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Meet the Elected Officials (including the Board of Directors and Nominating & Elections Committee)

Meet the NSNA Headquarters Staff and Consultants

 

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Executive Director
Director of Finance and Administration
Conference and Program Planning Consultant
Director of Governance and Policy
Communications and Imprint Production Consultant
Membership Staff Specialist
Systems Support
Scholarship and Grants Administrator
FNSNA Staff Specialist
Advertising, Exhibit and Convention Management


Diane J. Mancino, EdD, RN, CAE, FAAN
Executive Director
Appointed by and directly responsible to the Board of Directors through the president. Manages and directs all operations, programs, activities and affairs of the association. The Executive Director is responsible for the employment, termination of employment, and determination of compensation for all staff and supporting personnel within the framework of policy aims and programs as generally determined by the Board of Directors. Dr. Mancino also serves as Executive Director of the Foundation of the NSNA.


Dev Persaud, MA
Director of Finance and Administration

Serves as staff consultant to the secretary/treasurer of the NSNA and FNSNA; drafts annual budget for NSNA and FNSNA for Board approval; monitors income and expenses; supervises accountant and works with auditor; oversees investments and preparation of all taxes and develops internal systems and procedures.
Romana Ahmed, Assistant Accountant


Judith Tyler, MA, RN
Conference and Program Planning Consultant
Coordinates the association's programs including Legislative/Education and Community Health and Disaster Preparedness activities with the chairperson(s).  Works with the Bylaws/Policies Committee chair and coordinates the planning and implementation of the Annual Convention and MidYear Career Planning Conference


Kenya Haney, MSN, RN, HSM
Director of Governance and Policy

Coordinates the association's programs including Legislative/Education and Bylaws/Policies. Actively works with the committee chairs and coordinates activities for both the Midyear Career Planning Conference and the NSNA Annual Convention. In addition the Director of Governance and Policy actively works with and serves as staff support for the both the Resolutions and Nominating and Elections Committee. Consistently monitors current health and other legislation related to nursing, healthcare, and nursing education and take action as appropriate within scope of NSNA’s policies in consultation with the Executive Director.


Larisa M. Downes, MA
Communications and Imprint Production Consultant
Serves as staff resource person for the Imprint editor, who also serves as the Image of Nursing chairperson. She also works on NSNA's other publications and communications. 


Sarah Zhou, Editorial Assistant
Alecia Smith, Communications Administrative Assistant


Cathy Ramos, AD
Membership Staff Specialist

Plans and executes annual membership marketing plan including preparation of publicity materials, mailings, recruitment and retention activities; develops membership benefits and services programs; coordinates membership contests; and maintains membership statistics. Coordinates design and distribution of the Convention and MidYear Brochures. Serves as staff support for membership director. Administers NSNA's records management program. Coordinates marketing and provides consultation to states and schools on establishing and managing chapters.
Qiana Valenzuela, Administrative Assistant


Jaime Aguilar
Systems Support

Performs computer systems and equipment operations in support of administrative and related activities.


Jasmine Melendez, MA
Scholarship and Grants Administrator

Oversees FNSNA undergraduate scholarship administration including the Promise of Nursing and general scholarship programs. Manages school grant program and graduate nursing education Fellowships. Coordinates distribution and oversight of scholarships and grants. Serves as liaison to general scholarship sponsors. Assists in the planning and implementation of special functions and events such as the Annual Awards Ceremony and fundraising events.


Lauren Sperle
FNSNA Staff Specialist


Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
Advertising, Exhibit and Convention Management
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Handles all promotion for Imprint, and the Convention and MidYear Conference advertising; administers Exhibitor promotion and advertising for both meetings; and works with the NSNA staff to manage the NSNA Convention and MidYear Conference. The offices of Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. are located in Pitman, NJ.


NSNA maintains a headquarters office in Brooklyn , NY. Depending on the area of responsibility, executive staff work directly with members of the Board of Directors, committees, and NSNA appointed representatives.