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Annual Meeting Planning Committee

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee coordinates all aspects of the Annual Meeting programming, including:

  • Selecting the theme and developing an innovative program to address educational and networking needs of NOVA membership.
  • Contacting and securing speakers.
  • Overseeing the implementation of selected topics.
  • Promoting and marketing the Annual Meeting among members and non-members. 

The Annual Meeting Program Committee consists of members of the NOVA National Board of Directors and qualified members of local NOVA Chapters. Each Annual Meeting Program Committee plans only one Annual Meeting. The committee is formed at least a year in advance of the meeting it is responsible for and meets via monthly conference calls.

2019 Annual Meeting Planning Committee Chairs


Chair: Catherine R. Giasson, DNP, MHA, RN, NE-BC
VA Bost
on Healthcare System

Co-Chair: Taryn-Janae Wilcox-Olson, MHS, RN

Black Hills VA Health Care System


2019 Annual Meeting Planning Committee Members


Evelin Baez-Andrade, BSN, RN, RN-BC, Orlando VAMC

Nancy Claflin, DNP, MS, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CCRN-K, CPHQ, FNAHQ, NOVA Nurse Emeritus
Linda Droste, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CBIS, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
Catherine R. Giasson, DNP, MHA, RN, NE-BC, VA Boston Healthcare System
Robert Hill, RN, Bruce W. Carter VAMC
Miriam Rogers Holy, RN, VA Maryland HCS
Kamala McGee, RN, Durham VAMC
Ronald Nardi, PMHCNS-BC, APRN

Thelma Roach-Serry, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center 
Michelle Salazar, RN Black Hills VA Health Care System
Kelly D. Skinner, DNP, MSN, RN, NP-C, GNP-BC, CRRN, WCC, CFCN, VA Boston Health Care System
Taryn-Janae Wilcox-Olson, MHS, RN, Black Hills VA Health Care System
Mary Eileen Wilson, MSN, RN, Martinsburg VAMC
Please let us know if you would like to serve on a future Annual Meeting Planning Committee. You must be a NOVA member in good standing. Meeting and program planning experience is desirable. Attendance at the Annual Meeting may be required. Members must be able to commit a substantial amount of time to committee work throughout their appointment. Please click on the link below and complete the form to be considered for service on a future NOVA Annual Meeting Program Committee.

Yes, I would like to be considered for service on a future NOVA Annual Meeting Program Committee.