In 1991, four Registered Nurses who had various leadership positions within the HIV/AIDS health care and service communities in central Indiana assessed the need for a forum in which nurses who provide care to those with HIV could come together for support, networking and education. Thus, an ANAC Chapter-in-Formation was created. The four founders drew officers from a hat and began to recruit members. Our main goals are consistent today – to provide support to one another as well as professional development.
President Elect -Patrick Robinson
1993-1994 Ann Kurth
1994-1995 Christine Balt
1995-1996 Anita Owen-Myers
1996-1997 Christine Balt
1997-1998 Sheran Simo (Davis)
1998-2000 Dean Hensel
2000-2002 Sheran Simo
2002-2005 Chris Hughes
2005-07/05 Sheran Simo
07/05- 05/07 Erin Weah
06/07-2009 Helen Rominger
Significant Chapter Events:
1) Three of Central IndiANAC’s Founding Members have gone on to become National Presidents
- Ann Kurth 1995
- Patrick Robinson 2003-2005
- Christine Balt 2005-2007
2) Multidisciplinary Day Conference on HIV Pathogenesis: New Concepts and Implications for Nursing Care – 09/1996 Attended by 27 participants. Nurses & Social Work CE’s provided.
3) Nursing 2000 Participation in Nursing Day at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum
4) Member of Consortium of Indiana Nursing Organization 1996-2000
5) Participant Indiana Cancer & Pain Initiative 1998-2000
6) 1998 – Christine Balt received the ANAC/Roxanne Scholarship in Palliative Care
7) 2001 – Bobbi Delon & Sheran Simo received the ANAC/Ortho Biotech Products, LP Anemia Scholarship
8) 2004 – Erin Weah & Heather Nixon Received Anemia Case Study Scholarship Awards
9) 2004 – Names Project Sponsor for display in Indianapolis, IN
10) 2004 – Erin Weah receives the ANAC/HIV Nursing Fellowship – Master’s Award.
11) 2005 – Beth Zwickl receives the ANAC/Frank Lamendola Achievement Award.
12) 2005 – Heather Nixon nominated for the ANAC/Spirit of Nursing Award.
13) 2007 – Central IndiANAC collaborates with MATEC and the Indiana University School of Nursing to bring both HIV/AIDS didactic and observational components to the Adult Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner programs at the School of Nursing.
14) 2007 – Central IndiANAC collaborates with MATEC, the Indiana University School of Medicine, and the BellFlower Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic to bring the First Annual Update on the Management of HIV/AIDS and STDs to Central Indiana. Physician, nursing, social work, and pharmacy continuing education credits provided.
15) Helen Rominger appointed to the CDC’s Medical Management Project (MMP) as a Provider Advisory Board (PAB) Member, one of only 26 nationwide, one of only two nurse practitioners/nurses on the board. The MMP is an enhanced surveillance project, which will be used to make future policy and funding recommendations on the national level.