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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.

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Connecticut Chapter

The Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses™ was established in 2010 and is composed of nurses and other healthcare professionals with membership encompassing the whole of Connecticut.

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 President: Maria D. Krol DNP, RNC-NIC

Vice President: Jessica Alicea- Planas, PhD, MPH, MS, RN

Secretary: Amy Matos-Martorelli, RN BSN

Treasurer: Anne Marie Heffernan RN, MS

Executive Board:

  • Doreen M. Cuesta Muniz, MSN, RN, Chairperson Public Relations, CT and NAHN Mentorship Academy
  • Denorah Pacheco-Irby, APRN, Co-Chair Fundraising Committee
  • Christine Escalante DPT, Co-Chair Fundraising Committee
  • Elvira Duran, SCSU Student Group Chairperson CT NAHN

Hartford, Connecticut Chapter

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 President: MaryAnn Perez-Bresci

Vice President: Ruth Amador

Treasurer:  Vilma Canales, RN

Secretary:  Elizabeth Perez

Treasurer:  Kim Perez

Delegates:  Maria Lisboa & Nicole Gomez



2017 Annual Meeting


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


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