CNA COMMISSION

The CNA Commission is comprised of active NAHCA members who serve as the governing body, steering the mission and vision of the Association. These commission members take the oath of service and make a solemn commitment to ethical practice and leadership. They take an active role in conference planning, educational development and overall experience based counsel to the Association. They are responsible for policy review and recommendations as it pertains to state and federal regulations, public policy and national initiatives such as the annual fundraiser and other special projects.

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Julie Kennedy, Chair, NAHCA CNA Commission

Julie Kennedy – Chair

Appointed to the Commission September 2011

27 years as a CNA

Current employer Hawkeye Care Center Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa

NAHCA's 2015 Member of the Year

NAHCA’s 2010 CNA of the Year

“I have never been a part of something that holds so much passion and excitement in my life. NAHCA truly is an organization that proves every day it’s dedication and commitment to the profession of caregiving.  It’s motto and beliefs are words every CNA should live by.”

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Wendell Anderson, Vice Chair, NAHCA CNA Commission

Wendell Anderson – Vice Chair

Appointed to the Commission September 2009

29 years as a CNA

With current employer, Maravilla Care Center in Phoenix, AZ for 12 years

Arizona Careforce Committee Chair

NAHCA’s 2013 Member of the Year

“I strongly agree with the vision of NAHCA to elevate the professionalism of CNAs and the respect we truly deserve. As frontline caregivers, we all need to have the same vision to take care of our neighbors and residents who are behaviorally challenged, mentally ill, frail or elderly.”

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Brent Hurley, Secretary, NAHCA CNA Commission

Brent Hurley – Secretary

Appointed to the Commission October 2014

26 years as a CNA

With current employer, Courtyard Healthcare in Goshen, Indiana for 3 years

NAHCA Certified Preceptor and Courtyard NAHCA Leadership Team member

NAHCA's 2015 Leadership Award winner

NAHCA's 2014 Champion Essay winner

“Being on the Steering Commission has given me a chance to see and work with caregivers from across the country.  It has allowed me to see that cultures and communities may change, but caring is universal.”

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Lisa Shepherd, Treasurer, NAHCA CNA Commission

Lisa Shepherd – Treasurer

Appointed to the Commission January 2013

26 years as a CNA

With current employer, Dubuque Specialty Care in Dubuque, Iowa for 7 years

NAHCA Certified Preceptor and Dubuque NAHCA Leadership Team Facilitator

NAHCA’s 2014 Resident Service Commitment Award winner

“I LOVE what I get to do every day for my residents and their families because I know I’m making a difference.  I hope that someday all CNAs will get to be a part of NAHCA and experience the pride and camaraderie of belonging to a professional association.”

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Tina Roberts, NAHCA CNA Commission

Tina Roberts – Member at Large

Appointed to the Commission June 2014

38 years as a CNA

With current employer, Cumberland Village in La Follette, Tennessee for 9 years

NAHCA Certified Preceptor and Courtyard

NAHCA Leadership Team (President) and Retention Committee

NAHCA’s 2013 Preceptor of the Year Award winner

“It is an honor for me to be on the Steering Commission.  I have so much fun and I love getting together and seeing all the great things we can do as leaders.”

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Samantha Maddox, NAHCA CNA Commissioin

Samantha Maddox – Member at Large

Appointed to the Commission April 2015

4 years as a CNA

With current employer, Gregston Nursing Home in Marlow, Oklahoma for 4 years

NAHCA Certified Preceptor and Gregston NAHCA Leadership Team member

NAHCA’s 2014 Continuous Quality Improvement Award winner

"Being a part of NAHCA's Steering Commission has been amazing.  To be able to support the CNA field brings such happiness to me, by helping NAHCA live out its mission and vision to fight for the future of nursing assistants.”

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Sherry Perry, NAHCA CNA Commission

Sherry Perry - Member at Large

Appointed to the Commission in 2015

CNA for 29 years, works at her current facility Quality Health and Rehab in Tennessee for 22 years.

NLT Facilitator and also Certified Preceptor

NAHCA CNA Member of the year 2016

Facility of the Year in 2015

“Being a member of NAHCA has inspired me to be the best CNA I can be.  It’s helped me to realize that my voice can make a difference not only for other CNAs but most importantly the elders we care for.”

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Karren Ganschinietz, NAHCA CNA Commission

Karren Ganschinietz – Member at Large

Appointed to the Commission in  2016

31 years as a CNA

Currently works at Missouri Veteran’s Home, St. James, MO

Co-Chair of her NAHCA Leadership Team

2010 Quality Caregiver Award

2014 NAHCA Essay Winner

“It’s an honor and privilege to be on the NAHCA National Steering Commission.  I take great pride in the profession I have chosen as my career and am very excited for the opportunity to learn and grow as an individual and a leader.”

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Sheena Bumpas, NAHCA CNA Commission

Sheena Bumpas – Member at Large

Appointed to the Commission in  2016

13 years as a CNA

Currently works at Wilkins Health and Rehab

President of her NAHCA Leadership Team

Won the Excellence in Leadership award at the last two Key to Quality Awards

“I was born with a calling for the healthcare profession, especially caring for our elders. NAHCA and being part of the steering commission has encouraged me, educated me, and helped me share my passion with others."

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