2016 Candidates

Below are the 2016 Candidates that are running for the 2017 AVA Board of Directors. Click on a candidate name to read their candidate spotlight message and learn more about why they are running. Voting will open September 2, 2016 and closes October 2, 2016.



Andrea K. Owens
MSNEd, RN, CRNI®, VA-BCTM

AVA Member for 6 years

Running for President-Elect

I have held many diverse positions of leadership in my personal life (church, Parent/Teacher organizations, athletic coaching) and professional career (administrative teams, specialty organizations, committee appointments). I have been an active volunteer within AVA since establishing membership in 2010 as follows: Member, Chair-elect & Chair (2 years), Membership Committee; Education Committee, ISAVE That Line Task Force; VAAC Item Reviewer; JAVA Editorial Review Board; Member, Awards Task Force; Member, Governance Task Force; Consensus Statements Task Force; Director-at-Large, AVA Board of Directors 2014-2016. My desire is to continue the important work I have been privileged to be part of with the AVA Governance Task Force and the AVA Consensus Statements Task Force.

Jennifer McCord
MSN, RN, PCCN, CCRN, CCNS,VA-BCTM

AVA Member for 10 years

Running for Secretary

Director at Large for 2 years for AVA and current Secretary for AVA. Numerous leadership positions at my organization including leading projects and committee including Nursing Practice Council. Also established out nurse lead PICC team that also inserts arterial lines. Involved with VACC and AVA Foundation as liason to each board. I was an item writer for the first VACC examination. I volunteer for local 4-H extensively.

Jocelyn Grecia Hill
MN, RN, CVAA(c), VA-BCTM

AVA Member for 10 years

Running for Director At Large

  • CVAA Board of Directors President – 2013-2015
  • AVA DTEAM Chair – 2015
  • AVA DTEAM Committee Member/Pre-Conference Coordinator – 2010-2016
  • VACC Board of Directors Director at Large – 2012-2016
  • CVAA Board of Directors Director at Large – 2011-2013
  • AVA Network and CVAA Chapter Founding President, Vancouver BC Canada – 2010-current
  • WoCoVA PICC Academy Network (PAN) – Faculty Member

Liz Donnellan
RN, BSN, VA-BCTM

AVA Member for 4 years

Running for Director At Large

Currently I am volunteering for the AVA Membership committee. I am a member of 4 local AVA chapters.

Lorelle Wuerz
MSN, BS, BA, RN, VA-BCTM

AVA Member for 11 years

Running for Director At Large

New York Presbyterian Committees:

  • Anticoagulation Subcommittee
  • Nursing Electronic Documentation (NED)
  • Chair: Nursing Practice Council – Vascular Access
  • Nursing Research Council
  • Chair: Clinical Support Committee
  • Patient Education Council
  • Chair: Leadership Enrichment and Development (LEAD)
  • Pediatric Operations/Patient Care
  • Executive CLABSI Workgroup
  • Patient Education Advisory Council
  • HCAHPS Pain Committee

AVA Committees/Task Forces:

  • Chair Membership Committee AVA
  • Governance Task Force AVA

Lori Kaczmarek
RN, BSN, VA-BCTM

AVA Member for 6 years

Running for Director At Large

  • President, Greater Milwaukee Area Chapter of AACN (GMAC-AACN)
  • AACN Special Interest Consultant Region 8 (WI and MI)
  • Executive Board Member, GMAC-AACN
  • Member, Program Planning Committee: GMAC-AACN and Society of Critical Care Medicine (SSCM)
  • Clinical Instructor, Critical Care Course
  • External Clinical Co-Assessor, Alverno College
  • Volunteer Legal Guardian, Legal Aid Society

Lorri Jameson
MSN/Ed, RN, VA-BCTM

AVA Member for 9 years

Running for Director At Large

Active member of our local network, Colorado Vascular Access Network (COVAN) for nine years and have served as the membership board for four years and as the Southern Colorado Meeting Coordinator for two years.

Patricia Catudal
RN,BS,VA-BCTM

AVA Member for 14 years

Running for Director At Large

  • Nominations Committee
  • PEDIVAN founder
  • PediSIG Pres / board member

Randall E. Barnes
RN, VA-BCTM, CRNI®

AVA Member for 6 years

Running for Director At Large

I’ve held positions such as President, Advisor and Programs Director for the largest INS chapter in the world

Teresa S. Darst
BSN, RN,VA-BCTM

AVA Member for 9 years

Running for Secretary

Shared Governance Committee for 8 years at Texas Health Resources, INS Committee for developing CVC Standards of Practice, Local chapter involvement AVA and INS for 6 years.  Committee for expanding nursing scope of practice for CVC local hospital setting.

Yvonne K. Cales
MSN, RN, BC, VA-BCTM

AVA Member for 6 years

Running for Director At Large

  • AVA Education Committee
  • Guidelines Committee
  • Public Policy Committee.