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Phoenix Area Council of Nurse Administrators (PACONA)


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pacona drawing The Phoenix Area Council of Nurse Administrators (PACONA) is a network of nursing leaders providing a voice for Phoenix Area Nurses to maintain the integrity of nursing practice and to promote the delivery of quality nursing services to the ITU communities.

PACONA shall provide leadership, representation, consultation, policy development, and advocacy for IHS, Tribal, Urban (I/T/U) Nurses in the region.

Mission Statement

The Phoenix Area Council of Nurse Administrators (PACONA) is a network of nursing leaders providing a voice for Phoenix Area Nurses to maintain the integrity of nursing practice and to promote the delivery of quality nursing services to the ITU communities.

Purpose and Objectives

PACONA shall provide leadership, representation, consultation, policy development, and advocacy for IHS, Tribal, Urban (I/T/U) Nurses in the region.

The stated purpose and objectives of PACONA shall be accomplished by:
  • providing a medium for interchange of ideas relative to professional nursing issues and problems of mutual concern.
  • advising the Area Nurse Consultant and the National Nurse Leadership Council on policy that affect Nurses.
  • advising the Phoenix Area Director and the Area Council CEO's/Clinical Directors on issues and policies that affect Nurses.
  • advancing effective Nurse leadership through:
    • increased communication regarding local and national issues,
    • increased participation in Service Unit management, and
    • coordination of opportunities for professional development.
  • promoting communication through all I/T/U health programs at the management and executive levels.
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Membership

Membership will be defined as Active (decision making/voting) Membership or Ex-Officio Membership.

Eligibility

Eligibility is defined as follows:
  • Active membership: The PACONA active, decision making membership consists of Nurse Administrators and Assistant Nurse Administrators of the following:
    • Public Health Nursing, including single duty stations,
    • Ambulatory Care Services,
    • Inpatient Services, and
    • Service Unit Nurse Recruiters.
  • Membership is extended to the Nurse Administrators and Assistant Nurse Administrators of the Tucson Area. Active membership is also extended to the Phoenix Area I/T/U Programs.
    • Ex-Officio membership: The Phoenix Area Nurse Consultant and the National Nurse Recruiter for the southwest region.
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Resources & Links


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Continuing Education

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Contact Information

PACONA Chair
Kathleen Wynn
Phone: 928-338-3694

PACONA Secretary
Vacant

Content Manager
Kelly Eagle
Phone: 928-475-7339

Phoenix Area Office
Stephen D. Navarro, Southwest Region Assistant Director of Health Professions Recruiter
Office: 602-364-5222
Cell: 602-758-4178
Toll Free: 800-828-9849
Fax: 602-364-5358

Desert Vision Youth Wellness Center
Jim Zbell, Acting Nurse Executive
Phone: 1-888-431-4096

Elko Service Unit
Pam Gaines, Nurse Executive
Phone: 775-738-2252
Fax: 775-748-1455

Patricia Taylor, PHN
Phone: 775-738-1428

Fallon Tribal Health Clinic
Vacant

Fort Yuma Service Unit
Rhonda Jackson, Acting Nurse Executive
Phone: 760-572-4100

Claudius Lorentz, PHN
Phone: 760-572-4225

Hope Health Center/Keams Canyon
Janise Biakeddy, Acting Nurse Executive
Phone: 928-737-6102

Parker Indian Health Center
Susan Luis-Dougherty, Acting Nurse Executive
Phone: 928-669-2137
Fax: 928-669-3322

Valerie Scott, PHN

Phoenix Indian Medical Center
Frank Saenz, Acting Chief Nurse Officer, Asst. Chief Nurse Officer for Inpatient Services
Phone: 602-263-1200 ext. 1088
Fax: 602-263-1666

Rita Lookingglass, DPHN
Phone: 602-248-4196
Fax: 602-248-4188

Charlotte Fafard, Acting Associate Chief Nurse Officer
Phone: 602-263-1611

Pyramid Lake Health Center
Nancy Magnusson, PHN

San Carlos Service Unit
Yvonne Lees, Nurse Executive
Phone: 928-475-7346

Kelly Eagle, DPHN
Phone: 928-475-7339
Fax: 928-475-7370

Uintah and Ouray
Laura F. Kagenveama, Nurse Executive
Phone: 435-725-6890

Lloyd Neilson, PHN
Phone: 435-722-5122

Whiteriver Service Unit
Kathy Wynn, Director of Public Health Nursing
Phone: 928-338-3682
Fax: 928-338-3681

Mary Ellen Harding, Acting Nurse Executive
Phone: 928-338-4911

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