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May 6, 2019 the Amherst Town Board recognizes Nursing and the nurse of town of Amherst in a Proclamation for Nurses Week  


Welcome to the new PNA of WNY website!

Here at the Professional Nurses Association we want to make your online experience easy-to-use, informational, and fun!  While we will be adding more and more content to make the experience and content as valuable as possible, please feel free to leave feedback on what more you would like to see.  Thank you, and please enjoy.

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Fundraising Committee




Join Fundraising Committee!

The Fundraising Committee is looking for some individuals who have had experience with planning and coordinating fundraising events.

We are looking for creative folks to help raise money for our operating fund, scholarship fund, and for the 100th Anniversary Celebration next October.

Please send your information to the following email and we will plan to get together soon.




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Notes from the President:



In 2019, our Professional Nurses Association will celebrate our 100th year.  

We need your help to make this event a success. Email if you're interested in helping out with any of the sub-committees listed below.

History booklet – Summarize the 2 prior history pamphlets of the Association that cover from 1919-2000 and add the last 18 years. More pictures are needed for this booklet. If you have any to share, please drop them at the office.

Advertising/publicity—Distribute save the date information; and publicize event to members and all RNs in our 7 county area.  Coordinator to be determined. 

Presentation-Recruit a videographer. Formulate interview questions and script. Reach out to nurses, government leaders and other influential people who have been impacted by a nurse for interviews. 

Sponsorships/marketing—Contact local companies and agencies to obtain financial sponsorships for the event. Decide how sponsorship levels will be publicized.

Venue and menu planning– Work with chosen venue to coordinate menu; organize lay out of venue, and register attendees.

Displays and banner– Work on decade banners to be displayed at event. Contact nursing organizations and current and former schools of nursing to display at the event.  Set standards for displays. Past President, Michele McKay will be coordinating this activity. 

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Ron Oakes


Ron is currently an Assistant Director of Nursing at Sisters of Charity Hospital.

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Ron Oakes, MS, RN, CCRN-K, NEA-BC 

Michelle Wild

President - Elect

Michelle is currently an Assistant Director of Nursing at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

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Michelle Wild, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Jaime Leppard


Jaime is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Landmark Health.

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Jaime Leppard, FNP-BC, RN

Lucinda Phillips


Lucinda is .

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Lucinda Phillips, RN


Colleen Dowd


Colleen is a Clinical Assistant Professor at D'Youville College. 

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Colleen Dowd, MSN, RN

Martha Metz


Martha is a Nurse Manager at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo. 

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Martha Metz, MS, RN, CMSRN 

Shari McDonald


Shari is the VP of Patient Care Service/ CNO of Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.

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Shari McDonald, MSN, RN, MSL  

Professional Nurses Association of Western New York is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 4511 Main Street Rear, Snyder, NY 14226

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