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The board of directors are lead by 8 officers elected by the association members.  These officers are complimented by committee chairs, affiliate organization representatives and the immediate past president.  

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President - Aimee McLean BSN, RN, CCHP

Aimee is currently an RN Case Manager working for University of Utah Main Hospital Emergency Department.  Previously she worked for UofU College of Nursing's Faculty Practice as a Juvenile Corrections Nurse and a Telephone Advice Nurse.  She is a Certified Correctional Healthcare Provider.  Aimee moved to Utah in 2011 and holds active nursing licenses in three states. She was nominated for the UNA Emerging Nurse Leader award in 2014 and has served the UNA Membership as a Director at Large, Second Vice President and now President of the association. Her previous duties as Second Vice President included being Editor of the Utah Nurse.  Aimee earned her ADN at University of Cincinnati and her BSN at University of Utah. She is currently in a Masters program at the University of Utah and enjoys the challenge of learning while working.


First Vice President - Donner Schweitzer MS, RN

Donner has returned to direct patient care as a clinic nurse at an urgent care in the valley.  She was previously the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Ortho-Trauma and Surgical Specialty Unit at the University of Utah hospital in Salt Lake City.  Most of her bedside experience is in orthopedics and trauma.  She also has some experience as a dialysis nurse.  She received her undergraduate degree in nursing from Weber State University and her Masters degree at University of Utah College of Nursing.  She is currently pursuing her Donner is a huge proponent of continuing education in nursing.

Second Vice President - Claire Schupbach BSN, RN, CPC, CHP

Currently an industry consultant, Claire previously served as Strategic Account Manager at Verisk Health and as Client Service Director for SCIO Health Analytics, companies addressing payment integrity in the healthcare reimbursement industry.  Claire previously worked many years in clinical research including both pharmaceutical and device companies.  She worked in sales, product development and account management.  Her clinical practice centered on wound care, circulating in the O.R., triage, perioperative patient care and program management for a large practice.  During her business tenure she created an international niche market leveraging the privately owned Utah Company's proprietary research methodology.  This new product was sold on two continents outside the U.S.Claire has worked as a Nurse Analyst, Clinical Investigator, and Strategic Account Manager. Within her duties, she provided clinical coding and fraud consulting, implemented HITECH ACT compliant policies and procedures, systems training and headlined implementations.  Claire is currently a Registered Nurse, Certified Coder, and Certified HIPAA Professional. She received her BSN in 2007 from Northern Arizona University and has 14 years total in the medical field, 10 as an RN.

Treasurer - Tracy Schaffer MSN, RN

As a registered nurse, with more than 18 years of experience in advancing roles in the health care industry, Tracy has held administrative and leadership roles in her practice as well as practiced as a bedside nurse for many years.  She states her heart has always been nursing.  Even as a young child, she remembers telling people she wanted to be a nurse.  Tracy ran for treasurer because she felt like had had the opportunity to experience so much in her profession as a registered nurse that she is now ready to give back to the profession that has made her who she is today. Tracy worked in a rural hospital for 13 years, and was able to advance into a hospital administrator as well as the Emergency Manager for the hospital.She has participated in many committees and on boards in health care, emergency management, and emergency services.  Most recently, she served as a board member for North Tooele Fire Department where she also held the position of treasurer for approximately four years.  Tracy earned her ADN, BSN and MSN degrees from Weber State University. She now works as the Director of Nursing and Allied Health at Tooele Applied Technology College.


 Secretary-Heather Lowe BSN, RN

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Director at Large-Sharon Dingman DNP, RN

Sharon is the Founder and President of The Caring Model® (TCM) LLC serving as Senior Consultant. She is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in nurse caring and compassion associated with patient-family-nurse satisfaction. She has more than 30 years of professional nursing practice from staff nurse to nurse executive, educator, and consultant.Her Master’s thesis included the creation and subsequent successful implementation and sustainment of TCM® to Improve Patient Satisfaction in numerous acute care hospitals in the United States, England and Denmark. Her Doctoral project developed four education modules to enhance nurse caring and improve patient satisfaction. She is active in nursing professional organizations, and serves as a member of the Nursing Education Peer Committee of the Utah Board of Nursing.She recently retired from her position as an Assistant Professor in theDoctor of Nursing Program for Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Dr. Dingman applies her vast nursing executive and clinical leadership experience to assist health care organizations improve patient-experience nurse communication satisfaction goals associated with value-based outcome indicators and financial reimbursement.


Director at Large - Blaine Winters DNP, ACNP-BC

Blaine ran for Director at large because he wanted to make a difference for the profession of nursing in Utah. One of the responsibilities of this officer is to work with rejuvenating one of the standard UNA committees. Blaine has chosen to revitalize the Education Committee.  He has vast experince serving on and running committees in practice, academia, and community settings.  A Director at Large also serves to represent an area of nursing that is not currently well represented on UNA committees. Blaine aslo has working knowledge of many types of nursing including gerontology, medical/surgical nursing, critical care, administration, academia, and advanced practice nursing. Additionally he spent time working with undergraduate nursing students in the Navajo Nation in Arizona.  Through this experience he learned a great deal regarding caring for Native Americans as well as other high risk populations.


Director at Large -Jason Martinez BSN, RN

Bio needed