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NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.

NAHN is also dedicated to the improvement of the quality of health and nursing care of Hispanic consumers.


NAHN Committees

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NAHN Awards & Scholarship Committee

The NAHN Awards and Scholarship Committee reviews nominees that are nominated by and from the membership and selects scholarship recipients. The Committee also presents nominees to the NAHN Board of Directors for the following awards' categories:

  • The Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Award for Academic Excellence;
  • The Henrietta Villaescusa Award for Community Service;
  • The Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Scholarship Award for Hispanic students enrolled in a nursing program leading to licensure;
  • The Dr. Janie Menchaca Wilson Award for Outstanding Leadership;
  • The Sara Gomez Erlach Humanitarian Award; and
  • Hispanic Nurse of the Year.

The NAHN Awards and Scholarship Committee is led by Mario Alfredo Martinez Chavez, BSN, RN.

Other Committee Members are:

  • Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN - San Antonio Chapter
  • Sylvia Estrada, RNC, WHCNP, CBCN, MSN, MSHCM, BSN - Los Angeles Chapter
  • Susana Gonzalez, RN, MSN, MHA,CNML - Illinois Chapter
  • Maria D. Krol, DNPc, RNC-NIC - Connecticut Chapter
  • Celia Besore, MBA, CAE (Ex-officio/non-voting) - National Office

For a list of NAHN Award winners, visit our NAHN Awards page.

For a list of NAHN Scholarship winners, visit our NAHN Scholarships page.


NAHN By-laws Committee

The NAHN By-laws Committee receives, considers, and edits proposed amendment(s) to the By-laws submitted by the Board of Directors or a Chapter, provided that such proposed amendment(s) shall have been received by the By-laws Committee at any time prior to thirty (30) days prior of the Annual Meeting.

The Bylaws Committee is authorized to originate such proposed amendment(s) to the bylaws as the committee may deem appropriate or desirable and to ensure that the membership is notified of the proposed amendment(s), with committee recommendations, in accordance with Article XV of the By-laws.

The NAHN By-laws Committee is headed by Rose Marie Caballero, MSN, RN, CCM.

Other Committee Members are:

  • Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN - San Antonio Chapter
  • Hector Gonzalez, PhD, VR-RN - San Antonio Chapter
  • Maria Hinojosa-Smith, MSN, RN - El Paso Chapter
  • Celia Besore, MBA, CAE (Ex-officio/non-voting) - National Office

NAHN Development Committee

The Development Committee determines the long-range needs for facilities and programs and establishes means of fund-raising within the tax status of NAHN. It actively seeks sponsorship funding and grants for programs and continuing education.

The NAHN Development Committee is led by Anabell Castro-Thompson, MSN, RN, ANP-C.

Other Committee Members are:

  • Claudia Valdez-Lowe RN, APRN-BC, CCRN, Michigan Chapter
  • Sylvia S. Estrada, RNC, WHCNP, CBCN, Los Angeles Chapter
  • Miriam Zavala, MSN, RN, DNPc., NY Chapter
  • Celia Besore, MBA, CAE (Ex-officio/non-voting) - National Office

NAHN Education Committee

The primary purpose of the NAHN Education Committee is to ensure that educational programs and resources offered support the educational needs of NAHN members, and are consistent with NAHN's vision and mission.

Helen Christina Ballestas, PhD, RN, ANP-BC is the Chair of the Education Committee.

Other Committee Members are:

  • Jose Alejandro, PhD, MBA, RN-BC, CCM, FACHE – NAHN President
  • Adrianna Nava, MSN, RN - Illinois Chapter
  • Homero Guaderrama, RN,MSN,CEN - El Paso Chapter
  • Valerie Caraballo, MSN, FNP-BC - Philadelphia Chapter
  • Santiago Mercado, BSN, RN, CCRN - Dallas Chapter
  • Sonia Valdez, BSN, RN, CVRN, PHN - Orange County Chapter
  • Dan Suarez, MA, RN – NAHN President-Elect
  • Celia Besore, MBA, CAE (Ex-officio/non-voting) - National Office

NAHN Membership Committee

The NAHN Membership Committee devises means to recruit and retain membership; fosters the development of new Chapters; and assists in solving challenges that may arise in existing Chapters.

The Committee is led by Corina Ibarra Chick, BSN, RN.

Other Committee Members are:

  • Lisa Diaz, MSN, RN - LA Chapter
  • Monica Garcia - San Diego Chapter
  • Sylvia Gonzalez - New York Chapter
  • Homero Guaderrama, MSN, RN, CEN - El Paso Chapter
  • Adriana Nava,BSN, MSN, RN - Illinois Chapter
  • Celia Besore, MBA, CAE (Ex-officio/non-voting) - National Office

NAHN Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee recruits and prepares a slate of candidates, under strict, confidential protocols, to be elected at the Biennial Meeting (even numbered years); recruits one candidate for each office, except for the office of President, unless there is a vacancy in the office of President-Elect; obtains a statement of consent to serve and their qualifications for office; and no later than ninety (90) days prior to the Biennial Meeting, forwards the slate of candidates to the NAHN Secretary who places it on the website.

Norma G. Cuellar, PhD, RN, FAAN is the Chair of the Nominating Committee.

Other Committee Members are:

  • Claudia Valdez Lowe, MS, ACNP-BC CCRN - Michigan Chapter
  • Helen Christina Ballestas, PhD, RN, ANP-BC - Long Island Chapter
  • Nora Montalvo-Liendo, PhD, RN - Brownsville Chapter
  • Ana Nogueira, BSN, RN, CCM, CPC - New Jersey Chapter
  • Celia Besore, MBA, CAE (Ex-officio/non-voting) - National Office

NAHN Policy Committee

The Policy Committee integrates NAHN's purpose with related public policy issues and address the challenges; develops position papers for discussion and action by the Board of Directors and the membership; seeks collaboration with the private, public, and governmental entities in matters of public health as they relate to Hispanics; if necessary, serves as NAHN representatives on boards, commission, and task forces; and develops endorsement policies and guidelines for externally-funded sources.

Edward "Tony" Ornelas, BSN, RN is the chairman of the NAHN Policy Committee.

Other Committee Members are:

  • Margaret Avila, PhD(c), MSN, RN, NP - Los Angeles Chapter
  • Adelita G Cantu, PhD, RN - San Antonio Chapter
  • Arilma St. Clair, MSN, RN - Washington DC Chapter
  • Maria Elena Pina Fonti, MA, RN - New York Chapter
  • Celia Besore, MBA, CAE (Ex-officio/non-voting)

NAHN Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee promotes and disseminates NAHN's purpose and function; utilizes the website for presentation of current information with updates; contributes to the NAHN publication and Chapter newsletters; originates press releases on relevant issues in Hispanic health.

Armando Riera, MSN, RN, ARNP-BC is the chairman of the NAHN Public Relations Committee.

Other Committee Members are:

  • Fortuna Borrego, MSN, RN - Broward Chapter
  • Maria C. Matza, PhD, APRN - Orange County Chapter
  • Sol Reyes Roberts, RN - Orange County Chapter
  • Rosita Rodriguez, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, NP-C - New Jersey Chapter
  • Celia Besore, MBA, CAE (Ex-officio/non-voting) - National Office

 

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2014 Annual Meeting

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2014 NAHN Annual Conference
July 15-18, 2014
Hyatt Regency Miami
Miami, Florida


 

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