Committees & Volunteer Units

Dark Haired Nurse Looking at the Camera With Nurses Talking at Table Behind

It Takes a Village

We LOVE our volunteers! Without the contribution of our volunteers AMSN and MSNCB would not be the success we are. Volunteers are the means by which we achieve our goals. Not only do the associations benefit by the work of volunteers, serving as a volunteer helps you grow both personally and professionally. We encourage you to participate in this rewarding and educational experience.

Types of Volunteer Units

In addition to the Board of Directors, we have many volunteer units to accomplish the strategic plan and goals of the organizations.

Standing Committees and Teams have regular ongoing responsibilities. They are made up of chairs and members who serve for 2 years and may be reappointed.

Task forces are formed, and coordinators/representatives are appointed, as needed to accomplish special projects. A chair and members are selected for task forces. Both task forces and coordinators/representatives serve for the duration of the project and disbanded once the work is complete.

Becoming Part of a Volunteer Unit

The majority of volunteers are selected through a “Call for Volunteers” that is emailed to all AMSN members and/or CMSRN certificants. The call outlines the specific responsibilities of the position, time commitment, and eligibility criteria.

Candidates for volunteer units with multiple members are usually selected based on the need for geographic, practice, and educational diversity.

Many of our calls take place in the fall following the annual convention, but opportunities arise throughout the year.

View the Current Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteer Units

AMSN Volunteer Units


AMSN PRISM Award Committee

The AMSN PRISM Award recognizes exemplary medical-surgical nursing units. Committee members review blinded applications and use an objective scoring tool to determine if the unit has achieved the award.

  • Photo
    Chairperson - Mr. Ronald G. Martin, MSN MA RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mr. John Erik Jorgensen, MPA RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Lori Magestro
     
  • Photo
    Member - Katherine Ann Schulz, MSN, RN-BC
     
  • Photo
    Member - Karen A. Caldwell, MSN BSN RN-BC NP-C
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Tuesday L. Adams, MSN RN-BC
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Martha Metz, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Heidi Marie Etter, MSN, RN, CMSRN, IBCLC
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Geselle M. Lumaban-Corpuz, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Melissa N. Brancati, RN BSN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Dr. Donna L Martin, DNP RN-BC CMSRN CDE
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Venecia Ann Holmes, DBA MHA BSN CMSRN NE-BC
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Penny M Winfield, RN-BC, MSN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Stacy E. Eidson, BSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Sara N. Newberry, DNP RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Board Liaison - Ms. Kristi L. Reguin-Hartman, MSN APRN ACNS-BC
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Donna Olthoff, BS
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Mary Steffens
     

 

Clinical Practice Committee

The Clinical Practice Committee addresses issues that are related to clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing including representing AMSN with other professional groups, developing statements or guidelines, and moderating and responding to clinical inquiries and discussions on the AMSN Hub.

  • Photo
    Chairperson - Mrs. Sarah Bologna, MS RN CNS ACNS-BC
     
  • Photo
    Co-Chair - Mrs. Colleen M. McCracken, BSN RN CMSRN CHPN OCN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Jiji Andrews, MSN RN PCCN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Jyme Blaine Jumper, BSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mr. Theodore Tagle Urbano, MA BSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Theresa Garren-Grubbs, MSN RN CMSRN CNL
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Jere' Shear, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Deirdre Smith, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Claire Bethel, MSN RN-BC
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Bridgette M. Smoot, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Galen David Ziegler, RN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Kristine Anne Flores Arcadi, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Amanda Murray, MSN APRN CMSRN AGCNS-BC
     
  • Photo
    Board Liaison - Ms. Jennifer C. Kennedy, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Maura King
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kate Searfoorce
     

 

Legislative Team

Our Legislative Team encourages involvement of AMSN and medical-surgical nurses in legislative issues primarily through our website, email communication, and social media.

  • Photo
    Coordinator - Yalanda Comeaux, MSN MJ RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Board Liaison - Ms. Kristi L. Reguin-Hartman, MSN APRN ACNS-BC
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Mary Steffens
     
  • Photo
    Member - JoAnna Kavanah, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Monica Lynn van der Zee, BSN RN PCCN-K CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Terrie Tomeko Hall, BSN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Berkys Y. Garcia, RN CMSRN MSN-ED DNP
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Chatty Dora O'Keeffe, MSN-CNL BSN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Kristi L. Richards, RN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Dr. Serena Rinn Bumpus, MSN RN NEA-BC
     

 

Medical-Surgical Nursing Competencies Task Force

AMSN is launched a project to develop the competencies required of medical-surgical nurses. We are undertaking this work because there is not one set of generally accepted competencies for medical-surgical nurses.

The Executive Steering Committee is an advisory group that will review/edit/approve competencies. They will also assist AMSN with dissemination of the competencies.

The Competencies Task Force is a group of 12 nurses from varied backgrounds and experience who are working closely with our selected consultants to draft the competencies.

  • Photo
    Chairperson - Mr. Richard Farmer Alexander, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Florines Gonzalez, BSN RN-BC
     
  • Photo
    Member - Beatrice Vicencio, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Cheryl Sheffield, MSN RN CMSRN OCN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Stacy Ann Chapman, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Sarah France, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Karen Marion Brooks, RN CMSRN BSN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mr. Bryant C. Chua, BSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Dr. Heather L. Craven, PhD RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Gail A. Moorehead, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Jennifer A. Marks, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Board Liaison - Mrs. Cynthia Rothenberger, DNP RN ACNS BC
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Mary Steffens
     

 

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee has the very important job of selecting of the AMSN Board of Directors. They do this through a rigorous vetting process to select the most qualified candidates to serve as President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, and Director.

  • Photo
    Chairperson - Dr. Linda H. Yoder, PhD MBA RN AOCN FAAN
     
  • Photo
    AMSN-MSNCB Past Director - Ms. Patricia A. Kurz, MPS RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    AMSN Current BOD - Dr. Marisa L. Streelman, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Beth E. Norman, MS RN CNS ARNP ACNS-BC
     
  • Photo
    Member - Dr. Heather L. Craven, PhD RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Suzanne Stott, BS
     

 

Scholarship & Awards Committee

The Scholarship & Awards Committee annually distributes $40,000, or an amount specified by the Board of Directors, in scholarships, grants, and awards to advance the nursing profession by rewarding excellent medical-surgical practice and by providing financial support for medical-surgical nurses.

  • Photo
    Chairperson - Mrs. Tamanitha Flewelen Shaw, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Co-Chair - Dr. Katie A. Chargualaf, PhD RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Christopher S. Blum, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Susan Elizabeth Beverung, MSN RN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Dodi Walters, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Dr. Nelson Tuazon, DNP DBA RN NEA-BC CENP CPHQ FACHE
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mary Colleen Sembar, MSM BSN RN-BC CCRN-K CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Dr. Michael Urton, MSN CNS APRN-BC
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Jacqueline Marie Smith, DNP RN CMSRN AGCNS-BC
     
  • Photo
    Board Liaison - Dr. Marisa L. Streelman, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Donna Olthoff, BS
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Mary Steffens
     

 

MSNCB Volunteer Units


CCCTM Item Writers Committee

This is the committee that develops new questions for the exams. This group works closely with Prometric, our test vendor.

  • Photo
    Chairperson - Diana Harmon, MSN MHA RN CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Member - Dr. Marie A. Rogers, DNP RN-BC GCNS-BC CCCTM FGNLA
     
  • Photo
    Member - Amy Mekan, MSN RN-BC CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Member - Sadiat Toyin Lawal, MSN RN CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Member - Tina Truong, RN CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Rita Lovelace, BSN RN CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Member - Cynthia Hiiva, MSN RN CCCTM MSCS
     
  • Photo
    Member - Jane Mazzeo, BSN RN-BC CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Member - Nancy Barnish-Hunter, RN MSN CCM CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Member - Debra Irwin-Chapman, BSN RN CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Board Liaison - Ms. Cathryn Kelly, MSN RN RD CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Gabrielle Sheridan
     

 

CCCTM Test Development Committee

This is the primary committee that develops new forms for the exams and reviews item statistics. This group works closely with Prometric, our test vendor.

  • Photo
    Chairperson - Diana Harmon, MSN MHA RN CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Doris Velasquez, MSN RN CMSRN CCCTM PHN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Angelica May, BSN RN CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Member - Teresa Fredericks, MSN RN CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Diane C. Brookes, RN CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Board Liaison - Ms. Cathryn Kelly, MSN RN RD CCCTM
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Gabrielle Sheridan
     

 

CMSRN Certification Renewal Committee

This committee is made up of nurses who attained the Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) certification and oversees the certification renewal process, reviews applications as needed, and performs required audits.

  • Photo
    Chairperson - Don H. Everly, MSN MBA RN-BC CMSRN NEA-BC ONC OCNS-C
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Jessica Ann Graff, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Kimako N. Desvignes, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Tiaa Padgette, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Joel M. Moorhead, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Cheryl Sheffield, MSN RN CMSRN OCN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Cristen Mackwell, MSN RN CMSRN NPD-BC
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Philomena Valson, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Amy J Velsko, MSN RN CMSRN CBN RNBC FNP-C
     
  • Photo
    Member - Jillian Knudsen, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Board Liaison - Mrs. Jessica Tully, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Joanne Silverberg
     

 

CMSRN Item Reviewers Committee

This is the committee that reviews current questions. This group works closely with Prometric, our test vendor.

  • Photo
    Chairperson - Cynthia A. Frazer, MS RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Alysa Angel, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Kelsey A. Sundwall, BSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Clara G. Livingston, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Jill Bigelow, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Board Liaison - Mr. Charles Foster, MSN BA RN CMSRN CCCTM OCN
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kristina Esposito, BBA
     

 

CMSRN Item Writers Committee

This is the committee that develops new questions for the exams. This group works closely with Prometric, our test vendor.

  • Photo
    Chairperson - Cynthia A. Frazer, MS RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mr. Donald A. Laurino, MSN CCRN CMSRN PHN RN-BC
     
  • Photo
    Member - Deanna T. Allison, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Jara Deann Monroe, BSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Bonita Marie Clement, MS RN-BC PHN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Sana A. Habib, MSN RN CMSRN AG-CNS APRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Rebekah Housman, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Iska Okello, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kristina Esposito, BBA
     

 

CMSRN Test Development Committee

This is the primary committee that develops new forms for the exams and reviews item statistics. This group works closely with Prometric, our test vendor.

  • Photo
    Chairperson - Cynthia A. Frazer, MS RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Mrs. Jessica Amber Borthwick, RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Dr. Aimee Lea Burch, APRN-CNS CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Ms. Renee Y. Pate, RN MSN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Member - Wendy G. Woodall, MSN RN CMSRN
     
  • Photo
    Staff Liaison - Mrs. Kristina Esposito, BBA
     

 

AMSN Ad
October 22-25, 2020

AMSN's 2020 Convention
is Now Fully Virtual!

  • Connect with med-surg nurses from around the world
  • Attend sessions live or on-demand, from any device
  • Earn up to 55 contact hours

Learn More