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PSNA Announces 2019 Board of Directors

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing more than 221,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, announced its 2019 Board of Directors and committee members following its November 16, 2018 general business meeting.


President: Mark Crider PhD, MSN, RN

In 2018, Dr. Crider was elected to serve a second term as PSNA president. He currently sits as the executive director and professor of nursing at Harrisburg University of Science & Technology. Dr. Crider has extensive experience in professional organizational leadership, including the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing, and the American Nurses Association (ANA)/California. He is a three-time delegate from both Pennsylvania and California to the ANA general assembly meetings and an honorary member of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP). Prior to his current position with Harrisburg University, Dr. Crider served as assistant dean for administration & special projects and director of the veteran-to-BSN program at the Duquesne University School of Nursing. He served as assistant professor in the Valley Foundation School of Nursing at San Jose State University, San Jose, CA before moving back to Pennsylvania in 2011.


Vice President: Tarik Khan, MSN, RN, FNP‐BC

Khan is a family nurse practitioner with Abbottsford Falls Family Practice and a lecturer with The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Nursing. 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 Government Relations Committee chair and PSNA Board member.


Treasurer: Wayne Reich, RN, MSN, MBA

Reich serves as director of nursing, bachelor degrees with the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport. He completed his MSN/MBA from 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. Prior to his role as director of nursing, Reich was the clinical director of nursing and adjunct clinical instructor with the College.


Secretary: Julie McCulloh Nair, PhD, RN, APHN-BC, CCRE

Dr. Nair is assistant professor of nursing and a nurse scientist with West Chester University and Christiana Care Hospital System. She has served on the PSNA Cabinet on Nursing Practice & Professional Development, as well as worked on several position papers. Dr. Nair is an active member of the Chester County Medical Reserve Corp.


Director: Anna T. Bickert, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Dr. Bickert is the vice president of nursing and director of nursing for the System & Nursing Institute at Geisinger, Danville. She served seven years as president of a regional chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, as well as on several university advisory boards. Dr. Bickert has spent 19 years in progressive leadership roles and 20 years as a direct care nurse in intensive care.


Director: Julie Beck, DEd, MSN, RN, CNE

Dr. Beck is associate professor of nursing and director of the BSN program, CNO with Wilson College, Chambersburg. Prior to her position with Wilson College, Dr. Beck was a full-time tenured associate professor with the York College Stabler Department of Nursing. Dr. Beck is dedicated to empowering nurses to make positive changes in the current political, social, and economic climate. In addition, Dr. Beck is a graduate of the PSNA Star Leadership Institute.


Director, Young Nurse Professional Member: Caroline Miller, BSN, RN

Caroline Miller has been elected to a second term as PSNA Board Member. She is employed as a professional staff nurse with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Caroline’s previous experience includes professional staff nurse with the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Rehabilitation Unit and professional staff nurse UPMC Shadyside Medical Oncology.


Cabinet on Nursing Practice and Professional Development:

Kathleen Monforto

Allison Deascenti

Becky Faett

Brittany Kinest

Missy Shupe

Dawn Osterling

Anne Mitchell

Ellen Taylor

Jennifer Silva


Nominating Committee:

Christine Alichnie

Rebecca Toothaker

Deborah Cardenas

Richard Williams

Cathy Kurtz


The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA) is Pennsylvania’s leading professional nursing organization. Representing more than 221,000 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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