DAVID R. RANCK, MED, RN, PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT TO THE BOARD AND PARLIAMENTARIAN
David’s love of nursing and of this association goes without saying! He has served over 45 years as SNAP’s professional consultant and parliamentarian. He has been an avid supporter of all nursing students throughout his tenure. In fact, David was awarded NSNA’s most coveted award, “Leader of Leaders”, at the 61st Annual NSNA Convention in Charlotte, NC. He has touched the lives of countless nursing students, who have since gone on to become leaders within the nursing profession.
CINDY SCHMUS, MSN, PNP-BC, CPHON, PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT TO THE BOARD
While Cindy is new to the professional consultant role to the SNAP Board of Directors, she is certainly not new to SNAP! Cindy became active in SNAP in her undergraduate studies at Villanova University, having served at her local chapter, as Vice President of SNAP, and as president of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) in 1989. Cindy is a Nurse Practitioner in Oncology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she has been an Oncology nurse for over 24 years. She currently serves as the Advanced Practice Nurse Lead for the Division.
CINDY SHINGLER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Cindy began her career with SNAP in the fall of 1986, only two months before the annual convention being held in Carlisle, PA. There were no computers at that time. Producing the name badges for all of the attendees was done one by one – each one individually! Well, times have changed, and so has SNAP! Cindy is very proud to still serve this vital and energetic organization that is the cutting edge of student run associations. She finds it challenging and exciting to serve such incredibly astute and dedicated leaders over these many years. And she is most proud that many of these individuals she served are still friends and colleagues today!
LATASHA KAST, MSN, RN, CCRN,CNL, NE-BC, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM
Latasha serves as the Director of Program and is instrumental in providing much of the technology and management for the annual convention. Latasha served as SNAP President 2009-2011, and volunteered at SNAP conventions for several years. She assumed the position of Director of Program in 2018. Latasha is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh for both her BSN and MSN, and is currently pursuing her DNP at Rush University, School of Nursing, specializing in Transformational Leadership. Latasha is passionate about nursing and this organization. SNAP is indeed fortunate to have her onboard!