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Gamma Delta Chapter Leadership 2017-2018

President, Randy Kelley
Vice president, Anne Watson Bongiorno 
Secretary, Holly Carter
Treasurer, Sarah Charles
Counselor, Shannon Hanshaw
Membership involvement, (open seat)
Governance committee, Heather LaPoint, Jill Folsom
Members at large: Debbie Zinser, Anna Liem, Judith Baksi, & Noreen Houck

Gamma Delta 2017 Mixer

~November 6th Gamma Delta Event Highlights~

We had a wonderful turnout with more than 45 attendees. This included students from SUNY Plattsburgh's Nursing Program, CVPH employees, and Gamma Delta members.


Patti Johnson shared her work and the wonderful data she has collected so far in her mixed methods study coauthored by Dr. Anne Bongiorno of the effect on Psycho social Health with additional of the Breast Care Navigator early intervention contact and support.


The quantitative and especially qualitative data was so interesting and powerful. This was great scholarly community work being done and thank you for your participation and support of our local nurses.

Nursing Research: Efficacy of the Breast Care Navigator Role in Reducing Distress in Newly-diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study

Presentation by Patricia Johnson, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN

Date: Monday November 6th, 2017

Time: 6 PM

Location: Pizzeria Uno’s Rt. 3 Plattsburgh



 About the Presenter…..

Patti Johnson is an RN working at CVPH who has 17 years of experience in Medical Surgical nursing, Hospice, and Oncology. She became the Oncology Care Coordinator/Breast Care Navigator at UVMHN in 2014. She serves on the UVMHN – CVPH Institutional Review Board, Chief Nursing Officer Council, Magnet Steering Committee, and is Co-Facilitator of the New Knowledge, Innovations and Improvements Committee (Magnet component group).

 Patti’s presentation will focus on Nursing Research, and touch briefly on what the IRB is, and the role of the RN on the IRB.  She will highlight current IRB-approved nursing research studies at UVMHN – CVPH, and will discuss the work on the first nursing research study at UVMHN – CVPH to gain IRB approval: Efficacy of the Breast Care Navigator Role in Reducing Distress in Newly-diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients: A Pilot Study


Chapter News

  • Next Meeting scheduled for January 16th, 2018 at Uno's in Plattsburgh, NY 5 PM All Members

    As discussed during the Board Meeting on December 14th, our current Bylaws are in need of a revision. All members, please review the bylaws uploaded on site and emailed to you and make suggestions for revision.  Submit recommendations to Secretary Holly Carter by January 15th for review and discussion on Jan. 16th, 2018. Meeting scheduled for 4PM for Board member and 5 PM for all members. Attendance is highly recommended. Location is Uno's Pizzaria in Plattsburgh. If unable to attend please send revisions electronically. ALL MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW AND SHARE INPUT.
  • The November 6th Mixer Event was a hit!!

    Patti Johnson shared her amazing work she has done through the breast cancer navigator role and her research coauthored by Dr. Anne Bongiorno which has helped to improve the psycosocial welfare of patients receiving a breast cancer diagnosis. 

    We had over 45 attendees at this event and is was well received and enjoyed.

    We thank everyone who came out and supported this event. 

    We hope to see you on December 11th for the planning meeting!!
  • Secretary

    Please welcome Holly Carter to our organization and to her new role as Secretary for the Gamma Delta Chapter. Last meeting, we voted to approve her as the new Secretary pending her local chapter membership application completion. Welcome aboard Holly. A special thanks to Megan Guay who has worked tirelessly serving in multiple roles over the past few months. I look forward to seeing everyone at the Mixer on 11/6.
    Randy Kelley
    Gamma Delta Chapter - President
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