State Ambassador Program

In June 2007, the Public Policy Committee, PPC, was asked by the HPNA Board of Directors to expand their focus to include policy issues at the state and national levels. A small PPC task force soon established the HPNA State Ambassador Program. The goal of State Ambassador Program is to develop a group of HPNA members with interest and expertise in health policy who will:

  • Follow and inform the PPC about critical policy issues at the state/regional levels
  • Disseminate information about national policy issues to their constituencies
  • Assist with policy advocacy efforts as directed by the Board of Directors and PPC

To contact the HPNA State Ambassadors on this list, please email us at [email protected], with “State Ambassador” in the title line and the name of the person you want to contact.

Program Documents

Full program description and requirements
Application to become a State Ambassador

Please return the program application and your current resume/CV to the HPNA national office:

Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association
400 Lydia Street, Suite 103
Carnegie, PA 15106
Phone: 412.787.9301
Fax: 412.787.9305

Any questions about the State Ambassador program can be sent to Chad Reilly at [email protected].

HPNA State Ambassadors

Alabama: Sue Morgan
Alaska: Patricia Dooley
Arkansas: J.Roger Huff
Arkansas: Sheri Bishop
Arizona: Kristopher Young
California: Deborah Greenspan
Colorado: Brad Evans
Connecticut: Rebecca Gagne-Henderson
Delaware: Sheila Grant
Florida: Rebecca Mott
Georgia: Jennifer Hale, Elena Predergrast
Illinois: Carrie Alani, Mary Bernadette Crean
Indiana: Elizabeth Frigerio
Idaho: Beverlee Furner
Iowa: Christine Harlander
Kansas: Janelle Williamson
Kentucky: DenEllen Coldiron
Maine: Laurl Matey
Maryland: Marian Grant, Megan Morrison
Massachusetts: Allison Rosenberg
Michigan: Ami Bhatt
Minnesota: Jennifer Clarin
Mississippi: Jacqueline Carrillo
Missouri: Tracy Clark 
New Hampshire: Mary Kaplan
New Jersey: 
Taylor Rossi
New York: Deborah Feehan
North Carolina: Teri Gettelfinger
Ohio: Linda Quinlin
Pennsylvania:Lauri Weiss
Rhode Island: Kelly Baxter
South Carolina: Nanci Tansey
South Dakota: Mari Perrenoud
Tennessee: Rhonda Perrin Oakes
Texas: Erin Perez
Vermont: Sonja Molyneux
Virginia: Melissa Ring
West Virginia: Carol Matheny
Wisconsin: Susan Breakwell, Margaret Donegan

State by State Law-making Practices

The Advocacy Advisory Committee has created the following tool to assist you in understanding the law-making process in your state. The provided links will directly connect you to guides, manuals, FAQs or general legislative information. If you should have any additional questions regarding your state, please contact HPNA Director of Membership, Chad Reilly at [email protected].

Alabama

Alaska 

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York Assembly and Senate Information

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming