2008 News

Profiles of candidates for MNA Office

08.15.2008

From the Massachusetts Nurse Newsletter
July/August 2008 Edition

Vice President, Labor

Donna Kelly-Williams, RN,CPN
Arlington, Mass.
Employment: Cambridge Hospital
Education: AD/RN, Lasell College, BA, Labor Studies, UMass Boston. Certificate, UMass-Boston, Union Administration and Management Theory, Havard Law Trade Union and Worklife Program
Present offices: MNA Vice President, MNA Region 5 Vice President, Chair Cambridge Hospital PNU, MNA PAC Board, MNA Finance Committee
Past offices: MNA Board of Directors at-large seat, Congress on Health Policy & Legislation
Candidate statement: I am a direct care staff nurse board certified in pediatrics. I work the night shift 7 p.m.-7 a.m. at the Cambridge Hospital, where I am also the chair of the TCH MNA Professional Nurses Bargaining Unit. Everyday I am awestruck by the dedication of nurses to their patients, and would strive to have the same dedication and respect extended nurse to nurse and to each individual nurses’ specialty within the profession. I will continue to work closely with the MNA president to meet with nurses across the state, and bring the voice of all nurses to guide the direction of the MNA.

 

Treasurer

Ann Marie McDonough, RN, BSN
Canton, Mass.
Employment: Tufts Medical Center
Education: BSN, Northeastern University, 1996
Present/Past offices: Treasurer Region 5, Director At-large

 

Director At Large, Labor

Diane Michael, RN
Springfield, Mass.
Region:
1
Employment:
Providence Behavioral Health Hospital
Education:
Diploma, Children’s Hospital School of Nursing, 1974
Present offices:
MNA Board of Directors, Treasurer Region 1, Co-Chair Providence Hospital
Past offices:
MNA Board of Directors Region 1, Co-Chair Providence Hospital

Marie E. Ritacco, RN Auburn, Mass.
Region: 2
Employment: St. Vincent’s Hospital/Worcester Medical Center
Education: ADN, Quinsigamond Community College, 1983 Present/
Past offices: St. Vincent’s Grievance Chair, Negotiating Team Member

 

Director At-large, General

Fabiano Bueno
South Boston, Mass.
Employment: Boston Medial Center
Education: RN-NP, Regis College, ongoing; ASN, Lawrence Memorial/Regis College, 2000
Present/ Past offices: Region 5 Board, PAC Region 5, Labor School

Donna Dudik
Weymouth, Mass.
Employment: Boston Medial Center
Education: Enrolled, Thomas Edison State College; Diploma, St, Peter’s School of Nursing, 1972 Present/
Past offices: PAC, Congress on Health Policy & Legislation

Gary Kellenberger, RN-BC
Blackstone, Mass.
Employment: Westboro State Hospital
Education: ASN, Quinsigamond Community College
Present offices: Finance Committee

Barbara S Tiller, BSN
Wrentham, Mass.
Employment: Tufts Medical Center
Education: BSN, Alfred University, 1986

 

Director, Labor–Regions

Sandra Hottin, RN, MS
Agawam, Mass.
Region: 1
Employment: Mercy Medical Center
Education: MS, University of Mass, 2005; BS, American International College, 1997; Diploma, Baystate School of Nursing, 1973
Present offices: Region 1 Council, Co-chair Region 1 Legislative
Past offices: PAC, Congress on Healthcare Policy & Legislation

Ginny Ryan, RN
Ocean Bluff, Mass.
Region: 5
Employment: Faulkner Hospital
Education: AD, Mass Bay Community College, 1985
Present offices: MNA BOD Region 5 2006- 2008, Convention Committee, Faulkner Hospital Vice-Chair, Region 5 Council
Past offices: Faulkner Hospital Vice-Chair, Region 5 Council

Ellen Smith, RN
Douglas, Mass.
Region:
2
Employment: UMass University Campus
Education: ADN, Cape Cod Community College, 1994 Present: Board of Directors since 2000, Vice President Region 2, Awards Committee, Grievance Co-chair
Past offices: St. Vincent Negotiating Committee, Region 2

Stephanie J Stevens, RN
Sandwich, Mass.
Region: 3
Employment: Jordan Hospital
Education: Diploma, Boston City Hospital School of Nursing, 1971
Present offices: MNA Board of Directors, Region 3 Director, Jordan Hospital Nurses Committee-chairperson, MNF Trustee, Region 3 Council Vice President
Past offices: MNA Board of Directors, Jordan Hospital Nurses Committee-chairperson, MNF member, Region 3 Council treasurer, Region 3 Council vice president

 

Congress On Health And Safety

Terri Arthur, RN, BS, MS
East Falmouth, Mass.
Employment: Jordan Hospital
Education: MSN, Lesley College, BS, Bob Jones University, RN, Diploma, Greenville General Hospital School of Nursing
Present offices: Congress Health & Safety 2001-present
Past offices: MNA Board of Directors, MNA Cabinet on Labor Relations, MNA Cabinet on Continuing Education, MNA Staff Development & Council

Mary Bellistri, RN, BS
Norwell, Mass.
Employment: Boston Medical Center
Education: BS, Suffolk University, 1981 Diploma, Boston City Hospital School of Nursing, 1973
Present offices: Workplace Violence-Abuse Prevention Task Force 2000 to present, Congress on Health & Safety
Past offices: BMC bargaining unit Negotiating Committee

Mary Anne Dillion
Brookline, Mass.
Employment: Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Education: BSN, UMass Boston; AD, Fort Montgomery Community College, 1977
Present offices: MNA Congress on Health & Safety
Past offices: Brigham & Women’s bargaining unit Negotiating Committee

Patti Duggan, RN, MS
Cambridge, Mass.
Education: MS

Sandy LeBlanc, RN
Waban, Mass
Employment: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Education: Diploma
Present offices: MNA By Laws committee, Congress on Health & Safety 2004-present, Newton-Wellesley Local bargaining unit committee

Gail Lenehan, RN,EdD, FAAN, FAEN
Hingham, Mass.
Employment: Mass General Hospital
Education: EdD, Harvard University,1996; MS, Boston University, 1973; BSN, Boston College, 1972; Diploma, St. Francis Hospital, 1968
Present offices: Congress on Health & Safety 2001 to present

Elizabeth O’Connor, RN, BSN
Milton, Mass.
Employment: Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Education: BSN, Fitchburg State College
Present offices: Congress on Health & Safety 2001-present, MNA Region 5 Council

Kathleen Sperrazza, RN, MS
Wellesley, Mass.
Employment: Partners Hospice, UMass Lowell
Education: Doctoral Candidate, UMass Lowell, present; MS, University of Rhode Island, 2003; BSN, Northeastern University, 1976
Present offices: Congress on Health & Safety 2001 to present
Past offices: MNA Board of Directors, Board of Directors Secretary, MNA Cabinet on Labor Relations

 

Congress on Nursing Practice

Beth Amsler, RN
Ashland, Mass.
Employment: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Education: Diploma, The Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, 1969
Present offices: Congress on Nursing Practice, Board of Directors, MNA PAC, Newton- Wellesley Hospital Nurses Committee
Past offices: Congress on Nursing Practice, Board of Directors, MNA PAC, Newton Wellesley Negotiating Team 2003-2005, Newton- Wellesley Nurses Committee

Marianne Chisholm, RN
South Boston, Mass.
Employment: Tufts Medical Center
Education: BSN, Rhode Island College, 1983
Present offices: Congress on Nursing Practice
Past offices: Congress on Nursing Practice

Ellen Deering, RN, MPA/H
Milton, Mass.
Employment: Caritas Home Care
Education: MPA/H, Suffolk University, 1984 BSN, Northeastern University, 1978
Present offices: Congress on Nursing Practice

Susan Lipsett, RN
Walpole, Mass.

Employment:
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Education: AD, Quincy College, 1991
Present offices: Congress on Nursing Practice

Marian M. Nudelman, RN, BSN
Holliston, Mass.
Employment: Samuel Nun, MD
Education: BSN, Regis College, 2003; AD, Mass Bay Community College, 1996; Diploma, Melrose High School
Present offices: Congress on Nursing Practice

Linda Winslow, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Walpole, Mass.
Employment: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Education: BSN, UMass Boston, 1988
Present offices: Congress on Nursing Practice Chairperson; Newton-Wellesley Nurses Committee
Past offices: Congress on Nursing Practice, Newton-Wellesley Nurses Committee

 

At-Large Position in Regional Council

Region 1

Gail S. Bean, RN, BC
Westfield, Mass.
Employment: Western Massachusetts Hospital
Education: BSN, UMass Amherst, 1974 Present/
Past offices: Secretary, Region 1

Sandra Hottin, RN, MS Agawam, Mass.
Employment: Mercy Medical Center
Education: MS, UMass, 2005; BS, AIC, 1997; Diploma, Baystate Medical Center
Present/ Past offices:
PAC, Health Care Policy & Legislation, BOD, Chair Legislation Committee

Irene Patch, RN
Belchertown, Mass.
Employment: Soldiers Home Holyoke
Education: BS, UMass Amherst, 1976; AD, STCC, 1978
Present/ Past offices: MNA PAC, Region One BOD, Region One Legislative Committee

Region 2

Ellen Smith, RN
Douglas, Mass.
Employment: UMass University Campus
Education: ADN, Cape Cod Community College, 1994
Present: Region 2 Board of Directors since 2000, Vice President Region 2, Awards Committee, Grievance Co-chair
Past offices: St. Vincent Negotiating Committee, Region 2

Region 3

Peggy Kilroy, RN
Centerville, Mass.
Employment: Cape Cod Hospital
Education: Diploma, Boston City Hospital
Present offices: President, Region 3
Past offices: Board of Directors, Region 3

Kathy Metzger, RN
Taunton, Mass.
Employment: Brockton Hospital
Education: BA, UMass Boston, 2003; Diploma, Children’s Hospital Present/
Past offices: Congress on Health Policy; Unit Chair, Brockton Hospital

Ann-Marie Mrozinski, RN, CCRN, BSN
Marston Mills, Mass.
Employment: Cape Cod Hospital
Education: BSN, Curry College, 2007; Diploma, Boston City Hospital, 1970
Present offices: Treasurer, Cape Cod Hospital; Region 3 Board Member

Rosemary O’Brien, RN
South Harwich, Mass.
Employment: Retired, DMR Unit 7
Education: Certificate Program, Massasoit Community College, 1987-1988; BS, Boston College, 1965; RN, Catherine Laboure School of Nursing, 1960
Present offices: Secretary MNA Board of Directors, Chair, Workplace Violence & Abuse Task Force, Co-chair Safe Patient Handling Task Force, PAC
Past offices: Union Rep MRS, Unit 7, Congress on Health & Safety, PAC

Judith E. Rose
Brewster, Mass.
Employment: VNA Cape Cod
Education: MS, Salve Regina, 1992; BSN, American International College, 1979; AD, Greenfield Community College, 1974
Present offices: BOD MNA, Task Force Workplace Violence, VP VNA/MNA

Joanne F. Wenhold, BSN, RN, BC
West Wareham, Mass.
Employment: Jordan Hospital
Education: BSN, Curry College, 2006; ADN, Massasoit Community College
Present offices: Co-chair Jordan Hospital Bargaining Team, Region 3 Council
Past offices: Secretary Jordan Hospital Bargaining unit

Region 4

Catherine Evlog, RN
Saugus, Mass.
Employment: Soldier’s Home
Education: PhD, Kennedy University, 2002; MSN, Boston University, 1987; Salem State College, 1982
Present offices: Region 4 Director At-large
Past offices: Unit 7 Executive Board, President Region 4

Judith Gross, CMSRN
Gloucester, Mass.
Employment: Addison Gilbert Hospital
Education: BSN, Boston College, 1970; RN, Methodist Hospital, 1967
Present offices: At-Large Member Regional Council Past offices: Member NHS Bargaining Committee

Mary Wignall, RN
Peabody, Mass.
Employment: NSMC Salem Hospital
Education: BS, St. Joseph’s College,1994; Diploma, Quincy City Hospital, 1958
Present/Past offices: At-large Region 4

Region 5

Dan Rec, RN
Bridgewater, Mass.
Employment: Faulkner Hospital Education: BSN, Northeastern University, 1985
Present/Past offices: Convention Committee ‘07, ’08, At-Large Region 5 2006-2008

Ann Marie McDonough, RN, BSN
Canton, Mass.
Employment: Tufts Medical Center Education: BSN, Northeastern University, 1996 Present/Past offices: Treasurer Region 5, Director At-large

Donna Kelly-Williams, RN, BA, CPN
Arlington, Mass.
Employment: Cambridge Hospital
Education: BA, UMass Boston, 2007; AD, Lasell College, 1978
Present offices: MNA Vice President, MNA Region 5 Vice President, Chair Cambridge Hospital PNU, MNA PAC Board, MNA Finance Committee
Past offices: MNA Board of Directors At- Large Seat, Congress on Health Policy & Legislation

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