2021-2022
Board of Directors

The 12 members of SNA’s Board of Directors are elected yearly by SNA members to provide strategic leadership in the fulfillment of SNA’s mission to support and encourage the growth of nursing students through increasing involvement, partnership, networking, and community service. 

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President

Ashley Teller - ABSN 41                               csusm.sna.president@gmail.com 

Ashley is part of ABSN 41 and their previous degree is a BA in Literature and MFA in Creative Writing. Ashley is super passionate about Nursing and is excited to work in the NICU one day. Outside of school, Ashley loves to go surfing and hiking.

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Vice President

Ali Feroah - ABSN 40                                                csusm.sna.vp@gmail.com

Ali graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2011. Since then, she’s been working as a birth and postpartum doula in the San Diego area. She’s undecided on what her nursing specialty will be, but is looking forward to exploring more areas in her upcoming clinical rotations. In her free time, Ali enjoys gardening, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, and traveling to new places. She’s excited to serve as the Vice President of the SNA for the 2022-2023 school year! 

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Secretary

JaeAnne "Jae" Ramos - TBSN 16

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JaeAnne Ramos is part of TBSN 16, but she usually go by Jae and her pronouns are she/her/hers. Jae will be acting as the SNA Secretary for the 2022-2023 school year! She is currently looking at going into women's health or L&D, but also takes interest in research as she is a research assistant for Dr. Gomez. Jae is super excited to be a part of this year's board and is excited to be working with everyone to make this year special! 

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Treasurer

Kim Huber - ABSN 39                                    csusm.sna.treasurer@gmail.com

 

Kim is part of ABSN 39 and graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara in 2018. Kim was drawn to nursing after working in a mental health facility and seeing the integral role nurses play in patients’ treatment and recovery. She is primarily interested in psychiatric nursing but is open to all specialties. Outside of school, Kim enjoys reading, playing video games, working out, and spending time with her cat. Kim is looking forward to acting in her role as Treasurer and contributing to the SNA board and its members.  

Legislative Director

Erin Heimburge - ABSN 39         csusm.sna.legislative.director@gmail.com

 

Erin previously graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Earth Science in 2014. Following graduation, Erin worked as a park ranger and in the conservation field. After becoming a wilderness EMT and spending many hours and days at hospitals over several years due to a family member’s illness, Erin decided to pursue nursing. She is currently interested in critical care nursing, although she is open minded as she moves through her clinical experiences. In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time gardening, hiking, or just about anything outdoors. She also plans most things around spending time with her wonderful dog, Ziggy. Erin is looking forward to being a part of the board and serving as this year’s Legislative Director.

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Membership Director
En-Chia (Angela) Hsieh - ABSN 41
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Angela is a nursing student in ABSN 41. She received a B.A. degree in Urban Studies and Planning from UC San Diego. After working with older adult residents in the San Diego Housing Commission, she developed a passion in promoting health and serving people. She currently works as a patient attendant. When not studying, she enjoys hiking, watching sunset at the beach, and taking care of her indoor plants. As a Membership Director, Angela is excited to connect nursing students and provide an inclusive environment for each to grow!

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Student Affairs Director

Bassma Mancilla - ABSN 39               csusm.sna.studentaffairs@gmail.com

 

Bassma is a part of ABSN 39, and her previous degree is in physics with a minor in math. She chose nursing because it was a good mix of her love for science and her love of working closely with other people. She is interested in either ED nursing or Labor and Delivery nursing, but is waiting until she experiences all her clinicals before she settles on one specialty. In her spare time (of which there is little), Bassma enjoys spending time with her husband and son, working out, and eating delicious food.

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Fundraising Coordinator

Jennie Reyna - ABSN 39                      csusm.sna.fundraising@gmail.com

Jennie graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.S. in Biology and a Masters in Science Education.  They decided to switch into nursing after teaching AP Biology for 10 years in the Bay Area. Jennie loves sewing, cooking, and spending time with their husband and dog. Jennie is in ABSN cohort 39 and they are very excited to get started on apparel sales and fundraising for this upcoming year. Jennie would love to hear from you all regarding  fundraising opportunities you might be interested in, or ideas for what kind of apparel items you would like to see us sell this year. Jennie is interested in going into corrections nursing after graduation.

 

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Activities Director

Rachael Armstrong - ABSN 40                 csusm.sna.activities@gmail.com

Rachael returned to school for her nursing degree after spending the past decade living in South Lake Tahoe exploring the great outdoors. She graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 with a B.A. in Anthropology then worked as a ski instructor and dental assistant among other service industry roles. She enjoys hiking, camping, running, and going to the beach and hopes to incorporate many of these outdoor pursuits into her position as the Activities Director in addition to finding some of the best coffee spots in San Diego. Rachael strives to unify the nursing student body with fun diversions that give everyone the chance to relax and encourages all of us to continue developing our friendships and hobbies outside the classroom.

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Breakthrough to Nursing Director

Lauren Smith - ABSN 41                                         csusm.sna.btn@gmail.com

 

Lauren is currently in their first year in the ABSN program at San Marcos. Before Lauren decided to pursue nursing, they worked in Education as a teacher, college counselor & the center director of a private tutoring business. In these roles, Lauren helped students with career planning, applying for college & obtaining financial aid (including scholarships and grants!). As the new Breakthrough to Nursing Director, Lauren looks forward to helping fellow nursing students with all their financial aid questions! Lauren can’t wait to share their knowledge of nursing & college admissions with other aspiring nurses in SD!

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Community Health Director

Kristine Fabrigas  - ABSN 41    csusm.sna.community.health@gmail.com

Kristine graduated from UC Irvine in 2020 with a B.S. degree in Public Health Sciences. Kristine aspires to specialize in either Pediatrics or Labor and Delivery after nursing school. Outside of class, she loves to spend time at the beach, watch anime, and visit different boba shops. As the CHD, she aims to collaborate with local organizations in developing projects that generously give back to the community. She hopes that these volunteer experiences will also serve as a valuable tool to SNA members and student nurses in demonstrating how building a genuine, fervent relationship with the community is essential to its overall health and wellbeing.

Communications Director

Jordan Gaydos - ABSN 39              csusm.sna.comm.director@gmail.com

Jordan is part of cohort 39 in the ABSN program. She is a returning CSUSM student who obtained her BA in Human Development - Health Services in December 2020. Jordan still has an open-mind when it comes to choosing a department to work in, but she really enjoyed her time in the IR/Cath Lab and telemetry floors this past semester. When Jordan isn’t in the classroom or at clinical she is most likely on the main campus working for SM Athletics as a sports information assistant or advising the Pi Psi chapter of Delta Zeta in their philanthropic efforts. 

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Faculty Co-Advisor

Dr. JoAnn Daugherty, PhD, RN, CNL                       jdaugher@csusm.edu

Dr. JoAnn Daugherty began her nursing career as a trauma ICU nurse. She found she loved teaching when she would precept new hires, especially new grads in the ICU. She has spent most of her staff nurse career working in teaching medical centers. She obtained her MSN as a Critical Care CNS with a minor in Nursing Administration at UCSF and has taught in both the practice setting and nursing school setting. She returned to UCSF to complete her PhD in Nursing. She has continued to teach in both the academic nursing and hospital practice settings. She was one of the founding faculty at CSUSM School of Nursing in 2006 where she has taught continuously since then. She is also employed part time at UC San Diego Health as a PACU educator.

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Faculty Co-Advisor

Professor Michelle Fawcett, BSN, RN                   mfawcett@csusm.edu

Professor Michelle Fawcett has been an RN working in Kansas, Colorado, and now California.  She has worked in many different fields within the hospital and has found her true passion in education.  She started teaching nursing clinicals for the University of Colorado School of Nursing while working as an ICU nurse in Denver, Colorado.  After moving to California, Michelle fell in love with the program offered at CSUSM and was honored to join the team in 2015.  She is currently working on her Master’s in Family Nurse Practioner (FNP) through the University of Texas, Arlington (UTA), online.  She recently completed her graduate certificate, Nurse Educator Role, through UTA. Michelle is a member of CSUSM’s Sigma Theta Tau International (Phi Theta Chapter) and is excited to be working alongside Dr. JoAnn Daugherty as faculty co-advisor for SNA.

Cohort Representatives for TBSN & ABSN are the go to for questions and concerns for your cohort.

TBSN 16 Katie Roner

TBSN 17 Maude Decker & Jerisse Carr

ABSN 37 Leah Sheets & Krystin Llanes

ABSN 38 Xhesika Dauti & Andy Huynh

ABSN 39 Erin Heimburge & Bassma Mancilla

ABSN 40 Rachael Armstrong

ABSN 41 Cassandra Wade & Ashley Teller