Pending Final Election Outcome, Current NYSNA Board of Directors to Remain in Place

Election committee continues its work evaluating election challenges

Sep 25, 2011, 13:58 ET from New York State Nurses Association

LATHAM, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the New York State Nurses Association closed its convention Sunday, the current board of directors, with the exception of Karen Ballard, who has finished her term as president, will continue to serve the association until there are certified results of the association's 2011 election of officers.

This year's election resulted in more than 40 election protests filed by more than 130 members, and the election committee has not finished its work. The election committee, which is made up of five NYSNA members, is next scheduled to meet and continue its work on October 14.

Until the election committee and, if necessary, the appeals committee have completed their work and there is a final election result, the current board will remain in place. The board as it is currently constituted consists of Winifred Z. Kennedy, president; Judy Sheridan-Gonzalez, vice president; Mary J. Finnin, secretary; J. Howard Doughty, treasurer; Anne Bove; Sam Caquias; Eileen Dunn; Shirley Hunter; Miriam Gonzalez; Patricia Kane; Elizabeth Mahoney; and José Mapalad Planillo.

While the election process continues, the normal operations of the association, including all programmatic services provided by NYSNA to its members and all representational services provided to members represented for collective bargaining will continue as usual.

The New York State Nurses Association is the voice for nursing in the Empire State. With more than 37,000 members, it is New York's largest professional association and union for registered nurses. The association represents registered nurses, and some all-professional bargaining units, in New York and New Jersey. It supports nurses and nursing practice through education, research, legislative advocacy, and collective bargaining.

SOURCE New York State Nurses Association