Committee Chairs

These are the standing committees as designated in the WVASN By-Laws. These chairpersons are appointed yearly by the WVASN President. Each chairperson must be an association member in good standing and must have been a member for a minimum of two years. Anyone who is interested in serving on a Committee should contact the Committee chairperson.

Government Relations

Monitors health policies and laws and advocates for school health and school nursing while keeping members informed.

Brenda Isaac, MA, BSN, RN, NCSN

Kanawha County

Britney Brogan BSN, RN, CSN

Lincoln County



Maintain and increase membership in WVASN and NASN and keeps accurate list of current members in the associations.

Judy McCune, MSN, RN, NCSN

Berkeley County

Crystal Foley, BSN, RN, CSN

Kanawha County

Diana Simmons, MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN

Taylor County

Jan Smitley, BSN, RN, CSN

Pleasants County


Works closely with Convention Chairperson to plan for meetings and speakers.

Tiffany Frame, MSN, RN, CSN

Wetzel County

Continuing Education

Coordinates with various colleges/universities for graduate credit hours as a WVASN educational offerings. Provides CEU certificates to participants of WVASN educational offerings.

Jenny Lilly, BSN, RN, NCSN

Mercer County

VACANT Co-Chair Position

Grants, Awards and Research

Promotes research, develops the procedure to select the School Nurse of the Year; reviews and awards grants for further education.

Jenny Lilly, BSN, RN, NCSN
Chairperson - InterimĀ 

Mercer County

Jessica Thomas BSN, RN, NCSN

Monroe County


Maintains financial records, account payable and receivable; Prepares and maintains yearly budget.

Amy Carlstrom, BSN, RN, CSN

Monongalia County

Strategic Plan

Develops, monitors and revises the WVASN five year Strategic Plan and monitor its progress.

Mindy Liller, BSN, RN, NCSN

Mineral County


Works closely with Program Chairperson to plan banquet, displays, registration, hospitality, awards, etc.

Samantha Knapp, BSN, RN, NCSN

Mason County

Lydia Gordon, BSN, RN, CSN

Mason County


Submits candidates for officers and nominating committee to be considered at the annual general meeting.

Jenny Friel, BSN, RN, CSN

Pocahontas County

Melinda Embrey BSN, RN, PCN, CSN

Kanawha County

Technology and Communications

Assist in preparing and issuing all electronic communications, updating and maintaining Association website, and promoting public awareness of WVASN activities.

Melinda Embrey BSN, RN, PCN, CSN

Kanawha County

WV Council of School Nurses Representative

Tiffany Frame, MSN, RN, CSN

Wetzel County

WVDE Representative

Carol Ward, MSN, RN, NCSN

WVDE Division of Federal Programs
Office of Student Support and Well-being
Charleston, WV