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ROY ADAPTATION ASSOCIATION – INTERNATIONAL

2019 Elections Ballot

Online voting by members will take place for 3 weeks, from March 27 to April 17, 2019. A link to vote will be sent to members. If you feel you should have received a ballot, or wish to become a member now to vote, please notify us at Roy Adaptation Association <royassociation@gmail.com>.

Officer Election Voting Form

Eligible members of RAA-I may vote for officers in the following three categories:

PRESIDENT:

This is a two-year term of office that will begin at the conclusion of the annual conference to be held in June 2019. Term of office will end in June 2021, at which time the President will serve one additional year as Past President.

The role of the President is to lead the organization to fulfill its strategic plan and to oversee operations, including annual conference planning, newsletter development, website, CEUs and other communications.

TREASURER:

This is a two-year term of office that will begin at the conclusion of the annual conference to be held in June 2019. Term of office will end in June 2021, at which time the Treasurer may step down to transfer the office to another elected officer.

The role of the Treasurer is to monitor the organization’s financial affairs, plan and monitor a budget that ensures that expenditures are necessary and prudent and that expenses are met. This includes membership fees and the needs of conferences.

SECRETARY:

This is a three-year term of office that will begin at the conclusion of the annual conference to be held in June 2019. Term of office will end in June 2022 at which time the Secretary may step down to transfer the office to another elected officer.

The role of the secretary is to document the organizations activities, maintain minutes, assist with development of the semi-annual newsletter, and with other organizational communication, records and archives.

2019 Candidates' Statements

Candidate for President:

Debra R. Hanna, RN, PhD

Professional Background Summary

I am a professor of nursing at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY. Currently, I am an Editorial Board member, an Associate Editor, and I write a column for the journal Research and Theory for Nursing Practice. I am certified as an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist.

RAA Background (Years as a member; Major Contributions)

I began attending meetings of the Roy Adaptation Association in 1999 before it was called RAA. For twenty years, I have been an active member of RAA. In 2008, I became a member of the Executive Board. My past contributions to RAA include presenting at annual conferences, conducting conference workshops, assisting with abstract reviews, and working with others to develop organizational guidelines.

What do you want to contribute to the organization in the future? 

This is a period of transition and growth for RAA-I. While looking forward to the growth of RAA on an international level, I also hope to work with board members and elected officers to develop a new generation of Roy scholars. The first years of this transition brings with it an opportunity to establish processes so that established Roy scholars can collaborate with and mentor potential and early-career Roy scholars. This has been a long-cherished goal of the Executive Board. I hope, working together with others, it is one hope that will soon be fulfilled.

 

Candidate for Secretary:

Ellen Buckner, PhD, RN

Professional Background Summary 

Dr. Ellen Buckner is Professor of Nursing in the Ida Moffett School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama.

RAA Background (Years as Member; Major Contributions) 

I was named a Roy Fellow in 2005 and have been a member of the Board of Directors since 2013. I have frequently mentored undergraduate and graduate students in use of the RAM. Based on this work, I was recognized by the RAA for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Mentoring. Buckner contributed two chapters to Generating Middle Range Theory: From Evidence to Practice (Roy, 2014).

What you want to contribute to the organization in the future?

I want to be involved in mentoring the next generation of Roy Scholars and RAA leaders. I know that to continue the work of the Roy Adaptation Association, we must engage emerging leaders and scholars. The RAM was transforming to me as a young investigator. I want that same excitement to carry forward for others. The RAM defines nursing for me for individuals and communities across a global scope of practice. The richness of the model and its underpinnings can bring nursing theory to the frontline nurse in multiple settings. I am honored to be a part of the organization and to contribute to its vision.

 

Candidate for Treasurer:

Sr. Clare Butt, RN, PhD

Professional Background Summary 

I was educated in nursing at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA.  Since 2012, I have taught nursing students in the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions at Holy Family University in Philadelphia. I helped establish a Family Center at the university based on the Roy Adaptation Model.

RAA Background (Years as a member; Major Contributions)

I began attending the Roy Adaptation Association conferences in 2008. For ten years, I have been an active member of RAA. My past contributions to RAA conferences include three poster presentations and four podium presentations. I have co-conducted workshops at two conferences and assisted with abstract reviews. In 2017 I accompanied Sister Callista Roy to a nursing conference in Pune, India, where she was the keynote speaker and where I also spoke. While there I assisted Sister Callista with presentations at a pre-conference workshop on the Roy Adaptation Model. 

What do you want to contribute to the organization in the future?

I would enjoy working with members of the RAA Board and participate in strategic planning for the organization. It is my hope that the work of Sister Callista Roy and the contributions of the Roy Adaptation Model (RAM) continue to assist nurses to deliver the best care to patients as individuals and as groups. The RAM has guided nursing education, research and practice since its inception over 50 years ago, and the RAA continues to lead the field of nursing through research synthesis and middle range theory development. As Treasurer, I would monitor the organization’s financial affairs, plan and monitor the organization’s budget, and contribute to strategic planning and the evaluation of progress toward goals.