About MSNO

Mission/Overview

Mission of the MSNO and
an Overview of Our Organization.

Board/Leadership

Board Members, Standing Committee
& Regional Chairs

Mission & Overview

Vision
    • All Massachusetts school nurses will be equipped to practice and advocate so every student in our Commonwealth will be healthy, safe and ready to learn.

We value:

advocacy

collaboration

collegiality

education

inclusiveness

integrity

professionalism

Mission
  • Promote and advance quality school health services throughout the Commonwealth and promote the rights, interests and professional growth of our members.
  • Members are encouraged to take an active stance in decisions directly impacting school nursing, especially in the legislative, economic and educational areas.
Definition of School Nursing
  • School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success.
  • School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.
  • Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017.
Our History
  • Founded in 1970, the Massachusetts School Nurse Organization (MSNO) has been a strong voice for school nurses throughout the Commonwealth.
  • MSNO is a growing non-profit organization with approximately 800 members, including school nurses, school administrators, public health nurses, practitioners, consultants, educators, and retired school nurses.
  • MSNO is directed by an elected board of directors and a grassroots organizational structure.
  • Membership across the Commonwealth is divided into ten regions.
Past Presidents

 

  • Martha Rich (1970- 1972)
  • Anna Margaret Ray (1972 – 1974)
  • Nancy Wolfe (1974 – 1976)
  • Gladys Newhall (1976 – 1978)
  • Jayne Cash (1978 – 1980)
  • Susan Kelly (1980 – 1981)
  • Jackie Mawhinney (1981 – 1984)
  • Nancy Miller (1984 – 1986)
  • Ann Lowry (1986 – 1988)
  • Anne Kinsley (1988 – 1990)
  • Judi McAuliffe (1990 – 1992)
  • Linda Salmonsen (1992 – 1994)
  • Katherine O’Neill (1994 – 1996)
  • Marcia Buckminster (1996 – 2001)
  • Mary Zamorski (2001 – 2003)
  • Katherine O’Neill (2003 – 2005)
  • Marie DeSisto (2005 – 2007)
  • Kathy Hassey (2007 – 2009)
  • Mimi Stamer (2009 – 2011)
  • Pamela Rivers (2011 – 2013)
  • Judy Styer (2013 – 2015)
  • Carilyn Rains (2015 – 2017)
  • Katie Vozeolas (2017 – 2018)
  • Carilyn Rains (2018)
  • Jenny Gormley (2018-2020)
Strategic Plan

2018-2020 Strategic Priorities:

  • Increase Advocacy
  • Improve Communication
  • Strengthen Member Opportunities
  • Strengthen Organization Infrastructure
By-Laws

Board & Leadership

Jenny Gormley, President

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Jenny Gormley

DNP, MSN, RN, NCSN

President

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Carilyn Rains, Past President
Carilyn-Rains

Carilyn Rains

MEd, BSN, RN

Past President

June Kazes, Vice President/Programs Chairperson

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June Kazes

MSN, RN, NSCN

Vice-President/Programs Chairperson

Lee Waingortin, Treasurer

Lee-Waingortin

Lee Waingortin

MSN, RN, CCM, NCSN

Treasurer

Jane Ferrara, Secretary
Jane-Ferrara

Jane Ferrara

MA, BSN, RN

Secretary

Doreen Crowe, NASN Director

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Doreen Crowe

MEd, BSN, RN

NASN Director

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Betty Foster, Data Coordinator

Betty-Foster

Betty Foster BSN, RN, NCSN

Data Coordinator

Terry Grimm, Membership

Terry-Grimm

Terry Grimm

BSN, RN, NCSN

Membership

Kathy Hassey, Scholarship & Awards

Kathy-Hassey

Kathy Hassey

DNP, MEd, BA, BSN, RN

Scholarship & Awards

Barbara Hedstrom, MSNO/DOE Liaison

Barbara-Hedstrom

Carilyn Rains

Barbara Hedstrom

MSN, RN, NCSN

MSNO/DOE Liasion

Patricia Hoban, NBCSN Liaison

Patricia Hoban

MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN

NBCSN Liaison

Dorothy Keeney, Historian

Dorothy-Keeney

Dorothy Keeney

MA, BSN, RN

Historian

Adria Pavletic, Private Schools

Adria-Pavletic

Adria Pavletic

MSN, MA, RN, NCSN

Private Schools

Denise Schwerzler, Webmaster

Denise Schwerzler

MSN, RN, NCSN

Webmaster

Chris Sheils, Conference Vendor Chair

chris-sheils

Chris Sheils

M.Ed, BSN, RN, NCSN, HN-BC

Conference Vendor Chair

Open Positions
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Educational Collaborative Schools
  • Vocational Technical Schools

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  • The MSNO is organized by region across the Commonwealth.
  • There are 10 regions, each with its own Chairperson.

PDF of Region Chairs

Working Groups of the Board include:

  • Advocacy
  • Communication
  • Membership
  • Organizational Development