President’s Report

Barbara Ochampaugh, BSN, RN, CPAN

As we begin another year in NYSPANA we welcome two new presidents to the Board. Dan Elinskas from District 10 and Christine Angiolillo from District 13. Every district needs help in leadership and planning for education programs. Without the support of our 900 members, the Board and districts cannot continue to plan programs and networking opportunities. Take a few moments and reflect where you may be able to assist the organization.

Sue Alati, our State treasurer had to resign for health reasons. The Board wishes her well on her journey to wellness. Sandy Price and Bronwyn Ship have assumed the dual role of treasurer as well as their duties as vice president and secretary. We are seeking a replacement treasurer. We will be discussing at the Fall Board meeting changes that may be occurring. Now is your opportunity to step up and become an active Board member.

In the spring, we consolidated District 9 into the Syracuse, Rochester and Albany districts. It was necessary due to lack of members willing to serve on the local district board. Discussion will take place at the fall Board meeting to consolidate New York City with Long Island. As a Board, we need memberships’ input as to what they see as the future for our component. We cannot function with the same handful of nurses in leadership roles. We need new members to step in and be leaders! Visit our website for additional information or send an email to

Respectfully submitted, Barbara Ochampaugh, BSN, RN, CPAN NYSPANA President

Congratulations to the newly elected board members in 2017:

Research Chair –

Sherry Fieroh, MSN, RN, CAPA

Government Affairs –

Pamela Germinaro, BSN, RN

District 10 President –

Daniel Elinskas, MSN, RN, CAPA, CPAN

District 13 President –

Christine Angiolillo, RN, CPAN

Welcome to the NYSPANA Board!



Barbara Ochampaugh, BSN, RN, CPAN

Past / Vice President

Bronwyn Ship, BSN, RN, CPAN

Sandy Price Secretary

Sandra Price, MS, RN, CAPA

Interim Treasurer’s

Bronwyn Ship & Sandra Price

Government Affairs

Pamela Germinaro, BSN, RN


Research Chair

Sherry Fieroh


Tina Stoebe

District 1 President

Tina Stoebe, MS, RN, CPAN

Trina Mills

District 6 President

Trina Mills, MS, RN


District 8 President

Pam Werner, RN

District 10 President

Dan Elinskas,  MSN, RN, CAPA, CPAN

district 13

District 13 President

Christine Angiolillo, RN, CPAN

District 14

District 14 President

If interested email NYSPANA

GAC . . . Government Affairs Committee

GAC is responsible to look at both state and federal issues that affect health care and nursing. ASPAN has GAC representatives and each state has a representative.

The state representative is appointed to their term by the NYSPANA President. It is their duty to review pending legislation and issues. This information is forwarded to District Presidents to share with members.

A summary of legislative issues or concerns is published in UP TO PAR.

The GAC representative attends the spring NYSNA legislative Day.

Our GAC Chair . . .

The new Governmental Affairs Committee Representative is Caitlin Brion, BS, RN-BC . Caitlin Brion, BS, RN-BC Email:

Membership Info: Important Websites for Government Information

New York State Official Websites:

New York State Nurses Association:

ANA-New York

American Nurses Association: