Kathy Arnesen


Elena Brent


Karla Fowler


Mike Rogen

Grievance Officer

Jennifer Buckhalter

Grievance Officer

Sharla Hixson

Grievance Officer

Elizabeth Brassfield

WSNA staff contact

Latest update

We have new officers!

Please join us in welcoming your new officer team!

Chair- Kathy Arnesen
Co-Chair- Elena Brent
Secretary- TBD
Treasurer- Karla Fowler
Member at Large- Mike Rogen
Grievance Officers:

  1. Jennifer Buckhalter
  2. Sharla Hixon
  3. Elizabeth Brassfield

These nurses have been elected to be your voice in the unit. Please communicate your needs and concerns with them so we can keep a finger on the pulse of St. John’s.

Congratulations to all of our new officers!

If you have an questions, please contact your nurse representative Brenda Balogh at bbalogh@wsna.org

WSNA union news

Resources and tools

Document unsafe conditions

If you find yourself in a situation that you believe creates unsafe conditions for patients or for you, you should complete a Staffing Complaint / ADO Form as soon as possible.

By completing the form, you will help make the problem known to management, creating an opportunity for the problem to be addressed. Additionally, you will be documenting the facts, which may be helpful to you later if there is a negative outcome.

WSNA also uses your ADO forms to track the problems occurring in your facility. When you and your coworkers take the important step of filling out an ADO form, you are helping to identify whether there is a pattern of unsafe conditions for you or your patients at your facilities. This information is used by your conference committee, staffing committee, and WSNA labor staff to improve your working conditions.

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Representation rights

If called into a meeting with management, read the following to management when the meeting begins:

If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, I respectfully request that my union representative be present at this meeting. Without representation present, I choose not to participate in this discussion.