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NEOPANA-Northeast Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association
NorthEast Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association -NEOPANA Welcomes members and guests to our site

NEOPANA Officers 2020-2021:
President:          Sally Swartzlander   
VP Pres Elect:  Debbie Wolff 
Secretary:         Jean Kaminski 
Treasurer:        Genie Chafe
Im Past Pres:    Sarah Sanor
Board Member: 2022 - Pam Beard, Lisa Moyer, 
Phyllis Mesko,    2023 -Teri Siroki, Marilyn 
Lowe ​and Kim Bryan
Bylaws:            Claudia Williams 
Scholarship:    Sally Swartzlander
District Rep:    Beth Cooper       
Nominating:       Sarah Sanor
NEOPANA 2021 Meeting Schedule: 

Students are welcome. For more information please contact Sally Swartzlander at sls2005rn@gmail.com  
​September 14, 2021 - NEOPANA Meeting Virtual 7:30 PM.  Presentation given by a product rep. CEU’s cannot be awarded.
October 2, 2021 - OPANA Fall Seminar Zoom
October 12, 2021 - NEOPANA Meeting. Format and speaker to be announced.
October 18, 2021 - Reverse Raffle at Guys Party Center
2021 November Service project will either be the Akron Food Pantry or Canton Homeless Shelter
Mission Statement: The Northeast Ohio PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association’s Mission is to promote the profes-sion of Perianesthesia Nursing and to enhance the quality of life for our members and the patients they serve."

NEWS: The 2021 Annual Reverse Raffle is planned for October 18, at Guy's Party Center in Akron.
33th Annual Reverse Raffle Monday, October 21, 2019 at Guy’s Party Center in Akron. This was our main fundraiser and the 2019 NEOPANA Member of the Year award announced and presentation 

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Thanks to all of the 11 members and 2 spouses of NEOPANA that attended our 4th Annual service project at the Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank on November 6, 2019. We repackaged frozen breakfast sandwiches to be distributed to the community.
Back Row L- R: Sally Swartzlander, Marilyn Lowe, Geneie Chafe, Lisa Moyer, Jean Kaminski, Tammy Menke, Deb Wolff   Front L- R: Pam Beard and Teri Siroki
NEOPANA members volunteered at Hope Outreach in Canton, OH on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Some members served hot lunches, desserts, and beverages. Other members helped in the clothing room and wrapped silverware for future meals. NEOPANA members donated baked goods and monetary donation to Hope Outreach.  

NEOPANA Members volunteered on Saturday March 13, 2021 as a Service Project at the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank. See members pictured to the right.
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Debbie Wolff received the Kent State University (KSU)  Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award. She was nominated by KSU students and faculty for providing effective leadership, demonstrating compassionate role modeling, and sound professional mentoring.

Recipients of this award are a select group who have greatly enhanced and contributed to the quality of care provided by the next generation of professional nurses.
                                               University Hospital Perioperative Services Newsletter Aug 2021       
                                                            UH Portage • UH Super Star - Beth Cooper RN

Beth demonstrates a passion for education and hopes to be a shining example for others of how to become more involved in the PeriAnesthesia Nursing specialty. She continues to further her own education, mentor, and coach those pursuing CPAN/CAPA certification as a Certification Coach and is a member of 2 National Strategic Work Teams for ASPAN. Not only do we want to shout out to Beth for being such an awesome and passionate member of our nursing team, but we want to help her spread the word about ways to engage in our specialty!