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About NASNOur Leaders    May 22, 2015

Our Leaders


The NASN Board of Directors is composed of four elected officers and 50 members or directors representing each one of NASN's affiliates or chapters where NASN has affiliates in 48 states, the District of Columbia and the Overseas School Health Nurses Association.  In addition to this governing body, NASN has an Executive Board composed of our four elected officers, two directors elected by and from the board, and two directors appointed by the president.  The Board of Directors meets in January each year and holds an Annual Meeting each summer.  Between board meetings, the Executive Committee meets on a monthly basis. 

Carolyn Duff, NASN President

School Nurses: Supporting Education, Advancing Student Health  Carolyn Duff, MS, RN, NCSN is a Nationally Certified School Nurse and is currently a school nurse in Richland County School District One, Columbia, South Carolina.  Carolyn earned a diploma in nursing from Lankenau Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a Bachelor of Science from West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.
  She has received several academic awards, as well as numerous recognition awards for leadership in her community, state, and school district. She served as president of South Carolina Association of School Nurses (SCASN) and has held several other leadership positions in including Co-chair of SCASN Continuing Education Committee, Coordinator of the SCASN Annual Conference for eleven years, and the South Carolina representative to the NASN Board of Directors (2004-2008) and NASN Board-elected Executive Committee member (2006-2008).  She also served on the NASN Investment Advisory Committee.    
  As NASN President, Carolyn chose the theme, School Nurses: Supporting Education, Advancing Student Health. She led the NASN Board of Directors in development of the NASN Strategic Plan for 2014-2017, and is committed to the NASN vision to lead the transformation of school health and the mission to advance school nurse practice to keep students healthy, safe and ready to learn.                             

Elizabeth Mattey, NASN President-Elect

  Beth Mattey, MSN, RN, NCSN of Wilmington, Delaware, began her school nursing career in 1987 in the Brandywine School District.  She has worked with elementary and high school students as well as with students with special needs.  Beth currently is the school nurse at Mt. Pleasant High School.  She has been a Nationally Board Certified School Nurse since 1990 and is an Instructor at the University of Delaware.  Prior to becoming a school nurse, Beth worked both as a staff nurse and supervisor at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta, Ohio. 
  Beth graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Nursing.  She has authored a chapter in the award winning textbook, Selekman’s School Nursing:  A Comprehensive Text, as well as written several articles for professional publications.  She is a Past-President of the Delaware School Nurse Association and a Past Board Member of NASN.  As President-Elect, she is Co-Chair of the NASN Governance Strategic Planning Committee and is an Executive Committee member on the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health. 

 Carmen Teskey, NASN Secretary/Treasurer

  Carmen Teskey, MA, BSN, RN, of Eagan, MN is the current Secretary/Treasurer of NASN. Carmen serves on the Executive Committee and chairs the Finance and Investment committees and monitors the income and expenses of NASN in relation to the approved budget.  In her role as Secretary, she records and maintains the minutes of proceedings of all meetings/conference calls of the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Annual Meeting.
  Carmen received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from St. Olaf College and her Master of Arts degree in Education from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.  Carmen has been a nurse for 31 years with 27 of them spent in the specialty area of public health/school nursing in Wisconsin and Minnesota. She has been a school health services administrator for 24 years, serving 3 school districts. Carmen has been active in the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota, where she has held offices as the MN Board of Director to NASN, Vice President, and Treasurer and continues to chair the Technology committee and manage their Listserv and Website. Carmen has presented at a variety of conferences and co-authored 2 articles for the NASN School Nurse and has also been a co-author/contributor for several NASN Position Statements.  Carmen was selected as the 2002/2003 Minnesota School Nurse Administrator of the Year. 

Susan Zacharski, NASN Vice President

Vice President
  Susan Zacharski, MEd, BSN, RN of Troy, MI began her school nursing career in 1988. She received her BSN from Wayne State University and her Master’s in Education with a focus in School Nursing from Cambridge College. Susan worked in several capacities in the Pontiac School District including a Center Based program for medically fragile students birth-12 years old, Coordinator of Health Services K-12, and the last four years in a Center Based program for medically fragile students three-26 years old. She served on and co-chaired various state committees and task forces. As an active member in the Michigan Association of School Nurses, Susan served in numerous board positions including president and has received several awards at the state, community and school district level. She is currently a School Nurse Consultant.
 Susan served on the NASN Board of Directors 2009-2013 where she developed and implemented the process for the revision of NASN Position Documents and received the NASN Distinguished Service Award. She was Co-Chair of the Research Strategic Committee, co-authored several position documents, has written articles for the NASN School Nurse, served as a member of the NASN Fellows Selection Committee and Chair of the Endowment Fundraising Committee for 1 year. As Vice President, Susan will serve as the leader of the newly formed Membership Committee, oversee the Excellence in School Nursing Awards and Distinguished Service Awards, serve as a liaison to the Special Interest Groups, Chair the Continuing Education Committee, provide oversight of the nursing online communities and other duties prescribed by NASN governing documents.

Donna Mazyck, Executive Director

Executive Director
  Donna J. Mazyck, MS, RN, NCSN spent most of her nursing career in community-based settings.  For nearly 20 years, her career focus has been school health.  Donna began her school health career as a high school nurse. Most recently, she worked as a state school nurse consultant at the Maryland State Department of Education.  Donna served as President of the National Association of School Nurses from 2007-2009.  Her formal education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland.  She is nationally certified in school nursing and counseling. Donna is also a licensed clinical professional counselor.  She enjoys advancing leadership of school nurses who in turn facilitate student well-being and success.    

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