Board Members

Student Nurses Association (SNA) Board Members


President
Carolyn Wilder
Level 5 Nursing Student

 

Vice President I
Dorota Wasak
Level 5 Nursing Student

Carolyn's experience extends beyond the classroom with expertise in training and education, human resources, and business ownership. She is the mother of five children and is seeking a career in Pediatric Oncology. After graduation she plans to pursue her Masters and Doctorate in Nursing.

Dorota is a student, business owner and mother who is devoted to promoting GCU SNA as a place where every nursing student can find help, inspiration and opportunities to contribute to our community.

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Vice President II
Mirna Acosta
Level 5 Nursing Student

 

Treasurer
Talene Avedissian
Level 5 Nursing Student

Mirna decided to seek a career in nursing because she enjoys helping others and found all aspects of the human anatomy amazing and extraordinary. She is interested a position in the Emergency Department.

Talene possesses a strong financial background and is interested in pediatric nursing. She hopes to continue her nursing education beyond graduation.

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Secretary
Carissa Forstie
Level 4 Nursing Student

Director of Store Management
Sarah Khaled
Level 5 Nursing Student

Carissa was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 1 when she as 5 years old which led her to desire a career in nursing. She is a Diabetic Counselor over the summer for children attending Diabetes Camp. She would like to work in Pediatrics.
 

Sarah was raised in New York City and possesses a deep passion for nursing, which she loves to share with others.

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Director of Bylaws and Parliamentary
Currently this is a vacant position. Please consider running for this office in our next election.

Director of Membership
Caroline Branch
Level 4 Nursing Student  


 

Caroline was born in California but grew up in Arizona. She is interested in pursuing a career in Medical Surgery and Wound Care. When not in class she enjoys dancing, reading, cooking, yoga and watching movies.

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Director of Mentorship
Christine Underhill
Level 3 Nursing Student

Director of Community Outreach
Kelly Heffron
Level 3 Nursing Student

Christine worked for a large retail corporation prior to pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse. She enjoys spending time with her husband, boating, hiking, traveling, game nights and going to the movies.

 

Kelly is the mother of 4 children and was formerly the Fundraising Coordinator of the North Valley Cigna Center. She is excited to be a part of the Lopes family and the nursing program.

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Director of Communication and Publicity
Currently this is a vacant position. Please consider running for this office in our next election. Use Image Coming Soon or similar photo.

Director of Image and Break through to Nursing
Currently this is a vacant position. Please consider running for this office in our next election. Use Image Coming Soon or similar photo.

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Director of Fundraising
Bryn Bryson
Level 4 Nursing Student  

 

Nominations and Elections Chairperson
Currently this is a vacant position. Please consider running for this office in our next election. Use Image Coming Soon or similar photo.

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Leader of Mentorship - Traditional Students
Maria Perryman
Level 3 Nursing Student  

 

Leader of Mentorship - Fast Track Students
Gigi Shearer
Level 3 Nursing Student 

Maria is a native Arizonian who started saving for her nursing education when she was 15 years old. She works as a CNA for Banner Good Samaritan. She is a Vegetarian, passionate about the environment and an avid animal lover.


Gigi was a Certified Dental Assistant prior to entering nursing school. She is the mother of 2 and is now fulfilling her dream of being a nurse and providing holistic care in the mission field.