Councils

Council on Workplace Health & Safety

The Council on Workplace Health & Safety reviews and reports on emerging trends and issues related to workplace health and safety. The Council engages in activities that promote career resiliency and contribute to the development of a work environment that promote safety and health of nurses and their clients. In addition, the Council educates and supports members in implementing strategies that enhance their voice in organizational policy related to workplace health and safety.

Becky Baldwin, RN, Associate Member
Ray Bourgeois, RN, Univ of Michigan Prof Nurse Cncl
Renee Curtis, RN, Univ of Michigan Prof Nurse Cncl
Amber Giddis, RN, Jackson Cnty MCF RN Staff Cncl
Heather Hill, RN, Univ of Michigan Prof Nurse Cncl
Kathy Hillman, RN, Borgess Nurses Staff Cncl, Board Representative
Ted McTaggart, RN, Univ of Michigan Prof Nurse Cncl

Council on Legislation and Public Policy

The Council on Legislation and Public Policy develops public policy and legislative initiatives related to MNA’s Legislative Platform, analyzes public policies and proposed legislation, educates and collaborates with legislators and public policy makers, and mobilizes members/nurses to take action on timely pertinent issues.

Lori Batzloff, RN, Three Rivers Health, Chair
Kelly Brunk, RN, Prof Empl Cncl of Sparrow Hosp
Renee Curtis, RN, Univ of Michigan Prof Nurse Cncl
Charlotte Folkersma, RN, Associate Member
Pam Maule, RN, Dickinson Cty HC System RN Staff Cncl, Board Representative
Bette O’Connor-Rogers, RN, Associate Member, Secretary
Heather Roe, RN, Univ of Michigan Prof Nurse Cncl, Vice Chair
Katie Scott, RN, Univ of Michigan Prof Nurse Cncl

Council on Clinical Nursing Practice,  Advocacy, and Education

The Council on Clinical Nursing Practice,  Advocacy, and Education defines and clarifies nursing practice in the state of Michigan, analyzes and reports on emerging models of nursing practice, educates and supports members to implement strategies that will enhance their voice in organizational policy related to practice, and engages in activities that contribute to development of a work environment that promotes the safety and health of nurses and their clients.

Jeff Breslin, RN, Prof Empl Cncl of Sparrow Hosp
Ray Bourgeois, RN, Univ of Michigan Prof Nurse Cncl
Marietta Brooks, RN, Univ of Michigan Prof Nurse Cncl
Desiree Conyers, RN, Univ of Michigan Prof Nurse Cncl
Suzette Hantz, RN, UP Health System-Marquette
Mary Lou Hudson, RN, Dickinson Cty HC System RN Staff Cncl
Dennis Magiera, RN, Univ of Michigan Prof Nurse Cncl, Board Representative
Katie Pontifex, RN, Prof Empl Cncl of Sparrow Hosp