A letter from our President, Kathy Gutmann


Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year!

Hello everyone,

My name is Kathy Gutmann, and I’m your new SLSSNA president for the 20/21 school year. I hope this finds you all healthy, happy, and safe during these unprecedented times! If you're like me, you're tired of these terms, weary of the unknown, and anxious to know what the New Normal school year is going to look like. If we are feeling these things, I can only imagine what our students are experiencing. To say this year is going to be challenging is an understatement, but please know that we are working hard at SLSSNA to continue our tradition of providing information, support, and hopefully CEU’s to all STL school nurses in our membership.

We are looking forward to seeing (possibly in person or virtual) all our past members and look forward to welcoming new members to SLSSNA! Please spread the word and invite your new school nurses to check us out.

You can also find us on FB at St. Louis Suburban School Nurse Association. Give us a like to stay informed of upcoming meetings and events along with pertinent information on school nursing.

Are you looking for new professional goals for your 20/21 school year? Consider getting involved in SLSSNA. We have several committees that can use your time and talents. We are a small group that shares most responsibilities so you won’t be alone in your efforts.

And speaking of efforts! We are searching for school nurses that stand out in a crowd. We are now accepting nominations for School Nurse of the Year, School Nurse Administrator of the Year, Rising Star Award, Lifetime Membership Awards, and Friends of School Nursing. Please check out our website for the nomination forms and criteria. Many school nurses have really stepped up this year and we’d love to honor them for their efforts.

It is my hope that this summer brings rest, relaxation, and some peace to your lives. I have a feeling we are going to hit the ground running come August so take care of yourself now! Enjoy the remainder of your summer break and sending wishes for a happy, healthy, and safe school year!


2019-2020 Executive Committee


Past PresidentAmy Wehr    
President Kathy Gutmann
President ElectKim Bliss
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 BlissKathy Gutmann
Ways and MeansDiana Orloski