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 – 2000) plus 2/2002-2003
  • Mary Zamorski (2001 – 2002)
  • 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 – Feb. 2018) resigned took position outside school nursing
  • Carilyn Rains (Feb. to June 2018)
  • Jenny Gormley (2018-2020)
  • Doreen Crowe (2020-2022)
  • Cathryn Hampson (2022- )
  • Marette Power (2022- ) President Elect
Strategic Plan

2018-2020 Strategic Priorities:

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

Board & Leadership

Cathryn Hampson, President

Cathryn Hampson

Cathryn Hampson

MSN, RN, NCSN

President

Read Bio

Marette Power, President-Elect

Marette Power

BSN, RN, NCSN

President-Elect

Read Bio

Doreen Crowe, Past President

Doreen-Crowe

Doreen Crowe

MEd, BSN, RN

Past President

Read Bio

Karen Rufo, VP of Programs

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Karen Rufo

MS, RN, PPCNP-BC

VP of Programs

Read Bio

Lee Waingortin, Treasurer

Lee Waingortin

MSN, RN, CCM, NCSN

Treasurer

Jessica Gervais, Secretary

Jessica Gervais

MS, BSN RN

Secretary

Read Bio

Shanyn Toulouse, NASN Director

Shanyn Toulouse

Shanyn Toulouse

MS, BSN, RN

NASN Director

June Kazes, Strategic Consultant

June Kazes

June Kazes

MSN, RN, NCSN

Strategic Consultant

Rebecca Boutwell, Data Coordinator Co-Chair

 


Rebecca Boutwell BSN RN NCSN
North Middlesex Regional School District
District Resource Nurse

Data Coordinator,Co-Chair

Jessica Gervais, Collaborative Nurse Co-Chair

Jessica Gervais

MS, BSN, RN

Collaborative Nurse Co-Chair

Terry Grimm, Membership

Terry-Grimm

Terry Grimm

BSN, RN, NCSN

Membership

Theresa Hartel, Private and Independent Schools Co-Chair

Theresa Hartel

MSN, RN

Private and Independent Schools Co-Chair

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

Avery Hines, NBCSN Liaison

BSN, RN, NCSN

Director of Health Services, Medford Public Schools

NBCSN Liaison

Kate Maher, Collaborative Nurse Co-Chair

Kate Maher

MS-PHCNS, RN

Collaborative Nurse Co-Chair

Judy McAuliffe, Historian

Judy McAuliffe

RN

Historian

Estibaliz McCoy, Communications Consultant

Estibaliz McCoy

BSN, RN

Conference Vendor Chair

Lisa O'Connor, Private and Independent Schools Co-Chair

Lisa O'Connor

, RN

Private and Independent Schools Co-Chair

Karen Roberto, NESNC Liasion

Karen Roberto

BSN, RN

NESNC Liasion

Jenn Roca, Vocational Liasion

Jenn Roca 

M.Ed., BSN, RN, NCSN, CCM

Vocational Liasion

Denise Schwerzler, Webmaster

Denise Schwerzler

MSN, RN, NCSN

Webmaster

Shanyn Toulouse, Safe & Supportive Schools DESE Liaison

Shanyn Toulouse

MS, BSN, RN

Safe & Supportive Schools DESE Liaison

Open Positions
  • No Open Standing Positions
  •  
Regional Chairs

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

Ann Linehan, Region 1 Co-Chair

Ann Linehan

Ann Linehan

DNP, MSN, RN

Region 1 Co-Chair
Southeast Regional Consultant

Judy McAuliffe, Region 1 Co-Chair

Judy McAuliffe

Region 1 Co-Chair
Retired RN

Barbara Hedstrom, Region 2 Chair

Barbara Hedstrom

MSN, RN, NCSN

Region 2 Chair
School Nurse
North Andover Public Schools

Cheryl Barczak, Region 2 Co-Chair

Cheryl Barczak

MSN, RN

Region 2 Co-Chair
North Andover Public Schools

Kathleen Schoemer, Region 3 Chair

Kathleen Schoemer

MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Region 3 Chair
School Nurse
Oxford Public School District

Candace Goyette, Region 4 Co-Chair

Candace Goyette, BSN, RN

Region 4 Chair

East Longmeadow Public Schools

Jennifer Puhalski, Region 4 Co-Chair

Jennifer Puhalski

BSN, RN, NCSN

Region 4 Co-Chair
Director of Health Services
Hampden-Wilberham Regional School District

Stacey Schakel, Region 5 Co-Chair


Stacey Schakel

MSN, M.Ed., CAGS, RN, NCSN

Region 5 Co-Chair
School Nurse
Mashpee Public Schools

Marette Power, Region 5 Co-Chair

Marette Power

Marette Power

BSN, RN, NCSN

Region 5 Co-Chair
Lead Nurse
Cape Cod Collaborate School

Becky McCaffrey, Regional 6 Chair


Becky McCaffrey

Regional 6 Chair

Karen Rufo, Region 7 Co-Chair

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Karen Rufo

MS, RN, PPCNP-BC

Region 7 Co-Chair
Nurse Leader
Lexington Schools

Kathleen Garvin, Region 7 Co-Chair

Kathleen-Garvin

Kathleen Garvin

Region 7 Co-Chair
Retired RN

Karen Roberto, Region 8 Co-Chair

Karen Roberto

Karen Roberto

BSN, RN

Region 8 Co-Chair
School Nurse
Medford Public Schools

Roselaine Charlucien-Koech, Region 8 Co-Chair

Roselaine-Charlucien-Koech

Roselaine Charlucien-Koech

Region 8 Co-Chair
School Nurse
Boston Public Schools

Jenny Gormley, Region 9 Co-Chair

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Jenny Gormley

DNP, RN, NCSN

Region 9 Co-Chair
Director
Northeastern University
School Health Academy

Patty McCaffrey, Region 9 Co-Chair

Patty McCaffrey, MSN, RN

Retired School Nurse Leader

Region 9 Co-Chair

Wanda Nunes, Region 10 Co-Chair

Wanda-Nunes

Wanda Nunes

MSN, RN

Region 10 Co-Chair
Director of Health Services
New Bedford Public Schools

Judy Aubin, Region 10 Chair Co-Chair

Judy-Aubin

Judy Aubin

MSN, M.Ed., RN, NCSN

Region 10 Co-Chair
Retired School Nurse Leader

Theresa Hartel, Private/Independent Schools Co- Chair

 Theresa Hartel,

Private/Independent Schools Co-Chair

Lisa O'Conner, Private / Independent Schools Co-Chair

Lisa O’Conner

RN,

Region 10 Co-Chair
Retired School Nurse Leader

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Kate Maher, Collaborative Schools Co-Chair

Kate Maher (Assabet Valley Collaborative)

MS-PHCNS, RN

Collaborative Schools Co-Chair

Jessica Gervais, Collaborative Schools Chair Co-Chair

Jessica Gervais

MSN, BSN, RN

Collaborative Schools Co-Chair
(Woodward School)

elmosnurse@gervaisunplugged.com

Open Position-Vocational/Technical Schools Chair

Open Position

 RN

Vocational./Technical Schools Chair

 

jgervais@avcollaborative.org

PDF of List of Towns By Region with Regional Chairperson

Working Groups of the Board include:

  • Advocacy
  • Communication
  • Membership
  • Organizational Development

Board Meetings

  • Board Meetings will typically meet from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
  • Please check e-newsletter and website for updates to schedule and location.
  • Guests of MSNO Members are welcome.
  • For more information, please contact Cathryn Hampson
    MSNO President at .