Lisa Marie Pacheco, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
I am running for Board Member of NAHN. I respectfully request your support and vote for this position. I would like you to know a little bit about me and my nursing heart.
I am a devoted advocate for healthcare, with a goal to improve the health of the community. I am extremely passionate about being a nurse and see myself as an influencer for the future of nursing and nursing’s role in removing health disparities.
I am a founding member of the Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses and currently serves as President of the Nevada Hispanic Nurses Association. I currently sit as Co-Chair of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses National Membership Committee and as Treasurer of Nevada Action Coalition for the Future of Nursing. I serve as the Nevada Public Health Association’s Clinical Liaison and a member of the NV State College School of Nursing Advisory Council. I have the pleasure of being a member of the RNFormation Editorial Board, the Nevada Nurses Association’s publication. I have previously served as the Chair for Nevada Section of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrical and Neonatal Nurses, where I also sat on their National Policy Committee. I previously served on the Office of Minority Health’s Pacific & SW Region IX Health Equity Council and am a member of the Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition, along with numerous other affiliations around healthcare.
I have been a registered nurse for over 29 years. My nursing career has offered me the privilege of serving my community in many areas. I have been a nurse and/or nurse leader on a neuro-neurosurgery unit, GYN-oncology unit, neuro sub-acute unit, women’s health care unit, pediatric unit, pediatric ICU, labor & delivery, postpartum unit, a neonatal intensive care nursery, community resource center and a health and wellness institute. Currently I am the Director of University Medical Center of Southern Nevada’s Grants & Development office where I works with donors and grants on behalf of UMC.
I obtained my first nursing degree in New Mexico and my BSN at Nevada State College. I hold a Master’s Degree in Nursing with an emphasis in Clinical Systems Leadership, from the University of Arizona. I am a Board-Certified Advanced Nurse Executive.
I appreciate your consideration and vote.