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, University of Michigan Health System
Renee Curtis, RN, University of Michigan Health System
Amber Giddis, RN, Jackson County Medical Care Facility
Heather Hill, RN, University of Michigan Health System
Kathy Hillman, RN, Borgess Medical Center, Board Representative
Ted McTaggart, RN, University of Michigan Health System

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, Sparrow Hospital
Renee Curtis, RN, University of Michigan Health System
Charlotte Folkersma, RN, Associate Member
Pam Maule, RN, Dickinson County Health Care System, Board Representative
Bette O’Connor-Rogers, RN, Associate Member, Secretary
Heather Roe, RN, University of Michigan Health System, Vice Chair
Katie Scott, RN, University of Michigan Health System

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, Sparrow Hospital
Ray Bourgeois, RN, University of Michigan Health System
Marietta Brooks, RN, University of Michigan Health System
Desiree Conyers, RN, University of Michigan Health System
Suzette Hantz, RN, UP Health System-Marquette
Mary Lou Hudson, RN, Dickinson County Health Care System
Dennis Magiera, RN, University of Michigan Health System, Board Representative
Katie Pontifex, RN, Sparrow Hospital