The Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) is responsible for selecting SNAP members for the Slate of Candidates for 2023-2024.
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MARY ELLA McCARTHY, NEC WESTERN REGIONS AND CHAIR
Hi! My name is Mary Ella McCarthy and I am excited to serve as your NEC West and NEC Chair! I am a sophomore nursing student at the University of Pittsburgh. In Pitt’s local chapter of SNAP, I am the Business Manager and a member of the social, health equity, and resolution committees. I currently work at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and as a Undergraduate Research Assistant at Pitt Nursing. In the future, I hope to pursue a pediatric Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Researcher position.
I look forward to sharing all the leadership opportunities that SNAP offers and encourage you to pursue a SNAP leadership role. I am excited to meet you all at SNAP Convention and please reach out if you have any questions!
KARISSA LASHER, NEC CENTRAL REGIONS
My name is Karissa Lasher, and I will be serving as your NEC Central! I am a first-year nursing student in Lackawanna College’s vigorous two-year ASN program. I also serve as the Vice President in our SNAP chapter. I was able to experience the SNAP convention at Kalahari this year, and it was amazing! I cannot wait to be involved in the convention forthcoming. I am excited to be a part of this organization and even more excited for the amazing people I will encounter on the way! In the future, I plan to go back for my Masters Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health and become a Nurse Practitioner in that field. As of right now, I look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s convention!
AVEN BAUGHMAN, NEC EASTERN REGIONS
Hi! My name is Aven Baughman and I will be serving as your NEC East! I am from Drexel University, in the 5-year BSN plan, and plan on getting a minor in lactation studies. I am on a performing arts scholarship for singing and am a volunteer at the Morris Animal Refuge where I work with cats. In the future I hope to become a Nurse-Midwife, and Lactation Consultant. I am so excited to be working with everyone and encouraging leadership to run! Feel free to reach out, and I hope to see you at the convention in the fall!