Professional History: Donelle has worked in Emergency Nursing for many years and has served on the La. ENA BOD since 2014. She has held various role within the BOD; Secretary, President-Elect, and 2017 President. She has served on the Government Affairs Committee and the National ENA Resolutions Committee. She has been employed with Humana for the past 4 years while maintaining an active involvement in Emergency Nursing
Personal Statement: As a long-standing emergency nurse, I understand the needs of the State Council membership and strive to provide timely resources and education to meet those needs. Although, I am no longer a bedside nurse, I remain in touch with those who are and strive to represent ED nurses at both the State and National levels in a professional and beneficial manner.
Professional History: Dawn has been actively engaged in ENA since 1999. She has served on the BOD for over 10 years. During her tenure she has served as Treasurer and the Chairperson of the Trauma Committee. She is currently employed as the Trauma Program Manager at University Health-Shreveport. Dawn is an Instructor for TNCC & ENPC. Dawn is a member of the Society of Trauma Nurses and assists with various educational programs. Additionally, she served on several committees at the National level, and most recently was a member of the ENPC Revision work group.
Personal Statement: I would be honored to maintain my position on the BOD and continue to be a part of the growth. It's a honor to play an active role in meeting the needs of the residents within our state along with the emergency nurses we work side by side with daily.
Professional History: Deb has been involved in Emergency Nursing since 2003 serving on the La. ENA BOD. She has held many roles within the La. ENA BOD serving as Secretary, Membership Chairperson and has written many resolutions for Natioinal ENA. She is an Instructor for both TNCC & ENPC. Deb is employed with Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) where she has partnered with many Emergency Departments across the state providing TNCC and 12L EKG educational opportunities.
Personal Statement: My goal in seeking re-election is to increase membership engagement and offer a solid pathway for professional development for emergency nurses while enhancing safety in the practice environment. As a strong leader with a solid record of accomplishment, I will use my influence and integrity to promote the profession of emergency nursing.
Professional History: Shawn is the Emergency Department Director at Rapides Regional Medical Center where she has worked for the past 32 years. She was previously involved in the La. ENA BOD from 1998-2011 serving in a variety of leadership roles including President. She is an Instructor for both TNCC & ENPC.
Personal Statement: I enjoy participating in my professional organization and find it rewarding to work for the members of ENA. I have many years of leadership experience where my organizational skills and communication skills have aided me both in my personal and professional experiences and would bring these skills to the BOD.
Professional History: Dorothy is a stretcher side nurse for 23 years and is employed at University Medical Center in New Orleans in the ED. She is an Instructor for both TNCC and ENPC. She was the recipient of the La. ENA Lifetime Achievement award in 2014 and named a Great 100 Nurses in 2011. She has been involved in leading the "Stop the Bleed" campaign at UMCNO.
Personal Statement: After years of observing, I feel it's the right time to represent my state nursing organization. The ENA organization represents nurse advocacy for prevention of injury, violence prevention against ED nurses, increasing knowledge to nurses working in rural areas and encouraging change in government all which represent my personal beliefs. My years of experience as an ED nurse mastering the ability to multi-task, critical think and being a team player will all be resourceful within the BOD.
Professional History: Missy has been employed within Emergency Nursing for 32 years serving as both a staff nurse and Clinical Educator. She currently serves as an Educator for the ED at Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge. She is an Instructor for both TNCC & ENPC, as well as, ACLS/BLS. She has been an active member of the BOD for 6 years. Missy has served as the editor for the ENA quarterly newsletter, in addition to the Awards Chairperson and serving as the Chairperson for the Education Committee.
Personal Statement: I believe that professional membership strengthens the emergency nursing specialty. With all of the various challenges within healthcare it is imperative that emergency nurses are represented by strong voices and professional opinions of their Board of Directors. I would like the opportunity to continue serving my professional organization at the state and national level.
Professional History: Ruth has been in Emergency Nursing for 27+ years serving at the stretcher side and in management. She is currently employed with Life Air Rescue for the past 2 years. She has been a long standing member of ENA and has been actively involved within the LA. ENA BOD for the past 2 years. She is both an Instructor for TNCC & ENPC. Ruth is actively engaged in providing education to EMS, Fire & Police within her community on the "STOP The Bleed" Campaign.
Personal Statement: I enjoy being on the BOD and would like to continue to represent emergency nurses especially in the area of Trauma Education.
Professional History:Jamin is involved in providing TNCC education across Northeast Louisiana to both large resional medical centers and small rural facilities. He is an Instructor for ENPC as well.
Personal Statement: I am interested in joining the BOD so that I can become more involved in representing my region and state. I am a driven individual who strives everyday to find ways to improve patient care and would like to provide some perspective on care within the pre-hospital and critical care transport care. Providing care and education not only for healthcare providers but members of the community is very important to me.
Professional History: Brannon has been a stretcher side nurse for 16 years and is employed at University Medical Center. She is an Instructor for both TNCC & ENPC. Brannon has served on the BOD for the past year, representing the State at the National Day on the Hill. He serves as the Co-Chair for the Trauma Committee.
Personal Statement: I have thoroughly enjoyed my time this past year as a board member and have gained a wealth of knowledge and insight through my participation. I am very passionate about continuing my education of the ever-changing practice of emergency nursing and sharing that knowledge to fellow colleagues. I would be honored to continue to serve on the board and assist ENA in serving their mission.
Professional History: Michael has worked as an stretcher side nurse for over 22 years. He is currently employed at ST. James Parish Hospital and Ochsner Iberville. He is an Instructor for TNCC & ENPC. Michael has been a member of the board for many years serving as webmaster, Chairperson for Membership, past president, and serves as the Chairperson for Nurse Practice. He has represented the State at the national ENA Day on the Hill.
Personal Statement: I believe we are a strong as a board and as a state within emergency nursing. I would like to continue to serve in this capacity so that we can continue to accomplish great things together.
Professional History: Tina has served on the La. BOD for over 12 years serving in a variety of roles. She has served as the Pediatric Chairperson for many years, as well as a member of the Trauma and Injury Prevention Program. Tina is an Instructor for TNCC, ENPC, ACLS & PALS. She is the ED Education Coordinator at Rapides Reginal Medical Center for the past 18 years.
Personal Statement: I am seeking re-election as I enjoy collaborating with others to improve emergency nursing care . I feel that with us working together as a Board we can be a tremendous resource for all emergency nurses wtihin our state.
Professional History: Brenda has been involved in Emergency Nursing for over 30 years and serves as one of the original La. ENA BOD members. Brenda is an instructor for both TNCC and ACLS and a regional faculty member for ACLS & BLS. Brenda is currently enjoying her retirement, however, remains involved in Emergency Nursing.
Personal Statement: I have been a board member for 31 years since the beginning of the La. ENA. I am passionate about providing Trauma nursing education throughout our state so all nurses have the opportunity to impact the lifes of trauma patients.