Local nurses recently were chosen as officers of the American Nephrology Nurses Association for 2013-14. The new officers will assume their respective positions during ANNAs 44th National Symposium, April 21-24 in Las Vegas.
Paula Richards, RN, MSN, CNN, of Perkasie, Pa., was re-elected as northeast vice president. Richards is a clinical manager at Fresenius Medical Care in Willow Grove, Pa. During the symposium, all vice presidents also will assume new roles on the board of directors. Directors will be assigned special projects and also serve as liaisons between the board and various workgroups.
In the regional elections, members elected leaders to serve as chapters coordinators-elect. With the dissolution of the regional divisions of ANNA, chapter coordinators and CCEs will segue into roles as members of the new ANNA Chapter Support Team and oversee chapter activities.
Lisa Balk, RN, CNN, of Lansdale, Pa., was elected northeast CCE. Balk is director of operations for inpatient services at Fresenius Medical Care in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.