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2018 Board Elections


WCAPN Members will receive their official electronic ballot, by email Thursday, September 13, 2018. The email will contain instructions on how to cast your vote. Voting will remain open until 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 4, 2018. 

Election results will be announced during the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, October 13, 2018 in Sheridan, Wyoming.

NOTE: Please make sure to look in your spam/junk folder if you don’t see your ballot. If you have any questions email the WCAPN office at wcapnstaff@wcapn.org.


President-Elect Candidates (Elect One):

Wesley Davis, DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC

Current Position:

Emergency NP Specialty Director, University of South Alabama

Emergency Nurse Practitioner Crook County Medical Services District


Education:

DNP, 2014 - University of South Alabama- Mobile, AL

MSN, 2014 - University of South Alabama- Mobile, AL

BSN, 2011 – Chamberlain College of Nursing - Downers Grove, IL

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, 2002 – Excelsior College – Albany, NY

Associate of Science, 2001 – Northeastern Technical College – Sheraw, SC

What activities are you currently involved with or have been in the past related to WCAPN?

I have worked closely with the Wyoming State Board of Nursing on an ad hoc committee for advisory opinions. I am working with Maria Kidner, the AANP state representative, and the Wyoming Hospital Association to remove practice barriers for advanced practice nurses working in critical access hospitals in the state. I am scheduled to present a panel discussion at the WCAPN 2018 Advanced Practice Forum.

What other professional organizations are you involved with?

Wyoming State Representative- American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners

Founding Board Member – National Alumni Association – University of South Alabama College of Nursing Alumni Society

Indicate your view on issues facing WCAPN.

Over the past decade, a confluence of events has been rearranging the healthcare system and bringing advanced practice nurses to the forefront. Given the rapid evolution of healthcare in our state, it is more important than ever for advanced practice nurses to be actively involved in this changing system. As advocated for healthcare policy, advanced practice nurses have the clinical expertise and educational background to improve healthcare for individuals and families. To remain a sustainable and effective organization, it is essential that WCAPN attains a diverse yet united membership. Membership in a professional organization is a vital phase of professional development and is one od the best ways to enhance professional nursing practice. I strongly urge all advanced practice nurses to become active members of WCAPN. Together we will have a significant impact that will improve the practice environment for advanced practice nurses for generations to come.



Alicia Le Pard, MSN, MBA, APRN, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, GNP-BC

Current Position:

Owner, Nurse Practitioner - High Desert Healthcare, LLC




Education:

Post Masters Certificate - Family Nurse Practitioner September 2010

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Post Masters Certificate – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Saint Louis University St. Louis, MO January 2009

Master of Business Administration - Healthcare

Master of Science Nursing– Nursing Administration

University of Mary Bismarck, ND December 2006

Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Education)

University of Mary Bismarck, North Dakota, Gillette Campus December 2004

Post Masters Certificate in Nursing Informatics

Excelsior College Albany, New York September 2004

Master of Science in Nursing (Clinical Systems Management)

Excelsior College Albany, New York January 2003

What activities are you currently involved with or have been in the past related to WCAPN?

Member, Member At Large term expires 2018

What other professional organizations are you involved with?

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - member

American Nurses Association - member

Wyoming Nurses Association - Board of Directors

Wyoming Nurses Association, Northeast Wyoming Region, President, term ends 2019

Indicate your view on issues facing WCAPN.

WCAPN can be positioned to be the voice of APRNs in Wyoming, both in promoting the profession and in positioning legislation to enhance the practice and performance of the multiple APRN roles within Wyoming.  WCAPN offers a unique viewpoint to our AANP professional organizations promoting full authority practice in a frontier setting.

WCAPN faces challenges that are intertwined to the Wyoming spirit of independence.  The communication pathway membership and miles inhibit the solidification and regular engagement of our membership base. This lack of a robust membership engagement leaves the organization vulnerable in benefit, voice and finances.

WCAPN enjoys the technological age where membership can be fluid and interactive from work, home and anywhere the Internet can be accessed.  The time to improve member benefit with promotion of active engagement, improving access to continuing education, updated legislative actions, Board of Nursing and community specific information is NOW.


Secretary Candidate (Elect One):

Amy Gruwell, FNPC

Current Position:

Family Nurse Practitioner, Platte River Family Practice

Education:

MSN, FNP, 2004 - University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY

BSN, 2001- University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY

AND, 1999 – Casper College – Casper, WY


What activities are you currently involved with or have been in the past related to WCAPN?

I am currently the Past-President, 2017 President, 2016 President-Elect, 2015 Member-At-Large. I have participated in the Conference Committee 2015-2017.

What other professional organizations are you involved with?

Member of AANP as well as member of WCAPN.

Indicate your view on issues facing WCAPN.

I feel issues facing WCAPN include: Growing membership, providing meaningful value to our membership, sustainability of WCAPN through educational opportunities, membership fees and additional means of revenue, increasing legislative presence, and increase presence as the organization for all advanced practice nurses.


Directors at Large Candidates (Elect Two):

Brandon Bennion, DNP, F. VP-BC

Current Position:

NP, Central Wyoming Skin Clinic

Education:

DNP, 2016 – University of Wyoming – Laramie, WY



What activities are you currently involved with or have been in the past related to WCAPN?

2017 Advanced Practice Forum

What other professional organizations are you involved with?

Dermatology Nurses Association

Indicate your view on issues facing WCAPN

Increasing public understanding of APRN role, increasing APRN networking and support in Wyoming, and maintaining APRN autonomy in Wyoming.



Angelia D. Lomu, MSN, FNP-C

Current Position:

RN, Rocky Mountain Infectious Diseases





Education:

MSN-FNP, 2018 - Chamberlain University - Addison, IL

BSN, 2014 - University of Wyoming - Laramie, Wy

AON, 2009 - Casper College - Casper, Wy

What activities are you currently Involved with or have been in the past related to WCAPN?

WCAPN Member

What other professional organizations are you Involved with?

AANP, ANA, AHA, WNA, Sigma Theta Tau-Alpha Pi Chapter Midwest Community Clinic/Disaster Team

Indicate your view on issues facing WCAPN.

I feel as though the biggest issues that WCAPN faces is regarding legislation and how it affects Wyoming Nurse Practitioners and our practice. Our presence in the health care policy making process is necessary to continue the advancements of APRN's in Wyoming, as well as throughout the nation. It is crucial that WCAPN and its members continue to provide representation within the legislature so that Nurse Practitioners can continue providing great care and close the gap between care needs and access to health care for Wyoming residents. It is also important that WCAPN can gain new members as well as maintain memberships of current Wyoming

APRN members by continuing to provide continuing education, networking opportunities, and encouraging our fellow Nurse Practitioners to be involved with each-h other, the organization, and our communities.


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