Highlights from Chapter 420
Lynette Short, MSN, RN, NOVA Chapter President
Central Virginia VA Health Care System, Richmond, Virginia
Community Service - School Drive
The chapter conducted our annual School Supply Drive during the fall. The supplies donated by chapter members were presented by Chapter Board Member Marva Griffin and Chapter President Lynette Short to students at Ephesus Junior Academy in Richmond, Virginia. The students, staff and principal were beyond grateful for the donations.
Marva Griffin, Lynette Short
and Ephesus Junior Academy Students
Congratulations to chapter members who received NOVA Awards in 2019: Cynthia Solomon, MS, BSN, RN, ACNP-BC (APRN Excellence Award) and Sheleda Marks, LPN (LPN/LVN Excellence Award). Cynthia is a nurse practitioner in oncology and Sheleda is a nurse who works in the community living center.
Sheleda Marks, LPN and Cynthia Solomon, NP
Chapter 420 Holiday Meeting
Chapter 420 held our annual holiday meeting in December 2019. Dr. Kristin Windon, ADPCS of the Central Virginia Health Care System, presented on the “State of the Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS)” Her presentation was well received.
Dr. Windon received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia and her Doctorate in Education - Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. She is s a Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist who is certified in Nursing Professional Development. Dr. Windon is married to a Marine, and her father and three uncles served in the Navy.
Dr. Windon was appointed as the CVHCS ADPCS in September 2019 and is responsible for the direct supervision of Nursing Service, Chaplain Service, and Sterile Processing Service, providing direct and indirect care for our Veterans. She served as Acting ADPCS for five months after serving as the Deputy Associate Chief of Staff/Education Service for 10 years. Prior to these roles, Dr. Windon served as a critical care nurse, nurse researcher, utilization review nurse, nursing professor, nursing program director, and nursing program consultant.
Kristin Windon, EdD, MSN, RN, AGCNS, NPD-BC
ADPCS, Central Virginia VA Health Care System