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NJSNA Board of Directors

Dr. Benjamin Evans, DD, DNP, RN, APN 

Kathleen Gillespie, BSN, RN, MBA, NE-BC

Vice President:
Kathryn Fleming, PhD, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC
Sandy Quinn, DNP, RN, CNE
Eleanor Dietrich, BSN, MA
Immediate Past President:
Norma Rodgers, BSN, RN, CCRA


Margaret Daingerfield, EdD, RN, CNE (2016-2018)
Saundra Austin-Benn, MSN, APN (2015-2017)
Minnie Campbell, DNSc, RN (2017-2019)
Eileen Toughill, PhD, RN, CNL, APN (2016-2018)
Rosemarie Rosales, DNP, BSN, MPA, RN, CCRN, CPHQ (2015-2017)
Susan Weaver, PhD, RN, CRNI, NEA-BC (2017-2019)
Kathleen Mullen, DNP, BSN, MSN, MA (Director Staff Nurse) (2015-2017)
JoAnne Penn, MA, RN-BC (Director Staff Nurse) (2017-2019)
Patricia Fonder, MSN, RN, BC, CCRN (Director Staff Nurse) (2016-2018)
Jackie Owens, DNP, MSN, BSN (Chair, Congress on Policy & Practice) (2016)

Region Directors

Region 1: Mary Ellen Levine, MSN/ED, RN, BS, CEN, CPEN
Region 2: Patricia August, MSN, RN, BC
Region 3: Lynda Arnold, BSN, RN, MHA, NE-BC
Region 4: Beth Knox, DNP, APN, AOCN
Region 5: Felicia Rockko, BSN, RN
Region 6: Wendy Ebner, MSN, RN


Chief Executive Officer: Judy Schmidt (ext. 110)
Deputy Director: Debra Harwell (ext. 119)
Executive Assistant/Membership Services Administrator: Sandy Kerr (ext. 111)
Finance Department (ext. 116)
Education Coordinator: Tyea Santiago, BSN, RN
Education Administrative Assistant: Kortnei Jackson (ext. 103)
Coordinator Governmental Affairs: Barbara Chamberlain, PhD, RN (ext. 120)
RAMP Program Director: Jillian Scott, RN (ext. 152)
RAMP Case Manager: Brenda Wysocki, RN (ext. 123)
RAMP Case Manager: Bill Philhower, RN (ext. 113)
RAMP Case Manager: Tiffany Hobbs, RN, (ext. 134)
RAMP Case Manager: Marisa Pirro, BS, RN, (ext. 121)
RAMP Communications Coordinator: Annemarie Edinger (ext. 115)
RAMP Intake Coordinator: Emily Gannon (ext. 124)
Assistant to the RAMP Case Managers: Deborah Robles (ext. 102)

Forum/Other Contacts

NJNS, Inc. Administrator: Regina Adams, BSN, RN (ext. 122)
FNAP Chair: Joan Zaccardi, APN, RN
SPAPN Chair: Laura Leahy
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