SRNA Council Election Nominees

Snell

President-Elect Nominee (one-year term)

Moni Snell, NP

Moni Snell began a lifelong nursing career in 1979. A year later, she moved to a new specialty—Neonatal Intensive Care. For 39 years, Snell practiced as a bedside/transport nurse, nursing educator and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Her passion for improving newborn health was exemplified by teaching neonatal resuscitation and stabilization courses across Saskatchewan. Snell has presented nationally and internationally as an expert speaker. Over the past 13 years, she was elected to the National Association of Neonatal Nurses in the US as a Board Member, NNP Council Member, conference planner, task force leader for numerous projects and publications, and peer reviewer for the journal, Advances in Neonatal Care. Snell served on SRNA’s NP Advisory Committee for two terms and is currently in her second term on the Discipline Committee. In 2019,  Snell was honoured to receive the Jean Browne Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice Leadership from the SRNA.

Verville

President-Elect Nominee (one-year term)

Francoise (Frankie) Verville, NP

Francoise (Frankie) Verville is a Nurse Practitioner (NP) and is currently employed at Saskatchewan Polytechnic as Program Head for the Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program. She also maintains a clinical practice serving rural communities outside of Regina. Verville considers herself a lifelong learner and has a Diploma of Nursing, a Post-RN Bachelor of Nursing, a Master of Nursing and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice Nursing. As a passionate and vocal advocate of the nursing profession, Verville views serving on the SRNA Council as a crucial responsibility to ensure key partners understand the value RNs and NPs bring to the delivery of care to the people of Saskatchewan. Verville has served on several professional practice committees, most recently as an executive member of the Saskatchewan Association of Nurse Practitioners. If elected, she will continue to work with Council and staff at the SRNA on the transition to the single mandate of professional regulation.

Member-at-Large Nominee (three-year term) – Nursing Practice Area: nursing education, nursing administration, policy or research

Jan Hutchings Besse, RN

Jan Hutchings Besse is honoured to have the opportunity to be considered to serve as Member-at-Large for the SRNA Council. Her nursing education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Diploma in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts. Her experience includes front line to Interim Vice President responsibilities for nursing, therapy, native health, spiritual care, pharmacy, diagnostics, medical assistance in dying and ethics across the continuum of care, always working in partnership with patients, families, physicians and interdisciplinary teams.

Besse’s professional committee work has focused on areas of investigation, competencies, policy, Saskatchewan Nursing Foundation and entry to practice. She also currently volunteers with the Regina Lyric Musical Theatre Board.

Besse believes issues facing registered nursing are influenced by many factors like climate change, antibiotic resistance, the opioid crisis and changing demographics, and include responding to TRC Calls to Action and issues related to quality, safety, privacy, technology, ethics, self-regulation and professional practice.

Jan Hutchings Besse Candidate Video

Chabot

Member-at-Large Nominee (three-year term) – Nursing Practice Area: nursing education, nursing administration, policy or research

Kathleen Chabot, RN

Kathleen Chabot’s health career of 30 plus years includes advancement through nursing as an NA, LPN and BScN in 2007 with point-of-care experience in LTC, medicine, ambulatory care, renal/dialysis, emergency, women’s’ health/obstetrics, public health, Northern/First Nations outpost nursing, occupational health nursing, home care and as a clinical nurse educator.
Chabot believes the knowledge and experience she has gained through education advancement and her broad nursing background prepare her to assist Council in achieving the SRNA’s mandate and strategic plan emphasizing public protection.

She believes it is imperative that the SRNA take a proactive approach to current and emerging local, provincial, national and global nursing issues: First Nations Health, Truth and Reconciliation, STI, opioid crisis, threats to/preservation of self-regulation, workplace violence/bullying, nursing shortages and environmental issues.

Chabot commits to bringing comprehensive and specific nursing issues forward for Council perusal.

Kathleen Chabot Candidate Video

Denton

Member-at-Large Nominee (three-year term) – Nursing Practice Area: nursing education, nursing administration, policy or research

Mary Ann Denton, RN

Hailing from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Mary Ann Denton has been a Registered Nurse since 2001, and has worked in neuroscience, post-partum and NICU. A lifelong learner, she has completed her certificate as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in 2013 and worked in the Home First Program utilizing her Heart Failure Nurse certification with the AAHFN. Denton will complete her Master of Nursing degree this year. As the Manager of Nursing Practice and Palliative Care in Home Care, Denton honed her leadership skills.  Passionate about teaching, she is currently an instructor in the Practical Nursing Program with Saskatchewan Polytechnic, concurrently involved in three research projects. Increased role diversity, but lack of public clarity, increased patient acuity with limited resources, and the need for standardized, evidence-based practice are challenges nurses face today. Denton believes her experience, education, and ability to listen and advocate for Saskatchewan Registered Nurses makes her an exceptional candidate for Member-at-Large.

Member-at-Large Nominee (three-year term) – Nursing Practice Area: nursing education, nursing administration, policy or research

Jarrett Kozusko, RN

Jarrett Kozusko is a Registered Nurse (RN) with more than two decades of experience in pre-hospital, acute care and community health care positions. This includes seven years of experience in leadership positions with the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and in private health care. Kozusko will complete his Master in Health Administration in 2020, advancing his knowledge and experience in health policy. He is also involved in applied research with Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Kozusko believes in continuous learning as nursing practice evolves to meet ever-changing needs of a complex workplace and patient/client dynamics. He is excited to be part of a collaborative team in developing and sharing strategies for advancement in nursing education, administration, policy and research to meet these changing dynamics. He believes an inclusive atmosphere for change is the key for success as, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” – Helen Keller.

Voting Details and Webinars

On February 27, 2020, an email will be sent to all eligible voting members to launch the voting period, and will remain open until noon on May 7, 2020, the day of the Annual Meeting.

Prior to voting, we encourage you to attend our two candidate webinars:

to get to know your candidates and acquire the information you need for voting.

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