First blog post

I began this blog to provide a means to answer the question, “what the heck does she do?” It doesn’t give you the full story, but I hope to give you glimpses into the Guilderland goings-on.



Night Life

Just in case there’s not enough excitement planned for you at the 2018 ANA-NY Annual Meeting and Conference, check these out!

Thursday night at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall: An Evening with Kathy Mattea  

Friday night at The Egg: Ballet Hispanico

Saturday night at the Capital Repertory Theatre: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow OR at Times Union Center: Justin Timberlake

Wow! What a weekend!

ANA Lobbyists Meeting

I just returned from DC having heard updates on: Expedited Licensure/Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, Education, Nurse Staffing, Scope of Practice (APRN, Registered Veterinary Nurse, Associate Physician, Dental Therapists), Occupational Licensing Project, Opioid Epidemic, Medical Marijuana, Connected Health, Health IT, Workplace Violence, Gun Violence, and Medicaid.

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Summer Fun

We are having our 42nd day at or above 80 degrees in a row here in the Capital Region. Whew, it was a good summer to replace the pool! Even in the midst of this warm weather, Jamilynne and I are busy putting together all of the details for another great Annual Meeting and Conference. Visit our website for details and registration link.


The Board was in town this week and we had a great meeting. We worked on the next iteration of our association strategic plan. Our current strategic plan served us well as we more than doubled our membership. We are excited by this growth and are committed to engaging and retaining our swelling ranks. Watch this site for queries. We want your input as we plan for the future of ANA-NY!

Member Survey

If you haven’t already responded to our member survey, please look in your email and find the eblasts about it. Just click on the link and answer the few questions to give us your feedback on ANA-NY. The Board will be reviewing the results next week at the Strategic Planning Workshop. The Membership Committee will also review the responses. At the Annual Meeting there will be Dialogue Fora to do a deeper dive into the survey results and to provide the Board further direction as we look to a strong future of this organization.