Position descriptions are available in our bylaws below.

Diana Ruzicka

President

Diana Ruzicka, RN, MSN (Oncology & Administration), MA (Strategic Studies), MA (Theology), CNS-BC
New Market, 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 she serves the organization as the current president. Term 24Feb2017-30Jun2018.

Dr. Marie Hilliard, RN, PhD, JCL

President-Elect

Marie Hilliard, MS (Maternal Child Health Nursing), MA (Religious Studies), JCL (Canon Lawyer), PhD, RN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Marie is a Director of Bioethics & Public Policy and a retired Army Colonel. For NACN she supports the president and liaisons with the regional directors and schools of nursing. The President Elect assumes the duties of the President in even numbered years. Term 8Mar2017 – 30Jun2018.

Diana Newman

Immediate Past President

Diana Newman, EdD, RN
Plymouth, Massachusetts

Diana is on faculty at a College of Nursing and a School Nurse in a regional school. For NACN she advises the board and is a non-voting member. She was also the NACN-USA president from 2000-2002 and 2014-2016. Current Term 2016-2018.

Immediate Past President

Jane Cardea, PhD, RN
San Antonio, Texas

Jane is a retired university dean and professor who is chairing the committee planning our 2018 national conference in San Antonio. She serves the Board in a non-voting position. Jane served as the NACN-USA president from 2016-2017. Current Term 2017-2018.

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Treasurer

Richard S. Zazycki, LPN
Rensselaer, New York

Richard is an Executive Director for an out-reach ministry to those in need, which provides hope and empowerment to individuals, especially women and women with children. For NACN-USA he maintains the financial aspects of the organization. Term 2017-2019.

Recording Secretary

Dahlia Rojas, PhD, RN
McAllen, Texas

Dee is a professor at a school of nursing. For NACN-USA she records the minutes of the meetings of the Association, collaborates with the President and BOD to prepare the meeting agenda and maintains the Board and Committee Roster. Term 2017-2019.

Position Vacant
Contact Diana Newman if you would
like to serve – dianadoc@comcast.net

Corresponding Secretary

Position Vacant – Contact Diana Newman dianadoc@comcast.net

______ is a _______________ at a _____________________________. 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 2017-2018 or 2017-2020 – Elected in even numbered years.

Position Open to be filled in 2017
Contact Diana Newman if you would
like to serve – dianadoc@comcast.net

Region 1 – Upper Northeast (UNE)

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: Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Term 2017-2019.

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.

Vacant
Contact Diana Newman if you are called to serve – dianadoc@comcast.net

Region 7 – MidWest (MW)

Regional Director

Vacant
Contact Diana Newman if you are called to serve – dianadoc@comcast.net

___ is a _____________ for ________________. (S)he 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.

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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 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 »]