Volunteer Committees

Current ARN committees, task forces and their members are noted below. If you are interested in participating on a committee or task force, please visit our Volunteer Identification Program  (V.I.P.) page and let us know your interests and where you would like to volunteer your time.

2021 Conference Planning Committee

Paula Martinkewiz, Chair
Ann Gutierrez, Vice-Chair
John Best
Anne Leclaire, Lead Nurse Planner
Maria Victoria Padre Juan
Kathleen Sobczak
Theresa Pietsch, Research Committee Liaison
Pat Quigley, Board Liaison
Karen Mikula, Staff Liaison
Sara Hynes, Staff Liaison

Awards & Scholarship Committee

Anne Ruggiero, Chair
Theresa Crossley
Gina Martinek
Sara Hamilton
Gloria Mahalage
Kathleen Sobczak
Lupe Storck
Lynn Wetherwax
Raquel Neves, Board Liaison
Alice Taylor, Staff Liaison

Budget and Finance Committee

Maria Radwanski, Chair
Pat Quigley
Jill Rye
Sue Fowler
Barbara Lutz
Gayle Irvin, Staff Liaison
Melissa Bellows, Staff Liaison

Chapter Support Committee

Susan Kometz, Chair
Karen Saunders, Vice-Chair
Sandra Lynch
Donna Patterson-Jernigan
Mary Anne Saveoz
Maureen Musto, Board Liaison
Mary Ann Laslo, Board Liaison
Melissa Bellows, Staff Liaison

Continuing Education Provider Unit (CEPU)

Anne Leclaire, Chair
Norma Clanin
Paula Martinkewiz, Conference Planning Committee Liaison
Tina Roma-Fisher
Ann Smith
Cheryl Taylor
Della Watson
Margi Williams
Raquel Neves, Board Liaison
Jill Rye, Board Liaison
Karen Mikula, Staff Liaison
Sara Hynes, Staff Liaison

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force

Tonisha Melvin, Chair
Steven Powell, Co-Chair
Brittany Harris
Monique Mercado
Marjory Palladino
Grace Campbell, Board Liaison
Gayle Irvin, Staff Liaison

Executive Committee

Pat Quigley, President
Jill Rye, President-Elect
Maria Radwanski, Secretary-Treasurer
Barbara Lutz, Past-President
Grace Campbell
Gayle Irvin, Staff Liaison
Melissa Bellows, Staff Liaison

Fellowship Selection Committee

Tiffany LeCroy, Chair
Karen Preston, Vice-Chair
Grace Campbell
Kathy Clark
Wendy Wintersgill
Melissa Bellows, Staff Liaison

Health Policy Committee

Michele Cournan, Chair
Jamie D’Ausilio
Lisa Moses
Ruth Oglesby
Linda Schultz
Hilary Touchett
Barbara Lutz, Past-President
Pat Quigley, President
Jill Rye, President-Elect
Melissa Bellows, Staff Liaison
Jeremy Scott, Lobbyist
Joe Nahra, Lobbyist

Nominating and Leadership Development Committee

Barbara Lutz, Chair
Sue Brown
Michelle Camicia
Lalita Thompson
Donna Williams
Gayle Irvin, Staff Liaison
Melissa Bellows, Staff Liaison

Research Committee

Beverly Reigle, Chairp
Rebecca Coffin, Vice-Chair
Amy Hester
Pamala Larsen, RNJ Editor
Theresa Pietsch, Conference Planning Committee Liaison
Cidalia Vital
Barbara Winters-Todd
Susan Fowler, Board Liaison
Melissa Bellows, Staff Liaison

CRRN Examination Committee

Sara Hamilton
Athena North-Henderson
Beverly Queen
Tracy Reeves
Jolene Simon
Ann Smith
Tracey Connolly, RNCB Liaison
Alice Taylor, Staff Liaison

CRRN Audit Panel

Tina Brackins
Cristina Huerta
Brenda McCall-Russell
Tonisha Melvin
Leslie Schlenger
Hilary Touchett
Della Watson
Alice Webley
Alice Taylor, Staff Liaison

Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board

Stella Mason, Chair
Angelisa Belden, Public Member
Tracey Connolly
Andrea Davis
Stephanie Morrell
Lorillie Soleta
Alice Taylor, Staff Liaison

Rehabilitation Nursing Editorial Board

Pamala Larsen, Editor
Linda Pierce, Associate Editor
Angela Allen
Deborah Almauhy
Shelly Amato
Terrie Black
Laura Dzurec
Cheryl Gies
Rebecca Koszalinski
Mindi Miller
Leslie Neal-Boylan
Mary Ann Laslo, Board Liaison
Melissa Bellows, Staff Liaison

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