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

Doreen Crowe, President

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Doreen Crowe

MEd, BSN, RN

President

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Cathryn Hampson, President-Elect

Cathryn Hampson

Cathryn Hampson

MSN, RN, NCSN

President-Elect

Jenny Gormley, Past President

Jenny Gormley

DNP, MSN, RN, NCSN

Past President

Read Bio

(Open) Vice President/Programs Chairperson

 

 

Vice-President/Programs Chairperson

Lee Waingortin, Treasurer

Lee-Waingortin

Lee Waingortin

MSN, RN, CCM, NCSN

Treasurer

Jamy Gaynor, Secretary

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Jamy Gaynor

Ed.D., MS, BSN, RN, NCSN

Secretary

Carilyn Rains, NASN Director

Carilyn-Rains

Carilyn Rains

MEd, BSN, RN

NASN Director

PDF of Executive Committee
(Open Position), Data Coordinator

 

(Open Position)

Data Coordinator

Terry Grimm, Membership

Terry-Grimm

Terry Grimm

BSN, RN, NCSN

Membership

Kathy Hassey, Scholarship & Awards

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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

(Open Position), Historian

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(Open Position)

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

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Chris Sheils

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

Conference Vendor Chair

Estibaliz McCoy, Communications Consultant

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Estibaliz McCoy

BSN, RN

Conference Vendor Chair

Kate Maher, Collaborative Nurse Co-Chair
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Kate Maher

MS-PHCNS, RN

Collaborative Nurse Co-Chair

Jessica Gervais, Collaborative Nurse Co-Chair
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Jessica Gervais

MS, BSN, RN

Collaborative Nurse Co-Chair

Cathy Riccio, Safe & Supportive Schools DESE Liaison
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Cathy Riccio

MSN, BSN, RN

Safe & Supportive Schools DESE Liaison

Karen Roberto, NESNC Liasion

Karen Roberto

BSN, RN

NESNC Liasion

Open Positions
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Vocational Technical Schools
PDF of Standing Committee

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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

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 Doreen Crowe, MSNO President at .

Featured Board Member

Every month we highlight a Board member to help our membership get to know us better. Click below to meet this month’s featured member.

Jenny Gormley, Past President

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Jenny serves MSNO as the current Past President.

Jenny has worked in the School Health specialty in Massachusetts since 2000.

She provided direct care as a per diem and elementary school nurse in two Massachusetts school districts, and as Director of Health, Nursing, and Safety at a third school district.

Full Bio