New Directors Join PSNA

(PSNA) The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), the voice for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, recently elected five new members to serve on its board of directors.  At PSNA’s November meeting, PSNA Chief Executive Officer Betsy M. Snook, MEd, BSN, RN welcomed:

Patrick E. Kenny, EdD, RN, ACRN, APRN-PMH, NE-BC, will serve as secretary on the PSNA board of directors. He is assistant professor in the Department of Nursing and Health at DeSales University where he currently teaches courses in the undergraduate nursing curriculum.  From 2007-2011, he served as president of PSNA. In addition, Kenny has held and holds several organizational positions including: director at large, Association of Nurses in AIDs Care; board member, The Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society; and treasurer, Mu Omicron Chapter, DeSales University, Sigma Theta Tau International.

Carol Ann Coles, RN, MSN, has worked as a professor of nursing at Westmoreland County Community College for more than 16 years. A member of PSNA for more than 20 years, Carol has served as PSNA vice president, former PSNA board member, PSNA-PAC chair and PSNA Awards chair.

Latasha Kast, BSN, RN, is a staff nurse at UPMC and serves as her unit’s Magnet Champion. Latasha served as president of the Student Nurses’ Association of Pennsylvania and is the co-chair of PSNA’s New-to-Practice Committee.

Donna Ayers Snelson, RN, MSN, DEd, is an associate professor and director of the Center for Nursing History at Misericordia University. As a nurse educator for more than 36 years, she has served in a number of leadership roles including: founder and director, Center for Nursing History in Northeastern Pennsylvania; vice president, PSNA District 3; member, PSNA Continuing Education Committee; and chair, Department of Nursing, Misericordia University.

Zane Robinson Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN, is dean emerita and professor at La Salle University.  She has served as editor-in-chief of Pennsylvania Nurse, editor of the International Journal for Human Caring, former president of the Pennsylvania League for Nursing and member of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices board of trustees.