Alumni Association Board

photo of Erika Cheung, FPB Alumni Association Board President
A Note from Erika Cheung, FPB Alumni Association Board President

April 2021

Dear fellow FPB alumni,

I am happy to report that your alumni board has accomplished a lot despite the ongoing pandemic. We welcomed 13 new individuals to the FPB Alumni Association Board (five board directors and seven committee members) and hosted our first virtual retreat. I am still astounded by the level of engagement from our board members who are scattered across the country, from Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between.

As a result of the robust discussion held during our retreat, we developed some action statements to propel our new vision and goals forward into 2021. They are as follows:

  • Strengthen interaction amongst alumni globally through social media and networking events
  • Increase and sustain financial support for student professional engagement and/or endeavors
  • Maintain strong enthusiasm and participation from all alumni board members (directors and committee members)
  • Leverage knowledge and expertise from the Marian K. Shaughnessy Leadership Academy through educational offerings and mentorship
  • Support interdisciplinary collaboration across the healthcare spectrum (from the community to academic institutions to health systems)

Moving forward, we plan to conduct a follow-up to our 2019 survey in order to reassess the needs of the FPB alumni community now that everyone is living in a more virtual environment. We also hope to provide more online resources and educational opportunities, which will be posted and available on the FPB website. Stay tuned for more information! As always, please feel free to email fpbalumni@case.edu with any questions or concerns.

Erika

Alumni Board Business
 
Executive Board

Erika Cheung, BSN'12
President

Patricia Beam, DNP '15
Past President

Ramona Sowers, DNP'09
Secretary

Paula Forsythe, BSN'82, MSN'84
Operational Director

Kathryn Moore, DNP '07
Alumni Engagement Director

 

Board Members:

Pat Beam, DNP '15

Latina Brooks, PhD '02, MSN '98, BSN '95, BA '93

Theresa Campo, DNP '08

Erika Cheung, BSN '12

Mary Alice Dombrowski, DNP '04, MSN '00

Kathleen Frato, MSN, RN

Paula Forsythe, MSN '82, BSN '84

Heidi Ann Goodwin, MSN '08

Karen Hogan, ND'83

Helen Hurst, DNP '08, MSN '99

Mary Jo Krivanek, DNP '18

Colleen Leners, DNP '12, MSN

Kathryn Moore, DNP '07

Germaine Cheryl Nelson, DNP '17, MSN

Laura Nosek, PhD '85, MSN '81, BSN '61

George Peraza Smith, DNP'12, MSN

Pamela Slaven-Lee, DNP '08

Ramona Sowers, DNP '09, MSN

Mary Louise Tatum, MSN '20

Jessica Vida-Clough, MSN, BSN '10

Committee Members

Christina Burrell Clark, MSN '08, BSN '04

Ann Jenkins Farmer, BSN '99

Heidi Filer, BSN '99

Julia Golden, BSN '09

Craig King, MSN '18

Lauren Kusi, MSN ''20

Courtney Donahue Stathis, DNP '19

Joanne Thanavaro, ND '04

Nancy Wagner, DNP '09

Next Meeting Date:

Topic: Alumni Board Operations Committee
Time: Apr 21, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Operations Committee consists of the following subcommittees:


•    Bylaws and Governance
•    Fiscal/Finance/Fundraising
•    Nominating Committee/Onboarding/Mentoring New Members

The Operations Committee will each be composed of a Director and Co-Director who will be responsible for participating in, oversighting the work of,  and reporting the progress of their delegated Sub-Committees to the Board’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors at the quarterly meetings.

The Bylaws and Governance Sub-Committee shall be composed of a minimum of (3) three board of directors with an expressed interest in this area.  If additional committee members are needed, they shall be appointed from the current board of directors.  The purpose is to annually review and revise the Alumni Association Bylaws that govern the membership and activities.


Fiscal/Finance/Fundraising Sub-Committee shall be composed of a minimum of three (3) board of directors with an expressed interest in this area.  If additional committee members are needed, they shall be appointed from the current board of directors.  The purpose is to manage approved expenditures, receive and evaluate requests for alumni funds, and increase alumni endowment and activities funds.


Nominating/Onboarding and Mentoring Sub-Committee shall be composed of a minimum of three (3) board of directors to be appointed as previously specified in this document.  If additional committee members are needed, they shall be appointed from the current board of directors.  The purpose is to assist with the call for alumni volunteers for board of directors’ positions; review volunteer nomination submissions and select the new directors and committee members for the following year. The Committee selects the Slate of Officers, Board of Directors,  Committee Members and Alumni Emerita/Emeritus(i), when appropriate, and presents the Slate to the Executive Committee and then to the full Board of Directors for approval at the Board’s Annual Meeting. The Committee ensures the new Board members receive Onboarding Information Package and a Mentor to assist with orientation to the Board’s responsibilities, processes, and activities.  

 

 

 

 

Alumni Board Engagement Committee consists of the following Sub-committees:

  • Alumni Relations/Engagement  
    • Homecoming   
  • Research Awards
  • Alumni Awards  

The Engagement Committee will each be composed of a Director and Co-Director who will be responsible for participating in, oversighting the work of,  and reporting the progress of their delegated Sub-Committees to the Board’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors at the quarterly meetings.

Alumni Relations/Engagement Sub-Committee shall be composed of a minimum of three (3) members that are appointed by the President. If additional committee members are needed they shall be appointed from the current Board of Directors.The purpose is to provide year-round engagement opportunities for members, communicate and network with alumni. A subgroup of this committee will serve on an Alumni Homecoming Sub-committee for the purpose of collaborating with Marketing, Public Relations, HEC Disciplines Alumni Representatives and School of Nursing Dean to plan homecoming events.

Research Awards Sub-Committee shall be composed of a minimum of three (3) board of directors to be appointed by the President. Committee shall include one FPB School of Nursing faculty member and the Fiscal/Finance Director. If additional committee members are needed, they shall be appointed from the current board of directors.  The purpose is to review applications, award grants, and review and update procedures related to research funding.

Alumni Awards Sub-Committee shall be composed of a minimum of three (3) board of directors, to be appointed as previously specified in this document. Additional board members/recent recipients of the awards for Excellence and Distinguished Alumna(us) are also appointed for a total of five (5) members.  The purpose is to review alumni award submissions and select recipients for Young Alumni, Excellence, and Distinguished Awards. The selected recipients require the Dean’s approval before publicizing.  

 

 

Board Meeting Dates | 2021

  • Saturday, February 20:  Virtual Board Retreat
  • Wednesday May 26 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST via Zoom
  • Thursday August 19 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST via Zoom (potential for an in-person option)
  • Friday October 22 (annual community meeting at Homecoming) – time TBD