What makes nadona special?

NADONA has been the leading advocate and educational organization for DONs, ADONs and Nurse Leaders in long-term and post-acute care since 1986.  With 32 state chapters, it continues to be the largest organization representing nurses working in long-term and post-acute care settings.  NADONA offers a wide array of services to its members, including educational materials, national and state conferences, scholarships, Infection Prevention Certificate of Mastery Program, Antibiotic Stewardship Certificate of Mastery Program; Pathfinder Program, Executive Fellows Leadership Academy, Director of Nursing, Licensed Practical Nurse, Assisted Living, Geriatric Diabetes certification programs, a mentoring program and a quarterly journal, The Director.  Through its publications and programs, NADONA reaches approximately 20,000 nurses who are employed in long-term care.

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Our mission

Our mission is to be the leading professional organization for current and aspiring nursing leaders through professional development, board certification, and clinical expertise related to the promotion of health and wellness of individuals in the long-term care and post-acute care continuum.

Our vision

NADONA envisions a global environment where the individual’s health and wellness goals are met by diverse healthcare professionals committed to clinical excellence and population health management, leadership,and advocacy in the specialty of long term and post-acute care through board certification, professional development, and the advancement of evidence-based practice.

Michigan Chapter Executive Board (Elected)

– President and Treasurer elected on odd years
– Vice President and Secretary elected on even years
Cheryl Patton
President

DON at Meadowbrook MCF for 16 years

Shari Carson
Vice President

Past MI-NADONA President with over 35 years of LTC experience.

Worked in LTC for over 35 years, starting as a CNA. She has worked every position in nursing. She has also been an Administrator, Nurse Consultant, Regional Director of Operations, VP of Clinical Services, and Chief Nurse of Clinical Operations. Participates on education and scholarship committees at NADONA and at the state level. She is Past President of MINADONA. VP of NADONA 2017.
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Jeanne Rice
Secretary
Dawn DeCamp
Treasurer

Board

Ellie Poster
Membership
Julie Pudvay
Nominations
Worked in LTC for over 30 years
Worked in LTC for over 30 years, beginning as CNA in 1986, while in nursing school. Has worked at Ingham County Medical Care Facility for 30 years and has been DON since 2013.
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Donna Beebe
Scholarship Chair
Worked in LTC for 30 years
Worked in LTC for 30 years with strong Quality Improvement background
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Linda Mondoux
Bylaws/Media
Specialized in LTC for over 35 years
She has specialized in geriatrics and LTC for over 35 years, as a nurse practitioner, DON, and nurse consultant. Consulting focuses on quality improvement and compliance.
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Peggy Godfrey
MI-NADONA Founder
Etta Brown
Area I Coordinator

(Macomb, Oakland & Wayne counties)

Danielle Mleczko
Area II Coordinator

(Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland & Saginaw counties)

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Britni Burch
Area III Coordinator

(Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newago, Osceana & Ottowa counties)

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Allison Chapman
Area III Coordinator

(Ionia, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newago, Osceana & Ottowa counties)

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Jim Preston
Area IV Coordinator

He has worked in LTC for over 20 years. (Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, Berrien,Cass, St. Joseph and Branch Counties) 

R.N. in nursing since 1991. He has worked in LTC for over 20 years. He is currently DON at Alamo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Meetings every other month on the third Wednesday, September through May at Colonial Kitchen in Kalamazoo.
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Area V Coordinator
(Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Crawford, Gladwin, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego & Roscommon counties)
Note: Area V holds joint meetings with Area X and Area XII Meetings 2nd Friday of every other month (January, March, May, July, and September) at 11 AM-1 PM at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Conference Room
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Area VI Coordinator

(Iron, Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Ontonagon, Keweenaw counties)

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Brenda Palmer
Area VII Coordinator

Nurse for over 35 years. (Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, Livingston & Shiawassee counties)

A nurse for 35 years, started as CNA; experience in acute care, home care and LTC, certified DON, wound care and CDM; DON at Willows at Okemos.
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Pam Lorenz
Area VIII Coordinator

A nurse for over 30 years. (Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Monroe & Washtenaw counties) 

Meetings are every other month March through December with lots of networking.
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Area IX Coordinator

(Alger, Delta, Dickinson, Marquette, Menominee & Schoolcraft counties)

Jeanne Rice
Area X Coordinator

Also MI-NADONA Secretary. (Charleviox, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Luce, Mackinac & Presque Isle counties)

(Charleviox, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet, Luce, Mackinac & Presque Isle counties) Note: Area X holds joint meetings with Area V and Area XII Meetings 2nd Friday of every other month (January, March, May, July, and September)
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Patty Leonard
Area XI Coordinator
(Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, ST. Clair & Tuscola counties)
Facility: Advantage Living Center-Armada. Meeting scheduled every other month for breakfast meetings at China Lite Restaurant in Port Huron.
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Renne Cunningham
Area XII Coordinator

(Antrim, Benzie, Clare, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Lake, Leenanau; Manistee, Mason, Missaukee, Osceola & Wexford counties)

Note: Area XII holds joint meetings with Area IV and Area X Meetings 2nd Friday of every other month (January, March, May, July, and September) at 11 AM-1 PM at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center)
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Elvis Sama
Area XIII Coordinator

Genesee County