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PSNA Appoints YNP Advisory Board Leaders 

The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), representing the 230,000 registered nurses in Pennsylvania, welcomes Hunter Murdoch, Faith Befano, and Renee Logan Heller as new Young Nurse Professional (YNP) Advisory Board leaders. In this role, they will work to ensure that nurses shape the future of healthcare, build their foundation as emerging nurse leaders, and collaborate with the PSNA Board of Directors.

  • Hunter Murdoch, President-Elect: Hunter graduated with her BSN from Penn State University in 2018. While in nursing school, she served on the board for the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania and chaired the Penn State Student Nurse Legislative Committee. Hunter authored Penn State’s first resolution, which was presented at the National Student Nurses’ Association Annual Convention. As an active member of the American Nurses Association (ANA), she has participated in the mentor program as a mentee. Currently, Hunter is employed at Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center, Cardiac ICU.


  • Faith Befano, Vice-President: Faith graduated with her BSN from Temple University in 2019. She was a member of the Students Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania and contributed as a tutor with the local chapter. Faith also worked at Temple’s Nursing Resource Center, where she aimed to create a positive learning environment for students. Currently, Faith is employed at Saint Luke’s University Health Network’s Miners Memorial Campus, Coaldale as a medical/surgical nurse.


  • Renee Logan Heller, Secretary: Renee graduated with her BSN from Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in 2020. While attending the accelerated three-year program, Renee graduated Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Theta Tau. Renee is employed at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in the emergency department.


To learn more about joining the YNP Advisory Board or to become a YNP members, contact Membership Coordinator Melissa Dang ([email protected]) or visit



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