The Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders was chartered in 1986 as the Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Executives as an affiliation of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL). The name of the organization was changed to Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders to reflect a changing philosophy that focused on nursing leadership. The primary mission of the original organization was, and remains today, to be a vehicle for networking and information exchange among nurse executives. The organization has evolved to include some 200 members, with the inclusion of all nurses in leadership positions being eligible for membership. SEPONL is a non-profit, personal membership society which promotes excellence in the practice of nursing administration.
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (SEPONL) is the regional chapter for the state organization, the Pennsylvania organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL). Both Organizations offer numerous member benefits, including:
SEPONL 2020 and 2021 Officers and BoardChair
Carol Ann Gioia, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Director of Nursing
Lankenau Medical Center of Main Line Health
Emerging Nurse Leaders
Andrew L. Thum, MSN, ML, RN-BC, CCCTM
Chaudron Carter Short, EdD, MHA, MHEd, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Carol Chwal, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC
Angela Coladonato, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Terri Long, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC
Mary Mahabee-Betts, MSN, RN, CNOR, CPPS
Timothy D. Marks, MBA, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC
Susan McCulley, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Alyssa McEachern, MSN, RN, CMS
Elizabeth Pyle, MSN, MBA, RNC-MNN, CBC
John Renzi, DNP, MBA, RN, CCCTM, NE-BC
SEPONL Spring 2020 Conference UPDATE
In light of the latest COVID-19 developments and the unprecedented and still growing demand for nursing leadership at this time, SEPONL has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the April 24 Spring Conference. Our nursing leaders must remain on site in their roles. We are confident this is not only in the best interest of our attendees and exhibitors but also the patients and families they serve.
We look forward to seeing you at our Fall conference.