MARIJEAN BUHSE, PhD, RN, NP-C, MSCN, FAAN
Marijean Buhse, PhD, RN, NP-C, MSCN, FAAN is a Clinical Professor at Stony Brook University School of Nursing, Long Island, New York. I am also a nurse practitioner focusing on the care of people and families with MS. I have been an NP in MS for over 20 years, and I practice at a large MS Center, South Shore Neurologic, where I evaluate and treat persons with MS from young adulthood through older age.
I have been an active member of the IOMSN for many years. Currently I am the past president of the MSNICB and a co-chair of the Academic Outreach Committee. As treasurer, I will continue my commitment to the important work of the IOMSN. I will support the activities of my friends and colleagues who care for persons with MS. I will assist in sustaining the mission and values of the IOMSN so that we move forward, valuing our past experiences and looking forward to the future. Thank you for this opportunity.
PATRICIA PAGNOTTA, ARNP-C, MSN, CNRN, MSCN
I am a Master's prepared ARNP and have been a nurse since 1981. I have been an IOMSN member since 2006. I would like to be a more active member. I have been very active in Neuroscience Nursing and in the past served of the Board of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses as a board member at large and was President for my last year. I am still a officer of our local chapter. This experience and my focus on MS care since 2005, has prepared me for more active participation in the IOMSN. To date, I have been active in National meetings and suggested the Town Hall Discussions of which I was one of the volunteer presenters. I am very active in my region in education of peers and patients. I am a member of our local MS Society's Clinical Advisory Board. I organize and participate in our Center's monthly MS support group meetings. I actively participate in our Center's research of emerging therapies and have proposed two investigator initiated trials for which I am hopeful will be funded. I desire to help in any way I can in patient and nursing advocacy in the care of MS. Therefore, I will continue to be a more active participant in the IOMSN and would like to do this with your support.
I am excited to accept the nomination for Treasurer of the IOMSN. I am an APRN who has been an active member since 2006. I have been impressed with the leadership and direction of this organization. I am particularly motivated to maintain the funding of our organization so we can continue the quality promotion of MS nursing practice and accomplish our mission. I can be of value to the executive board bringing previous experience in management with multi-department budget responsibility. With this experience I will be able to understand the oversight responsibilities. Lastly, I am a Certified MS Nurse who advocates for the organization and certification. I am good at collaborating and working alongside my peers and enjoy being a team player.