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Connecticut Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

2019
CTSGNA Officers

President
Joanne Struble

ctsgnaboard@gmail.com MSHA, BSN, RN, CGRN

President-Elect
Barbara Comstock

BSN, RN, CGRN

Treasurer
Janet Cordova,

BSN, RN, CGRN, RN-BC, CMSRN

Secretary
Rose Leitner-Byrnes

BSN, RN

Immediate Past-President
Barbara Comstock

BSN, RN, CGRN

Board of Directors

Mary Jason
MBA, MSN, RN

Kathleen Radecki
MSN, RN, CGRN

Meg Ramsey
RN, CGRN

Kathleen Saunders
BSN, RN, CGRN

About CTSGNA:


CTSGNA's Purpose

The purpose of CTSGNA is to bring the benefits of national membership to SGNA members at the local level:
  • to unite in one Regional Society persons engaged in any capacity in the fields of gastroenterology and/or endoscopy nursing;
  • to encourage and develop educational programs for persons in such fields;
  • to advance the technology, science and arts of practicioners in such fields;
  • to advocate optimal care for patients with digestive disease and those undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures;
  • and to cooperate with other professional societies, corporations and governmental bodies involved in such fields.

CTSGNA's Organizational Structure and Positions

CTSGNA Elected Positions:
  • President serves a one year term
  • President Elect voted for yearly
  • Secretary voted for every two years (odd year)
  • Treasurer voted every two years (even year)
  • Nominations and Elections 2 people every two years
  • Board members total of four 2 elected (every year)
President:
  • Be a member of CTSGNA
  • Registered nurse, certified
  • Serve as liaison between ABCGN and National SGNA
  • Represents the Regional Society Board Members and the Regional Society
  • Presides at all meetings of the Regional Society and of the Regional Society Board meetings
  • Approve all non-elective committee chairs and members with the approval of the Regional Society Board Members
  • Have six CTSGNA meetings (1.5 hour each)
  • Have Fall Conference (10 hours)
  • Attends National SGNA conference ( 5 days)
  • Runs Regional Board meetings usually via conference (one hour) at least 4 year
  • Runs new board member orientation (one hour)
  • Attends Beyond the Scope Meetings (7 one hour) via conference call
President-Elect:
  • Shall be a member of CTSGNA
  • Registered nurse, certified
  • Becomes President when the Regional Society President’s term ends
  • Become acting Regional Society President and assume the duties of the office in the event President’s absence, disability, or resignation
  • Serve as an advisory member on Regional Society standing and special committees
  • Perform such duties as may be delegated by The Regional Society President
  • Coordinate all State Meetings with Hosting Facilities
  • Attends coordinates six CTSGNA meetings (1.5 hour each)
  • Attends Fall Conference (10 hours)
  • Attends National SGNA conference ( 5 days)
  • Attends Regional Board meetings usually via conference (one hour) at least 4 year
  • Attends new board member orientation (one hour)
  • Attends Beyond the Scope Meetings (7 one hour) via conference call
Secretary:
  • Current member of CTSGNA
  • Shall, record or cause to be recorded the minutes of all meetings of the Regional Society the Society Board Meetings
  • Shall, be responsible for notification of officers and board members of meetings of the Board
  • Shall, preserve correspondence, reports, records, Bylaws, and the Policy and Procedure Manual of the Regional Society in a permanent file
  • Shall, possess required computer skills to send out fax for flyer for state meeting, email if needed, send out correspondence for the Society as needed
  • Attends six CTSGNA meetings (1.5 hour each)
  • Attends Fall Conference (10 hours)
  • Attends Regional Board meetings usually via conference (one hour) at least 4 year, takes minutes
  • Attends new board member orientation (one hour), takes minutes
  • Attends Beyond the Scope Meetings (7 one hour) via conference call, takes minutes
Treasurer:
  • Current member of CTSGNA
  • Be responsible for the funds of the Regional Society
  • Shall, be bonded, the cost to be borne by the Regional Society
  • Shall, keep an accurate record of all Regional Society receipts and disbursements
  • Assist in the direction of all financial affairs and sign checks of the Regional Society
  • Present financial reports to the Regional Society Board Members as requested
  • Present an annual report to the Regional Society members at the annual membership meeting
  • Serve as Chair of the Regional Society Budget & Finance Committee
  • Attends six CTSGNA meetings (1.5 hour each)
  • Attends Fall Conference (10 hours)
  • Attends Regional Board meetings usually via conference (one hour) at least 4 year
  • Attends new board member orientation (one hour)
  • Attends Beyond the Scope Meetings (7 one hour) via conference call
  • Pays bills, receives all checks from attendees, vendors ( varies monthly, more time at conference time)
Board Members:
  • Current member of CTSGNA
  • The Board Members shall have the authority and perform such duties in the management of the Regional Society
  • Attends six CTSGNA meetings (1.5 hour each)
  • Attends Fall Conference (10 hours)
  • Attends Regional Board meetings usually via conference (one hour) at least 4 year
  • Attends new board member orientation (one hour)
  • May attend/ participate in Beyond the Scope Meetings (7 one hour) via conference call
Nominations & Elections Committees:
  • Current member of CTSGNA
  • Attends six CTSGNA meetings (1.5 hour each)
  • Attends Fall Conference (10 hours)
  • Has three conference calls for Elections, June, Sept., Nov. (one hour)
  • Identifies potential nominees and encourages members to apply via phone calls , at meetings ( few hours)


For a complete list of CTSGNA policies and procedures, including bylaws and scholarship information, please visit our documents page.

Website Provided By:
CTSGNA
www.ctsgna.org

For more info contact: info@ctsgna.org