honors Retiring School Nurses

Rita Saidel of Gouverneur CSD

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

PrEP Implementation Workshop: Challenges and Solutions in Clinical Practice
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
8:00am – 1:00pm
SUNY Canton – Miller Campus Center
This half-day workshop will focus on enhancing access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for high-risk persons to keep them HIV negative – the third point of the New York Governor’s Plan to End AIDS.
Download the workshop flyer here.

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 Lou Ann Gleason, MSN, RN, Zone 9 Representative.


Lou Ann Gleason, MSN 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 | Ann Mares

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.

Ann Mares, RN
Zone 11 Representative


Zone 12 Happenings

Zone 12 | Kanika Moxley and Sandra Perkins


For information contact your Zone 12 Co-Representatives, Kanika Moxley and Sandra Perkins.


Kanika Moxley, MSN, RN
Sandra Perkins, MSN, RN
Zone 12 Co-Representatives


Zone 13 Happenings

Zone 13 | Lynn Alexander

Zone 13 Annual Spring Banquet
May 15th
5:30 p.m.
Italian Village Restaurant
6354 Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043


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