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PSNA Announces Election Results

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 217,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, announced its 2017 board of directors following its December 9, 2016 general business meeting.

President: Mark C. Crider, PhD, MSN, RN

Dr. Mark Crider is the Assistant Dean for Administration & Special Projects and Director of the Veterans to BSN (VBSN) Program, Duquesne University School of Nursing. Prior to his current position as assistant dean, Dr. Crider served as Duquesne’s SON chair of undergraduate programs.

Treasurer: Wayne Reich, RN, BSN

Reich is a clinical instructor with Pennsylvania College of Technology. He is currently enrolled in the MSN/ MBA program at Bloomsburg University. Reich has held many positions in PSNA, including: assistant treasurer, PSNA-PAC; Pennsylvania Delegate, ANA House of Delegates; President, PSNA District 27; and PSNA Staff.

Secretary: Ellen Schauerman, BSN, RNC-NIC

Schauerman is a senior professional staff nurse with UPMC Hamot. Her leadership skills include: charge nurse, NICU; simulation lab instructor; NICU transport; and Northwest Regional Coalition, PA Action Coalition. Schauerman served as PSNA Board Secretary in 2015-2016.

Board of Directors:

Tamra Lynn Minton, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, MBA 

Minton is CNO, vice president of patient care services for UPMC East. Minton has more than 35 years of diverse nursing practice experience. She earned her MSN in administration from Waynesburg University in 2007.

Kathryn Shaffer, EdD, RN, MSN, CNE 

Dr. Shaffer is associate dean of strategic initiatives and innovation at Thomas Jefferson University, College of Medicine. As an educator for more than 10 years, she is responsible for teaching students to advocate on behalf of their patients, themselves, and their profession. In 2015, Dr. Shaffer was awarded the AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Program Fellow.

Cabinet on Nursing Practice and Professional Development:

Jacqueline Ioli, PhD, CRNP

Tyler Traister MSN, RN-BC, OCN

Dara Whalen, PhD, APN, FNP-BC, CNE, SANE

Nominating Committee:

Jennifer Holzer, MSN, RN

Lisa Hostetter, BSN, RN-BC

Maureen M. Kelly, RN, BSN, NHA, CLTCDON

Carolyn Meehan, PhD, RN

PSNA President Dr. Mark Crider
PSNA President Dr. Mark Crider
Wayne Reich
Wayne Reich
Ellen Schauerman
Ellen Schauerman

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is Pennsylvania’s leading professional nursing organization. Representing more than 217,000 professional nurses, PSNA leads, advocates, educates and connects with RNs across the Commonwealth. PSNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association.


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