PHENSA values advocacy for nursing practice and nursing education program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  If you need assistance with this process, please contact the person who represents your region below.

Public and Professional Affairs Committee

Central – Kelly Kuhns, Millersville University, (2017-19)

Northeast – Cynthia Mailloux, King’s College, (2017-19); Sheila Hartung, Bloomsburg University, (2017-19)

Southeast – Donna Trinkaus, Drexel University, (2018-20)

Southwest – Lynn George, Carlow University, – Chair (2018-20)

Northwest – Mary Ann Thurkettle, Slippery Rock University, (2018-20)

The below links have been recommended from the Director of Government Affairs for AACN.

Below are various “Fact Sheets” published by AACN – facts on the nursing shortage, faculty shortage, nursing education and more!

If you have information on legislative activity or visits you are making, please email Alexis Kierce at to get the information posted here.