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New Jersey Chapter

New Jersey Chapter

Formerly Central New Jersey
(Last Updated 2007)


On December 12, 1991, an informal meeting was held at the A Team office at Jersey Shore Medical Center. Those in attendance were:
•    Joyce Burton and Mary Conlon from East Orange General
•    Debbie Winters from Critical Care America in Edison
•    Diane Grant from Jersey Shore Addiction Services
•    Kathleen Van Dyke and Ruth Engle from Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank
•    Mary Ann Vitiello-Taylor from Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick
•    Susan Battaille, Mary Ann Corrigan and Sharon Owens from Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune

The discussion that evening included the name of the proposed chapter. Central New Jersey Chapter was chosen. The attendees also discussed dues and the possibility of traveling to various centers for monthly meetings. They were invited by Critical care America to meet there.  They talked about visiting the dedicated AIDS unit at East Orange General.

On November 11, 1992 the Charter was presented to ANAC- Central New Jersey Chapter at the Annual conference in Orlando Florida. In 1999 the chapter name was changed to ANAC NJ Chapter, encompassing the entire state.

CHAPTER PRESIDENTS AND BOARD MEMBERS

1993    
Mary Ann Corrigan    
Diane Grant (treasurer)
Sung Yoo-Pobletti (secretary)

1994    
Sharon Owens    
Diane Grant (treasurer)
Sheila Loutin (secretary)

1995    
Patricia Buckley    
Diane Grant (treasurer)
Sheila Loutin (secretary)

1996
Patricia Buckley

1997    
Mary Ann Vitiello    
Barbara Smith (treasurer)
Sharon Owens (secretary)

1998  
Mary Ann Vitiello    
Ben Evans (vice president)
Terri Wirmser (secretary)

1999    
Ben Evans    
Peter Oates (vice president)
Lucille Johnson (treasurer)

2000    
Ben Evans    
Peter Oates (vice president)
Lucille Johnson (treasurer)
Bonnie Abedini (secretary)

2001    
Ben Evans    
Peter Oates (vice president)
Lucille Johnson (treasurer)
Bonnie Abedini (secretary)

2002    
Ben Evans/Peter Oates    
Lucille Johnson (treasurer)
Maryellen Wiggins (secretary)

2003    
Peter Oates    
Maryellen Wiggins (vice president)
Lucille Johnson (treasurer)
Maryellen Wiggins (secretary)

2004    
Peter Oates    
Maryellen Wiggins (President Elect)
Phil Andrew (Secretary)
Lucille Johnson (Treasurer)

2005    
Maryellen Wiggins    
Jennifer Okonsky (President elect)
Mary Weglarz (Treasurer)
Phil Andrew (Secretary)

2006    
Mary Ellen Wiggins     
Debbie Mohammed ( President Elect)
Mary Weglarz ( Treasurer)
Maggie Sosa ( Secretary

2007    
Debbie Mohammed     
Dominic Varsalone ( President Elect)
Dana Marpet ( Treasurer)
Maggie Sosa ( Secretary)

Service on National Board/National Committees:

Elaine Gross: Nominating Committee  (1994-1996), Chair;  Nominating Committee (1995-1996); Director (1997-1999)
Mary Ann Vitiello: Director (1997-1999); Chapter Committee (1993-1995); Global HIV Committee Chair (1997-2007)
Ben Evans: Chapters Chair (1998-2000); Reviewer JANAC (2000 – present)
Peter Oates: Chapter Chair (2002- 03, 2008-10); Director – (2005-06)
Dominic Varsalone: Conference Planning Committee (2007); Nominations (2007)

Awards:
Peter Oates: Presidents Award  (2003)
Elaine Gross: Life time Achievement Award (2001)

2008 Leadership: Dominick Varsalone Candace Tobin (President Elect) Dana Marpet (Treasurer) Lois Beatty (Secretary) 2009 Candace Tobin Dana Marpet (President Elect) Dominick Varsalone (Treasurer) Fran Stein (Secretary)


 
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