National ENA Election Results

Congratulations to our newly elected Board Members and Nominations Committee Members !

2015 ENA President-elect (will serve as the 2016 ENA President)

Kathleen E. Carlson, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN

Hampton, Virginia

2015 ENA Secretary/Treasurer

Karen K. Wiley, MSN, RN, CEN

Omaha, Nebraska


(3-year terms: January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2017)

Jean A. Proehl, MN, RN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN

Cornish, New Hampshire

Patricia Kunz Howard, PhD, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN

Lexington, Kentucky

ENA Nominations Committee

Region 1 – Robyn R. Larkin, BSN, RN, CEN

Fruit Heights, Utah

Region 3 – Terry M. Foster, MSN, RN, CCRN, CEN, CPEN, FAEN

Taylor Mill, Kentucky

Region 5 – Lucinda W. Rossoll, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, CCRN

Lebanon, New Hampshire


Message from MA ENA State Council President

 As summer approaches, I would like to provide you with an update on MA ENA projects and events.  Out next meeting is June 18 at the Publick House in Sturbridge MA.  The agenda will be posted on the web site.  At that meeting we will have representatives from the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) and the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses (MARN) who will discuss their views on the upcoming staffing legislation.  Many of you are aware of the details of the legislation and have asked questions on how it relates to emergency nursing.  We are having this forum to provide an opportunity to ask questions and clarify aspects of the legislation.  Our goal is to provide information so you can make informed decisions.  Please join us at the meeting or if you are unable to attend, email me with your questions and I will bring them forward to the group.

In May, MA ENA sponsored two of our members at the National ENA Day on the Hill.  Members of the Government Affairs Committee attended and reported a very positive experience.  They had the opportunity to meet with senators and representatives to discuss bills related to trauma systems and mental health.  Please look for more information on the web site. 

This summer MA ENA will hold our annual election for state officers.  This year the office of secretary and three board of director positions are open.  We have several qualified candidates so please look for an email in July with the list of candidates and instructions on how to vote.

Also through the summer, delegates to the National ENA General Assembly will be chosen and briefed.  Delegates represent MA ENA at the GA and participate in the parliamentary process by voting on bylaws and resolutions.  It is an opportunity to view the organization at another level and all who have served as delegates report a very positive and educational experience.  If you are interested in learning more, please email me at the above address.

One of MA ENA’s goals this year has been to improve communication to members.  To that end we have formed a Communications Committee.  This committee is looking at ways to update the web site and improve access at the individual and chapter level.  We will be working on this through the summer and hope to see some changes in early fall.  We are also exploring communication through social media sites, such as Facebook.  Your thoughts and suggestions are welcome.  We want this to be your organization and are interested in your feedback as to the best ways to communicate information to you all.  Please email me or any of the board of directors with your suggestions.  Board of director contact information is on the web site.

Finally, I wish you all a safe and relaxing summer and hope you have a chance to refresh physically and mentally.  As always, thank you for all you do for our patients and each other.

Sheila Silva, MA ENA President


Save the Date - Wednesday June 18th 5:30pm -8:00pm

for the next MA ENA State Council Meeting

Learn more about the nurse staffing legislation from MARN and MNA representatives

Location:  Publick House, Sturbridge

Please RSVP to Faye Everson at by June 13th so we can have an accurate count for dinner

ENA members - bring a nursing colleague with you - all are welcome!

A light dinner will be provided

Click here to see the meeting Agenda:  AgendaJune18SCmeeting.doc