A letter from our President, Kathy Gutmann


Welcome to a brand new (and hopefully healthier) 2021! Many of us are still in a state of flux with wondering when we will return to in person learning, while others may wish they could return to the virtual world and safety of our homes.

We are also anxiously awaiting the availability of the new COVID vaccine for school nurses. Two of my family members have already received their first dose and are due for the second this week. Both tolerated it without any side effects or sudden urges to buy APPLE products!

We are gearing up for our January presentation with Dr. Mark Halstead on Pediatric Sports Injuries. We hope to again offer CEU’s for this presentation and hope you will join us. February is also in the works with a presentation from Safe Connections which will focus on how school nurses can best support victims of sexual violence.

We continue to look for new faces to join not only our membership but also our committee’s and executive board. It’s a great way to expand your professional footprint, meet your professional goals, and looks amazing on your annual evaluation! Consider joining us at a board meeting to see what we’re all about. We truly take the team approach and work together to make SLSSNA happen.

Please join us Thursday January 21st via Zoom for Dr. Halstead’s presentation. Starting at 4:30 and we’ll have you home by 6:00.

Stay safe, Stay healthy, and take care of yourselves in 2021!

Thanks Kathy

2019-2020 Executive Committee


Past PresidentAmy Wehr    
President Kathy Gutmann
President-ElectKim Merrifield
Vice President Christian Bertel
Secretary Carol Amad
Treasurer Angie Midnight-Oest
St. Lukes Contact Laurie Chappell

The Board of Directors consists of the Executive Committee (or officers) and the chairs of the committees listed below.  

SLSSNA Committee

Committee Committee Chair Committee Members
AwardsBecky CartmillDebbie Scales
EducationChristian BertelRobin Wallin
LegislationLinda Neumann
MembershipKathy Gutmann Angie Oest
Nominating Katherine Park
Publicity/HistorianDiana Orloski
Website/FaceBook Kim WebbKim Merrifield
Ways and MeansDiana Orloski