May 2016 Meeting Notes


ChesMont NP/PA Association

Regional Chapter of PACNP (Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners)

Meeting Minutes for Wed. May 18, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meeting was conducted by Kim Churach, President

6pm Doors Open* 6:15-6:30pm ChesMont Updates* 6:30pm Dinner & Lecture

Officers & Chairpersons:

President: Kim Churach

Vice-President: Barbara Speelhoffer

Secretary/PCNP CareforPA Rep: Lisa Adams

Membership/Treasury Committee Chairperson: Cheryl Wieczorek

Basket Raffle/Fundraising Chairpersons: Cynthia MacDonald & Buffy Blunt

PCNP Regional Representative: Cheryl Schlamb

Attendance Manager: Emmie Amerine

Physician’s Assistant Representative: Eric Olstad

Medical Education Lecture Coordinator: Mary Kiersey & Amanda Laskoskie

Directory Chairperson: Lisa Johnson-Ford

PAC Fund Chairperson: Teresa Holman

CEU Chairperson: Tricia Eckman

  1. Lecture for Tonight’s Meeting: Tonight’s lecture was presented by Insyte.

The presenter was Dr. Maithili Rao, Advanced Care Oncology & Hematology Associates LLC on the topic Polycythemia Vera.

Thank you Dr. Rao for providing a very informative lecture.

*Kim introduced our new VP Barbara Speelhoffer who had been unable to attend the meeting the night of the announcement of our new leadership

  1. Attendance:

Thank you for your cooperation with attendance and RSVP’s. Please continue to be considerate with RSVP’s.

  1. Legislative Updates: (Kim Churach):
  1. Full Practice Authority Campaign Update–#CareforPA:
  • Kim Churach discussed #CareforPA campaign. An addendum was added that would require new graduates to have a collaborative agreement with a physician for the first 3 years of practice.
  • SB 717 went before the Senate Committee and was passed and will go to the full Senate June 6, 2016
  1. PAC Fund (Teresa Holman):
    1. We still need to boost funds due to recent legislative activities. Thank you for the recent donations to help with the legislative agenda. PCNP still needs support with PAC Fund. Please consider donating money to the PAC Fund. Checks payable to PCNP PAC.
  1. Physician Assistant Update (Eric Olstad! Eric informed us that the National PA Conference was going on this week in San Francisco. He has reached out to Lisa Ferguson (previous PA rep) and received email addresses of those PA’s who have been a part of ChesMont in the past. He is working to get a handle on PA dues. He also brought a guest tonight.
  1. CEU Chairperson: Tricia Eckman has provided a list of CEU opportunities. These are now accessible via the ChesMont website.
  1. Membership Updates (Kim Churach):
    1. Please note**** ChesMont membership list is retrieved from the PCNP website! It is important that you keep up to date via the PCNP website. Currently we are provided quarterly updates from PCNP*** If your membership expires your name is automatically removed from the list we receive which then results in meeting invitation. AVOID missing out! Renew timely
    2. Check the PCNP website at for your membership status, renewal date & correct email address.
      1. Memberships are only ONLINE for nurse practitioner members. Consider signing up for “auto renewal” which will bill your credit card automatically every yerar.
      2. Physician Assistants (PAs) renewals are not online, See Cheryl Wieczorek (email: ) for new registration forms to renew & pay your membership annual ChesMont dues.
    3. PCNP’s 2016 Conference is scheduled for November 3-5, 2016 at the Kalahari Conference Center in the Pocono’s. Save the date! Watch the PCNP website: for details
  1. Attendance and Meeting Logistics (Kim Churach):
    1. New RSVP continues to work well! There is a RSVP deadline as mandated by Kimberton Inn and the sponsor.
    2. Thank you for terrific efforts to sign-in on both sheets: Sponsors are required to match up the amount of meals with the number of attendees
      1. ChesMont sign-in sheet
      2. Sponsor’s sign-in sheet.
  1. Basket Raffle :
    1. Linda Sticklin donated the Hanging flower basket and Gift Certificate for this month! Thank you!
    2. Mary Kiersky, Amanda Laskoskie & Debbie ( ) will donate next month’s basket.
    3. Total collection today was $130.
    4. Please consider donating a basket for a future meeting.

  1. Job Opportunities:

Holistic Hospice – Contact Marjorie Thomas; office 610-995-0100, cell 610-348-6457, email Privately owned organization looking for PRN CRNP as well as director.

Women’s Health Care Group of PA – Contact Nancy Bickel; office 484-831-0200, cell 484-614-2366, email 2 immediate openings for part time (2-3 days/week) in

Paoli/Haverford. No nights, weekends or oncall, competitive salary.

Advanced Care Oncology & Hematology Associates, LLC – Contact Maithili Rao, office 973-379-2111, website Looking for CRNP, NJ based office practice.

  1. CRNP Student seeking Preceptor – Acute Care NP student, Lashay Davis, seeking clinical, must be acute care, 12 weeks. Phone: 609-457-3810, email Please contact Lashay directly.
  1. Next Meeting: Our next meeting will be held on Wed., June 15th, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Kimberton Inn. Topic is Current Concepts in COPD Management. Speaker is Dr. Kenneth R. Lander, Private Practice-Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Disorders, and sponsor is Kenneth Forte, AstraZeneca. Meeting was adjourned by Kim Churach, President.


Meeting Minutes respectfully submitted on 6/1/2016 by Barbara Speelhoffer at to Kim Churach at