Jill currently holds an elected member position on the 2009-2010 governance committee of the Nu Upsilon Chapter. Since Jill's induction into Sigma Theta Tau International in 2009, she has assumed an active role in providing leadership to Nu Upsilon Chapter. She is passionate about being involved with STTI. "Organizations such as Sigma Theta Tau International provide a forum to empower nurses to show up be heard and act in precipitating positive change. It is an honor and a privilege to serve in a board position with the Nu Upsilon Chapter. I am honored and proud to be a member of the prestigious group of nurses. I encourage others to join and be a part of a professional group of nurses who want to continue to promote positive roles for nursing practice."
Jill is employed by Carl T. Hayden Veterans Administration Medical Center. During her 12 years with the VA, she has held a variety of positions in case management, primary ambulatory care, and currently is charge nurse on a busy 27 bed medical/oncology ward.
Jill has a passion for teaching and mentoring student nurses. She is a clinical adjunct instructor for first semester nursing students. She believes that "ongoing education and further challenge is something I value and encourage in myself, and others. I have a firm belief in holistic style of nursing. Nurses have an ongoing responsibility to promote change in healthcare, and delivery systems of healthcare."
Deb is the 2009-2011 Faculty Counselor for Nu Upsilon Chapter. Deb was inducted into STTI in 2007 and held the leadership succession committee position from 2007-2009.
Deb serves as adjunct faculty at St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center. Her specialty and passion is Obstetrical Nursing. She recently submitted for publication on Trauma and Pregnancy.
Tujuana currently holds an elected member position on the 2009-2011 governance committee of the Nu Upsilon Chapter. Since TJ's induction into Sigma Theta Tau International in 2008, she has assumed an active role in providing leadership to Nu Upsilon Chapter.
TJ is employed by Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center. As the facility's clinical educator, she holds a variety of roles and responsibilities: Facility Clinical Educator, Orientation Coordinator, Student Coordinator, Nurse Extern I Coordinator, CCO Educator, and Volunteers Educator. Education is her passion. As such, she is currently enrolled in the Masters in Nursing Leadership (MSN-L) program at Grand Canyon University with plans to seek her Post Graduate Teaching Certificate. She plans to use her past experiences in management and recruitment to assist her in obtaining her goal of becoming a Director of Professional Practice.
TJ is actively involved in the nursing community. She is a founding member of the Arizona League of Nursing and serves as the inaugural Secretary. As a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), she serves as an Ambassador for AACN and is a repeat member of the Adult CCRN Appeals Committee. She is past president of Revolutionary Nursing Solutions, and of the Standards Committee for Coryell Memorial Hospital, Gatesville, Texas. Health Traveler (HT) Magazine has published her contributions related to traveling with school aged children and traveling in a recreational vehicle (RV). She has also been a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Healthcare Recruitment Association and the Society of Healthcare Recruitment.
Patti is the 2008-2010 Faculty Counselor of Nu Upsilon Chapter. Patti was inducted into STTI in 1979. She has been active participant in Nu Upsilon Chapter for many years.
Patti is assistant professor in the College of Nursing for Grand Canyon University. Her specialty is pediatrics.
Patti is the founder and board member for Children's Cancer Network. Her passion is providing hope and healing to children and families who live with cancer. Learn more about Patti's passion in her 2009 published article in Nursing Administration Quarterly.
Sharon is the 2008-2010 Vice President of Nu Upsilon Chapter. Sharon was inducted into STTI in 1968 and joined Nu Upsilon Chapter in 1995. She has served as Chapter president, vice president, and faculty counselor.
Sharon serves as adjunct faculty and student services support at St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center. While teaching and mentoring students, employees, and faculty is her passion, she actively serves on various boards within the nursing community. She is a board member of the Arizona Nurses Association and the Desert Southwest Chapter of the American Liver Foundation. She is chapter treasurer for the Great Phoenix Area Chapter One of the Arizona Nurses Association.
Sharon is a contributing author for a Fundamentals of Nursing and Medical/Surgical Nursing textbooks. She served as a content reviewer for the American journal of Nursing. She was named to Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities and in 2009 was named to Cambridge Who's Who.
Cheryl is 2009-2011 Treasurer of Nu Upsilon Chapter. Cheryl was inducted into STTI in 1983. She is the charter member and served as president of Nu Upsilon Chapter, Grand Canyon University.
Cheryl is Associate Dean for the College of Nursing at Grand Canyon University. She is an advocate for student learning. The title of her doctoral dissertation is "Admission Academic Predictors of Student Outcomes in Two Baccalaureate Nursing Programs". She presented her dissertation work at the Arizona STTI Southwest Summit and the WIN conference in 2008.
Marti is the 2009-2011 Secretary of Nu Upsilon Chapter. Marti was inducted into STTI in 2006 and has assumed an active leadership role on the board as Faculty Counselor from 2007-2009.
Marti is employed by St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center as a nurse education specialist. Nursing education is Marti's passion. She serves as a mentor for new grads and facilitates staff nurses to fulfill their educational competencies. She is a board member for Arizona Hospice and Palliative care organization and is planning a Palliative Care Conference for hospital employees.
Leadership Succession Committee
Cameron holds an elected member position on the 2009-2011 Leadership Succession Committee for Nu Upsilon Chapter. Since his induction into STTI in 2007, he has been activley involved with chapter activities. In 2010, he initiated a fund raising drive to begin a scholarship fund for Nu Upsilon chapter.
Cameron is employed by St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center as a cardiac rehab educator and as a clinical scholar/preceptor for the Dedicated Transition Unit for new graduate nurses. Cameron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences/Pre-medicine and is ACLS/BLS certified.
Cameron serves as a leader in a number of community service organizations: American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Nursing Positive Action Committee, & PACC911, as well as coordinator for St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center Christmas Drive.
Tomi currently holds an elected member position on the 2009-2010 governance committee of the Nu Upsilon Chapter. Since Tomi's induction into Sigma Theta Tau International in 2003, she has held various leadership roles. She served as Nu Upsilon Chapter president from 2007-2009 and president elect from 2005-2007.
Tomi is employed by Arizona Department of Health Services as Section Manager for injury prevention/child fatality review. She is section editor for the Journal of Emergency Nursing (JEN). She has authored several columns on a variety of injury topics in JEN. Tomi authored the National Curriculum for Indian Health Services entitled: Safe Native American passengers. Tomi created training modules on child passenger safety for Native American communities.
Tomi serves as a leader in her professional community. She is the past president of the Arizona Emergency Nurses Association and serves on the public policy committee for the Arizona Nurses Association.
Chair of Leadership Succession Committee
Patti is the 2007-2010 the Chair of the Leadership Succession Committee for Nu Upsilon Chapter. She was inducted into STTI in 2006 and has served on the Leadership Committee since joining Nu Upsilon Chapter.
Patti is employed by St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center as a nurse practitioner, specializing in women's health, and as an educator. She is the coordinator of the Dedicated Transition Unit for New Graduate Nurses as she has a passion for teaching student nurses and new grads.
In 2006, Patti was named the March of Dimes Prenatal Nurse of the Year.
Patti's scholarly achievements include poster presentations for the International Pelvic Pain Society in 2007 and 2008 and for Nursing Economics in 2009.