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As we continue to face challenges of the evolving COVID-19 situation, Cal ENA wants emergency nurses to know that we support the guidelines put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).
ENA President Mike Hastings, MSN, RN, CEN has said, “As the safety net for our communities, emergency departments across the country are filled with patients who have nowhere else to go for their health care needs. The emergence of novel coronavirus as a possible pandemic, amid an already challenging flu season, serves as a reminder that we must ensure our health communities – first responders, public health departments and hospitals – have the necessary resources to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to provide the best possible care to all patients.”
Please know that your California ENA State Council is here to provide continued support and guidance during this challenging time in emergency medicine.
Next State Council Meeting Information
Save the date!! Our next State Council meeting will be a hybrid model, both in-person and virtually in San Francisco, California on August 12th and 13th. More details to come!
Virtual Option: To request a Zoom meeting link, please see your Cal ENA email for instructions. In-Person Option: The State Council meeting will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Union Square. Attendance to be determined based on facility, local, state, and CDC regulations.
Who should attend an ENA State Council meeting? Emergency Nurses, nursing students, all are welcome!
What happens at a State Council Meeting? In the morning our various committees meet, you can sit in on any of them that interest you. The committees are a great way to learn about what’s happening in our profession. During the afternoon session the Board and Chapter reports are given, always interesting and a place to learn what is happening up and down the State, as well as hear new ideas.
Join us on March 24, 2021 for an all day (8- 4:30) virtual event via Zoom with education about current State legislation followed by virtual visits with legislative leaders to advocate on behalf of emergency nurses and the patients we serve. FREE (refundable deposit) event for Cal ENA members with 3.5 approved CE. See Virtual Leg Day Flyer below for additional details about the event. For non members, join ENA (https://www.ena.org/membership/join) and then register.
Registration Step 1: Pay $25.00 deposit via PayPal (paypal.me/californiaENA) . Click the link, send, log in, and enter the $25.00 deposit.
Registration Step 2: Complete Registration Form (https://forms.gle/T1b9VZTb9M3LR8YB7)
Donate to ENA Foundation: Consider answering “yes” to form question on eligible deposit refund.
Other Important Information
- A Zoom link for the meeting will be sent to you after both steps of the registration process are completed and verified.
- No refunds for cancellations after March 19, 2021.
- Deposit is refundable upon attendance verification.
For questions, contact Government Affairs Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The California Emergency Nurses Association State Council elects members to the State Council who represent ENA’s mission to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.
To implement the national Emergency Nurses Association’s philosophy, objectives, and leadership on the State level as well as to coordinate professional activities of Chapters within the State in connection with the National Association, its General Assembly and Board of Directors.
2021 California State Council Board Officers:
President: Shelbie Rogers-Alvelais
Coordinates all State Council administrative activities. Serves as official representative of the State Council. Appoints with the Board of Directors’ approval committee chairs and chairs-elect.
President-elect: Sarah Wells
Has served as a voting Board of Directors member within the last five years. Succeeds to the office of President at the expiration of the President’s term. Assists the President as needed in fulfilling the duties of that office.
Immediate-past President: David Samuelson
Secretary: Debby Rogers
Maintains adequate and proper records of the State Council and the Board of Directors, including but not limited to minutes of all meetings and correspondence. Maintains current roster of all Board of Directors, committee chairs, chapter presidents, chapter representatives, and appointees.
Treasurer: Tyler McCulloch
Maintains corporate financial records; maintains corporate banking accounts and disbursements. Annually submits data for tax preparation and an audit of the financial records at the Annual Business meeting. Works with the Treasurer-elect to ensure a smooth transition of office by the end of the elected term.
Treasurer-elect: Angela Musiello
Assists the Treasurer to maintain corporate financial records. Completes an internal audit prior to assuming responsibility for corporate financial records.
Director-at-Large: Dianne Idman-Gervais
Coordinates meeting arrangements for State Council meetings and functions.
The California State Council of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides education, leadership, advocacy, and collaborative professional practice for emergency nursing care. ENA members pursue our mission of advocating for patient safety and excellence in emergency care by participating in task forces, committees, and commissions; listed below:
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- Community Paramedicine Pilot Project Task Force: Susan Smith, Alternate: Carole Snyder
- EMS Commission: Carole Snyder
Emergency Medical Care Committees/Commissions
- Contra Costa: David Samuelson | Learn more
- Orange County: Trez Gutierrez | Learn more
- San Diego County: Cheryl Graydon | Learn more
- Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Service Commission: Carole Snyder | Learn more
- California Hospital Association EMS/Trauma Committee: Susan Smith | Learn more
California members representing at the National level:
Garrett Chan, PhD, APRN, CNS, CEN, FAEN: ACADEMY OF EMERGENCY NURSING (AEN) BOARD
Melanie Crowley, MSN, RN, CEN: TNCC REVISION WORK TEAM
Marvin Delfin, MSN-ED, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN, CNRN, TCRN: ENA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Melinda Elayda, MPA, BSN, RN: INSTITUTE FOR QUALITY, SAFETY AND INJURY PREVENTION (IQSIP) ADVISORY COUNCIL
Janis Farnholtz-Provinse, MS, BSN, RN, CNS, CEN,TCRN, FAEN: PEER REVIEW EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Janis Farnholtz-Provinse, MS, BSN, RN, CNS, CEN, TCRN: TNCC REVISION WORK TEAM
Catherine J Hesse, MN, MSN, RN, NP, ANP: ENA FOUNDATION FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
Diane Koyasu Heine, DNP, MSN, BSN, AND, RN, CEN: LANTERN AWARD REVIEWERS
Katherine Logee, MSN, RN, NP, CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CNE, FNP-BC, PNP-BC: PEDIATRIC COMMITTEE
Robin MacPherson-Dias, RN: CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES COMMITTEE
Tobin Miller, DNP, MSN-ED, RN, CEN, CFRN, CCRN: LANTERN AWARD COMMITTEE
Angela Neufeld, RN: AWARDS COMMITTEE
Kellyn Pak, MSN, RN, CEN, MICN: TNCC REVISION WORK TEAM
Matthew Powers, MS, BSN, RN, MICP, CEN, FAEN: EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADVISORY COUNCIL
Matthew F. Powers, MS, BSN, RN, MICP, CEN, FAEN: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
Michele Redlo, MSN, MPA, BSN, RN, CPEN: PEDIATRIC COMMITTEE
Michele Redlo, MSN, MPA, BSN, RN, CPEN, PHN: PEER REVIEW EDUCATION COMMITTEE
David Samuelson, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CTRN, CCRN: NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
Kevin Stansbury, MBA, BS, RN, CEN, VA-BC: LANTERN AWARD COMMITTEE
Kristen Tarrell, MS, BSN, RN, CEN, PHRN: ENA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Anna Maria Valdez, PhD, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CNE, FAEN: JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY NURSING EDITORIAL BOARD
Justin Winger, PhD, MA, BSN: POSITION STATEMENT COMMITTEE
Cheryl Wraa, MSN, RN, FAEN: JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY NURSING EDITORIAL BOARD
It is time to begin the 2021 California Delegate selection process!
This 2021 General Assembly and Annual Meeting is scheduled for September 21-22 in Orlando, Florida.
Opportunities for California Delegate status is open to all National ENA Members that hold a California professional RN license (active or inactive) and wish to apply.
Deadline is June 5th 2021. Please contact Louise Hummel with any questions – email@example.com