President’s Report

Bronwyn Ship BS, RN, CPAN, CAPA

Presidents Message March 1, 2023

As we all know, the challenges that we have faced as healthcare workers in the past three years have touched our lives in ways we could never have imagined prior to March of 2020. Throughout the pandemic, NYSPANA has remained committed to our mission to advance perianesthesia nursing through education, research and standards. NYSPANA continued to offer opportunities for our members to continue learning by providing virtual conferences and meetings.

We are now returning to in-person conferences as well as providing virtual options for conferences. I encourage you to check our website events tab often for educational opportunities in the coming months. District 1 is hosting a Certification Review on April 15, 2023. District 3 will be hosting the Annual NYSPANA Fall Conference on October 21,2023 in Rochester. Please save the date and come and join us for a day of learning and networking with your fellow NYSPANA members.

There is still time to attend the ASPAN 2023 National Conference in Denver, Colorado April 28- May 1. The ASPAN National Conference offers an opportunity to attend numerous educational sessions, view poster presentations by fellow ASPAN members, meet with various venders and network with perianesthesia nurses from across the country.

NYSPANA is a member driven organization. Please consider becoming involved. Districts 1-3 offer educational opportunities throughout the year on subjects pertinent to our specialty practice and would welcome new members interested in helping to plan and assist in running the programs/meetings. Please refer to the district tab under membership on this website to locate your district contacts.

Don’t forget that ASPAN offers numerous ways to fulfill educational requirements and contact hours through ASPAN Learn with live in-person seminars, live webcasts and on demand modules. There are also journal articles to read (no cost to ASPAN/NYSPANA members).

It is my pleasure to serve as president of NYSPANA this year. Please contact me through the NYSPANA if you have any questions or concerns. I will do my best to answer any questions promptly.

Bronwyn Ship BS, RN, CPAN, CAPA


Newly Elected Board Members:

NYSPANA Research Chair,

Mei Yuk Gian-Nyguyen RN CAPA CPAN ONC

Welcome to the NYSPANA Board!



Bronwyn Ship, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA

Vice President

If interested email NYSPANA


Sandra Price, MS, RN, CAPA


Heidi Leonard, BSN,RN,CPAN, CAPA

Government Affairs

If interested email NYSPANA

Kellsie Prem, MSN, RN, CAPA Communication Chair

Kellsie Prem, MSN, RN, CAPA

Mei Yuk Gian-Nyguyen Research Chair

Mei Yuk Gian-Nyguyen RN CAPA CPAN ONC


Tina Stoebe

District 1 President

Tina Stoebe, MS RN NPD/BC CPAN

District 2

District 2 President

Pam Werner, RN

Carrie Royse, BS, RN, CAPA

District 3 President

Carrie Royse, BS, RN, CAPA



For position descriptions see Administrative Guidelines.


Vice President  President-Elect


Up to Par Editor


Nominating Chair

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: