Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (OPANA)
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
Education :Nancy has been a nurse for 38 years and a certified postanesthesia nurse (CPAN®) since 1994. She received her Associate's Degree in Nursing from University of Indianapolis in 1976, her Baccalaureate Degree from Ohio University in 2006, and her Master's in Nursing (CNL) from Otterbein University in 2010. She currently serves as the full time Perianesthesia Nurse Educator at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where she provides unit-based education and competency training for colleagues in the Ambulatory Surgery Unit (Pre-op and Phase II Postop), Preoperative Holding and Postanesthesia Phase I (PACU) settings.
Professional Experience: Nancy worked for fourteen years in inpatient PACU settings and for nine years in pre-admission, pre-anesthesia, and postanesthesia care in a free-standing ambulatory surgery center. Her nursing career also includes experience in perioperative education, medical-surgical and neurosurgical critical care nursing, as well as staff development and nursing management.
Professional Committees/Board: Nancy has been a member of OPANA and her district, COPANA since 1986 and a member of ASPAN since 1994. She has served as president of both the OPANA and COPANA. She has chaired and been a member of several state and district committees and has assisted with seminar planning and development.
Professional Memberships: Nancy currently serves as past president of OPANA and Vice President and Corresponding Secretary of COPANA.She is also a member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and an affiliate member of the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA.
Nancy McGushin, BSN, MSN, CNL, CPAN
OPANA Standard Operations Chair Board Member
Sally Swartzlander,BSN, RN, CAPA
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 ASPAN Representative Assembly for OPANA.
Bonita Woodin, RN, MSN, CPAN
Education: Received BSN from University of Akron in 1984.
Professional Experience: I worked on an orthopedic unit at Akron General Medical Center (AGMC) from 1985-1989. I transferred to the PACU in 1989 at AGMC and am currently working in this unit. I care for patients in Phase 1 and Phase 2 as well as, Critical Care Overnight Patients. I plan the yearly PACU educational conference. I have previously been and ACLS instructor for 8 years. I have served on the Medical Reserve Corps of Summit County in Ohio for 6 years.
Professional Boards and Committees: I have served as Secretary, District Representative, Vice President, and President of NEOPANA. I have been an OPANA Board Member, Conference Chair, Vice President and currently serving as President. I am the OPANA leader on the Representative Assembly held at the ASPAN National Conference.
Professional Achievement: ACLS, TNCC
Professional Memberships: ASPAN, OPANA, NEOPANA, ONA, MRC
Teri Siroki, BSN, RN OPANA Immediate Past President
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 Vice President
Education: Diploma in nursing 1983 - Akron Idabelle Firestone School of Nursing. Attended 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 International in Manual Lymph Drainage- MLD and Complete Decongestive Therapy CDT.
Professional Experience: My journey began in rehabilitation at the medical College of Virginia Hospital - Richmond, VA where I also worked neurology, neurosurgery and medical units. I did a 3 month travel nurse assignment at Los Angeles County Medical Center on a respiratory unit a Very Interesting Experience. I went to Charleston SC and worked at MVSC in rehabilitaion and oncology nursing. My original home is Ohio, so I returned in 2002 and worked at the University Hospital - Portage Medical Center in medical nursing and emergency nursing. My PeriAnesthesia experience started in May of 2008 and continues to present time.
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 VIce President and Board Member, as well as, NEOPANA Board Member.