I have been a school nurse for 20 years, working first in a large school district (13,000 students) and for the past 15 plus years as the Director of Student Support and School Nurse Corps Nurse Administrator at Capital Region ESD 113, where I manage student support programs in a 5 county region. I served as the Chair of the School Nurse Organization of Washington (SNOW) Legislative Committee for 8 years and currently remain on the Committee as an Ad Hoc member. I also serve on the Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) Legislative and Policy Council. I frequently testify in front of the legislature for the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Capital Region ESD 113, SNOW and/or WSNA, and I provide information and education as it relates to school health to a variety of stakeholders, including school nurses, school administrators, ESD staff and leadership, and legislators/legislative staff as a part of my current position. I believe that it is critical that professional organizations represent the views of membership in the political arena, and have worked hard to ensure that the voices of SNOW, WSNA and NASN members are represented at the policy table. I am excited to currently serve on the NASN Board of Directors, representing Washington state and SNOW.