Tampa Bay Chapter
Tampa Bay ChapterFormerly Central Suncoast Chapter
(Last Updated 2007)
Founded: Fall of 1993
Chartered: January 1995 as Central Suncoast Chapter
Name change: approved by National BOD in April 2000. Current name is Tampa Bay Chapter of Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
1995 Edward McKeithan, RN (now ARNP)
1996 Monte Lewis, RN
1997 Don Kurtyka, ARNP
1998 Don Kurtyka, ARNP
1999 Jackie Milch, ARNP
2000 Bonnie Tiemann, ARNP
2001 David Landry, RN
2002 Jan Nichols, RN and Bob Williams RN
2003 Bob Williams,RN
2004 Don Kurtyka, ARNP
2005 Patricia P. Gilliam, ARNP
2006 Lois Hall, ARNP
2007 Tina L. Van Doren-Ruppell RN MSN
Significant Chapter Events:
• 1997 Gail Powell-Cope, PhD, ARNP received the National ANAC Nurse Researcher of the Year Award.
• 2001-2002: Don Kurtyka, MBA, MS, ARNP was selected to be in the first group of Distinguished ANAC Lecturers.
• 2004 Don Kurtyka, MBA, MS, ARNP received the National ANAC Doctoral Student Fellowship Award.
• 2006 Rasheeta Chandler, RN, MS received the National Diversity Mentorship Scholarship