State Leaders and Chapters

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:

Arizona
President
Terri Berrigan, LPN
Florida
President
Donna Crivaro, RN C-AL
Officers
Sherri Pitzer, LPN C-AL
Texas
President
Gwen Wilburn, RN-BC
Secretary
Cathy Castro, RN
Treasurer
Jennifer Ayala, RN
Utah
President
Angela Kaplar York, RN, BSN, C-AL
New Jersey
President
Pat Banta, RN
Regional Director of
Health Services – New York
Office: Corporate
(908) 889-4200
pbanta@cslal.com
Vice President
Lorraine Azarcon, RN Health
Services Director, Brandywine
Secretary
Ann Sullivan, RN, BSN, CDP, C-Al
Chelsea Senior Living Regional
Nurse Manager
Asullivan@cslal.com
Treasurer
Margo Kunze, RN, CALA
Al Consulting
(732) 267-2160
margokunze@gmail.com