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SCSNA CHIP Group Leaders - Meeting 2/5/2020
SHIP Thank you Letter

Seton Hall University - Annual Margaret C. Haley School of Nursing award recipients, October 14, 2019. Anne Connor, BSN '78, MPA '94 recipient of the Nelson Aquino Humanitarian Award. Congratulations, Anne! Thank you for all you have done to advance the practice of nursing. You are a worthy recipient. (Right: with Mary Ellen Urbanowitz, sister; Alice Hadley)



Meredith O'Brien recently graduated from Bernards High School and is planning to attend University of Michigan Niursing Program in the fall. Her many accomplishments include Vice President of BHS Honor Society, Peer Leadership and member of the BHS Lacrosse Team. As the founder of the Best Buddies Program, Meredith has helped multiply disabled students feel more involved at school. She is also an active volunteer with the Best Day Program, helping children with chronic medical disabilities enjoy days at the beach. Characterized by her references as authentic, caring, optimistic and dedicated, Meredith describes nursing as her passion and is thrilled to recieve the SCSNA scholarship.

Gabriella Nawrath recently graduated from Someville High School and will be attendingUniversity of Pittsburg in the Fall to pursue a career in nursing. Her participation in her high school's Somerville Medical Science Academy allowed her a closer look at many different aspects of nursing. Gabriella founded the Medical Sciences Club, the focus of which is to promote and interest in medical sciences carrers post secondary education. She also enjoyed being a part of the Red Cross Club and doing service work abroad. She is very thankful to have received this scholarship and is excited for a future in nursing. 

SCSNA 2020 Nursing Scholarship Recipients

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, SCSNA was not able to recognize our retirees in the traditional manner at the May meeting. Thank you to all nurses who work tirelessly to promote the health and welfare of Somerset County students. Thank you to Mary Ellen Urbanowitz and Irene Roglieri for your your many years of caring for your students. "Here's to your life however it's spent - here's to your retirement!"

Congratulations, Lisa Lontai, on  receiving the 2019 NJ Excellence in School Nusring award! Lisa is pictured with Lisa Manz, SCSNA President, and Alice Hadley, SCSNA, President-Elect at the May 2019 SCSNA meeting.


Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP) clients are the homeless, working poor families, and individuals in Somerset County Regions who are not able to obtain assistance from government or other private agencies, and are therefore denied an opportunity to receive the basic humane assistance they need and deserve. Clients coming to SHIP include many that suffer from substance abuse dependency, HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, the homeless and near homeless working poor, hunger or isolation. During the February SCSNA meetings we have made a positive impact on the less fortunate in our community by donating socks and gloves.










Congratulations to our very own, SCSNA past president, Lisa Lontai! She is the recipient of the NJ Excellence in School Nursing Award. Lisa was acknowledged at the NJSSNA Spring Conference 2019. This award is presented annually to publicly recognize and honor a practicing certified school nurse for outstanding contributions to the specialty practice of school nursing.
We couldn't be more proud!  Congratulations Lisa !!! 


Somerset County Schools Nurses met February 5, 20202 to collaborate with healthier Somerset on the CHIP initiatiative (Community Health Improvement Program). The four areas for discussion were: Mental Health & Substance Abuse: Obesity; Chronic Disease; and Acess to Care.

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