July 2017 Meeting Notes


Regional Chapter of Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants



President—Kim Churach; Vice-President—Barb Speelhoffer; Secretary-Lisa Adams; Chairperson’s listed on minutes

DATE: Wednesday, July 19, 2017

**********AUGUST MEETING WILL HAPPEN***********

TOPIC: Movantik for the Treatment of Opiod-Induced Constipation in Adult Patients, Non Cancer Pain

SPEAKER: Christine Venuti, Pharm.D.BCPS SPONSOR: Aztra Zeneca

  • Minutes from previous meeting accepted? *Whoozin – check your spam
  • Did You Sign In?
  • Have you paid DUES? NP’s via web, PA’s write check – due now
  • MEMBERSHIP: Please get a friend, colleague, student to join. We have 22 new members that joined in this last quarter. Welcome! Please be sure to update your membership before it drops off. Membership lists are distributed quarterly, so if your name drops off, it may take up to 3 months to cycle back on.
  • Physician Assistant UPDATES- ERIK OLSTAD-no updates this month for PA’s.
  • Reminder: 2017 Elections –
    • President – Secretary changes

-The bylaws which are now mandated by PCNP went into effect earlier this year (see website).


Jen Parker was nominated by Mary Kiersey for Treasurer we will have our election in September as planned

-New president position due to open Jan. 2018, while secretary position due to open the following year. At this time no members have volunteered or have been nominated: Lisa Adams has an expressed interest in the Presidential position due to her work with Carefor PA and Kim Churach has offered to complete the secretary position term. Therefore:

-Lisa Adams and Kim Churach will switch positions at the close of this meeting, A vote was taken at the meeting with unanimous “yays”.

Any questions, comments please email chestmont.nppa@comcast.net. Any interest in participating as an officer or chair, please let us know.

    • Basket sales help to BOOST OUR PAC FUND.
    • Tonight’s BASKET DONOR: Katrina Kniezewski & Donna Lefevre
    • August basket volunteer is Linda Sticklin-thank you!
    • October basket volunteer is Judy Kelley-thank you!
    • Need volunteer for September and November.
    • CONTACT YOUR House of Rep- HB100!
    • PCNP Annual Conference Nov 2-4, 2017 Winds of Change, Erie PA
    • Cheryl Schlamb-updated everyone from recent board meeting. This is nomination year for PCNP President and secretary. PCNP to mirror AANP’s model when onboarding a president-elect, allowing one year to transition together. Keep talking to your House reps.
    • CHERYL SCHLAMB to run for PCNP President!!! Please get the word out to support her.
  • 2018 Sponsor’s needed – Please see if you have reps willing to sponsor.

-Mary Keirsey and Amanda Laskoskie are our lecture coordinators. They need everyone’s help.

  • CE’S- Tricia Eckman continues to aid in sites for CEU’s opportunity (see attached)
  • Other New Business or Job Postings

-Joette Hughes is looking for help: her friend has metastatic cancer and needs in-home help. Looking for a specific group/service that can help with resources. Located in Glenmore, Chester County.

    • Gateway Medical (private physician run, 8 offices- Exton, Downingtown, West Chester, Coatesville) looking to hire 1-2 full-time FNP’s 
    • Susan Fleck is the Operations Manager
    • Gateway Medical Corporate Office.  412 Creamery Way #400.   Exton, Pa 19341.       610-594-7590
    • Erin Colden-Doylestown Medical positions.
    • FT Family NP in Wynnewood at MLH NextCare. Nights/Weekends 12 hours shift. Visit Main Line Health website or ask Lisa Adams.


NEXT MEETING: Wednesday August 16, 2017

***Great opportunity to have a national expert speaker***

Blood Disorders: Diagnosing and Treating

PA Coalition of NPs: www.pacnp.org ****ChesMont WEBSITE: www.chesmontnppa.org

Meeting minutes respectfully submitted on July 21, 2017 by Lisa Adams (now said President) at chesmont.nppa@comcast.net to Kim Churach lchurach@comcast.net (now said Secretary) and accepted by Kim Churach on July 26, 2017.