Presidents Message

Dear New England Region Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society Members,

A full month in 2020 is complete.  Our conference in October was a success!  The holidays have come and gone and the new year has started.  I am looking forward to leading you over the next two years as your President.  The beginning of a new year is always a good time to get focused and revitalized.

One of our main goals as a region is providing a productive and educational yearly conference.  We do a great job making this a successful event due to teamwork.  We all have different strengths as WOC Nurses and it these differences that make our team strong.  We have knowledgeable and talented members  within our region.  I would like to recognize Priscilla Poirier and Angela Braswell as speakers at our Fall 2019 conference.  In addition, I would also like to recognize the Challenges speakers: Jennifer Godfrey, Erika Dilbarian, Catherine Hull, Ellen Duell, Anne Fitzgerald, Emilie Schlitt, Juliet Starr, Siobhan Nevin and Sandy Hughes.   I encourage you to become involved with the region and network with your WOC colleagues.

Important 2020 Dates:

June 6-10, 2020 National Wound Ostomy Continence Society Annual Conference Cleveland, Ohio

July 20-25, 2020 Youth Rally San Diego California

October 23 & 24, 2020 New England Region Conference Manchester, New Hampshire

The New England Region WOCN will have a table in the vendor hall again this year at the National Conference.  Please visit us if you are attending.  Volunteers from the region are appreciated to assist with staffing our region’s table.  Please contact me if you are interested in assisting.  Lisa.Orowson@HHCHealth.org

We have a wonderful website that is a conduit of information throughout the year.  Please take some time to view our site.  Please provide feedback and suggestions to improve our site and make it meaningful to the region.

I would like to express my gratitude to Mary Willis for her accomplishments as our President and her mentorship.  You will be missed!  The board has new members.  Please welcome Donna Loehner as our new President Elect , Sharon Davis as our new co-chair for the Education Committee and Lori Morrow as our new Secretary.

I hope 2020 brings us clear vision, focus and productivity!  Please reach out to me with any questions, concerns or suggestions.

Warm Regards,

Lisa Orowson

New England Region WOC Nurses Society President

Lisa.Orowson@HHChealth.org

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