Candidate for National Director

Paula Richards, MSN, RN, CNN

Job Position and Professional Responsibilities

Inpatient Services Area Manager, Fresenius Kidney Care, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Resource for practice and educational initiatives; quality audits and surveys; overview of 31 hospital based programs; piloting education, scheduling and documentation tools; mentor staff for leadership positions; meet with liaisons and doctors to discuss QAI and pertinent hospital issues; onboard new inpatient services programs.

Role Qualifications

  • Have held various local positions in ANNA: MassBay Chapter President, 1996-1997; Keystone Chapter President, 2001-2002; Keystone Chapter Legislative Representative, 2002-2004; Keystone Chapter Secretary, 2004-2007; Northeast Chapters Coordinator-Elect (CCE), 2007-2008; Northeast Chapters Coordinator (CC), 2008-2009; Northeast CCE, 2009-2010; Northeast CC, 2010-2011; Board of Directors (BOD) - Northeast Vice President, 2011-2013; National Director, 2013-2015; Keystone Chapter President, 2016-2018; Nephrology Nursing Journal Manuscript Review Panel, 2013-present; Awards & Scholarship Committee, 2015 to present
  • Detail oriented in providing care that maximizes patient outcomes and satisfaction
  • Multi-tasker who performs well in high stress situations. Effective communicator and driven leader
  • Experienced in administrative and educational roles
  • 39 years of practice within the field of nephrology

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

  • ANNA BOD - development of new Strategic Plan (2012); providing education to our members
  • Attracting new members to ANNA - Three for Free Membership Campaign; membership and education
  • Research and survey on vitual chapter for ANNA - researching new and innovative ways to reach out and attract members