HANA of Hudson Valley, New York. Executive Board of Directors 2019-2021 had sworn in on January 22, 2019.
I would like to take a moment to thank the members of the former board for laying the groundwork that we will build upon in the upcoming years such as health promotion, disease prevention, and to resume the monthly TV Show titled “To Your Health or Pour Votre Sante” to continue to raise awareness in health care issues affecting our community.
On behalf of myself and the current executive board we pledge to advance the organization’s mission even further. Our strategic initiatives are to maintain harmony within the group, to foster teamwork, empower nurses to pursue advanced nursing education, provide periodic health care workshops to the community to contribute to positive health behaviors and outcomes.
We vow to work as equal members of HANA of Hudson Valley to fulfill our obligations and adhere to our bylaws, mission, vision and values of the organization. We will work hard to inspire other nurses, friends, and family alike to join forces with HANA to increase wellness in the community.
As President, I promise to use my God given talents to fulfill my role, to be a good listener, to remain adaptable, dependable and to stir the organization into the right path. My primary goal is to continue to strengthen the organization from within, to collaborate and partner with other organizations, Colleges and Universities in the region, to create a mentoring program for nursing students, to expand the number of available scholarships in the U.S and abroad and for HANA to inspire behavior change through actions, increase knowledge or health education.
Together with my team we salute every one of you and look forward to working with you all. Hope you join us in the near future. It is a pleasure to serve you!
Marlyn Lestage-Laforest, MA, MPH, CNM-NP, RN
President of HANA of Hudson Valley, New York, Inc.