CHICAGO -- New officers and members of the board of directors of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) were elected at the association's 50th annual Congress in Chicago, held March 23-27, 2003.
The 2003 to 2004 officers are.
President: Betty J. Shultz, RN, CNOR, president and perioperative educator, Westlake, Ohio.
President-elect: William J. Duffy, RN, BSN, MJ, CNOR, assistant vice president of perioperative services, Evanston, Ill.
Vice-president: Michelle Burke, RN, MSA, CNOR, administrative director of perioperative services, New York.
Secretary: Sharon A. McNamara, RN, MSN, CNOR, director of surgical services, Buffalo, NY.
Treasurer: Paula R. Graling, RN, MSN, CNOR, clinical nurse specialist in perioperative services, Falls Church, Va.
AORN Board of Directors members for 2003 to 2004 (*Newly elected) are
Susan K. Banschbach*, RN, BSN, CNOR, director of surgery services, Tulsa, Okla;
Lorraine J. Butler, RN, BSN, MSA, CNOR, vice president of perioperative services, New Brunswick, NJ;
Charlotte L. Guglielmi, RN, BSN, CNOR, perioperative educator, Boston;
Pat Hickey*, RN, BSN, MS, CNOR, director of performance improvement, Columbia, SC;
Kathleen A. O'Toole*, RN, BS, BSN, CNOR, director of perioperative services, Highland Park, Ill;
Mary Jo W. Steiert*, RN, CNOR, gynecological OR staff nurse, Englewood, Colo; and
Nathalie F. Walker, RN, BS, CNOR, clinical RN II, Metairie, La.
The members of the 2003-2004 AORN Nominating Committee are
Rhonda L. Anders*, RN, BSN, CNOR, Indianapolis;
Michelle M. Byrne, RN, MS, PhD, CNOR, Marietta, Ga;
Jane H. Flowers, RN, MSN, CNOR, Salisbury, Md;
Armando Riera, RN, BSN, CNOR, Miami; and
Deborah G. Spratt*, RN, MPA, CNAA, CNOR, Rochester, NY.
Serving as advisor is immediate past President, Donna S. Watson, RN, MSN, CNOR, ARNP, FNP-C.