Candidates Positions for 2018 Board of Directors

  • President-Elect
    member must have served as Director, Secretary, Treasurer, or Education Planning Committee member of a WSGNA Regional Conference prior to nomination per WSGNA bylaws to be eligible for this office.
  • Secretary
    — must be voting member for the past two consecutive years & familiar with by-laws
  • Director at Large- Membership/Nominations
    – must be voting member for the past two consecutive years & familiar with by-laws

READ MORE about the elected positions here!

Winners will be notified by Linda Anderson, President-Elect / DAL – Membership/Nominations and presented to the membership via email and our website. The newly elected will assume their office January 1, 2018.

Meet our 2018 Candidates!

  • President – Elect:  
    Candidate #1
    Tammy Aspeslet, MBA, BSN, RN
    Tammy Aspeslet

    Tammy Aspeslet, MBA, BSN, RN
    Employer: Gundersen Health System
    Position: Clinical Manager
    From: La Crosse
    Candidate Statement:
    I was in the mentor program as a participate two years ago, then came back as a co-leader in a group. Last year I helped to organize an education program for all area GI nurses and techs.

    I am running for office because I want to become more involved, stay current on issues going on within the GI world, be a role model for others and hopefully help excite others about this organization. In today’s world we are all so busy it is hard to fit it all in sometimes so we need to make it easy to be part of the SGNA team. 

    If elected, I consent-to-serve as an officer of WSGNA. I realize my consent includes the obligation to attend the WSGNA Board of Directors meetings and attend the WSGNA Annual Membership meeting Fall Conference.

  • Secretary:
    Candidate #1
    Lynn Thompson
    Lynn Thompson

    Lynn Thompson, BSN, RN
    Columbia, St. Mary’s
    Staff, GI Center
    Whitefish Bay
    Candidate Statement: I am interested in being a more active member of the organization and becoming a board member to better connect with what is happening in the organization.

  • Director-at-Large; Membership/Nominations:
    Candidate # 1
    Cathy Johnson
    Cathy Johnson

    Cathy Johnson, RN, BSN, CGRN 
    Employer: Prohealthcare, Waukesha Memorial Hospital
    Position Held: Staff, GI Center
    From: Waukesha, WI
    Candidate Statement: My name is Cathy Johnson and I am running for Director at Large for Membership and Nominations of WSGNA.  I have been a board member for the past 10+ years.  I have gained so much from my involvement with SGNA and WSGNA; from clinical knowledge and best practice to networking with my nursing peers.  I also believe it is important  to give back to the organization that has helped me grow in, and be the best I can be, in my practice.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my time on the board and would like to continue in this role, especially reaching out to members who may be interested in stepping up to future board involvement. I have worked in GI/ endoscopy for the past 28 years in a busy, hospital based center.  One of the best perks of my job and the time I have spent on the board, are the awesome coworkers and many friends I have made through my career and board work in GI Nursing.

    Thank you.
    Cathy Johnson, BSN, RN, CGRN

The link below will take you to the ballot; there is space for ‘write in’ candidates. Thank you for exercising your right as a WSGNA member to VOTE! Have your SGNA member ID# handy.