ANA-NY Announces Results of 2015 Board Elections

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ANA-NY Announces Results of 2015 Board Elections 
Eleven nurses sworn in as board/committee members at annual conference

Albany, NY, October 1, 2015 – At its annual meeting in Albany, eleven new officers were sworn in Sept. 26 to help lead The American Nurses Association - New York (ANA-NY). “ANA-NY is enriched by the dedication and leadership of its members and all those who are willing to participate in the election process,” said Elizabeth "Betty" Mahoney, EdD, RN, President of ANA-NY.

The slate of officers, board members and representatives is:

  • Vice-President, Susan Read (Rochester)
  • Secretary, Larry Slater (New York)
  • Directors: William Donovan (Brooklyn), Joanne Lapidus-Graham (Woodbury), Mary Lee Pollard (Albany)
  • Nominating Committee (Chair), Winnie Kennedy (Brooklyn)
  • Nominating Committee Members: Mary Finnin (Central Islip), Patricia Tripoli (Chittenango), Diane Dwire (Camillus), Jeanne Santelli (Keuka Park)
  • ANA Membership Assembly: Mary Finnin (Representative), Donna Florkiewicz (Alternate, Schenectady)

The conference also included a screening of The American Nurse, a full-length documentary highlighting the diversity of the work of professional nurses, with a discussion moderated by Barbara Glickstein, MS, RN, MPH, who has been involved in The American Nurse Project. Glickstein also gave the convention’s keynote highlighting the importance of registered nurses speaking out and taking active leadership roles in healthcare public policy development and implementation.

“Nurses’ voices are critical to the public's health and our voices have been missing,” Glickstein said. “Nurses have important perspectives based on their diverse practices across the whole range of healthcare settings that can help span the gaps between policy and implementation. My goal is to help nurses develop the tools, skills, and confidence necessary to participate in the media’s coverage of health issues, and to reach the public with information that will advance conversations about health and health policy.”

Glickstein is a public health nurse executive, health policy expert and broadcast journalist. She is the co-founding director of the Center for Health, Media and Policy at Hunter College, City University of New York. In addition to her work on The American Nurse book and movie, Ms. Glickstein is consulting with photographer/director Carolyn Jones on her new project, Dying in America.

The nurses also heard presentations, including:

 Understanding recent changes in ANA’s Code of Ethics for Nurses by Marsha Fowler, PhD, MS, RN, MDiv, FAAN

  • Impaired Practice by Madeline Naegle, PhD, RN, CNS-PMH, BC, FAAN and Barbara Nahmias, RN, NPP, PMH-CNS
  • Taking Care of & Transforming the Nursing Profession by Susan Apold, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAAN-NP and Deborah Stamps, MS, RN, GNP, NE-BC


Additionally, a panel of professional nurses discussed Ethical Dilemmas in the Practice Setting, which included discussion of the special requirements of providing care to homeless veterans, in emergency nursing, in hospice and end of life care, in public health, and in nursing education.

The association’s annual educational and business meeting is an opportunity for nurses to network with their peers and reflect on key issues facing the profession.


ANA-New York is the professional association for registered nurses statewide and the state constituent of the national American Nurses Association. ANA-New York is dedicated to promoting excellence in nursing practice, seeks to improve the quality of health care services, and promotes professional and leadership development of registered nurses. Learn more at