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Below is a list of our current affiliated local Councils.
Local and regional Councils are affiliated with NACN-USA, yet are independent entities. Members of the national organization, NACN-USA, who also wish to join a council, if one exists in their area, will have dual membership by indicating the council of choice when making application as a Constituent Member.

For information about our affiliated Councils currently under formation, or to inquire about starting a local council, please use the information below and contact your Regional Director at catholicnurses@nacn-usa.org.
If you have an established local or regional council that would like to affiliate with the NACN-USA, send the name, date of founding, president’s name and contact information, bishop’s letter of approval and bylaws to CatholicNurses@nacn-usa.org.

Resources for Starting a Council:

His Holiness Pope Pius XI 1922-1939

1) Reasons to Start a Council
2) How to Start a Council
3) Checklist for Starting a Local Council
4) Pope Pius XI Call to Establish Catholic Nursing Organizations
5) NACN-USA Brochure
6) NACN-USA Flier
7) Article by Brother Perkins – Explains the importance of developing moral communities of clinicians, p10-12.
8) Open Letter to Bishops & For Networking
9) Potential Member Letter
10) Sample Newsletter – Winter 2016
11) NACN Bylaws-Revised & Approved 2017
12) Sample Local Council Bylaws


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.


Region 1 — Upper Northeast (UNE)

Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island


Fall River Diocesan
Betty Novacek, Acting President
Somerset, MA
catholicnurses@nacn-usa.org

Region 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.)

Albany, New York Council
Joan Ribley-Borck, RN, Albany Council of Catholic Nurses President
Loudonville, NY 12211
jborck@nycap.rr.com

Council(s) in Formation:
Baltimore Council of the NACN
Judie Boyle
Baltimore, MD
tbboyle@aol.com

Diocese of Trenton Council of Catholic Nurses
Maria Arvonio, RN, BSN, MA &
Patricia Sayers, RN, DNP
Trenton, NJ
maria.arvonio@yahoo.com &

Region 3 — MidAtlantic (MA)

Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky

Madonna University Council of Catholic/Christian Nurses Council
Sister Victoria Indyk, CSSF, PhD, RN, President
Livonia, MI
svictoria@madonna.edu

Region 4 — Southeast (SE)

Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico

For the last 4 years the Mid-South Area Association of Catholic Nurses (MSAACN) has collected money to support the St. Vincent DePaul Ministries. This year they collected $550. Shown here Jackie White (L) MSAACN President presenting $550 to Gloria Hyden (R), President of St. Vincent De Paul Memphis District.

For the last 4 years the Mid-South Area Association of Catholic Nurses (MSAACN) has collected money to support the St. Vincent DePaul Ministries. This year they collected $550. Shown here Jackie White (L) MSAACN President presenting $550 to Gloria Hyden (R), President of St. Vincent De Paul Memphis District.

Mid-South Area Association of Catholic Nurses Council (MSAACN)
Lou Ellen McElmurry, BSN, MBA, RN
Memphis, TN
Louellen3@bellsouth.net

Region 5 — NorthCentral (NC)

Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas


Council of Catholic Nurses of the Diocese of Joliet, IL
P.O. Box 4556
Wheaton, IL 60189
Barbara Massura, President
Wheaton, IL
catholicnurses@nacn-usa.org

Council of Catholic Nurses of the Archdiocese of Chicago (CCNAC) [WEBSITE] [FACEBOOK] Sheila Coogan MSN, RN, President & Secretary
Chicago, IL
sheilarn22@yahoo.com

CCNAC BOARD-Sitting - Sr. Mary Evelyn Giemza, CR Standing (L to R)- Carmen Hovanec, Sheila Coogan, Mary Anna Gercius, Donna Cornille, Peg Olson (Missing from photo are Marcia Stout & Maureen Hanlon) 60th Anniversary Celebration

CCNAC BOARD-Sitting – Sr. Mary Evelyn Giemza, CR Standing (L to R)- Carmen Hovanec, Sheila Coogan, Mary Anna Gercius, Donna Cornille, Peg Olson (Missing from photo are Marcia Stout and Maureen Hanlon) 60th Anniversary Celebration

Council of Catholic Nurses of Lake County, IL
Ginny DeReu, President
Libertyville, IL
catholicnurses@nacn-usa.org

Region 6 — SouthCentral (SC)

Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi

Region 7 — MidWest (MW)

North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming

Region 8 — SouthWest (SW)

Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico

Region 9 — Pacific (PA)

Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands & American Samoa


San Francisco Council of Catholic Nurses Council
Mary Ann Haeuser, MSN, RN, FNP, President
San Francisco, CA
haeuser@sbcglobal.net


Additional Resources

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