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I am honored to serve as President for ASORN. Having served on the Board for 6 years as both a Director at Large and the Secretary/Treasurer, I am excited to continue to support the mission of ASORN. I have spent over 30 years in the ophthalmic field in the surgical setting and have had the pleasure of training new nurses and instilling my love of ophthalmology. As a Director of Nursing for a single specialty surgery center, I have the ability to not only educate the nurses and techs, but also the patients and experience their joy in improved vision after surgery. My past experience on the Board has enabled me to make many new friends across the country and I cherish not only the friendship, but the support of all in improving patient care by collaboration. As President, I will strive to continue the mission, vision and values of providing education for our Membership and the ophthalmic nurse.
I am honored to continue my service to ASORN, a remarkable group of nurses and technicians who practice excellence in ophthalmic patient centered care. I look forward to working with this dedicated board of directors and volunteers to advance our goals of education and training throughout the diverse spectrum of patient care. We will continue to reach those who deliver ophthalmic care nationally, touching lives in ways that bring joy and compassion to the art and practice of nursing. ASORN is uniquely qualified and positioned to educate our colleagues, patients and their families in the wonders of ophthalic nursing practice. As President-Elect, I will endeavor to carry on the compassion, vision and mission of ASORN and our enthusiastic membership.
Ophthalmology encompasses everything I love about patient care. I am motivated by what can be done surgically to save vision. I am fascinated by the ocular manifestations of systemic diseases, and the delicate and challenging surgeries that create dramatic improvement in patients’ quality of life. Ophthalmology offers opportunities to build close and meaningful relationships with patients of all ages and background, allowing me to be a warm, compassionate nurse. My practice focus in Ophthalmology is Retina-vitreous. I have been very fortunate to work with talented doctors who have expanded my education in retina and encouraged me to become involved in research projects. I am very interested in the disease that develops premature infants called retinopathy of prematurity. Over the past twenty years I have compiled data on the progression of the disease and the outcomes of intervention, which has been/will be utilized in peer reviewed publications. I am honored to considered to serve on ASORN Board. I promise to have the same drive and passion serving ASORN as I do for the care of my patients.
Provider Unit Director
I am dedicated to continuous quality improvement, self-growth, and the advancement of professional practice, especially for ophthalmic nursing. Being involved with ASORN BOD and as the provider unit, will offer important experience and opportunities to achieve professional goals.
Director at Large
Ophthalmology has been my focus since the beginning, asking friends in school if I can switch assignments with them. They could do the total hip replacement, I wanted to scrub the cataract surgery. After getting my RN, a good friend from work introduced me to the Pilgrim Chapter of ASORN. An opportunity for which I am forever grateful for. That first encounter evolved into a very special circle of friends, who in turn introduced me to the National ASORN Chapter. ASORN is a very special organization, providing the opportunity to network and be a part of an organization of people who do what I do. I love their passion and dedication to the advancement of ophthalmic nurses. As ophthalmology evolves, ASORN evolves. ASORN has provided me with the opportunity to grow as an ophthalmic nurse. I am seeking the position of Director at Large to give back and provide others with the same opportunity.