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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

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. 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 chairman is Angie Millan, DNP, RN, FAAN (Los Angeles Chapter)

Other Committtee Members are:

  • Jose L. Alejandro, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN (West Florida Chapter)
  • Mary L. Bond, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN (Dallas Chapter)
  • Valerie Caraballo, RN, MSN, APN-C (Philadelphia Chapter)
  • Robert M. Robledo, RN (San Diego Chapter)
  • Luis Benavent, MA, Deputy Executive Director (Ex-officio, nonvoting, National Headquarters)

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 chairwoman is Veronica Vital, PhD, RN (Phoenix Chapter).

Other Committee Members are:

  • Hector Hugo Gonzalez, PhD, VR-RNRN (Retired) (San Antonio Chapter)
  • Homero Guaderrama, MSN, RN (El Paso Chapter)
  • Mary Lou de Leon Siantz, PhD, RN, FAAN (Los Angeles and Philadelphia Chapters)
  • Carmen Ramirez, RN, PhD (Washington, DC Chapter)
  • Jim Booth, CAE (Ex-officio, non-voting, National Headquarters)
  • Dora L. Flores-Ryan MSN, RNC, CNM, WHNP-BC

NAHN Finance and Audit Committee

The role of the Finance and Audit Committee is primarily to provide financial oversight for the organization, including financial planning, financial reporting, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls.

The NAHN Finance and Audit Committee chairman is Armando Riera, MSN, RN, ARNP-BC (Miami Chapter).

Other Committee Members are:

  • Yolie Aleman-Rodgriguez (Phoenix Chapter)
  • Jose Alejandro, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN (West Florida Chapter)
  • Gloria Barrera, MSN, RN (Illinois Chapter)
  • Paloma Garza, MPH, RN, FNP-C (San Diego Chapter)
  • Ana Nogueira, RN, BSN, CCM (New Jersey Chapter)
  • Julio Santiago, RN, MSN, CCRN (Illinois Chapter)
  • Jim Booth, CAE (Ex-officio, non-voting, National Headquarters)

NAHN Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee recruits and prepares a slate of candidates, under strict, confidential protocols, to be elected at the Biennial Meeting; 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 staff who places it on the website.

The NAHN Nominating Committee chairperson is Paule Valery Joseph, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC (National)

Other Committee Members are:

  • Olga Jarrin, PhD, RN (Philadelphia Chapter)
  • Susan Caplan, PhD, RN, APRN-BC (National)
  • Roberto Gonzalez, RN (Northeast Ohio)
  • Sue Grochowski, RN (Southeast Wisconsin)
  • Jim Booth, CAE (Ex-officio, non-voting, National Headquarters)

NAHN Policy and Advocacy Committee

The Policy Committee integrates NAHN's purpose with related public policy issues and addresses 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.

The NAHN Policy Committee co-chairwomen are Susana Gonzalez, RN, MSN, MHA, CNML (Illinois Chapter and Maria Ordonez, DNP, ARNP, GNP-BC (National)

Other Committee Members are:

  • Adriana Perez – Adviser PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN (Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter)
  • Maria Elena Ruiz – Adviser PhD, RN, FNP-BC (Los Angeles Chapter)
  • Rose Caballero MSN, RN, CCM (San Antonio Chapter)
  • Leda Garside BSN, RN, MBA (Portland Chapter)
  • Mimi Gonzalez BS, RN (New York City Chapter)
  • Grace Grau DNP, RN, ACNP-BC (National)
  • Maria Krol DNP, RNC-NIC (Connecticut Chapter)
  • Maria Matza PhD, RNC, PHN (Orange County Chapter)
  • Patricia Messmer PhD, RN-BC, FAAN (Miami Chapter)
  • Wanda Monterrubio RN, BSN (Illinois Chapter)
  • Amanda Quintana DNP, RN, FNP (Denver Chapter)
  • Jackeline Shuler RN, BSN, JD (Garden State Chapter)
  • Vivian Torres- Suarez RN, MBA, BSN (New York City Chapter)
  • Jackie Webb DNP, FNP, RN (Portland Chapter)
  • Jim Booth, CAE (Ex-officio, non-voting, National Headquarters)

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.

The Education Committee chairwoman is Norma Cuellar, PhD, RN, FAAN (Philadelphia Chapter)

Other Committee Members are:

  • Babbie Babilonia, RN, MHCA, FCN (National)
  • Gloria Barrera, MSN, RN (Illinois Chapter)
  • Pilar Cook, RN (Denver) o Ana Cortez, RN (Phoenix, Los Angeles Chapters)
  • Elizabeth Florez, PhD, RN (Illinois Chapter)
  • Crystal Loucel, RN, PHN, MPH, MS (Phoenix, San Jose Chapters)
  • Violeta Melendez Flores, RN, BSN, CLE (Phoenix Chapter)
  • Yolanda Nitti, RN, MSN (Miami Chapter)
  • Sylvia Pelroy, BSN, RN (Yuma Chapter)
  • Teresa Rojas, DNP, MSN-HCS, RN-BC (Miami Chapter)
  • Guillermo R. Valdes, PhD (Philadelphia Chapter)
  • Angela Kite (Ex-officio, non-voting, National Headquarters)

NAHN Committee on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (EDI) committee was created within the NAHN structure to foster an inclusive and equitable environment that supports and recognizes the contributions of all regardless of national origin, language, race, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, veteran status, and family structures.

The NAHN Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee chairwoman is Veronica Vital, PhD, RN (Phoenix Chapter)

Other Committee Members are:

  • Co-Chair: Jorge Prada, MS, RN, NP-C (New York Chapter)
  • Erika Colon, BSN, RN (Miami Chapter)
  • Raquel R. Díaz, RN, BSN, CMI-Spanish
  • Claudia Pagani, MSN, RN-BC (Garden State Chapter)
  • Jose A. Pares-Avila, DNP, RN, ARNP (Phoenix Chapter)
  • Ludmila Santiago-Rotchford, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC,PCCN (Delaware Chapter)
  • Lyda Velez, MSN (Phoenix Chapter)
  • Luis Benavent, MA, Deputy Executive Director (Ex-officio, nonvoting, National Headquarters)
  • Carline Eliezer MSN, RN (Garden State Chapter)
  • Awilda V. Holland, DNP, MSHSc, RN, CCRP

NAHN Council of Business Advisors (CoBA)

The primary purpose of the NAHN Council of Business Advisors is to promote and further the mission and vision of NAHN; support NAHN by providing outside expertise and advice to the Board of Directors; and increase funding capacity for the association.

The Leadership Council chairwomen are Melissa Bishop-Murphy and Cecilia Ruberto, Pfizer.

Other Committee Members are:

  • Norma Cuellar, PhD, RN, FAAN - NAHN President-elect
  • Jose Alejandro, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN (West Florida Chapter)
  • Mary Jo Jerde, RN (Phoenix Chapter)
  • Kathy Hampton, MedImmune AstraZenica
  • Michelle Kimbrough, Eli Lilly
  • Jim Booth, CAE (Ex-officio, non-voting, National Headquarters)
  • Angela Kite (Ex-officio, non-voting, National Headquarters)
  • Judith Aponte, PhD, RN, CCM, CDE, APHN-BC
  • Lilia Pino, Ph.D., FNP-C, RN, CVS Health
  • Yasmine Winkler, CVS Health

NAHN Membership Committee

The Membership Committee purpose is to provide input and feed-back to the NAHN staff and to the board on what is happening within the membership, chapters and the Hispanic nursing community. It serves as a sounding board to the NAHN staff on issues like members' benefits and programs.

The Membership Committee chairwoman is Alana Cueto, MSN, RN, CNL (Garden State Chapter)

Other Committee Members are:

  • Ruth Amador, RN, MSN (Western Massachusetts Chapter)
  • Corina Ibarra Chick, BSN, RN (Phoenix Chapter)
  • Adriana Nava, MSN, RN (Massachusetts Chapter)
  • Rev. Suleima Rosario-Diaz, MDiv, MSN, AGNP-BC (New Jersey Chapter)
  • Sonia Valdez, RN, BSN, PHN, CVRN (Los Angeles Chapter)
  • Caroline Beam (Ex-officio, non-voting, National Headquarters)
  • William Gallegos, BSN

NAHN Engagement Committee

The Engagement Committee Chairwoman is Arlette Stevens Castano, MSN, RN, NP-C (Phoenix Chapter)

Other Committee Members are:

  • Glorimar Castro BSN, RN (Phoenix Chapter)
  • Violeta Flores RN, BSN, CLE (Phoenix Chapter)
  • Jesse Navarro BSN, RN, PHN (Orange County Chapter)
  • Patricia Ramirez RN, BSN, LPN (Illinois Chapter)
  • Dianitza Runser RN, MSN (Delaware Chapter)
  • Teri Saylor (Ex-officio, non-voting, National Headquarters)
  • Jeneva Gularte-Rinaldo

 

Communicate

2017 Annual Meeting

SAVE THE DATE!

2017 Annual Conference
July 18-21, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

 

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