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PSNA 2021 Election Results

 Harrisburg, PA, September 25, 2020 – The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 230,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, announced its 2021 Board of Directors and committee members election results following its September 25, 2020 general business meeting.


President: Tarik S. Khan, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, PhD Candidate

Khan is a family nurse practitioner and a lecturer with the University of Pennsylvania, Family Practice and Counseling Network. He is a PhD candidate with the University of Pennsylvania and a graduate of La Salle University, Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, and Davidson College. Khan has served in several leadership positions within PSNA, including PSNA Vice President and Government Relations Committee chairperson.


Treasurer: Jill Buterbaugh DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC

Dr. Buterbaugh is a nurse practitioner at Bedford Family Health Center and assistant professor of nursing and family nurse practitioner program coordinator at Frostburg State University. She earned several degrees, including a BSN from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, a MSN from Widener University, and, in 2020, a DNP from Salisbury University. In 2018, she served as treasurer at the Blair Regional Nurse Practitioner Association.


Board Member: Karen Celestine RN, BSN, MPH CCM

Karen is a full-time PhD candidate with the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a MPH in Global Health from Loma Linda University, a BSN in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Biology from Oakwood University. Karen has held several clinical roles, including registered nurse and certified case manager (RN).


Young Nurse Professional Board Member: Aaron Dinger BSN, RN 

Aaron has served for two years as a SWAT RN with UPMC. He is scheduled to earn a MSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing in December 2020. He earned a BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing and ASN from Clarion University. Aaron is also a member of the Emergency Nurse Association.


Nominating Committee:

Lindsey Ford

Sarah Gleason

Margaret Ort

Catherine Stiller

Sharon Wright


The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is Pennsylvania’s leading professional nursing organization. Representing more than 230,000 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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