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.
2023-2024 NEC Committee
CO-REGIONAL DIRECTOR CHAIR, NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS CHAIR and MID-HUDSON REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Victoria LoGiudice
Victoria LoGiudice is a sophomore in the traditional nursing program at Molloy University. She is planning to graduate Molloy University in May 2025 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and becoming the first registered nurse in her family. Victoria would like to earn her master's degree and specialize in cardiac care. Later on, Victoria hopes to earn her DNP (Doctorate in Nursing Practice) and teach future nursing students. Victoria is the Communications Director Subcommittee of the Molloy Nursing Student Association for the 2022-2023 term, but looks forward to becoming Vice President in the 2023-2024 term in her junior year. Victoria has always had a passion for helping people no matter what career she had chosen as a child as it was always changing, but nonetheless it was always a career that involved helping others succeed. To take it one step further, after enjoying her biology and chemistry classes in high school, Victoria decided to volunteer at a local hospital to get a feel for the hospital environment. She absolutely fell in love with the program and earned her 36 hours of Service Award. Through NSANYS, Victoria hopes to guide and support nursing students through nursing school along with building her leadership, teamwork, and communications skills in order to provide the best nursing school experience for all.
Co-REGIONAL DIRECTOR CHAIR, SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS CHAIR and CENTRAL REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Susan Donohue
Susan Donohue is honored to serve as NSANYS Co-Regional Director Chair and Central Regional Director for the 2023-2024 term! Susan is currently a junior nursing student in the traditional BSN program at Molloy University with a minor in biology. She is a student in the Honors Program and is expected to graduate in May 2024. Along with her role in NSANYS, Susan is also the Co-Community Service Director of Molloy’s Nursing Student Association (MNSA), a position she has held since 2021. Through teamwork with MNSA’s Community Service Committee, Susan organizes the Peer Mentorship Program for nursing students as well as enriching opportunities for students to connect and contribute to their community. Susan’s commitment to community service is further seen in her role as a Student Nurse Fellow on Molloy University’s Community Health Mobile Clinic, where she collaborates with an interdisciplinary team to provide health screenings and education to community members. As a nurse, Susan hopes to work with children in a pediatric care setting where she can have a meaningful impact on the health and lives of children and their families. She also hopes to further her education to become a pediatric nurse practitioner as she develops in nursing practice. In her free time, Susan loves to spend time at the beach or exploring Long Island with her family and friends. She has been involved with the NSANYS Board of Directors since her first year of nursing school and is eager to continue developing her leadership skills while collaborating with students across the state.
NORTHEAST REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Katherine Ballarano
Katherine is a junior nursing student in the Basic Baccalaureate Program at Stony Brook University’s School of Nursing, with an expected graduation date of May 2024. She is grateful to be working on the 2023-2024 NSANYS Board of Directors as the Northeast Regional Director and is excited to connect with other nursing students statewide! Katherine is also actively involved in her school’s NSNA chapter, Stony Brook Student Nurses’ Association, and currently serves as the Second Vice President. She is hoping to utilize the leadership experiences she has gained to aid in the continuing growth and success of NSANYS. Following graduation, Katherine is interested in exploring specialties such as Obstetrics, Pediatrics, or NICU. However, she is hoping to experience many more of the areas nursing has to offer before beginning her career. During her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, making beach trips, and spending time with her family and friends. Katherine is proud to be representing the Stony Brook School of Nursing and is looking forward to collaborating with her fellow NSANYS board members.
At Molloy University, Dania Avelar-Romero is a junior nursing student enrolled in the traditional BSN program. She looks forward to serving as the Metropolitan Regional Director for the next year because she has experience in that role from a previous term. Dania is currently employed as a medical assistant in a pediatrician's office with the intention of specializing in the pediatric field following graduation. She is grateful to be a part of the NSANYS organization and can't wait to start recruiting other nursing programs and students in New York to join in the effort to increase their access to leadership opportunities. Dania likes to spend her free time hanging out with her friends and family, going to the movies, and dining out. In the future, she hopes to travel the world with the people that she loves most and to leave an imprint on each of her patients' lives.
WESTERN REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Avary Kwai
Avary Kwai is so excited and honored to serve as Western Regional Director for the 2023-2024 term! She is a freshman at Stony Brook University pursuing a major in Health Science on the Pre-Nursing Track. She plans to apply to the Stony Brook School of Nursing Basic Baccalaureate Program in her sophomore year. Her passion for nursing stems from her love to advocate and serve as a support system for people. She currently volunteers at Stony Brook University Hospital, and is part of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP), where she enhances geriatric patients' stay through shared comfort activities such as puzzle-making and by providing quality company. She is also a Probationary Member of Stony Brook's Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT), where she provides medical assistance as an auxiliary responder, and educates others on disaster preparedness. Her experiences in healthcare so far have made her love for pursuing a career in nursing even stronger. She has grown in confidence in her abilities to provide patient care and has learned invaluable skills. Some of her hobbies include exploring the city with her friends, running, singing, and thrifting. After graduating, Avary plans to become a pediatric travel nurse, however she is still open to all specialties.
LONG ISLAND REGIONAL DIRECTOR, Natalie Young
Natalie Young is currently a Junior in the Basic Baccalaureate Program at Stony Brook School of Nursing. She is excited to be a part of the 2023-2024 NSANYS Board of Directors so she can form connections with other nursing students from different schools. She will be serving her time as the Long Island Regional Director. Natalie’s drive to nursing stems from the desire to help others and advocate for patients during what may be the most difficult time of their life. Working closely with patients and forming therapeutic relationships with them is what directed Natalie towards nursing rather than other healthcare professions. She is also proud to be the Co-Breakthrough to Nursing Director for her school’s NSNA chapter. In this role, Natalie plans events that expose nursing students to all the different jobs that a nursing career has to offer while also exposing underrepresented students to the nursing profession. In her free time, Natalie enjoys going out to lunch with her friends and spending time with her family. She also has a passion for lifting weights and playing the violin. Natalie is excited to take on her new role as the Long Island Regional Director to help NSANYS continue all their endeavors while simultaneously representing Stony Brook.