My warm greetings to my fellow PNAA colleagues across America. Together with the Executive Board 2022- 2024, we welcome and thank everyone who contributed and participated for the success of the 43rd PNAA National Convention at the Marriott Marquis, New York City, July 6-10, 2022.
To the host chapter PNA New York led by Dr. Warly Remegio, President, Executive Board, and Committee Chairpersons our sincere and deep appreciation for your top-notch hospitality and remarkable attention to details that exceeded our expectations … Our Collective SPARK!
Dr. Mary Joy Garcia-Dia, PNAA Immediate Past, Executive Board, and Committee Chairperson 2020-2022 your exemplary leadership for the past two years put the PNAA on the map globally. The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, a public health crisis changed the world forever. The PNAA together with chapters’ leaders continued to focus on saving lives as many Filipino-American nurses are working on the frontlines. PNAA leadership provided resiliency programs for the mental health and well-being of its members.
OUR UNITED VOICES: WE CARE … Is my deep aspiration for my fellow Filipino and Filipino-American nurses to be unified with one voice. I believe that PNAA have the significant impact through our Wisdom and Excellence in all that we do (clinical practice, education, leadership, management, research, and legislative policies). The power of Collaboration is invaluable internally within and among the chapters. Externally the PNAA’s collaboration is empirical for expanding its influence and significant contributions to the nursing profession and mankind. Advocacy is every nurse responsibility and Filipino-American nurses are global citizens. The PNAA in alignment and support of the Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity, will advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Respect is fundamental to every human being, it creates trust, psychological safety, and feeling of well-being. Being respectful is our cultural trait and we must capitalize on it. For example, let us make decisions on what is right and not who we like. Equity means everyone has fair and just opportunity. The PNAA will support a shared agenda to achieve health equity for all through multisectoral approach such as collaboration with the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA) and other stakeholders.
This is a beginning of Our United Voices: WE CARE
My sincere gratitude,
Gloria Lamela Beriones, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
PNAA President 2022-2024