Meet and Greet the MSNCB Board of Directors

The MSNCB directors are a hard working group of dedicated leaders who work many volunteer hours to promote medical-surgical nursing certification.

The Board met in October at the AMSN National Convention in Salt Lake City, to review every aspect of certification and steer the MSNCB ship. We share the fruits of their labors with you regularly via e-mail, Web site, and Facebook, but in this issue, we’d like to give you a quick peek at the people behind the results.

Cynthia Ward

President Cynthia W. Ward, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, ACNS-BC, is beginning her final year as MSNCB President. She joined the Board in 2008 and became president in 2009.

Mimi  Haskins

Mimi Haskins, MS, RN, CMSRN, begins this year as president-elect. She joined the Board in 2009 and served as treasurer for the past year. She will become president in fall 2013 and will be eligible for two terms (4 years) as president.

Patricia A. Kurz

Patricia A. Kurz, MPS, RN, CMSRN, continues her term as secretary. She is the AMSN-appointed director and represents the interests of AMSN members. She will also continue as board liaison to the Test Development/Item Writing Committee.

Karen Gregg

Karen Hein Gregg, RN, CBN, CMSRN, begins a year as treasurer. She joined the Board in 2009 and continues as board liaison to the Recertification Committee.

Jane Kearns

Jane Kearns, MLS, is serving her second of three years as the Public Member. As a non-nurse, Jane is responsible for representing the interests of all non-nursing stakeholders.

Carlo Piraino

Carlo A. Piraino, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNA-BC, is serving his second of 3 years as a director.

Kathleen J. Lattavo

Kathleen J. Lattavo, MSN, RN, CMSRN, became the ex-officio member of the Board upon her appointment this year as AMSN president. She is responsible for keeping MSNCB up to date with AMSN plans and projects.