Lynnette vehrs

Lynnette Vehrs, MN, RN

Julia barcott

Julia Barcott, RN
Chair, Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare

Sally watkins

Sally Watkins, PhD, RN
Executive Director

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Board of Directors, 2019–2021

From left: Susan Glass, Adam Halvorsen, Julia Barcott, Jennifer Graves, Justin Gill, Lynnette Vehrs, Chuck Cumiskey, Verlee Sutherlin, Rosa Young and Christina Bradley. (Judi Lyons not shown).

Board of Directors


Lynnette Vehrs
WSNA District 4

Jennifer Graves
WSNA District 2

Verlee M. Sutherlin
Secretary / Treasurer
Nine Mile Falls
WSNA District 4

Julia R. Barcott
Chair, Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare
WSNA District 6

Justin Gill
Chair, Legislative & Health Policy Council
Gig Harbor
WSNA District 3

Chuck Cumiskey
Chair, Professional Nursing & Health Care Council
WSNA District 13

Susan Glass
Member, At-Large
WSNA District 4

Christina Bradley
Member, At-Large
WSNA District 3

Rosa Young
Member, At-Large
WSNA District 2

Adam Halvorsen
Member, At-Large, Staff Nurse
WSNA District 15

Judi Lyons
Member, At-Large, Staff Nurse
WSNA District 18

Cabinet on Economic & General Welfare

The Cabinet sets priorities for functions and activities of WSNA labor relations, including developing and reviewing policies and procedures related to the conduct of the economic and general welfare program.

Professional Nursing & Health Care Council

The Professional Nursing & Health Care Council is responsible for addressing issues of nursing practice that have been identified by members of the nursing profession and the public. Primary focus is given to the adherence to ethical, professional and legal standards of nursing practice.

Legislative & Health Policy Council

The Legislative & Health Policy Council sets the annual health policy and legislative agenda for the Washington State Nurses Association and plays an active role in reviewing and advancing WSNA's legislative priorities. It also helps set the agenda for WSNA's annual Advocacy Camp and Lobby Day.

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General Assembly

The General Assembly is WSNA’s governing, democratic body; it convenes every two years at WSNA’s Washington State Nurses Convention. Resolutions passed by the General Assembly help determine the priorities of the association, and thereby directly affect the work of WSNA’s Board of Directors and staff for the ensuing biennium.

Resolutions passed at the 2019 Washington State Nurses Convention:

Regions and districts

District Nurses Associations have been a part of WSNA from the beginning. Districts are unrelated to Local Units and are not involved in collective bargaining (union) activities. All members of WSNA are also members of their District or Regional Nurses Association. They are supported by a portion of membership dues and are intended to provide educational offerings, scholarship fundraising and networking on a local level.