2017-2018 SPN Elected Leadership Ballot

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 All SPN Regular Members are entitled to one vote.



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Michele Habich, DNP, APN/CNS, CPN

I would be honored to serve in the position of President-Elect for the SPN Board of Directors. I am currently an APN at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. In this position I provide system-level leadership to a diverse population of pediatric specialties and influence patient, nursing, and interprofessional team outcomes. I am respected among peers for my clinical expertise, translation and implementation of EBP, professionalism, teamwork, and project management.I am very grateful for the many opportunities SPN has allowed me to experience since becoming a member in 2000. My service includes: Member, Clinical Practice Committee 2011-2013; Board Member at Large, Liaison to the Research Committee 2013-2015; Member and Chair-Elect, Research and Clinical Practice Committee 2015-2017; SPN Representative, Pediatric Nursing Orientation Curriculum; SPN Representative, Elsevier 2013-2014; SPN Representative, NIH Peanut Allergy Guidelines 2015-2016.  Additionally, I have contributed through SPN National Conference presentations, Journal of Pediatric Nursing publication, SPN News articles and SPN discussion form participation.The compilation of these leadership experiences further fuels my passion for pediatric nursing. If elected I will work in a collaborative, inclusive manner with the Board to advance the specialty of pediatric nursing, particularly for the many who provide care outside of children’s facilities.



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Shanon Fucik, RN, BSN, MBA, CPN, NEA-BC

My nursing career has centered on the care of pediatric patients with a broad spectrum of experience including staffing and managing medical/surgical, burn unit, neuro-science and administration.  I have had the opportunity to serve in various l positions that have enabled me to lead change, advance pediatric nursing and promote the profession as a whole, including nursing assistant, staff nurse, Nurse Manager, Nursing Department Director and, currently, Senior Director of Patient Care Resources. In my current role I have budgetary and operational responsibility for thirteen nursing departments that provide specialized care to patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.  I am also the Project Manager representing Children’s Mercy Hospital in a national patient safety collaborative, Solutions for Patient Safety.  This collaborative focuses on reducing harm to pediatric patients by using quality science methodologies. I have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Kansas and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the Henry Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri Kansas City. I am also a 2010 AONE Nurse Manager Fellow. The skills I obtained in getting my MBA and fellowship have served me well as the current treasurer for SPN.I serve as a faculty member for the Missouri Action Coalition for the Leadership Academy for Direct Care Nurses, providing education on how to lead at the bedside and use quality science methodologies to increase effectiveness. I am a member of the American Nurses Association, the America Organization of Nurse Executives, serve on the board of the Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders and the Society of Pediatric Nurses as treasurer.

Director-at-Large (Two Openings)

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Jacqueline A. Bartlett, PhD, RN

I have been a pediatric nurse my entire career. My clinical expertise ranges from medical/surgical to the pediatric intensive care to transport. For the last 13 years, I have been the Evidence Based Practice Director at a Midwestern pediatric academic hospital. After obtaining my PhD, I have focused on teaching pediatric nurses how to translate research into practice. My experience, knowledge base, and skill sets have allowed me to collaborate with these nurses to review literature, develop, and implement interventions to improve patient outcomes. Nurses are well versed at assessing single patient outcomes, however we need to better understand if our interventions benefit our pediatric population. The mission of the Society of Pediatric Nurses focuses on excellence, and given my experience with the organization’s Clinical Practice and Research Committee, I have begun to understand the practice issues and concerns encountered by front line staff. As healthcare continues to change, SPN must be in the forefront ensuring that the care provided is meeting the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s aim: improving care for patients and populations while lowering per capita costs. SPN is poised to meet this aim and I am excited to assist in empowering nurses to positively affect patient care.


Perla M. Bueno, MSN, RN, CPN

I respectfully submit my application to serve as Member at Large of the Society of Pediatric Nurses.  In 2008, I founded the Broward County Chapter of SPN to give local nurses an opportunity to network and become more involved with a professional organization that is exclusive to pediatrics.  Under my leadership this local chapter has expanded to a regional network of four local hospitals providing education, a forum for discussion of nursing practices, community outreach, professional growth, and national recognition.  I have championed and mentored local/regional pediatric nursing initiatives that have been recognized on a national level.  Over the past 30 years I have advocated for the advancement of all fields of pediatric care, from emergency room to neonatal nursing with programs targeted to improving patient care, quality and safety, in a patient and family centered environment.  As Member at Large I will continue to engage and mentor our nurses on both the national and local level to make an impact on pediatric nursing.   We have to effectively engage our nurses in order to make an impact on the delivery of care.  If elected, I promise be an effective voice and advocate for all our members in our profession.  

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Stacy Doyle, PhD, RN, MBA, CPN, NEA-BC, FACHE

Pediatric nursing has always been my love.  It has been my privilege to watch many ill or injured children heal over the years and become outstanding, productive adults.  There is no better purpose than improving the life of a child. Throughout my career I have held many pediatric positions including home health, inpatient, PICU, NICU, and ED. Most recently I serve as Senior Administrative Director for Ambulatory Services at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City. The past year I have been afforded the opportunity to serve as SPN Member-at-large working on membership initiatives and chapter development.  During this time of rapid change and evolution in the healthcare system, it is critical for pediatric nurses to stand together as strong advocates for our profession and patients.  I truly believe that nursing holds the understanding and key to changing healthcare to improve patient wellness and outcomes and that every nurse needs to be a leader where they are. I am excited at the possibility of continuing my work as a Member-at-Large. I look forward to serving to promote pediatric nursing within our profession and throughout the healthcare system.  

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Angela Kinstler, MSN, RN, CNL

My name is Angela Kinstler and I respectfully submit myself for nomination to a Member-at-Large position. I have been a pediatric nurse for nine years and currently employed at Cincinnati Children’s as a Nurse Care Coordinator for patients with Eating Disorders. I am certified as a Clinical Nurse Leader.   My leadership and management expertise includes over fifteen years in mental health and pediatric nursing including clinical program operations , coaching and team development, project management for evidenced based practice, research and quality improvement initiatives.   As a SPN Member since 2010, I’ve had the privilege to serve SPN as a Conference Planning Chair from 2013 to 2015 and most recently served as the Education Committee Chair from 2015 to 2016.  These experiences afforded me the opportunity to engage with members seeking to bring them valuable educational opportunities.  As Member at Large, my priorities will be to engage as well as advocate for our current and future members leading our vision to be the premier resource for nurses caring for children and their families.  I’ll seek ways to engage members towards our mission to advance the specialty of pediatric nursing through excellence in education, research and practice. 

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Peggy MacKay, MN, RN, CPN

The Society of Pediatric Nurses is a welcome home for me, 31 years into my career in Pediatric Nursing.  I have enjoyed roles in bedside nursing, as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, and in an academic setting preparing the next generation of nurses.  In 2006, I was a masters’ prepared nurse at the bedside of an evolving children’s hospital.  I loved the work, had a spirit of inquiry about best practice, and thirsted for connection with like- minded nurses.  The Society of Pediatric Nurses was a lifeline for me at that time.  I wanted to be part of something greater than myself, something that embodied a passion about the care of children in all settings and dared to challenge the status quo.  SPN inspired me to become a Certified Pediatric Nurse, and I attended my first SPN Annual conference in Atlanta in 2009.  I soon joined the Clinical Practice Committee and had opportunities to monitor the SPN listserv and refine our guidelines on NGT placement that were published the following year.  The list serv, now reconfigured as a Forum, gave voice to the concerns and curiosities of our members, the ‘everynurse’ at the bedside trying to do right by our patients.  During my tenure on this committee, I had the opportunity to contribute to the SPN newsletter, present at Preconference and Conference workshops, and help craft our Evidence Based Practice Toolkit, all of which were in direct response to membership thirst.   I am honored to continue service on the Clinical Practice and Research Committee. My work life has brought me to the Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University, Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, an ANF Grant for research on Quiet as a comfort measure for children, and most recently UNC Charlotte. Now in an academic setting, I continue to appreciate SPN’s place in our profession as the vehicle for our shared expertise and passion, a mentor organization for beginning practitioners, the ultimate resource for the ‘everynurse’ doing the work, and a means to sustain one another in the specialty of Pediatric Nursing. 


Nominating Committee


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Angela Louise Penry Green, PhD, RN, CPHQ, FAHA, FAAN

I currently serve as the Vice President for Performance Improvement at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and hold a faculty appointment in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Nursing. My 30 years of experience in children’s healthcare includes serving in a variety of roles including staff nurse, nurse practitioner, academic educator, Director of Nursing Research, Director of Professional Practice, and interim Chief Nursing Officer.  Further, I was honored to be selected as a 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow.  I have been a member of SPN for 13 years and was a longstanding member of the Research Committee, including serving one term as chair.   Through professional roles, active engagement in SPN and other professional organizations, and participation in national collaboratives, I have sought to advance the specialty of pediatric nursing and to support the development of pediatric nurses.  I view service on the Nominating Committee as a great opportunity to continue that work advancing our specialty and supporting the nurses within our specialty. I believe that my diverse background, my strong national network of peers and collaborators, and my focus on development pediatric nurses will be assets to the Committee. 

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