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Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible for selecting and developing topics for NOVA's educational webinars, contacting and securing speakers, and assisting in marketing and promoting the webinar series among members and non-members. The Education Committee consists of members of the NOVA Board of Directors and qualified volunteers selected from among the NOVA members.


2019 Education Committee Chairs

Chair: Nancy Claflin, DNP, MS, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FNAHQ
Phoenix VA Health Care System (Retired)

Co-Chair: Catherine Giasson, DNP, MSN, MHA, RN
VA Boston Health Care System

2019 Education Committee Members

Diane Arce, RN, El Paso VA Medical Center

Cathleen Baudy, DNP, MEd, GNP-BC, CNRN, ONC, South East Louisiana VA Health Care System

Rachel Crossley, MSN, RN, Sierra Nevada VA Health Care System

Janet Eckhart, EdD, MSN, RN, VA Iowa City Health Care System

Carmen Estrella, BSN, RN, Bay Pines VA Health Care System

Robin Geiger, RN North Florida/South Georgia VA HCS

Ruth Holmes, MSA, BSN, RN, Office of the Medical Inspector, VA Central Office

Natalie Meyers, MS, CRNA, VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System

Connie Perry-Simon, MSN, RN, Nurse Emeritus 

Kathleen M. H. Romero, RN, South Texas Veterans Health Care System

Beverly Ross, PMHCNS, BC, Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center

Valerie Wright, MSN, VHA-CM, VA Maryland Health Care System

Valentina Ward, RN Boston VA Healthcare SystemR


Please let us know if you would like to serve on the Education Committee. You must be a NOVA member in good standing. Background in education and doctoral degree is desirable. 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 the NOVA Education Committee.

Yes, I would like to be considered for service on the NOVA Education Committee.