Meet the Nursing Students' Association of New York State's (NSANYS)
Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC)
These are some of the past NEC Committees of NSANYS.
2022-2023 NEC Committee
CO-REGIONAL DIRECTOR CHAIR, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS CHAIR and LONG ISLAND REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Emily Tricarico
Emily Tricarico is a sophomore nursing student at Molloy University on Long Island. She is expected to graduate in May of 2024 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is actually from Connecticut, but when she heard about Molloy’s amazing nursing program, she knew she found her dream school. Ever since she was little, she has always wanted to be a nurse. She’s always had the kind, caring, and compassionate qualities, and she’s always lending a helping hand wherever she can. Emily is also involved in her school chapter, Molloy Nursing Student Association (MNSA) as Co-Treasurer, as well as a Student Ambassador. In the future, she hopes to further her education by going back to school and earning her Masters, with the goal of teaching the future generations of nursing students. She has had a passion for helping and teaching ever since she was little. She also aspires to specialize in Labor and Delivery or Pediatrics. In her free time, she likes to read and spend time with family and friends. Emily is very excited and honored to have this opportunity to collaborate with nursing students and fellow members from all over the state and community. She hopes to build a strong relationship with the board and meet students across Long Island and New York! Please feel free to reach out!
CO-REGIONAL DIRECTOR CHAIR, and WESTERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Vacant
NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Jaclyn Jahn
Jaclyn is currently a Senior Nursing Scholar in the Basic Baccalaureate Program at the Stony Brook School of Nursing. She is honored to have served on the 2022-2023 Board of Directors as the Northeast Regional Director. Jaclyn also serves as President of the Stony Brook University Student Nurses’ Association. Outside the classroom, Jaclyn is currently preparing to attend the Eastern Nursing Research Society Conference in Philadelphia for a poster on the effect financial and school resources have on students’ success on the NCLEX exam. Upon graduation this May, Jaclyn hopes to work in either a Cardiothoracic ICU or Pediatric ICU and eventually continue her education to become a Nurse Practitioner. She is beyond grateful for the relationships and experiences gained as a Regional Director and wishes the new board the best of luck!
Dania Avelar-Romero is a sophomore at Molloy College, with a scheduled completion date of May 2024. Dania is actively involved on school, serving as secretary for Union Hispana, a Hispanic cultural club, and as a member of the Molloy Nursing Student Association. Outside of the classroom, the student participates in Hurricane Maria (HMARIA) Operation Giving Back Puerto Rico, a medicine pipeline program that supports underserved populations with aid and medical assistance to countries in the aftermath of catastrophic disasters. Dania is eager to begin this new phase of her life as the Metropolitan Regional Director in the 2022-2023 term, and she is looking forward to serving as a conduit of communication between the region's school chapters, as well as meeting and forming relationships with the other NSANYS board of directors.
MID-HUDSON REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Deanna Jelardi
Deanna Jelardi is extremely grateful to serve this term on the NSANYS Board as the Midhudson Regional Director. She is a senior nursing student at Farmingdale State College, and is looking forward to graduating the BSN program in December 2022. Deanna also serves on the Farmingdale SNA board as Co-President, is a member of the Chi Gamma Nursing Honor Society, and is heavily involved in many organizations on campus. After graduation, Deanna wants to be a pediatric nurse and apply for a fellowship in critical care. Her dream nursing job is to work in a pediatric ICU. Deanna is looking forward to working alongside her fellow board members in the 2022-2023 term and connecting with other student nurses statewide!
CENTRAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Susan Donohue
Susan Donohue is a junior nursing student at Molloy University and has a minor in biology. She is also in the honors program. She served as the former NSANYS Long Island Regional Director and currently is the MNSA Co-Community Service Director where she is able to organize community service events and peer mentorship program with a team.
GENESEE-VALLEY REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Matthew Zender
Matthew is a sophomore nursing student at Stony Brook School of Nursing. Currently he works as a part-time photographer at a local photography studio and also serves as the Scholars Representative for the Stony Brook Student Nursing Association. He enjoys watching/photographing sports, playing spikeball, going to the beach, and volunteering with pediatric patients. He chose nursing because he wants to help kids who are fighting cancer.