Florida State Association of Rehabilitation Nurses



Mission Statement for the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN):

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses promotes and advances professional rehabilitation, nursing practice through education, advocacy, collaboration, and research  to enhance the quality of life for those affected by disability and chronic illness. FSARN, as a chapter, supports the same mission and values upheld by ARN For more information regarding FSARN, contact [email protected].


2017-2019 Board Members

President: Cynthia Hernandez
President-Elect: James Edwards

Recording Secretary: Anabel Velazquez
Treasurer:  Peggy Rosier

Corresponding Secretary: Ellen Ortu
Nominations Chair: Denyce Bensen
Past President: Donna Bagley

FSARN is divided into 13 districts covering all corners of the state. Each district operates under the guidance and bylaws of FSARN. Listed below are the State Committee Chairs and the President of each District.

Committee Chairs
Advisory Board: Colleen Balestrieri
Bylaws: Grisel Burgos
CE Application: Kathy Sobczak
Conference Liaison: James Edwards
Finance: Marty Bassett
Historian: Lisa Duncan
Membership: Suk Tomlinson
National Health care Policy: Ina Fletcher 
Communique: Lisa Duncan
Scholarship: Brook Jimenez
Website Manager: Ina Fletcher

District Presidents                                             
Broward President: Ellie Ortu 
Central FL President: Lydia Hendrix 
North Central Contact: Dolores Mauk                   
Northeast President: James Edwards                   
Tallahassee President: Penny Kehoe                      
West Coast President:Cindy Hernandez 
Dade: Inactive
Citrus: Inactive                                               
Palm Coast Contact: Inactive                    
Southwest President: Inactive          
Space Coast President: Inactive
Suncoast President: Inactive
Volusia/Flagler President: Inactive

2017 Annual Educational Conference

The 2017 Annual Educational Conference, Our 40 Year Journey...Along the Yellow Brick Road was filled with great speakers providing valuable education, vendors with new resource information, 22 first time attendees, networking opportunities, great prizes and tons of fun. Click on the "Conference Handout" tab to download speaker power point presentations if they were made available by the presenter.  Don't forget to Save The Date, May 2-4. 2018 for the 41st annual educational conference.

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