FMRNA is led by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of nurses who are elected by FMRNA members from FMRNA's membership. This board enlists the aid of other members to serve on various committees so that the decision making is constantly driven by what is best for and desired by the membership of FMRNA. The work of the board is accomplished through working meetings held prior to and at the annual RPS conference held every spring in Kansas City, one other meeting mid-year and conference calls as needed. Much of the work takes place within individual committees who then report to the full board.
Kathy graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1981 from Central Maine Medical Center’s School of Nursing in Maine. She spent her first 19 years working in Oncology. Her first 6 years was charge nursing on the Medical Oncology floor at CMMC. She became the first Chemotherapy Administration Certified Nurse for her hospital in 1982 and wrote the first policies for chemotherapy administration. In 1987 she transferred to the out-patient Oncology office and worked as the Clinical Coordinator until 2000 when she transferred to the Family Medicine Residency Program in Lewiston, Maine. She was originally hired to start a Coumadin Clinic which was very successful. Since joining the residency her role has changed from Clinical Coordinator to Practice Manager and she is now the Office Manager working together with a Clinical Manager to oversee practice operations. She has been a member of FMRNA and has served on the board many years starting as the Research Chair.
Mary Beth has been a member of FMRNA since 1996 and has held various posts on the board, including president. Her professional experience includes orthopedic nursing, pulmonary rehab, hyperbaric medicine, sleep medicine, and ambulatory care in neurology and family medicine. Since joining her residency in 1995, she has been involved in clinic management and residency activities such as rotation planning, resident education, and recruitment, among others. She is involved in several research projects and published an article in the Journal of Family Medicine (2000 Nov.), titled “Newborn Hearing Screening.” She currently is working on transitions of care as well as care coordination to improve patient outcomes. She coordinates continuing education activities for her nursing staff and ancillary departments. She and her husband are blessed with two children. They reside in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.
Kay has been the Clinic Administrator at the Methodist Charlton Family Medicine Residency Program in Dallas Texas since 2000. The program has 18 residents and 7 Faculty Physicians. Kay graduated from West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing in 1976 and continued her education at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. She has been a member of FMRNA since 2004 and on the Board since 2005. Other organizational affiliations include AAACN and STFM.
Alice Brown is a 1994 graduate of Kansas Wesleyan in Salina, Kan. Upon graduation, she continued her career at Salina Regional Health Center as float nurse specializing in Pediatrics - working specialty areas such as ER, NICU, Behavioral Health, and Pediatrics. In 2001, Alice began working at Salina Family Healthcare Center serving as a team nurse. In 2007, her role changed to nursing supervisor mentoring to a staff of 19 nurses and supporting staff. In addition to her board position at FMRNA, she serves on the board of nursing for Kansas Wesleyan and Salina Area Technical College and is a longtime member of the American Academy of Ambulatory Nursing (AAACN).
Her leadership positions allow Alice not only to mentor and educate upcoming nurses but also to learn from the next generation. Her love of nursing makes what she does not just a career but a way of life.
This position is open.
This position is open.
Debbie is the Clinical Supervisor for VCU-Fairfax Family Practice and Residency Program, in Fairfax, Virginia (metropolitan DC area). After a few years of nursing academia teaching for LPN and BSN programs, the family practice residency provided an opportunity to combine her passion for teaching and clinical nursing.
Debbie holds an MSN in Nursing Education from George Mason University, ADN from Norwalk Community College and a BA in Speech Pathology and Audiology from SUNY New Paltz.
Clinical nursing experience includes Perioperative nursing, Public/community health, Emergency department and Mother/Baby.
Debbie joined FMRNA in 2016 and enjoys the networking, resources and support that the organization provides. She attended the annual conference in 2017 and is looking forward to presenting in the future.
Scott graduated from the Indiana University School of Nursing in 1988 with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and Western Governors University in 2014 with a Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership. Scott is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program at the University of Indianapolis with the goal of teaching nursing leaders at the Masters level.
Over the past 29 years, Scott served as an Emergency Department staff nurse, flight nurse and Director of Emergency Services. Also served in Information Technology roles as a consultant testing and training EMR's.
Scott currently has the unique opportunity to serve as Program Administrator/ Faculty at the Community Health Network Indianapolis Academic Affairs Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency program. Teaching new providers the importance of the multidisciplinary team and the important role that nursing has to play in that team is inspiring.
Scott joined FMRNA this year and looks forward to growing with the organization!
This position is open.