Lynnette vehrs

Lynnette Vehrs, MN, RN

Barcott crop 2021

Julia Barcott, RN
Chair, Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare


David Keepnews, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN
Executive Director

Leadership organizational chart #

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Board of Directors, 2021–2023

Back row, from left: Martha Goodall, Erin Allison, Justin Gill, John Gustafson, Phoebe Dang Lim-Vuong. Front row: Heather Stephen-Selby, Lynnette Vehrs, Julia Barcott. (Not pictured: Sara Bergenholtz and Sean Dumas.)

Credit: Meryl Schenker

Board of Directors #

2021 – 2023

Lynnette Vehrs
Inland Empire Nurses Association

Justin Gill
North­west Region Nurses Association

Martha Goodall
Secre­tary / Treasurer
Inland Empire Nurses Association

Julia R. Barcott
Chair, Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare
Central Washington Region Nurses Association

Erin Allison
Chair, Legisla­tive & Health Policy Council
North­west Region Nurses Association

Chuck Cumiskey
Chair, Profes­sional Nursing & Health Care Council
Rainier Olympic Nurses Association

Phoebe Dang Lim-Vuong
Member, At-Large
King County Nurses Association

John Gustafson
Member, At-Large
Rainier Olympic Nurses Association

Heather Stephen Selby
Member, At-Large
King County Nurses Association

Sara Bergen­holtz
Member, At-Large, Staff Nurse
North Central Region

Sean Dumas
Member, At-Large, Staff Nurse
King County Nurses Association

Cabinet on Economic and General Welfare #

The Cabinet sets prior­i­ties for functions and activ­i­ties of WSNA labor relations, including devel­oping and reviewing policies and proce­dures related to the conduct of the economic and general welfare program.

Professional Nursing and Health Care Council #

The Profes­sional Nursing and Health Care Council is respon­sible for addressing issues of nursing practice that have been identi­fied by members of the nursing profes­sion and the public. Primary focus is given to the adher­ence to ethical, profes­sional and legal standards of nursing practice.

Legislative and Health Policy Council #

The Legisla­tive and Health Policy Council sets the annual health policy and legisla­tive agenda for the Washington State Nurses Associ­a­tion and plays an active role in reviewing and advancing WSNA’s legisla­tive prior­i­ties. It also helps set the agenda for WSNA’s annual Advocacy Camp and Lobby Day.

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Bylaws #

General Assembly #

The General Assembly is WSNA’s governing, democ­ratic body; it convenes every two years at WSNA’s Washington State Nurses Conven­tion. Resolu­tions passed by the General Assembly help deter­mine the prior­i­ties of the associ­a­tion, and thereby directly affect the work of WSNA’s Board of Direc­tors and staff for the ensuing biennium. 

Resolutions passed at the 2021 Washington State Nurses Convention #

Regions and districts #

All members of WSNA are also members of the regional or district nurses associ­a­tion that includes their county of residence. Regional and district nurses associ­a­tions are profes­sional organi­za­tions that are unrelated to local units and not involved in collec­tive bargaining (union) activities.