ASORN Board of Directors

 

Debbie Ehlers, MSN, BSN, RN
President

Yakima, Washington
daehlers@aol.com

I am honored to serve as the President of ASORN.  I have been an RN for 40 years, the past 30 years have been in ophthalmic nursing in both the clinic and surgical settings.  I am fortunate to have served on the Board of Directors as the Provider Unit Director of ASORN, working with members to provide quality continuing nursing education activities. I am committed to the mission of ASORN and am passionate about nursing education, patient education, and quality patient-centered care. ASORN has provided me with many resources for challenges I face daily with patient care. I look forward to working with ASORN leadership to help our members stay current on the latest practices to provide quality patient care, and continue to be the resource for the ophthalmic nurse!

 

Barbara Ann Harmer, MHA, BSN, RN
Immediate Past President

Champions Gate, Florida
consultmacinc@aol.com

As Immediate Past President, I am committed to putting patients and their needs first and my primary responsibility will be to serve our membership upholding the mission, vision and values of ASORN. In the past 37 years, my ophthalmology professional experience has been evidenced by a career in increasingly challenging administrative, educational, clinical and operational positions in all healthcare settings. I look forward to working with my peers over the next year as we explore current and future trends in the care we give to our ophthalmology patients.

 

 

Kari L. Magill, BSN, RN, CNOR
Secretary-Treasurer

Ann Arbor, Michigan
kmagill@med.umich.edu

For the last 30 years I've taken great pride and considerable joy in my professional practice as an OR nurse specializing in Ophthalmology. From the moment I stepped into the OR as a student nurse intern, Ophthalmology had a certain magical appeal for me. In the varied roles of my career, including staff nurse, clinical coordinator, LASER safety officer, educator and team leader, I've always welcomed the chance to expand my own knowledge and share the wealth. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to serve on the ASORN Board with such an experienced, dynamic, knowledgeable and helpful group of people. As a Board Member, I’m working to help ASORN to continue to be a cutting edge resource to our community of Ophthalmic professionals.

 

Pam Opremcak, MPA, RN
Annual Meeting Director

Delaware, Ohio
pmjpm@aol.com

I am honored to serve as the ASORN Annual Meeting Director. I have been a nurse for the past 34 years from direct patient care through management. My Ophthalmology career began in 1999 when I was the director over Surgical Services in which Ophthalmology was a division. I did not realize the vast array of specialties within the field of Ophthalmology completely until I was the Executive Director of an 8-OR Ophthalmology only ASC. What an exciting and remarkable specialty, with new research, developments and surgical procedures that lead us toward improved sight for those we serve. With ASORN’s leadership and promotion of education we continue our common goal of excellent, forward thinking patient centered care.


Ann B. Kelly, RN, CRNO
Director at Large

Bahama, North Carolina
wkelly@nc.rr.com

I am honored to Serve ASORN as Director at Large.  It is an opportunity to be part of a mission to promote excellence in the care of the ophthalmic patient.  My ophthalmic nursing career has spanned 38 years practicing both in the clinical and surgical settings.  Ophthalmic research and developments have yielded so many changes and advancements during the past years which in turn require optimal education to all the nurses and care givers.  As a board member, I will continue to be a passionate advocate for creating an environment of excitement in caring for the ophthalmic patient.

 

 

Tracy Condron, BSN, RN
Director at Large

Boston, Massachusetts
tracy_condron@meei.harvard.edu

My career in nursing has spanned over 30 years in a variety of surgical specialties. As the Nurse Director of the 6th Floor Surgical Suites at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, ophthalmic research and surgical technology is part of our daily practice. Sharing this knowledge and experience with the ASORN community to deliver quality and safe care to all of our patients will be an exciting new opportunity for me. I especially look forward to working together with the Board of Directors.