Connecticut Chapter
Year established: 2010


Our mission is to promote Hispanic Nurses to improve the health of our communities and to advocate for access to culturally competent quality healthcare for all Hispanics. Additionally, we aim to encourage Hispanics to choose nursing as a career and for Hispanic Nurses to further their education, take on leadership and educational roles in the nursing profession. We are a small, but growing chapter of dedicated, professional nurses who strive to improve the health of our Hispanic communities and the advancement of Connecticut’s Hispanic nurses.

Chapter Information:

President David I. Villanova, BSN, RN
President-Elect  Juanita Castillo, DNP, RN, CNE
Sandra Martinez, BSN, RN
Anne Heffernan, RN- MS
Past President
Maria D. Krol, DNP, RNC-NIC 
 Board of Directors:
  Jessica Alicea Planas, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN, CHES

Wendy Awa, APRN, MSN, FNP-BC, RN

  Maryann Perez Brescia, PhD (c), MSN, RN
  Denorah Pacheco Irby, APRN, MSN,FNP-BC, RN

Ioanna Lemonas, SN, BSN(c)

Twitter  twitter-@NAHN.CTChapter

Hartford Chapter
Year established: 2011


Promoting a Healthier Hartford. We do this through community outreach/education and mentoring students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. We offer our fellow members the opportunity for leadership experiences. Our immediate goals are to increase memberships, gain recognition through media and social networking Our future goals are to raise money for scholarships and continue to host community events that will educate the Hartford community. We also want to increase our relationships with the Hartford school system in order to mentor prospective nursing students.

Chapter Information:

President Nicole Gomez, MSN, RN
President-Elect  Diane Medez, MSN, RN 
Secretary Cristina Acevedo, BSN, RN
Treasurer Kimerlee Perez, BSN, RN