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Officers / Committees

Board Members

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Alex Sproul, BAN, RN, CEN

PresidentSince: 2017605-759-0566alexsproul09@gmail.com

The president is an elected officer who is the chief officer of the state council and is responsible for the overall welfare of the state council and its various activities. The duties are largely managerial; he/she ascertains that meetings, educational programs, and other activities are properly planned, and sees to it that the officers and committees carry out their functions. The president should be familiar with the bylaws, policies, procedures and officer descriptions of the state council as well as the ENA Bylaws, Procedures, Strategic Plan, Public Policy and Policies. Candidates should be fully cognizant of the President's responsibilities before accepting nomination to the office of President.

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Karen Kaskie, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN

SecretarySince: 2016605-333-6688karen.kaskie@sanford.org

The secretary is an elected officer who is responsible for keeping the records of the state council. The secretary should be familiar with the bylaws, policies, procedures and officer descriptions of the state council as well as the ENA Bylaws, Procedures, Strategic Plan, Public Policy and Policies.

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Sandra Ruesch, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, SANE-A

TreasurerSince: 2016605-695-6014sandraleeminter@gmail.com

The treasurer serves as an elected officer responsible for the operational and administrative control of all funds and material assets of the state council. The treasurer should be familiar with basic accounting and management control standards. The treasurer should also be familiar with the state council bylaws, procedures, policies and officer position descriptions as well as the ENA Bylaws, Procedures, Strategic Plan, Public Policy and Policies.

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Cindy Pirrung, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CPEN

Director at LargeSince: 2015605-366-2330cindy.pirrung@avera.org

The director at large shall serve a term of one year, to commence on January 1st and terminate on December 31st.
The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the management of the affairs of the South Dakota State Council between its business meetings and shall perform such other duties as specified in these bylaws. The board of directors is subject to the orders of the State Council and none of its acts shall conflict with action taken by the State Council.

Education Committee Co-Chairs

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Kip Littau

BSN, RN, CEN, TCRNSince: 2017605-842-6625littau.kip@gmail.com

The education committee is responsible for serving as an educational resource by monitoring and addressing educational issues, needs and interests of the membership and emergency nurses in general. The committee is also responsible for promoting the nature of emergency nursing and the advancement of emergency nursing as a discipline through continuing education.

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Kristen Cline

BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, SANE-A, TCRNSince: 2014605-376-8755kristen.cline@sanfordhealth.org

The education committee is responsible for serving as an educational resource by monitoring and addressing educational issues, needs and interests of the membership and emergency nurses in general. The committee is also responsible for promoting the nature of emergency nursing and the advancement of emergency nursing as a discipline through continuing education.

Government Affairs Committee Chair

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Sandra Ruesch

MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, SANE-ASince: 2014605-695-6014sandraleeminter@gmail.com

The government affairs committee serves the interests of emergency / nursing care by developing, implementing, and maintaining effective methods to influence legislation impacting the practice of emergency nursing. The committee is also responsible for developing and maintaining communication among the state council members to share information and obtain support on issues, which require legislation on the federal, state or local levels. In addition, the government affairs committee should coordinate efforts to increase voter registration among emergency nurses.

IQSIP (Injury Prevention) Committee Co-Chairs

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Kylee VanDieren

BSN, RN, CEN Since: 2017 712-540-2409kylee.vandieren01@gmail.com

The Institute for Quality, Safety, and Injury Prevention (IQSIP) committee promotes quality, safety, and injury prevention efforts and maintains initiatives of ENA IQSIP at the state level. The IQSIP Committee works in collaboration with the state council to ensure adequate resources are available to maintain or expand quality, safety, and injury prevention efforts. The IQSIP committee networks within the state and with other similar organizations to advance quality, safety, and injury prevention. The IQSIP committee may also explore funding opportunities, participate in advocacy efforts and contribute to publicity efforts with state public relations and media contacts.

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Stefanie Hoffman

BSN RNSince: 2017302-256-2364stefhoffman@yahoo.com

The Institute for Quality, Safety, and Injury Prevention (IQSIP) committee promotes quality, safety, and injury prevention efforts and maintains initiatives of ENA IQSIP at the state level. The IQSIP Committee works in collaboration with the state council to ensure adequate resources are available to maintain or expand quality, safety, and injury prevention efforts. The IQSIP committee networks within the state and with other similar organizations to advance quality, safety, and injury prevention. The IQSIP committee may also explore funding opportunities, participate in advocacy efforts and contribute to publicity efforts with state public relations and media contacts.

Media Communications Chair

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Jessica Phelps

BSN RN CENSince: 2017605-881-9750rockpilej@yahoo.com

The media communications / public relations chair maintains the SD ENA Website, to include updating the calendar of events as well as the meeting minutes. The chair also maintains the SD ENA Facebook page, and may assume other duties as assigned.

Membership Committee Chair

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Karla Nygren

BSN RN CEN CFRN CPEN TCRN CCRN CPNSince: 2017605-261-0370knygren@sio.midco.net

The membership committee is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for recruiting and retaining members. This committee monitors and promotes activities or benefits available to members at the state and local level as well as the national level. In addition, the membership committee is responsible for developing a method of surveying members to determine whether or not members' needs are being met at the state and local level and what can be done to better address their needs. The membership committee conducts an annual membership campaign either on its own or in conjunction with ENA.

Pediatric (ENPC) Committee Chair

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Nicole Olson

BSN, RNSince: 2015605-359-8504dnolson@midco.net

The pediatric committee is responsible for serving as an educational resource by monitoring and addressing the educational, legislative, clinical and research issues related to pediatric emergency nursing and care as well as addressing ENPC-related issues. The pediatric committee serves as the networking body with other nursing and health care organizations to impact pediatric emergency care. This committee is charged with monitoring and evaluating the quality of the ENPC courses and instructors within their state.

Student Nurse Liaisons

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Alex Sproul

BAN RN, CENSince: 2016605-759-0566alexsproul09@gmail.com

The Student Nurse Liaison is responsible for for working directly with student nurses across the state. This person will build networking with surrounding student nurse organizations. These relations will allow ENA to become a leading role for student nurses across the state.

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Kip Littau

BSN, RN, CEN, TCRNSince: 2017605-842-6625littau.kip@gmail.com

The Student Nurse Liaison is responsible for for working directly with student nurses across the state. This person will build networking with surrounding student nurse organizations. These relations will allow ENA to become a leading role for student nurses across the state.

Trauma (TNCC) Committee Chair

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Janee Poppinga

RNSince: 2015605-860-0330jampopp@yahoo.com

The trauma committee is responsible for serving as an educational resource by monitoring and addressing the educational, legislative, clinical and research issues related to trauma care as well as addressing TNCC-related issues. The trauma committee serves as a networking body with other nursing and health care organizations to impact trauma prevention and quality of care. This committee is charged with monitoring and evaluating the quality of the TNCC courses and instructors within their state.