ASORN Board of Directors

 

Debbie Ehlers, MSN, BSN, RN
President

Yakima, Washington
daehlers@aol.com

I am honored to serve as the President of ASORN.  I have been an RN for 40 years, the past 30 years have been in ophthalmic nursing in both the clinic and surgical settings.  I am fortunate to have served on the Board of Directors as the Provider Unit Director of ASORN, working with members to provide quality continuing nursing education activities. I am committed to the mission of ASORN and am passionate about nursing education, patient education, and quality patient-centered care. ASORN has provided me with many resources for challenges I face daily with patient care. I look forward to working with ASORN leadership to help our members stay current on the latest practices to provide quality patient care, and continue to be the resource for the ophthalmic nurse!

 

Nancy J. Haskell, RN, CNOR, CRNO
President-Elect

Sacramento, California
nhaskell@capcityasc.com

I am honored to serve as President-elect for ASORN.  Having served on the Board for 6 years as both a Director at Large and the Secretary/Treasurer, I am excited to continue to support the mission of ASORN.  I have spent over 30 years in the ophthalmic field in the surgical setting and have had the pleasure of training new nurses and instilling my love of ophthalmology.  As a Director of Nursing for a single specialty surgery center, I have the ability to not only educate the nurses and techs, but also the patients and experience their joy in improved vision after surgery.  My past experience on the Board has enabled me to make many new friends across the country and I cherish not only the friendship, but the support of all in improving patient care by collaboration.  As President-Elect, I will strive to continue the mission, vision and values of providing education for our Membership and the ophthalmic nurse. 

 

Kari L. Magill, BSN, RN, CNOR
Secretary-Treasurer

Ann Arbor, Michigan
karimagill@gmail.com

For the last 30 years I've taken great pride and considerable joy in my professional practice as an OR nurse specializing in Ophthalmology. From the moment I stepped into the OR as a student nurse intern, Ophthalmology had a certain magical appeal for me. In the varied roles of my career, including staff nurse, clinical coordinator, LASER safety officer, educator and team leader, I've always welcomed the chance to expand my own knowledge and share the wealth. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to serve on the ASORN Board with such an experienced, dynamic, knowledgeable and helpful group of people. As a Board Member, I’m working to help ASORN to continue to be a cutting edge resource to our community of Ophthalmic professionals.

 

Pam Opremcak, MPA, RN
Annual Meeting Director

Delaware, Ohio
pmjpm@aol.com

I am honored to serve as the ASORN Annual Meeting Director. I have been a nurse for the past 34 years from direct patient care through management. My Ophthalmology career began in 1999 when I was the director over Surgical Services in which Ophthalmology was a division. I did not realize the vast array of specialties within the field of Ophthalmology completely until I was the Executive Director of an 8-OR Ophthalmology only ASC. What an exciting and remarkable specialty, with new research, developments and surgical procedures that lead us toward improved sight for those we serve. With ASORN’s leadership and promotion of education we continue our common goal of excellent, forward thinking patient centered care.

 

Amy L. Lucci, DNP, RNFA, CNOR
Provider Unit Director

Cleveland, OH
luccia3@ccf.org

I am dedicated to continuous quality improvement, self-growth, and the advancement of professional practice, especially for ophthalmic nursing. Being involved with ASORN BOD and as the provider unit, will offer important experience and opportunities to achieve professional goals.

 

 

 

 

 


Lori A. Pacheco, RN, CRNO
Director at Large

Sandwich, Massachusetts
lpacheco@eyeboston.com

Ophthalmology has been my focus since the beginning, asking friends in school if I can switch assignments with them. They could do the total hip replacement, I wanted to scrub the cataract surgery. After getting my RN, a good friend from work introduced me to the Pilgrim Chapter of ASORN. An opportunity for which I am forever grateful for. That first encounter evolved into a very special circle of friends, who in turn introduced me to the National ASORN Chapter. ASORN is a very special organization, providing the opportunity to network and be a part of an organization of people who do what I do. I love their passion and dedication to the advancement of ophthalmic nurses. As ophthalmology evolves, ASORN evolves. ASORN has provided me with the opportunity to grow as an ophthalmic nurse. I am seeking the position of Director at Large to give back and provide others with the same opportunity.

 

 

Tracy Condron, BSN, RN
Director at Large

Boston, Massachusetts
tracy_condron@meei.harvard.edu

My career in nursing has spanned over 30 years in a variety of surgical specialties. As the Nurse Director of the 6th Floor Surgical Suites at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, ophthalmic research and surgical technology is part of our daily practice. Sharing this knowledge and experience with the ASORN community to deliver quality and safe care to all of our patients will be an exciting new opportunity for me. I especially look forward to working together with the Board of Directors.

 

 

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