My name is Eleni Pellazgu, and I am the newly elected President of the Alpha Tau Chapter. I have been so honored to serve as your president-elect over the past two years. I am excited to take over the reins as President and look forward to working with all of you in the coming two years.
Over the years since graduation from the Rutgers MSN program, you all grew to be considered my family, my home, my brothers/sisters, and I am so excited to introduce you to our chapter and new board. I want to thank Dr. Donna Fountain and the outgoing members for their work and support.
For the upcoming two-year term, I hope you all come together and continue to accomplish our continued goals in providing many scholarships for the nursing students and the newly graduates. We are also looking forward to providing excellent educational activities for all of us with prestigious speakers. We aim to continue with our robust mentorship program that has taken off and invite all of you to become mentors and mentees to each other. The main initiative is to continue our philanthropic endeavors benefiting local organizations.
COVID-19 has taken a toll on all of us. Still, we are to continue with our wonderful induction ceremonies for our new members and significant social events either in person or online.
These goals can be achieved with everyone's help, input, and our board members' support.
We welcome a few new and returning officers, including those who were newly elected:
Vice President - Avril Keldo, Secretary - Sol Angélica Muñiz, Faculty Counselors - Dr. Barbara Canella and Dr. Tracy Vitale, Treasurer - Annie Pajaro, and Member - Avril Keldo.
Sherry Stein leads our Governance Committee.
Our Leadership Succession Committee is headed by Dr. Donna Fountain
Lastly, our Mentorship program is groomed by Dr. Hila Aluko.
Our 2023 President-elect is Dr. Kara Kaldawi and Dr. Amita Avadhami is a former President.
We are looking for "new blood" to help us grow stronger and support our profession.
Our classic events are our standard meetings accompanied by healthcare lecture series, research and educational events, Founders' Day Event in October, and our Annual Induction and Awards Ceremony in May.
This great group of Alpha Tau Nurse Leaders is excited to serve you over the coming biennium.
More to come. Please stay safe and enjoy the rest of the summer.
See you in the Fall!!
Respectfully, Eleni Pellazgu, Chapter President