President’s Report

Barbara Ochampaugh, BSN, RN, CPAN

The national conference was very busy, meeting new friends, attending Representative Assembly and classes. You renew your passion and find new solutions to problems or just a refresher. There is something for everyone. We again won Shining Star from ABPANC for all the work our component does to promote education and scholarship. We missed Gold Leaf but work tirelessly on all aspects of the award to bring programs and scholarships to our members. Bronwyn Ship, BSN, RN, CPAN is our newly elected Region 4 Director. We wish her well on her new duties!

The president and Vice President are the NYSPANA representatives at the Representative Assembly during National conference. As such, they get the following expenses paid for by NYSPANA: conference, hotel, and travel. NYSPANA also pays for 2 officers to attend the Leadership Development conference in September.

Bronwyn transitions to her ASPAN role, we now have giant holes on the Board to fill. Bronwyn will stay past president. I will be President and assume the role of vice president. I am retiring next year and cannot continue in my role as president. Sandy is the secretary, treasurer, and webmaster. She would like to give up her secretary role. We need someone willing to be president next year and a vice president candidate. In my role as past president, I can mentor even in a retired state of mind! The roles are not difficult. The Board meets twice a year, spring and fall. We are doing more with teleconferencing.

The President is available all year as problems or questions arise. The vice president sends welcome and renewal letters to members as well a scholarship reminder. The secretary keeps our minutes and history. Our newsletter editor is retiring. Three times a year we publish a newsletter.

We also need local involvement. New York City has no Board members. District 13, Syracuse is hosting the state conference in November. Christine needs help with that as well as members willing to be board members to energize the district. District 10 and 6 needs Board members. Each district is always looking for members to help host meetings.

Don’t sit back and let someone else do it. The time is now to reach out and take a chance to learn a new skill. Who knows where it will lead you. Contact if interested or to have questions answered.

State Conference Saturday, November 10 in Syracuse.

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

Newly Elected Board Members:

President –

Sherry Fieroh, RN, CAPA

Past President –

Barbara Ochampaugh, BSN, RN, CPAN

Vice President –

Pam Werner, RN

Communication Officer –

Cynthia Lucieer, BSN, RN, CAPA

Regional IV Director –

Bronwyn Ship, BSN, RN, CPAN

Welcome to the NYSPANA Board!



Sherry Fieroh, RN, CAPA

Past President

Barbara Ochampaugh, BSN, RN, CPAN

Vice President

Pam Werner, RN

Sandy Price Secretary / Treasurer

Sandra Price, MS, RN, CAPA

Government Affairs

Pamela Germinaro, BSN, RN

Communication Officer

Cynthia Lucieer, BSN, RN, CAPA

Research Chair

If interested email NYSPANA

Newsletter Editor

If interested email NYSPANA


Tina Stoebe

District 1 President

Tina Stoebe, MS, RN, CPAN

District 6

District 6 President

If interested email NYSPANA


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

Kathi Peers, RN



Vice President  President-Elect




Up to Par Editor


Nominating Chair

District 6

President / Vice President / Treasurer / Secretary

District 13

Vice President

District 14

Vice President

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 Pamela Germinaro. Email:

Membership Info: Important Websites for Government Information

New York State Official Websites:

New York State Nurses Association:

ANA-New York

American Nurses Association: