September 2016 Meeting Notes


ChesMont NP/PA Association

Regional Chapter of PACNP (Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners)

Meeting Minutes for Wed. September 21, 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 Idivior Solutions (Heidi McCrackin). The presenter was Seth Evans MD, on the topic Recovery Oriented Care: Addressing the Multiple Principals of Recovery for Opioid Addiction.

Thank you Dr. Evans 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 passed the Senate and now to be considered by Rep. Harhart to be heard in the House of Representatives. Julie Harhart is the Chairperson for the HoR who determines which bills will be considered. Kim has emailed her asking for her support, and has reached out to Rep. Pam Delessio who supports SB 717 to enlist her assistance with contacting Rep Harhar.

  1. Physician Assistant Update: 2016 Dues are due NOW with deadline of 10/31/16; 2017 dues will be collected in January.
  1. CEU Chairperson: Tricia Eckman continues as our CEU chairperson, and will continue to look for CEU opportunities.
  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: Buffy Blunt has graciously volunteered to assemble our chapter’s raffle basket.
  1. Attendance and Meeting Logistics (Kim Churach):
    1. New 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. Sandy O’Hara donated this month’s basket! Thank you!
    2. Teresa Holman will donate next month’s basket. Thank you Teresa!
    3. Total collection today was $156. $90 will be donated to the PAC fund.
    4. 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.

  1. Next Meeting: Our next scheduled meeting will be held on Wed., October 19th, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Kimberton Inn. Topic is The Multimodal Analgesia in the Era of Enhanced Recovery and the Perioperative Surgical Home. Speaker is Olesh Babiak, MD and sponsor is Mallinckrodt Pharmaceutical/ Rep Kevin Hall
  2. Meeting was adjourned by Kim Churach, President.


Meeting Minutes respectfully submitted on 10/5/2016 by Barbara Speelhoffer at to Kim Churach at