Candidate for North Central Chapters Coordinator-Elect

Trish Carter, DNP, MSN, ACNS-BC, CNN

Job Position and Professional Responsibilities

I am an APN with 19 years nephrology experience. Duties include outpatient rounds, running a CKD education clinic, clinical consultant, vascular access manager, and the ODH compliance manager, adjunct faculty for the University of Toledo Medical Center (UTMC) College of Nursing and involvement in various research projects.

Role Qualifications

I have served for several years as the president or president-elect of the Black Swamp Chapter #323. I have also served on the Leadership Development Committee.

Role in ANNA projects/activities illustrating support of ANNA’s mission, goals, and objectives

I am a strong advocate for membership to a professional organization. The Black Swamp Chapter focused on recruitment and received an award for the most new members. One of the years that the National Symposium was in Washington, DC, I had the opportunity to meet with the Ohio legislators’ representatives. Since that meaningful experience, our chapter has been active with CapWiz and informing our legislators of issues that concern the renal community. In the area of professional development, I focus to lead my chapter in education, community outreach, and volunteerism. The Black Swamp Chapter is active in collaborating and partnering with the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio to volunteer at events including their annual walk, golf tournament, wine affair, lollipop sale, and other activities. For several years, I have coordinated the annual Nephrology Symposium supported by the Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio that educates nurses, technicians, social workers, and dietitians. We also proudly support the PKD Foundation, Toledo Chapter, and have volunteered with their annual Walk for PKD.