Zone 1 Happenings
Zone 1 | Jill McCarney
Colleen Foley has been overwhelmingly chosen as the EISN Winner from Zone 1.
Colleen has 17 years of School Nursing experience and has been a member of NYSASN for nine years. She currently practices at the Covert Avenue School in Elmont. As a member of the Nassau County School Nurses Association (Zone 1), she has stepped up into a leadership position and is currently the President Elect. Colleen believes it is of primary importance to keep her knowledge of nursing up to date and her skills sharp and is also a actively involved with the Asthma Educators Association.
Colleen Foley, RN, MSN, NCSN
Please contact Jill McCarney, RN, Zone 1 Representative, with any questions, at email@example.com or 516-627-0184.
Jill McCarney, RN
Zone 1 Representative
Zone 2 Happenings
Zone 2 | Gerri Plechner
This year’s Zone 2 recipient of the award for Excellence in School Nursing is Paula Saltzman from Wood Park Primary School in Commack. During her tenure at Wood Park, Paula organized a parents’ after school workshop and initiated a Walk to School fitness program. Besides her considerable knowledge and skills as school nurse, Paula also runs her school’s annual Toys for Tots and holiday food drive.
In addition to working as school nurse, Paula is also employed part time at Horizons Drug and Alcohol Counseling Center and has over 20 years’ experience as a camp nurse. She manages to do all this while continuing her affiliation with NYSASN, including having served as Zone 2 President. For all these reasons and more, Zone 2 is proud to present Paula with the 2019 EISN Award.
Gerri Plechner, MS Ed., BSN, RN
Zone 2 Representative
Zone 3 Happenings
Zone 3 | Patricia Hartman and Ponzella Johnson
Attention All School Health Nurses
Activate Your Professional Access!
Come out to learn more about what your professional organization can do for you.
Join us for a complimentary brunch – Free gift bag for our first 100 attendees!
June 1, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Harriet Tubman Learning Center
250 West 127th Street
New York, NY 10027
We will be announcing our Zone 3 Excellence in School Nursing Award Winner
Sponsored by Zone 3, New York State Association of School Nurses (NYSASN)
We are stronger together!
Patricia Hartman, RN
Ponzella Johnson, RN
Zone 3 Co-Representatives
November 26th – January 10th – March 6th – May 7th
Patricia Hartman, BSN,RN
Zone 3 Representative
Zone 4 Happenings
Zone 4 | Wendy Kopec
NYSASN Zone 4 congratulates our 2019 Excellence in School Nursing Award Winner, Cynthia Scinto , BSN, RN, of the Walden School of PNW BOCES in Yorktown Heights, New York. Cindy is recognized by her peers and colleagues as one who consistently demonstrates leadership, compassion, excellence and professionalism in her role of responsibility to medically fragile students ages 5-21 years.
Principal Michael Sowel attended the award ceremony and gave Cindy the highest praise for her work and integrity.
Cindy is a long time active member of NYSASN and currently serves as Zone 4 Secretary.
Zone 4 Nurses in the News:
Congratulations to Carol Bumbolow, honored as a 2018 Nurse of the Year in the 40th Senate District.
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.
Wendy Kopec, BSN, RN, CNOR
Zone 4 Representative
Zone 5 Happenings
Zone 5 | Joanne Bardin
For information about Zone 5 events or suggestions of topics that you would like to have addressed, please contact the Joanne Bardin, Zone 5 representative.
Joanne Bardin, MSN, RN, AE-C
Zone 5 Representative
Zone 6 Happenings
Zone 6 | Debra Meerdink
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present More Than Sad. Monday, March 25 6:00-7:00 p.m. Saratoga Springs Public Library 49 Henry St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12886. School staff members are taught to recognize signs of mental health distress in students and refer them for help. The program complies with the requirements for teacher education suicide prevention training in many states. RSVP to Deb Meerdink at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on Zone 6 events, contact Debra Meerdink, Zone 6 Representative.
Debra Meerdink, BSN, RN
Zone 6 Representative
Zone 7 Happenings
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present More Than Sad. School staff members are taught to recognize signs of mental health distress in students and refer them for help. The program complies with the requirements for teacher education suicide prevention training in many states.
Saturday, February 16th
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Troy Public Library,
100 Second St.
RSVP to Melanye Rockwell or Tristan Sharratt at email@example.com
For information on Zone 7 meetings and events, please contact Melanye Rockwell or Tristan Sharratt, Zone 7 Co-Representatives.
Melanie Rockwell, RN
Tristan Sharratt, BSN, RN
Zone 7 Co-Representatives
Zone 8 Happenings
Zone 8 Interested in being the Zone 8 Representative? Encourage networking
Zone 9 Happenings
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Zone 10 Happenings
Zone 10 | Nancy Trendowski
Congratulations to Sharon Botsford,
Zone 10 Excellence in School Nursing award winner.
Nancy Trendowski, BSN, RN
Zone 10 Representative
Zone 11 Happenings
Zone 11 | Cindy Ceracche
Congratulations to Kim Holden, RN, NP
Zone 11 2019 Excellence in School Nursing award winner!
Southern Zone 11 retirees were honored at the School Nurses Day dinner
on May 8th at the Little Venice Restaurant in Binghamton, New York.
Pictured, L to R: Joanne Stanley, Cindy Ceracche, Diane Silvers and Debby Dvorsky
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 Ceracche, AAS, RN
Zone 11 Representative
Zone 12 Happenings
Zone 12 | Diane Houseknecht and Lynn Muth
For information contact your Zone 12 Co-Representatives, Diane Houseknecht and Lynne Muth.
Diane Houseknecht, RN
Lynne Muth BSN, RN
Zone 12 Co-Representatives
Zone 13 Happenings
Zone 13 | Barbara Baer
Zone 13 Meetings take place at Hillview Elementary, 11 Pleasant View Drive, Lancaster, NY. Meeting dates are 11/19/18, 1/4/19, 2/11/19, 3/18/19, and 4/15/19. The general meeting starts at 7:00 PM in the library. Contact Barbara Baer for information.
Barbara Baer, BSN, RN
Zone 13 Representative
Zone 14 Happenings
Zone 14 | Jill Kenney
Zone 14 will hold their spring meeting on School Nurse’s Day with a presentation on Trauma and Mental Health in the Student Population, Suicide Awareness and Prevention – Best Practices
May 8th, 2019
5:00 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. Dinner
210 Pine Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Please bring a $5 – $6 Crazy Sock wrapped for a fun gift exchange.
Food: Menu depends on number of people.
Cost: Will let you know later. Payment due at dinner.
Please RSVP to Diana Pantall: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 18, 2019.
For information about Zone 14 activities, contact Jill A. Kenney, Zone 14 Representative.
Jill A. Kenney, RN
Zone 14 Representative