Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Ghandi

Saturday, August 25, 2012

August’s ONAAT Boarding Meeting


Another great board meeting this evening and it couldn't have been a nicer night!  The sunset was beautiful as it slowly dropped over the Olympic Mountains spilling its last sun-rays out across the sky, what a beautiful state we live in.

Since Staci has departed, it has taken me a while to get the hang of getting blog posts up on a regular basis, especially with two kids under the age of 3 and a part-time job – which seems to be more than part-time at times. So, my hope is to be a bit more regular and to give everyone an idea of what we are up too. J

Tonight we had an informal board meeting, mostly to have a face to face to meet our two newest additions to our One Nurse At A Time team. Our first addition is a fellow board member, Helen Jose. Helen Jose is a registered nurse serving her community in the southern part of Washington State. Helen comes to One Nurse At A Time with a lot of experience behind her. She has been in the nursing field since the 70’s and has tackled all sorts of nursing positions and departments. Right away, I think we all could tell that Helen will bring a lot of great experience and knowledge to the One Nurse At A Time table.

Our second addition to the ONAAT crew is Christine Van Horn. Christine is currently working for One Nurse At A Time in a paid position, our first! She is working on updating our directory, ensuring the organizations have all of the correct information posted on our site and assist ONAAT with coordination with our scholarship recipients.   Christine is currently employed at a local emergency department. She is definitely the go-to gal as she seems to have her hands in a little bit of everything – from data abstraction for Trauma and Stroke patients, filling in as the ED’s unit secretary when staff are sick, to capturing meeting minutes, creating dashboards, coordinating nurse managers and medical directors, and all while having a cheerful smile on her face.

We had a lot to discuss over dinner and drinks tonight. Most of our conversation surrounded our up and coming Jo’s Mission, marketing, goals, and discussion about our 5 year plan for One Nurse At A Time. It was good to get out, share our vision with one another and plan for future events and meetings. Here is just a little glimpse of what we were blessed with during our dinner tonight. Enjoy!