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Membership Committee

The Membership Committee develops programs to recruit and maintain members and monitors the membership database. The committee meets 1-3 times a year most often via conference call. Each member spends time cultivating new members on a district level by attending a variety of nursing meetings, promoting membership, and facilitating networking within the membership.

2017 Committee Chair: Gwen Schuller-Bebus, RN, MA
Members:
Cynthia Sweeney, Jennifer Kohnen, Lynn Johnson, Mindy Murtley, Susan Gehlsen.
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Policy and Advocacy Committee

This key committee keeps members informed and involved in public policy that relates to health care. The focus of the committee is advocacy and influencing public policy. The charge of the committee is to identify key legislative agenda issues, develop position papers on priority issues, and implement communication strategies to advance MOLN's positions.

The Policy and Advocacy Committee plays a key role in the sponsorship of the annual "Day at the Capitol" at the Minnesota Legislature. This event is informative for both members and students and an opportunity to interact with legislators. The Policy and Advocacy Committee also plans the Policy Internship held in the fall of the year which provides an opportunity for in depth education on legislative processes and how to affect public policy.

2017 Committee Chair: Tony Narr, RN
Members:
Amanda Duerr, Amy Harding, Barb Scheiber, Beverly Christie, Brandi Sillerud, Dale Pfrimmer, Dawn Allen, Jeanne Jacobson, Jodi Rock, Joshua Wallenstein, Judith Pechacek, Mary Maine, Michael Rysavy, Sonda Tolle, Stephanie Gingerich. 

Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for:

  • Coordinating the annual spring and fall conferences. The committee reviews evaluations after each conference and uses the ideas from the members to continue to improve the conference topics and locations.
  • Coordinating educational scholarships awarded to members and new nurses. The committee raises the funds for the scholarships.
  • Recommending Star Award winners.

2017 Committee Chair: Carol Amis, MSN, RN, CCRN
Members:
Julie Shelton, Karen Sidorowicz, Lainey Sundborg, Linda Gfrerer, Mary Blackford, Mary Matteson, Melissa Fritz, Melissa Rowe, Rebecca Hamilton, Rebecca McGill

Public Relations Committee

The Public Relations Committee is responsible for promoting MOLN through various media. Leveraging the MOLN website and social media to communicate key messages is the responsibility of this committee. The committee meets at least four times a year for 1-2 hours. Each member may spend additional time outside of meetings. If you are interested in this committee, contact the committee chair or the MOLN office.

2017 Committee Chair: Jessica Sylvester RN, MBA
Members:
Jenny Prochnow, Karen MacDonald