State Leaders and Chapters

New Jersey Chapter News:

For all members we are finally starting to rebuild our Chapters. If your Chapter is meeting again, please let us know so we can send reminders, update our members’ lists, officers and contact information. Texas had its first meeting in April and now New Jersey is set for its first meeting since the pandemic.

The New Jersey Chapter welcomes attendees from any state. New York and Pennsylvania only have to jump on the NJ Turnpike to get to our centrally located meeting site.

The New Jersey Chapter of AALNA will be having its first in-person meeting since COVID arrived at HCANJ on June 8, 2022. The meeting will run from 10 AM to 2 PM.

We are excited to get back together and regroup. We hope AALNA has kept you well informed during the pandemic and you will be happy to again come together.

Lunch will be provided.

We would like to elect officers at this time so please be thinking of anyone you may have in mind.

Current Vacancies are:
Current officers: Lorraine Azarcon is serving as Vice President
Margo Kunze is serving as Treasurer

We look forward to seeing you at the AL Conference on the 17th and at our meeting at HCANJ on June 8, 2022.

Thank you,

Lorraine and Margo



State Leaders

State leaders assist the AALNA board in advising assisted living nurses about local issues. State leaders are available to AALNA nurses on a state level, and function as a resource or networking source. The AALNA national office supports state leaders by researching and addressing issues that are raised at the state level, and providing assistance clarifying regulations and policy decisions. States with active state leaders include: California Kansas Maryland Minnesota Oregon Texas Tennessee Utah Wisconsin

State Chapters

Strong and successful state chapters are critical to advancing AALNA’s mission. State chapters are actively involved in state and local issues important to assisted living nurses, which include regulatory activities, policy decisions, and advocating for quality resident care. The AALNA national office support its state chapters by making funds available to help form new chapters, and providing insurance coverage for state chapter officers. States with active state chapters currently include:

Terri Berrigan, LPN
Donna Crivaro, RN C-AL
Sherri Pitzer, LPN C-AL
Gwen Wilburn, RN-BC
Cathy Castro, RN
Jennifer Ayala, RN
Angela Kaplar York, RN, BSN, C-AL
New Jersey
Margo Kunze, RN, CALA
Al Consulting
(732) 267-2160