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 

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Please contact Jill McCarney, RN, Zone 1 Representative, with any questions, at zone1@nysasn.org or  516-627-0184.


Jill McCarney, RN
Zone 1 Representative
zone1@nysasn.org

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
zone2@nysasn.org.

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
212-864-2400

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


Session Dates:

November 26th – January 10th –  March 6th – May 7th

Click here for more information.

 


Patricia Hartman, BSN,RN
Zone 3 Representative
zone3@nysasn.org

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.


 

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.


Wendy Kopec, BSN, RN, CNOR
Zone 4 Representative
zone4@nysasn.org

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
zone5@nysasn.org

 

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 zone6@nysasn.org


For information on Zone 6 events, contact Debra Meerdink, Zone 6 Representative.  


Debra Meerdink, BSN, RN
Zone 6 Representative
zone6@nysasn.org

Zone 7 Happenings

Zone 7 | Melanye Rockwell and Tristan Sharratt

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.
Troy, NY 

RSVP to Melanye Rockwell or Tristan Sharratt at zone7@nysasn.org  

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
zone7@nysasn.org  

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, Gail Hall, at president@nysasn.org.

Zone 9 Happenings

Zone 9 | Interested in being the Zone 9 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, Gail Hall, at president@nysasn.org.


 

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
zone10@nysasn.org

 

 

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
zone11@nysasn.org

 

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
zone12@nysasn.org  

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
zone13@nysasn.org

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

at Gialy’s
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: diana.m.pantall@jpsny.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
zone14@nysasn.org