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Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association Board Member Bios
Education: I received my RN Associate degree from Central Ohio Technical College and my BSN from the University of Phoenix.
Professional Experience: I started my nursing career as a staff nurse on the medical floor at Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville. In 1978 I came to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital where I worked as a staff nurse on the surgical floor until 1980 when I left to work for an Internist who came to Coshocton from Boston and remained at the office until 1991 when I returned to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital to once again work as charge/head nurse on the surgical unit, at that time I was taking call for PACU to fill holes in call schedule. In 2000 I took a job in our PACU and remained there until 2008 when I transferred to our OPS department, but remained taking call for PACU. In 2013 I bid back into PACU full time-but remain working in several different areas of hospital which consists of OPS-PreAdmission testing-Interventional Radiology Procedures-PACU due to staffing census.
Professional Achievements and Certifications: ACLS, PALS, SANE (starting), BLS instructor, CPAN
Professional Membership: ASPAN, ANA, ONA, RNA
Professional Committees/Board: OPANA Board Secretary, Past Secretary of Local RNA unit, Coshocton Hospital Nurse Practice Committee, and will be on SANE Committee.

Iris Marcentile, BSN, RN, CPAN
OPANA Secretary 
Sally Swartzlander,BSN, RN, CAPA
 OPANA Snooze News Editor
Education : While in nursing school, I worked as a Nurse Tech at Massillon Community Hospital from 2003-2005. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Akron with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a minor in Psychology in 2005. 
Professional Experience: I worked for 1 1/2 years on the Medical/Surgical floor at Massillon Community Hospital (now Affinity Medical Center) in Massillon, Ohio. In 2006, I obtained my ACLS and PALS for the first time. In January of 2007, I started in the PACU. Since being in the PACU, I have also crosstrained to primarily SDS with some floating to PAT and Endoscopy. I was part of the GEM program at my hospital in 2011 and 2012. During this time, I redesigned our PACU and SDS nursing records.  In 2013 when our hospital went to computer charting, I was the PACU super user, which included helping train my coworkers in PACU and SDS on the charting. Since 2013, I have oriented several new employees to PACU as well as several new SDS employees to PACU call. 
Professional Certification/Achievements: I obtained my CAPA certification in 2011.I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Professional Membership: I have been a member of ASPAN since 2007 and involved with NEOPANA since 2011. 
Professional Board/Comm.: I served as NEOPANA President from 2014-2015. Since 2009, I have attended 7 ASPAN National Conferences. I am currently OPANA  President 2017-2019 and a NEOPANA Board Member. I also served on the 2017- 2019 ASPAN Representative Assembly for OPANA.

Bonita Woodin, RN, MSN, CPAN 
           OPANA Treasurer
Education: I received my associate Degree in Nursing in 1977 from the Kettering College of Medical Arts in Kettering, Ohio and 30 years later, in 2007, I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Professional Experience: I have been a registered Nurse for almost 40 years and in that time I have worked in a variety of areas providing me with a wide range of experience.  As a new RN, I moved to Southern California with my then new husband, and worked as a house float in a small community hospital. During the 5 years there, I worked Med-Surg, Ortho, ED, Maternity and became the relief night house supervisor. My husband and I moved back to Ohio in 1982 and I returned to Kettering Medical Center where I had trained. I started working in a Cardiac Step Down/Telemetry Unit and over the next 10 years worked the ICU, ED and Employee Health before being talked into working resource in the PACU by a friend.  From the resource position, I transitioned into a part-time position, then into a full-time position and 10 years ago, I became the Team Leader for the PACU.  After more than 20 years in the PACU, I still enjoy the challenge and variety of perianesthesia nursing.
Professional Achievements and Certifications: CPAN. ACLS, TNCC, PALS, EPIC Super-user for the PACU
Professional Memberships: I have been a member of ASPAN, OPANA, and DAPANA since 2003 when I first obtained my CPAN certification . In 2009 I became DAPANA President and held that office until 2016 when I filled the OPANA Treasurer Position that I currently hold.

Beth Cooper, RN, CPAN, CAPA
 OPANA  Immediate Past President
Education:  Diploma in Nursing 1983 - Akron Idabelle Firestone School of Nursing. Attended toward BSN Kent State, University of Akron, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Trident Technical College. Licensed Massage Therapist Ohio and South Carolina with Certification from the Dr Vodder School Lymphatic Drainage in both MLD and  CPT. Currently in RN to BSN program at Youngstown State University with  graduation set for September 2022.
Professional Experience: My journey began in rehabilitation at the Medical College of Virginia - Richmond, VA  with short stays in Los Angeles, CA and Charleston, SC before returning to Ohio. I have worked in  specialties of Rehabilitation, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology and Emergency Nursing. My original home is Ohio, so I returned in 2002 and worked at the University Hospital - Portage Medical Center in medical and emergency nursing. My PeriAnesthesia experience started in May of 2008 and continues to presently working Pre-op and PACU. I find working in both units allows me to utilize the knowledge gained in keeping my current CPAN and CAPA certifications. 
Professional Achievements: I was a CRRN in rehabilitation and OCN in oncology while working in those specialties. Current ACLS, PALS, CPAN 2014 and CAPA 2015.
Professional Membership: ASPAN, OPANA,  NEOPANA since 2010, 
Professional Board/Comm: ASPAN Membership and Marketing SWT 2016-2018, OPANA Gold Leaf Chair/Shining Star Award 2015-2018, Current OPANA Immediate Past President and Board Member, as well as, NEOPANA Board Member.I love to travel and learn. I am a history and genealogy nut. Many of you know Debby Niehaus and I found out we share a Great-Grandmother when we were talking about genealogy in Kansas City LDI! You never know how membership in ASPAN may benefit your life! I’m honored to serve as OPANA President and work with a great team!
 Amy Berardinelli, DNP, RN, CPAN, NE-BC.  OPANA President 
Education: Dr. Amy Berardinelli received her initial nursing degree in 2004 from Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY. In 2013, Amy obtained her MSN from Walden University in Leadership and Administration and in 2016, her DNP from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Prior to nursing, Amy worked as a veterinary anesthetist at Cornell University where she completed her BS..
Professional Experience:  The majority of Amy’s nursing career has been in the perianesthesia specialty with over 10 years in a perianesthesia leadership position. She worked as a RN in NY, USVI, and is currently in Cleveland, Ohio. Highlights of Amy’s career include 12 years at the Cleveland Clinic, the team lead for the New Knowledge and Innovations section for Magnet® submission, numerous nurse-led research studies, as well as the GCPANA President. Currently, Amy is the nurse manager of the adult perioperative services departments at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, a 1032-bed, level I trauma, tertiary medical center and an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University. At the national level, Amy serves as the ASPAN EBP SWT Coordinator, an author for the ASPAN Perianesthesia Ambulatory Nurse textbook, as well as a member of the standards and guidelines SWT, CPC, research committee, and research redesign task force.  
Professional Achievement/Certification: Amy is a board-certified nurse executive (NE-BC) and certified post-anesthesia nurse (CPAN). In 2018, she was awarded the Cleveland Clinic Enterprise Promotion of Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research annual nursing award for her ongoing dedication to nursing research and innovation. Dr. Berardinelli has published in JONA, JoPAN, and the Outpatient Surgery Magazine. Amy’s research interests include shared governance, capnography, opioid disposal, patient and family perceptions of communication, as well as the post-operative follow-up phone call. Amy has been an ASPAN National Conference podium and poster presenter since 2014.
Professional Memberships: Amy is the President of GCPANA (Greater Cleveland PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association), the President of OPANA (Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association), and the ASPAN EBP SWT Coordinator, a member of the ASPAN Clinical Practice Committee, as well as the Standards and Guidelines SWT, Research Committee, and Research Redesign Task Force. Amy is also a peer-reviewer for JoPAN research article submissions and the ASPAN CBO. In 2018, she was an elected member of the ASPAN nominating committee and received the ASPAN NIWI (Nurse in Washington Internship) scholarship. Amy lectures on Quality Improvement, Leadership, EBP, and Research at the local, state and national levels.
Education: Kim Place attended the University of Toledo Medical College of Ohio and received her BSN in 1994.
Professional Experience: I've worked at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center since 2004, with 12 years in the PACU and 5 years in Preop. The Unit I work in is called SPR, which means Surgical, Prep  and Recovery. Our SPR unit preops the patients that come in from home on day of surgery and then we also discharge the patients who are going home the same day.  I am currently the Charge Nurse for SPR.  
Professional Achievements and Certifications:​ I am a Clinical Nurse IV, being both ACLS, and CAPA certified.
Professional Memberships: I am an active member of ASPAN, OPANA, COPANA, ANA and ONA.
Professional Committees and Boards: I Currently serve as Vice President of OPANA and President of COPANA District. I am on the Medical Center Clinical Ladder Committee, as well as, serve as the  Journal Club Coordinator and RN Planner.
Kim Place, BSN, RN, 
OPANA Vice President