SPN 2021-2022 COMMITTEES
Chapter Development & Support Committee
This committee helps identify the needs of chapters, makes recommendations to the Board for chartering new chapters, and recommends policies and procedures relating to chapters.
|DeAnne Ellis, Chair|
|Cherie McCann (SPN Board liaison)||Kari Wheeler, SE Representative|
|Ruth Schumacher, Mid-Central Representative||Laura Tassin, West Coast Representative|
Clinical Practice and Research Committee
This committee develops the content for various projects as charged by the Board of Directors, and reviews abstracts for the SPN Annual Conference.
|Judy Ascenzi, Chair||Darlene Acorda, Chair Elect|
|Sara Culling||Christy Solorio|
|Beth Fisher||Shirley Wiggins|
|Sandra Glenn-Vernon||Lori Williams|
|Mary Gordon||Olivia Williamson|
|Mary Laurette Hughes||Julie Van Orne|
|Andrea Correia (SPN Board liaison)|
Program Planning Committee
This committee develops educational content for SPN’s Annual Conference. Members of the committee support the American Nursing Credentialing Center-Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA) guidelines and work in collaboration with the Director of Programs.
|Kathleen Monforto, Chair||Lisa Robinson, Chair Elect|
|Nicole Smith||Lori Williams|
|Daniel Marx||Jennifer Mahieu|
|Gayla Goleman (SPN Board liaison)||Tina Spagnola (SPN Director of Programs)|
This committee is the only SPN committee with elected members. Committee members are responsible for recruiting eligible candidates for the annual election. Self-nomination to be considered a candidate for the committee is encouraged.
|Michele Habich, Chair||Rebecca Johnson|
|Michele Mendes||Laura Kubin|
|Kim Peterson (SPN Board liaison)|
Download the SPN Leadership Competencies developed by the SPN Nominating Committee, to learn more about the competencies SPN aims to have represented on the Board.
Educational Products and Services Committee
This committee facilitates and creates activities, products and services that addresses the educational needs of SPN members and pediatric nurses.
|Pam Hutchinson, Chair||Natasha Zurcher, Chair Elect|
|Ruth Paul||Roger Rholodon|
|Ann Spence (SPN Board liaison)||Tina Spagnola (SPN Director of Programs)|
|Kari Powers||Roger Rholodon|
Healthcare Policy and Advocacy Committee
This committee provides oversight of pediatric health policy requests, issues and advocacy to educate and keep members up to date on current issues.
|Nikki Fogg, Chair||Michelle Cole|
|Michaela Lewis, SPN Board Liaison|
Awards Task Force
This task force reviews all award applications and nominations and selects the recipients.
|Kay Cowen||Marissa Lemley Brown|
|Morgan Watson||Cindy Dixon|
|Ryan Greene||Jodi McWhirter|
|LaDonna Northington (SPN Board liaison)|
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force
This task force educates larger pediatric nursing communities about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Asma Taha, Chair
|Megan Dorrington||Jennifer Stephen|
|Victoria Stamp||Angela Green|
|Kathy Van Allen (SPN Board Liaison)|