President  Abbygail Lapinski University of Central Florida fnsapresident@gmail.com

President
Abbygail Lapinski
University of Central Florida
fnsapresident@gmail.com

Dear Florida’s nursing students, faculty, consultants, and deans, 

Hello, my name is Abbygail Lapinski, and I am honored to serve as your FNSA President for 2018-2019. I am sincerely grateful for this opportunity and the support we have received as a board. This past convention was full of opportunities for students to learn and practice skills relevant to our practice, explore new avenues in nursing, connect with peers and faculty, and advocate for current health issues. As a state, we adopted eight resolutions, elected a new board of executives, and awarded numerous scholarship and awards to nursing students whose leadership, and dedication are already impacting their communities and schools. This past convention only makes me more excited for the year to come and for the opportunity to work with the members, faculty, and chapters from across the state. 

Now a little bit about me, I am in my last year in nursing school at the University of Central Florida Orlando campus. I will be closing my journey as a nursing student in May of 2019 and beginning a new one as a graduate nurse. It is my goal to spend the first two years building my nursing foundation in the hospital setting before continuing my formal education.

My vision for this year is to work alongside my fellow board as a team to continue developing our organization through membership, engagement, advocacy, and community involvement. My focus is on providing our members with ample opportunities to grow academically, professionally, and personally. As an organization of over 5,000 members, we are a strong, dedicated group of professionals who the impact lives of our patients, peers, and community every day. Through our efforts on a local, state, and national level, we can grow together as the next generation of nurses and empower others to take this journey with us. 

I invite each of you to consider taking this journey with us by becoming or continuing to be involved as a member and as a chapter. If your chapter is not already receiving updates from one of our regional directors or you are interested in starting a new chapter, please feel free to contact the regional directors or myself at the contact information below. Please feel free to reach out to me or one of my fellow board members with any questions, comments, or concerns.  

Thank you, and I wish everyone the best in their endeavors!

Respectfully, 

Abbygail Lapinski 

  1st Vice President Bylaws   Anthony Goldberg Florida Atlantic University fnsa1stvp@gmail.com

1st Vice President
Bylaws

Anthony Goldberg
Florida Atlantic University
fnsa1stvp@gmail.com

  2nd Vice President Convention and Programs  Caitlin Cox University of Central Florida fnsa2ndvp@gmail.com

2nd Vice President
Convention and Programs

Caitlin Cox
University of Central Florida
fnsa2ndvp@gmail.com

  Corresponding Secretary Image of Nursing   Kiara Bradley Florida Atlantic University fnsacorrespondingsecretary@gmail.com

Corresponding Secretary
Image of Nursing

Kiara Bradley
Florida Atlantic University
fnsacorrespondingsecretary@gmail.com

  Recording Secretary Policies   Jessica Yoder Florida Atlantic University fnsarecordingsecretary@gmail.com

Recording Secretary
Policies

Jessica Yoder
Florida Atlantic University fnsarecordingsecretary@gmail.com

  Treasurer Ways and Means  Cassidy Camden Advent Health University fnsatreasurer@gmail.com

Treasurer
Ways and Means

Cassidy Camden
Advent Health University
fnsatreasurer@gmail.com

  Region 1 Director Membership  Sibella Glavan Florida State University fnsaregion1@gmail.com

Region 1 Director
Membership

Sibella Glavan
Florida State University
fnsaregion1@gmail.com

  Region 2 Director Legislative  Doug Davis Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida fnsaregion2@gmail.com

Region 2 Director
Legislative

Doug Davis
Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida
fnsaregion2@gmail.com

  Region 3 Director   Community Health   Amber Grant  Seminole State College of Florida & University of Central Florida fnsaregion3@gmail.com

Region 3 Director
Community Health
Amber Grant
Seminole State College of Florida & University of Central Florida
fnsaregion3@gmail.com

  Region 4 Director Breakthrough to Nursing  Mckenzie Owens Pasco-Hernando State College fnsaregion4@gmail.com

Region 4 Director Breakthrough to Nursing
Mckenzie Owens
Pasco-Hernando State College
fnsaregion4@gmail.com

  Region 6 Director Nominations and Elections  Zoilan Cabrera    Barry University fnsaregion6@gmail.com

Region 6 Director
Nominations and Elections
Zoilan Cabrera
Barry University fnsaregion6@gmail.com

  Region 5 Director Communications  Hannah Wexler Florida Atlantic University fnsaregion5@gmail.com

Region 5 Director
Communications

Hannah Wexler
Florida Atlantic University
fnsaregion5@gmail.com

  Region 7 Director Resolutions  Jena Pecori Florida Gulf Coast University fnsaregion7@gmail.com

Region 7 Director
Resolutions

Jena Pecori
Florida Gulf Coast University
fnsaregion7@gmail.com