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Greater Kansas City Chapter

The Greater Kansas City Chapter

(Last Updated 2005)

 

The Chapter was founded in 1991 by 10 nurses providing care on both sides of the state line separating Missouri and Kansas.   This chapter became one of the first 10 chapters chartered across the country.

The original chapter members were Sharon Figgins, RN, MSN, Cynthia Brogdon, RN, MSN, Larry Simmons, RN, MSN, Mary Zirul, RN, Phyllis Ball, RN, Colleen Cashner, RN, Mary Ann Daniels, RN, MSN, Marcia Gilliland, RN, MSN, Linda Perry, RN, and  Mollie Spoor, RN.  That first year meetings were held at Truman Medical Center.

The chapter presidents were:
1991    Cynthia Brogdon
1992    Cynthia Brogdon
1993    Sharon Figgins
1994    Larry Simmons
1995    Mary Zirul
1996    Phyllis Ball
1997    Maithe Enriquez Fowler
1998    Natalie Adams
1999    Amy Broderick
2000    Donna Kaczmarski
2001    Amy (Broderick) Stewart
2002    Rose Farnan
2003    Rose Farnan
2004    Amy (Broderick) Stewart
2005    Amy (Broderick) Stewart

Significant chapter events include several community educational endeavors including conferences in 1994 HIV Comes Home:  Providing Care in the Heartland and 2001 HIV Update:  Refocusing on the Patient.  The 2001 conference also raised $2500 which was donated to the New York City Red Cross for victims of 9/11.  In 2000, the KC chapter held a very successful community forum which raised $7000 for local AIDS Service Organizations.  In 2002, a Barcelona Update was held and featured the national ANAC president, Lucy Bradley Springer.

In December of 2000 Amy (Broderick) Stewart was recognized by ANAC membership as an outstanding nurse in the field of HIV nursing.  Also honored during that meeting were the nursing staff of  the recently closed Trinity Lutheran Hospital’s Infectious Disease Clinic.  In 2001 we celebrated our tenth anniversary and honored the founding board members: Larry Simmons, Mary Zirul, Mary Ann Daniels, and Sharon Figgins. 

KC chapter members have been represented at every national conference.  Members are encouraged and supported to take the certification exam (ACRN).  Maithe Enriquez has also been very active at both the local and national level including as editor of ANACdotes.   Locally, for many years ANAC members have been involved in the KC AIDS Walk, Gay Pride Festival, Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS, Community World AIDS Day Breakfast,  HIV training for local ASO’s, and provided many educational programs for the community.

 


 
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