The Reason I Serve

For advice and inspiration, we invite you to read the real life experiences from nurses serving on all types of boards, large and small, local and national, healthcare and non-healthcare related to learn more about their paths to the boardroom.

Terence Mason RN, BSN

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Boards: Arizona Emergency Medical Systems
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Deborah Gillum PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

My natural inclination is to be a leader, and as jobs need done in the community, I step in and fill the role. I believe I fulfill the role as a servant leader. Continue Reading

Boards: STTI, Elizabeth a. Mahnken Scholarship Foundation, Elkhart Career Center Advisory Board, Lake Michigan College School of Nursing Advisory Co
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Michael Collins RN

I view board membership as my way of serving my community and profession Continue Reading

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Boards: Contra Costa County Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board, CHA CNO Advisory Board
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Pamela Guthman DNP, RN-BC

I was nominated for a secretary position several years ago for the Wisconsin Public Health Association, and from there other opportunities have presented. Continue Reading

Boards: Wisconsin Center for Nursing, Forward Community Investment
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Thomas Veeser RN, MS

My first Board was on the American Heart Association. I learned that at the Board level I could influence more directly where an organization put its energy to achieve its mission. I also learned skills and communications that aided me in all activities professionally and personally that allow me to better effect change. Continue Reading

- RN, MS
Boards: Ascension Quality, Gold Cross Ambulance Company, Wisconsin Organization of Nurse Executives, Wisconsin Center for Nursing, Appleton Homeless Connections
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