by: The Update Staff
The Philippine Nurses Association of Pennsylvania inducted their new set of officers for the years 2016 to 2018. The event was held at the Radisson Hotel in beautiful Trevose, PA.
It was also the 4th Induction and Charity Ball of the organization.
President Nida Imperial bade goodbye to her fellow nurses in an emotional and inspiring speech and extolled the new officers of their responsibilities and the many new opportunities that confronts them.
Madelyn Yu, President-elect of the Philippine Nurses Association of America delivered a pep-talk on the importance of becoming a member of PNAPA and reminded the nurses to invite their fellow nurses for membership especially the new ones who just entered the profession.
She made notable mention of the work done by the PNAA through legislation and work place awareness as the medical and nursing profession are facing challenges in policies and adminstration that are happening in the hospital and healthcare industry.
President Nida Imperial took time to recognized the nurses that have made significant contributions to the PNAPA during the Presidential Awards ceremony during the program. Appreciation Awards and plaques were handed to the recipients.
The new president, just inducted is President Angelo Arocena delivered an inspiring message to PNAPA nurses and challenged supporters to stand alongside making commitments to the purposes and projects of the PNAPA.
Inducted into office were:
Angelo Arocena, President; Marylou S. Arocena, President-Elect; Grace Arnaiz, Vice President; Christina Rivera, Secretary; Michelle Derosa, Asst. Secretary; Ana McCormick, Treasurer; Aileen Bojko, Asst. Treasaurer; Sylvia Wood, Auditor; Citas Bowie, P.R.O.
The Executive Board members are: Clarinda Aquino, Medy Arevalo, Oliver Lopena, Ruth B. Luyun, Norma Yabut.
A strong team of Advisers were also inducted: Ferdinand Luyun (past president and founder), and past presidents: Lyn Javier and Nida Imperial