Puget Sound Nurse Practitioner Association

PSNPA Board Elections

Posted 13 days ago by Benjamin Miller

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Hello PSNPA Members

We have started elections for the PSNPA baord. Below are the candidates for the baord along with a brief bio sketch. You will receive an email with a link to the google form for voting. This will come to the email that you have registered with. The opprotunity to vote will commence on May 8th and continue until June 8th, 2019. 



Benjamin Miller PhD, ARNP, FNP-C, ACNPC, ENP-C

I am running for the position of president for the Puget Sound Nurse Practitioner Association. For the past 2 years, I have served as the vice president and have assumed the responsibility to coordinating the dinner events for the past year. While serving has vice president, I have coordinated several member benefits including a hosted “Meet & Greet” reception in coordination with the UW Primary and Acute Care conference this past October and working with Kaylin Martin to develop a quarterly newsletter for the association. 

Prior to serving as a board member for the PSNPA, I am the Alpha Sigma chapter president of Sigma Theta Tau. Prior board experience includes being founding member and president of the West Sound Advanced Practice association, and board member of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Institute (CAPRI). I am an Assistant Professor at Seattle University and have an active practice in eastern Montana providing emergency and hospital services in a rural facility.  I would like to serve as president for the PSNPA and help increase the visibility of the organization and profession of advanced practice nursing.  


Vice President

Christine Jennings MSN, ARNP, FNP

Christine Jennings is a family nurse practitioner at Swedish primary care who received her Master’s from Georgetown University. She has extensive healthcare experience in both the inpatient and outpatient setting as a phlebotomist, registered nurse, and nurse practitioner. She is passionate about advocating for and empowering nurses and nurse practitioners.

Upon moving to Seattle in 2016, I immediately joined PSNPA in order to connect with the local nurse practitioner community. I have been a member ever since and have benefited from meeting and connecting with members from all over the Puget Sound. Regardless of the forum, PSNPA has been a valuable resource for my professional and personal network. I have worked in healthcare for over ten years and know the challenges and rewards that come with this profession, especially as the face of healthcare is changing. I am applying to be a Board Member so that I can help shape the future of PSNPA and help it continue to succeed in being an invaluable resource for nurse practitioners of all backgrounds, much as it is for me.


Danielle Nelle’ MSN, ARNP, AG-PCNP, AG-ACNP

Danielle has served as the secretary for the Puget Sound NP association for the past 2 years. She has been involved in the newsletter, coordinating and facilitating the “Meet & Greet” for the organization this past October and a number of dinner programs. She completed her master’s degree from Duke University with a focus on Adult Gerontology Primary Care and then completed a post graduate certificate as an Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP from Seattle University. Danielle is excited to continue to serve on the board of directors and be a part of a great organization.



Linda Shin Milhoan ARNP

Linda is the current Treasurer for the PSNPA. No bio information was submitted.


Dana Jackson MSN, ARNP, FNP-C

It is with great enthusiasm that I put forth my submission to the PSNPA Board Elections to serve as Treasurer.  In seeking this position, it is my objective to actively serve and advance the development and implementation of PSNPA's strategic plan, broadening of its activities, and further their contribution to nurse practitioners.  Experience and expertise as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Acute Care Specialist with small business and financial experience makes me a strong candidate for this position.

A graduate degree from Seattle University, and a BSN from the University of Washington, coupled with over 11 years in acute and critical care experience, both in inpatient and outpatient settings, has shaped a multi-faceted specialization in acute care across the life span.  For 10 years prior to pursuing a career as a nurse practitioner, I served as the Office Manager for a Member of Congress in Washington DC which subsequently led to a managerial role and Secretary-Treasurer for the Board of a small public relationship firm.  This role encompassed overall responsibility for company budgets, revenue and expense accounting, and financials for the Board.

At this juncture, I view serving on the PSNPA Board as Treasurer as not only a confluence of my professional expertise and experiences, but the means to give back to and serve the community of nurse practitioners in the Puget Sound region.


Member at Large- Select up to three options


Lauren Berglind DNP, RN

I am applying for the position on PSNPA board. I have been a student member for 1 year and recently completed my FNP/DNP from the University of Washington. I completed my undergraduate degree from Washington State University in 2016. I want to serve on the board to be a part of a dynamic group which enhances the profession of nurse practitioners. I have valued my student membership and want to increase my participation and involvement.
Thank you for considering my application.


Bethany Smith ARNP, FNP-BC

I am running for Board Member at Large for 2019-2020. I have been an active member with Puget Sound Nurse Practitioner Association since 2016 when I was a student nurse practitioner.

I received my Master’s in Nursing from Georgetown University in 2017. Previous to this I obtained my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing at Rutgers University in 2007.

I am currently licensed as a family nurse practitioner and practice in Mill Creek Washington within the family practice setting. I co-manage a panel of patients with a family practice physician. I have the unique experience of being the only nurse practitioner at my clinic. The best part about being a nurse practitioner is providing quality care and helping patients achieve their best possible health.

I feel honored to be among some of the best advanced practice providers in the country here in Washington. I hope to continue this legacy by serving on the Board. I aim to bring timely education experiences and be an advocate for nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students in the Puget Sound. In addition to being a member at the PSNPA I currently serve on the “Patient Experience Committee” at my clinic. I work with a team of providers and staff to give patients and caregivers meaningful interactions and compassionate care. In January I began precepting a nurse practitioner student as a means to continue to give back.

Thank you for considering me for Board Member at Large.



Teylor Wilbur, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C

I am excited to submit my application for the position of an At-Large Board Member for PSNPA. I have been a family nurse practitioner since August 2018 and am currently working as a primary care provider at Seattle Indian Health Board, serving urban American Indians and Alaska Native patients. Prior to earning my Master of Science in Nursing degree from Seattle University, I received my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Western Washington University.  Originally from Mount Vernon and currently living in Seattle, I am lucky to call the Puget Sound region my home.

As an active member of PSNPA since May 2018 I recognize the importance of a strong leadership team and intend to bring an open-minded and well-rounded perspective to the association. My leadership involvement in other organizations includes serving as Vice President of Community Service for the Kinesiology Club at Western Washington University and membership in Circle-K International.  As a board member I hope to advance PSNPA’s mission of promoting the nurse practitioner role, facilitating continuing education, networking, and growing as nursing professionals.  Thank you for your consideration.





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