California ENA - California Emergency Nurses Association
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leads the way in knowledge,
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to promote the specialty
of emergency care

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from San Diego to Superior and
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California ENA

Next State Meeting:

Please join us for the California ENA State Council meeting on January 10 & 11, 2019 in Lake Tahoe at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. All are welcome! Make your hotel reservations by December 10th to secure the ENA rate of $119 (single occupancy) or $139 (double occupancy). Reservations can be made by emailing Dianne Idman-Gervais at; if you prefer to make your reservations directly mention you are with the California Emergency Nurses Association to secure the discounted rate. Make your reservations soon, availability at the ENA rate cannot be guaranteed once our block of rooms fill.

Who should attend an ENA State Council meeting? Emergency Nurses, nursing students, all are welcome!
What happens at a State Council Meeting? In the morning our various committees meet, you can sit in on any of them that interest you. The committees are a great way to learn about what’s happening in our profession. During the afternoon session the Board and Chapter reports are given, always interesting and a place to learn what is happening up and down the State, as well as hear new ideas.

What’s New at ENA?

The California Emergency Nurses Association State Council elects members to the State Council who represent ENA’s mission to advocate for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.

To implement the national Emergency Nurses Association’s philosophy, objectives, and leadership on the State level as well as to coordinate professional activities of Chapters within the State in connection with the National Association, its General Assembly and Board of Directors.

2019 California State Council Board Officers:

President: Janet Williams
Coordinates all State Council administrative activities. Serves as official representative of the State Council. Appoints with the Board of Directors’ approval committee chairs and chairs-elect.

President-elect: David Samuelson
Has served as a voting Board of Directors member within the last five years. Succeeds to the office of President at the expiration of the President’s term. Assists the President as needed in fulfilling the duties of that office.

Immediate President: Kathy VanDusen

Secretary: Shelbie Rogers
Maintains adequate and proper records of the State Council and the Board of Directors, including but not limited to minutes of all meetings and correspondence. Maintains current roster of all Board of Directors, committee chairs, chapter presidents, chapter representatives, and appointees.

Treasurer: Louise Hummel
Maintains corporate financial records; maintains corporate banking accounts and disbursements. Annually submits data for tax preparation and an audit of the financial records at the Annual Business meeting. Works with the Treasurer-elect to ensure a smooth transition of office by the end of the elected term.

Treasurer-elect: Mariann Cosby
Assists the Treasurer to maintain corporate financial records. Completes an internal audit prior to assuming responsibility for corporate financial records.

Director-at-Large: Dianne Idman-Gervais
Coordinates meeting arrangements for State Council meetings and functions.

The California State Council of the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides education, leadership, advocacy, and collaborative professional practice for emergency nursing care. ENA members pursue our mission of advocating for patient safety and excellence in emergency care by participating in task forces, committees, and commissions; listed below:

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Emergency Medical Care Committees/Commissions

California members representing at the National level:

Robin McPherson-Dias, MS, BSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, TCRN — Member, Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee
Lawson Stuart, MBA, BS, RN, EMT-P — Member, Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council
Nancy Knechel, PhD, MSN, BSN, BS, RN, ACNP, ACNP-BC, APRN-BC — Member, Institute for Emergency Nursing Research (IENR) Advisory Council
Al Duke, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CPHRM, MICN — Member, Institute for Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention (IQSIP) Advisory Council
Milvia Jumani, MSN, RN — Chair-Elect, International Advisory Council
Tobin Miller, DNP, MSN-Ed, RN, CEN, CFRN, CCRN — Member, Lantern Award Committee
Diane Koyasu Heine, DNP, MSN, BSN, AND, RN, CEN — Member, Lantern Award Reviewers
Michele Redlo, MSN, MPA, BSN, RN, CPEN — Member, Pediatric Committee
Janis M. Farnholtz-Provinse, MS, RN, CNS, CEN — Member, Peer Review Education Committee
Justin Winger, PhD, MA, BSN — Chair, Position Statement Committee
Catherine Hesse, MN, MSN, RN, NP, ANP — Member, Position Statement Committee
Melanie Crowley, MSN, RN, CEN — Member, TNCC Revision Work Team
Janis Farnholtz Provinse, MS, BSN, RN, CNS, CEN, TCRN — Member, TNCC Revision Work Team
Kellyn Pak, MSN, RN, CEN, MICN — Member, TNCC Revision Work Team
Catherine J Hesse, MN, MSN, RN, NP, ANP — Member, ENA Foundation Fundraising Committee
Kimberly Ta, MSN, RN, CEN — Member, ENA Foundation Research Grant Committee
Garrett Chan, PhD, APRN, CNS, CEN, FAEN — Member-at-Large, Academy of Emergency Nursing (AEN) Board
Cheryl Wraa, MSN, RN, FAEN — Associate Editor, Journal of Emergency Nursing Editorial Board
Anna Maria Valdez, PhD, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CNE, FAEN — Member, Journal of Emergency Nursing Editorial Board
Matthew F. Powers, MS, BSN, RN, MICP, CEN, FAEN — Past ENA Board Member, Nominations and Elections Committee
Kristen Tarrell, MS, BSN, RN, CEN — Member Region 1, Nominations and Elections Committee

California ENA

Scholarship Information

Sacramento Legislative Day on the Hill

Join us March 21, 2018 for our annual Leg Day. This year’s Leg Day will start with a cocktail reception with the Leg Aids on Tuesday, March 20th from 6-8pm; please join us and meet your local Legislative Aid. The next day, March 21st AM we will give a presentation on the Leg process and ENA talking points; in the afternoon we will tour the Capitol and visit with legislators. Immediately following Leg Day we will hold a Sidewalk CPR demonstration.

Professional dress required. No scrubs. The ENA button down collared shirt may be worn. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. Rooms at the Hyatt are available for $ 239.00 per night: Hyatt Regency -1209 L Street, Sacramento 95814

Breakfast and Lunch provided.

Please use this form to register: Leg Day Registration Form

It is time to begin the 2018 ENA Delegate selection process. The ENA General Assembly and Annual meeting is being held in Pittsburgh, PA this year, The General Assembly meeting schedule will be half day on Tuesday and full day on Wednesday and will be conducted September 25 and 26, 2018. Deadline for delegate application submission is June 8, 2018.

The application and instructions can be found here: Delegate Instructions, Delegate Application or under Forms & Reports.

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