October 2016 Meeting Notes


ChesMont NP/PA Association

Regional Chapter of PACNP (Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners)

Meeting Minutes for Wed. October 19, 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

PAC Fund Chairperson: Teresa Holman

CEU Chairperson: Tricia Eckman

  1. Lecture for Tonight’s Meeting: Tonight’s lecture was presented by Olesh Babiak, MD. Sponsored by Mallinckrodt-Rep Kevin Hall.

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


  1. Attendance:

Thank you for your cooperation with attendance and RSVP’s. Please continue to be considerate with RSVP’s. Next meeting will be limited to 45 attendees by the Sponsor request and will be open to members only.

  1. Legislative Updates: (Kim Churach)

Senate Bill 717 will not pass this session. Julie Harhart did not bring the bill up for passage. As we wait for Julie Harhart to retire this year, we will keep you posted on who the new chairman of the Professional Licensure Committee is. There is much promise that it will be passed in the next session.

  1. Physician Assistant Update: Dues should have been paid to remain on invitation list.
  1. CEU Chairperson: Tricia Eckman continues as our CEU chairperson, and will continue to look for CEU opportunities. We are looking to add the CEU’s to the ChesMont website.
  1. Membership Updates (Kim Churach):
    1. PCNP’s 2016 Conference is scheduled for November 3-5, 2016 at the Kalahari Conference Center in the Pocono’s. Registration is now open on the PCNP website: http://www.pacnp.org/. Buffy Blunt donated the ChesMont basket. Thank you!
  1. Attendance and Meeting Logistics (Kim Churach):
    1. New Whoozin.com RSVP continues to work well! Invitations to meetings are pulled from the current PCNP member list. First come, first serve. There is a RSVP deadline as mandated by Kimberton Inn and the sponsor.
    2. All members and guests must sign-in on both sheets: **This is mandatory**
      1. ChesMont sign-in sheet
      2. Sponsor’s sign-in sheet.
  1. Basket Raffle :
    1. Teresa Holman donated this month’s basket! Thank you!
    2. Total collection today was $157. $90 will be donated to the PAC fund.
    3. Please consider donating a basket for a future meeting.
  1. Job Opportunities:

Phoenixville Hospital is looking for a NP/PA for the Emergency Room.

Palliative Care, Mainline Health still looking for NP’s.

Christine Mulligan offered information about a job in psychiatry.

  1. Next Meeting: Our next scheduled meeting will be held on Wed., November 16, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Kimberton Inn. Topic is Praluent Injection: Clinical Advancement for LDL-C Management. Speaker is Andrew Waxler, MD. Sponsor is Regeneron and our representatives are Brittany Hickcox and Jennifer Harris.

Meeting was adjourned by Kim Churach, President.


Meeting Minutes respectfully submitted on 11/11/2016 by Lisa Adams at chesmont.nppa@comcast.net to Kim Churach at kchurach@comcast.net.