President’s Message

I am excited to be your new CBSPAN President! I have been an active member of CBSPAN starting at the ground level as Secretary for the Eastern Shore District. What a great segue that was to get to know leadership of CBSPAN and ASPAN by attending meetings, seminars and National conferences!! Just by being invited to a Board meeting opened up the avenues to where I am today. I didn’t know the first thing about the proper way to take notes at a meeting, but with great guidance and support the minutes were completed (very wordy at first but nonetheless completed)! That role led me to become the Secretary for the Board for 2 terms. It’s exciting to be “in the know” of how our organization works at this level and at the National office. What other profession allows its members to shape policies and procedures, standards of care, on how we take care of our patients? It really doesn’t take much time to become active in your districts. Just sit in on their board meetings, take part in one of the committees like fund raising, newsletter, or planning the next seminar. Many hands lighten the load. Who knows what talents you can bring to the table if you don’t come to eat (there is always food!). Please don’t hesitate to contact me or any Board member for questions or concerns. Looking forward to serving you and your districts!

Kathy Steindl, BS, RN, CAPA
CBSPAN President, 2017-2019