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Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Announces 2024 Elected Candidates


Contact: Dana Shive, Director of Communication and Membership Services

[email protected], 717-798-8170


Harrisburg, PA, September 19, 2023 – The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), the professional nursing association representing Pennsylvania’s 240,000 registered nurses and 50,000 licensed practical nurses, announced its 2024 Board of Directors and committee members election results following its September 8, 2023, general business meeting.


Vice President: Jennifer L. Bellot, PhD, RN, MHSA

Dr. Jennifer Bellot is the Associate Dean of Academic Practice Integration at the Jefferson College of Nursing. Dr. Bellot is serving her second term as Vice President of the PSNA Board and has previously served as Director on the PSNA Board.


Secretary: Jennifer Graham Partyka, MSN, RN

Jennifer Graham Partyka is a PeriOp RN. This is her second term as Secretary of PSNA. Jennifer also serves as the Vice Chair of the PSNA Political Action Committee and is a PSNA Legislative Ambassador.


Director: Tamika Jackson-Butts, DNP, MHA-GERONT, RN-AMB-BC, EBP-C

Dr. Tamika Jackson-Butts has over 20 years of nursing experience. She earned her DNP from Wilmington University in 2021 and works as an Associate Chief Nurse. Dr. Jackson-Butts is serving a second term as a Director on the PSNA Board.


Nursing Cabinet Committee

Sharon A. Wright DNP, MSN, CNE

Suzanne E. Courtwright, PhD, MSN, PNP, NEA-BC


Nominating Committee

Faith Befano DNP, CRNP

Carolyn Stone BS, BSN, RN, CNRN


Innovation Committee

Deborah Lewis, PhD, RN

Joni Jean Pyle MSN, DNP, RN, CNE


ANA Representatives

David Scher MPH, MSN, RN, CEN

Betsy M. Snook, MEd, BSN, RN

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The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is Pennsylvania’s leading professional nursing organization. Representing 240,000 registered nurses and 50,000 licensed practical nurses, PSNA leads, advocates, educates, and connects with registered and licensed practical nurses across the Commonwealth. PSNA is a constituent member of the American Nurses Association.



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