Lighting the Way to GI Excellence!

Board of Directors

Director
Chris Bragg
Director
Terri Matthew
Director
Jacqueline Kulik RN, BS

Current Position
Staff Nurse, Endoscopy Department, MaineGeneral Medical Center – Alfond Center for Health, Augusta ME

Years in GI
3

Certification
2013

SGNA Offices Held
MSGNA Director

Why I love GI
I love GI nursing for the variety it offers and the daily challenges it provides. The patients are great and I love supporting them through their procedures. There is always something new for me to learn since it is an ever evolving field. I also work with a great group of nurses!

Director
Beth Barton

Current Position
Staff Nurse, Portland Endoscopy Center/Portland Gastroenterology

Years in GI
11

Certification
2013

SGNA Offices Held
MSGNA Director

Presentations
MSGNA Fall Conference 2016

Why I love GI
The ability to make a difference in patient experiences through the nursing care I provide is the most rewarding aspect of working in GI for me.  I also love learning new things in this ever-changing specialty and working as part of a team with physicians, GI techs, infusion nurses, MA’s and NP/PA’s.

President Elect/Director/Legislative & Website Liaison
Lynne Bowden BSN, RN, CMSRN, CGRN

Current Position
Staff Nurse, Endoscopy Department, MaineGeneral Medical Center – Alfond Center for Health, Augusta ME

Years in GI
3

Certification
CGRN (Certified Gastroenterology Registered Nurse) 2016

SGNA Offices Held
MSGNA Director
MSGNA Website & Legislative Liaison

Presentations
Membership Presentation – MSGNA Fall Conference 2016
Membership Presentation – MSGNA Spring Conference 2016
Membership Presentation – MSGNA Fall Conference 2015

Why I love GI
“I am a newcomer to the realm of GI nursing, which has allowed me to focus my skills on a specialty practice while gleaning information from my previous experiences as a Medical/Surgical nurse. I thoroughly enjoy the balance of technical skills and patient care that Endoscopy provides. As a novice GI nurse I look forward to opportunities to enhance my knowledge and skills, and hope to bring a fresh perspective to the professional realm of GI nursing. The future of GI nursing is exciting, and fostering the development of our future GI nurses is imperative to the continued success of our practice.”

Past President
Rosemarie Powers, RN CGRN

Current Position
Staff RN Endoscopy
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

Years in GI
20

Certification
2006

SGNA Offices Held
MSGNA President-Elect
MSGNA Director
MSGNA President
MSGNA Past President

Why I love GI
“I love GI for the changing and challenging advances, what an ever evolving practice, it is still amazing to me the work we can do through our scopes!”

Director / Facebook Liaison
Cindy Ferland, LPN

Current Position
Staff LPN Endoscopy
Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

Years in GI
38

Certification
2005

SGNA Offices Held
MSGNA Facebook Liaison
MSGNA Director
MSGNA President
MSGNA Past President

Why I love GI
“I enjoy working in all aspects of the GI Unit as I continue to learn and teach.”

President & Membership Chair
Susan Chase, RN CGRN

Current Position
Charge Nurse, Endoscopy, Maine General Medical Center / Thayer Campus

Years in GI
28

Certification
2012

SGNA Offices Held
MSGNA Director

Presentations
Spring Conference 2014

Why I love GI
“Endoscopy nursing gives me the perfect balance of technical skills along with patient care. I love the challenge of troubleshooting equipment and learning the new and latest procedures and thrive in the dynamic environment of an ever changing schedule. My creativity and thinking outside the box makes this a perfect fit for this unit. The mix of experience and ingenuity result in a fabulous charge nurse who makes a difference each and every day. I have led the Endoscopy unit in achieving Olympian status – 4 consecutive quarters of patient satisfaction scores in the 9-10’s. I maintain collegial relationships with physicians, peers and other departments, and is viewed as expert. I am one of the lucky people who often can be heard saying “I love my job and I’ll be here until I retire.”

Director/Education Chair
Linda Gondeck, RN CGRN

Current Position
Staff Nurse, Endoscopy St. Marys Regional Medical Center, Lewiston ME

Years in GI
30

Certification
2000

SGNA Offices Held
MSGNA President
MSGNA Secretary
MSGNA Director
MSGNA Education Committee Chair
MSGNA President-Elect
MSGNA Past President

Why I love GI
“I like the variety and challenge of doing procedures. Every day is different.”

Treasurer
Sandy Masters, BSN RN CGRN

Current Position
Staff Nurse, Endoscopy
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Lewiston ME

Years in GI
27

Certification
2000

SGNA Regional/National Offices Held
MSGNA Treasurer
MSGNA Director

Presentations
MSGNA Spring Conference 2004

Why I love GI
“GI covers a variety of disease processes.; I don’t find it boring and it is unpredictable”

Secretary
Barb Young, RN CGRN

Current Position
Staff Nurse, Endoscopy
Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockland ME

Years in GI
34

Certification
1993

SGNA Offices Held
MSGNA Secretary
MSGNA President-Elect
MSGNA President
MSGNA Immediate Past President
MSGNA Director
MSGNA Membership Committee Chair

Presentations
Regional Conference Host, Regional Conference Presentation Panel Discussion Member, MSGNA Regional Conference, MSGNA 2011 Fall Conference
MSGNA Spring Conference 2013

Why I love GI
“GI is the place to be in nursing. It is innovative and always advancing. I consider it a privilege to provide such a service to my patients. I appreciate the opportunity to be active on the MSGNA Board as it gives me a voice in the practice of GI Nursing.”