Position descriptions are available in our bylaws below.

President

Diana Ruzicka, RN, MSN (Oncology & Administration), MA (Strategic Studies), MA (Theology), CNS-BC
Alabama

Diana is a retired Army Colonel and facilitates the medical clearance of mobile staff who deploy in support of the Armed Forces. For NACN-USA she serves the organization as the current president. Term to June 30, 2020.

Recording Secretary

Jennifer Hitt, PhD, RN, CNE
Tennessee

Jennifer is an Associate Professor and Director of the Nursing Program at Christian Brothers University.  For NACN-USA she maintains the financial aspects of the organization. Term February – June 2019.

Corresponding Secretary

Rosalinda Jimenez, EdD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Dr. Jimenez is a family and psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. For NACN-USA, she serves as the corresponding secretary responsible for reviewing and responding to the messages sent to catholicnurses@nacn-usa.org. Serves on the Communications Committee and its Newsletter and Publicity subcommittee. Term February – June 2019.

Treasurer

Jan Salihar, RN, CCM
Illinois

Jan is a Nurse Consultant.  For NACN-USA she maintains the financial aspects of the organization. Term February – June 2019.

Region 1 – Upper Northeast (UNE)

Regional Director

P. Renee Frost, BSN, RN, CCM
Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Renee works in clinical case management. For NACN-USA she serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Appointed Term 2018-2019.

Maria Arvonio

Region 2 – Lower Northeast (LNE)

Regional Director

Maria Arvonio, BSN, MA (HCE), RN
Trenton, New Jersey

Maria works in clinical nursing. For NACN-USA she serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C. (including liaison with the Archdiocese of the Military Services (AMS) office in D.C.). Term 2016-2018.

Region 3 – MidAtlantic (MA)

Regional Director

Janet Munday, BSN, RN
Wapakoneta, Ohio

Janet works in nursing informatics, endoscopy and as an operating room circulator. For NACN-USA she serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky. Term 2017-2019.

Region 4 – Southeast (SE)

Regional Director

Alma Abuelouf, BSN, RN
Memphis, Tennessee

Alma works as a Director of Pastoral Care for a Diocese. For NACN-USA she serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico. She also served as NACN President from 2012-2014. Current term 2017-2020.


Region 5 – NorthCentral (NC)

Regional Director

Jill Zolfo, BSN, RN
North Aurora, Illinois

Jill works in clinical nursing. For NACN-USA she serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas. Term 2017-2019.

Peggy Hamm

Region 6 – SouthCentral (SC)

Regional Director

Margaret “Peggy” Humm, MSN, APRN, CNS-MCH
San Antonio, Texas

Peggy is a Clinical Assistant Professor in a School of Nursing. She serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi. Term 2016-2018.

Region 7 – MidWest (MW)

Regional Director

Position is vacant.  Use the Contact Us page to let us know your interest in this position.

This position serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming. Term 2017-2019.


Region 8 – SouthWest (SW)

Regional Director

Ingrid Tegtman, MSN, RN
Fort Collins, Colorado

Ingrid is a Community Case Management APRN in the community of Northern Colorado. She serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states: Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico. Term 2017-2020.


Region 9 – Pacific (PA)

Regional Director

Ellen Gianoli, BSN, PHN, RN
Palo Cedro, California

Ellen is a Rural Nurse in the community of California. She serves as a liaison between the Board of Directors and members in the following states and territories: Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands & American Samoa. Term 2017-2019.

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Priest Chaplain

Reverend Michael G. Whyte
West Simsbury, Connecticut

Appointed on July 31, 2013 by the Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet, NACN’s Episcopal Advisor, with the acknowledgement and approval of the Most Reverend Henry J. Mansell, Archbishop of Hartford, and at the recommendation of the NACN-USA Board of Directors.

Term Limits: For all positions other than the President, President-Elect and Immediate Past President, persons may not be elected to serve more than three consecutive terms in the same position. No person shall serve in elected positions of the Board of Directors for a total of more than eight consecutive years. No elected person shall hold more than one position in the Board of Directors simultaneously. (Article VIII, Section 1, D).

Regions effective 2017

1. Upper Northeast (UNE): Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
2. Lower Northeast (LNE): New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C. (including liaison with the Archdiocese of the Military Services (AMS) office in D.C.; Each Regional Director will liaison with the AMS chapels in their own region.
3. MidAtlantic (MA): Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky
4. Southeast (SE): Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
5. NorthCentral (NC): Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas
6. SouthCentral (SC): Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
7. MidWest (MW): North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming
8. SouthWest (SW): Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico
9. Pacific (PA): Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands & American Samoa
Note: Odd numbered regions term change in odd years; Even numbered regions’ terms change in even years.

Additional Resources

NACN Bylaws – All Position Descriptions & Duties of the Board [ View »]