Nurses (SCIN): Leadership

The concept of a forum for nurses specializing in the area of spinal cord impairment was developed by early leaders in 1983. The “American Association of Spinal Cord Injury Nurses” was founded by Florence Baker, Elaine Lloyd, Jane Egan, Yvette Poli, Marilyn Wullshcleger and Susan Brady.  The growth and development of the organization occurred via strong leadership support of the founders, presidents, board members and committee members.

AASCIN Presidents
Susan Brady, RN 1983-1985
Florence Baker, RN 1985-1986
Marcia Hanak MA, RN 1986-1987
Ellen Hooker Ed, RN 1987-1988
Linda Love RN, MS 1988-1989
Judi Kuric PhD, MS, RN, APRN, CRRN, CN-RN 1989-1990
Sylvia McDonald MS, RN 1990-1991
Audrey Nelson PhD, RN 1991-1992
Mary Lee Lynch MSN, RN, CS 1992-1993
Terrie Shroeder-Jaeger MBA, RN 1993-1994
Cynthia Zejdlik, RN 1994-1995
Patricia Young, BSN, RN, CRRN 1995-1996
Susan Thomason, MN, RN, CS, CETN 1996-1997
Anaise Teurerkauf, Med, RN, CRRN, CCM 1997-1998
Jan Sheldon, MS, RNC, CRRN 1998-1999
Laureen Doloresco, MN, RN, CNAA 1999-2000
Deanna Persaud, MSN, RN 2000-2001
Peggy Guin, PhD, RN, ARNP 2001-2002
Kathy King, MHA, RN, CRRN 2002-2003
Billie Massie, BSN, RNC 2003-2004
Carol Mills, MHA, BSN, CRRN 2004-2005
Karen Klemmie, BSN, RN, CRRN, CNLCLP 2005-2006
Cathy Parsa, BSN, CRRN 2006-2007
Diane Reinhard, MBA, MSCIS, BSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC 2007-2008
Mary Ann Reilly, BSN, MS, CRRN 2008-2009
Laura Johnson, MS, MSN 2009-2010
Linda Marler, BSN, CRRN 2010-2011
Lisa Beck, MS, RN, CNS, CRRN 2011-2013

Linda Madaris, DNP, ARNP-BC, CRRN, NEA-BC 2013-2015
Robin Bischoff, RN 2015-Present