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									District Four Forecast
                                                                                           Texas Nurses Association, District Four
                                                                                           P. O. Box 35503
                                                                                           Dallas, Texas 75235

TNA and TNA, District Four Plan 100

Anniversary Gala Celebration
Texas Nurses Association, District Four      We hope you all will attend on December 14 Volume 1, Issue 2
will celebrate its’ 100 anniversary in       and participate in the silent auction. It will August, 2006
2007. To mark such a landmark anniver-       surely be a fun event and help to raise funds
sary, TNA, D-4 is planning on a gala cele-   to have a spectacular celebration on June
bration. To give you a little history, TNA   14th, 2007.
organized the State Association in Fort
Worth, Texas on February 22, 1907 with
                                             Newly Elected Officers, Board of               Victoria England, President

19 nurses present. Ever since that date,     Directors and 2007 Nominating                  Frankie Phillips, Vice President

as you are aware, TNA has been out there     Committee Introduced at June                   Vicki Joswiak, Secretary

working for the RN and for the better-       8th Dinner                                     Elaine Ekmark, Treasurer
ment of nursing as a whole.
                                            The newly elected Officers, Board of Direc-     Directors

W want to provide a celebration that will tors and Nominating Committee were intro-         Jose Alejandro

be remembered by all participants for       duced at the June 8th dinner held at Pres-      Rosa Belgard
many years to come, so we are asking for byterian Hospital of Dallas. Newly elected
                                                                                            Secherre Carothers
D-4 Membership’s help. D-4 plans on         officers plus hold-over officers are: Presi-
having a silent auction at the December     dent—Victoria England, Vice President—
                                                                                            Anita Coyle

General Membership Meeting and Dinner Frankie Phillips, Secretary—Vicki Joswiak,            Colleen Hines

which will be held on Thursday, Decem-      Treasurer—Elaine Ekmark                         June Marshall

ber 14, 2006 at Presbyterian Hospital of
                                            Board of Directors: Jose Alejandro, Rosa        Nancy Roper Willson
Dallas. Through this auction, we plan to
                                            Belgard, Secherre Carothers, Anita Coyle,
raise funds to support our endeavor to
                                            Colleen Hines, June Marshall, and Nancy
provide a spectacular event. We are ask-
                                            Roper Willson.
ing for donations of items depicting nurs-
ing/nursing mementos/antiques or any-       2007 Nominating Committee: Cole Edmon-
thing else that you might have or wish to son, Chair, Dorothy Foglia, Jimmy Dona-          Inside this issue:
contribute. No item is too small or insig- hue, Terry Jones, and Gina Wilson.
nificant for us to use. All of the proceeds                                                Nomination Form–
                                            Outgoing officers and board of directors are   Great 100 Nurses
from the silent auction will be used to
                                            Jeanie Zelanko, Carissa Enright, and Jackie
defray costs in providing a gala celebra-
                                            Hickman. Outgoing officers and Board of        September General
tion for TNA and TNA, D-4. We plan to
                                            Directors received a plaque for their untir-   Membership Meeting
have the gala celebration on June 14,
                                            ing service and were thanked for their re-
                                            spective hard work and support during their    October General Mem-
We would like to have all auction items in tenure on the D-4 Board.                        bership Meeting
to our office by December 1, 2006. We
                                            Awards were presented for 2006 Consumer
will be glad to pick the item (s) up or if                                                 November Joint Mem-
                                            of the Year as well as the 2006 Dolores Al-    bership Meeting
possible, they can be mailed. For more
                                            ford Lifetime Achievement Award. Look for
information please contact the D-4 office
                                            more information regarding these two           December General
by phone 800/221-8559 or email
                                            awards in this issue of the Forecast.          Membership Meeting
                                                                                           2006 Mock Trial Reg-
                                                                                           istration Form

                                                                                           2007 FUN (D) Golf
Pictorial scenes from the 2006 Great 100 Nurses Celebration held at the
  Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas, May 15, 2006

            Congratulations to Nancy Roper Willson, RN, JD, MSN, MA,
               TNA, District Four “2006 Dolores M. Alford Lifetime
                               Achievement Award”
Nancy Roper Willson, RN, JD, MSN, MA received the prestigious “Dolores M. Alford Lifetime Achievement
Award” for 2006 at the June 8th annual Awards Dinner and Installation of Officers held at Presbyterian Hospital
of Dallas.
Nancy is an attorney and faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing located in Arlington,
Texas where she teaches professionalism and legal issues affecting nurses, including peer review and
malpractice. She is the Director of the RN to BSN Program at UTA. She has a private law practice and defends
nurses in licensing and practice issues before the Board of Nurse Examiners. She is a member of various legal
and nursing organizations.
Other awards received by Ms.Willson from Texas Nurses Association, District Four include TNA, D-4 2003
“Nurse of the Year” and TNA, D-4 2002 “Member of the Year”. She is also a 2006 “Great 100 Nurse” awarded
by TNA, D-3, TNA, D-4 and the DFW Nurse Executive Group. Nancy has been Chair of the highly successful
Mock Trial Committee since 2000.

                CHIP Enrollment has dropped by 40% in the last 2 years.
                                 YOU CAN HELP!
 1.   Volunteers are needed for the biggest CHIP/Medicaid outreach event of the year on September 9th at
      YWCA locations in Oak Cliff, Irving, Garland and Richardson. We need volunteers, especially
      bilingual volunteers.
 2.   Come to the Children’s Health Insurance Enrollment Drive Press Conference on Wednesday,
      September 6th at 10:00 AM at the Oak Cliff YWCA at 1811 South Hampton Road.
 3.   Help us get the word out. Use your community networks to distribute the information. More
      information and to receive printed flyers and volunteer forms, please contact Guwan Jones, MPH,
      CHES, Outreach Programs, Coordinator, Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, Texas. Email address:
      jones@childrens.com or phone: 214/456-5390.

                     Introducing the 2006-2008 TNA, D-4 Board of Directors: (left to right)
       Frankie Phillips, Jose Alejandro, Secherre Carothers, Rosa Belgard, June Marshall (back), Elaine
       Ekmark, Anita Coyle (back), Vicki Joswiak, Colleen Hines (back), Victoria England, and Nancy
       Roper Willson (back).
           “2006 CONSUMER OF THE YEAR”

Susan T. Macaulay has served in Federal government at the U. S. Department of
Health and Human Services (USDHHS) since 1995. Currently, she is Program
Coordinator, Office of State and Tribal Programs, and Positive Youth Development
Team Lead with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Region VI Dallas.
She entered Federal Service as a 1995 Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) and
also served as Executive Assistant and Head Start Program Specialist, Office of
Community Programs, ACF Region VI Dallas.

Susan is Team Lead for the ACF Region VI Positive Youth Development Team
composed of 20 federal staff that represents most ACF social service programs. She
has represented ACF as a Core Partner and on the Advisory Board for the Transition
Resource Action Center in Dallas, a one-stop center for youth ages 14-24
transitioning from Texas state care. Recently, she coordinated the meeting to
reconvene Target Kids in Court, now named “Target Kids in Dallas”, a collaborative
to work on solutions to issues facing youth and communities in the Dallas Metroplex.
She also represents USDHHS as a member of the Regional Interagency Council on
Homelessness (Federal sector) Working Group focusing on Hurricanes Katrina/Rita
evacuees and service delivery.

Susan has also participated at the national, state and local levels on behalf of
disadvantaged youth with Shared Youth Vision, a collaborative effort by the
Departments of Labor, HHS, Education, and Justice, to improve communication
throughout federal and state governments and to remove barriers in programming
and funding so that youth across America can receive comprehensive and
individualized services at the local levels.

The Region VI Positive Youth Development Team received the 2005 ACF Assistant
Secretary’s Partnering for Excellence Award. Susan received the 2000 Dallas-Forth
Worth Federal Executive Board Interagency Individual Recognition Award for
Outstanding Quality Improvement and the 2000 Administration for Children, Youth
and Families Commissioner’s Award. Susan also received the 2005, 2003, 2001, and
the 1999 HHS Regional Director’s Leadership Team Awards as Initiatives Lead,
member of the Office of State and Tribal Programs Special Projects Team, the West
Central Hub Head Start Teacher Qualification Improvement Team, and the Quality of
Worklife Workgroup. In 1996, she received two HHS Assistant Secretary Excellence
Awards as member of the Head Start Work Group and the Denver Emergency
Response Team.

Susan received a BA cum laude degree in Government and Politics and Master of
Public Affairs (MPA) from the University of Texas at Dallas.

She is a member of Leadership Texas Alumnae Association and Class of 2003. Susan
is an Apprentice Member of the North Texas Chapter of the National Speakers
Association and Vice President, Membership and Certified Toastmaster in the Young
Street Yappers Chapter, District 25, Toastmasters International. She is a member of
Executive Women in Government, Federally Employed Women and past president of
the Dallas Chapter. She also is a sustainer member of Junior League of Richardson
and member of P.E.O. Susan serves as a Lay Eucharistic Minister at the Episcopal
Church of the Epiphany in Richardson.

Susan and her husband, John, have been married for 36 years and are parents of
two grown sons. She enjoys cruising, traveling, visiting extended family, reading,
and collaborating. She has visited 49 states and 13 foreign countries. She and her
family moved nine times in 15 years until they moved to Dallas 21 years ago.


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