Do you want to make a difference but don’t know how? Here’s a tool kit to help you learn to reach out to governmental officials to make a difference in important emergency nursing issues: Government Affairs Tool Kit

2018 ENA on the HILL


The 2018 ENA the Hill 7 member class:

Gail Lemay Peninsula General

Lisa Tenney Holy Cross Hospital

Kaitlyn Mannon Howard County General

Cindy Roles Baltimore Washington Medical center

Shelby Massey Washington Adventist Hospital

Karen Macpherson Ann Arundel Medical Center

Holly Moreta Ann Arundel Medical Center

   MDENA, a community committed to growth

Scholarship to Celebrate the Life of Emilie Crown

A $5000 scholarship to celebrate the life of Emilie Crown as been established at the Emergency Nurses Association Foundation (ENAF).  There are several ways to make donations to raise the monies to support the funding of this scholarship:

1.  Send a check payable to  ENAF, 915 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016.  On the memo line put Emilie Crown, MD State ENA

2.  Send a check marked as above to  MD State ENA, PO Box 7994, Gaithersburg, MD 20898-7994.  All check will be sent as a bunch to ENAF.

3.  Charge a donation online – go to, click on Foundation, then click on the “donate now” and enter the amount to be charged and make a note in the space provided.

4.  Charge by phone to Oksana Kurylak at the Foundation- Call 800-900-9659, press 1 for directory, then enter KUR and you will be taken to Oksana.  If she is not available press “0” and ask the operator for the Foundation.


Help us to raise the $5000 to honor the life of our ENA colleague Emilie Crown. 

2017 ENA on the Hill

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 ENA on the Hill in Washington, D.C. to advocate for our nurses!


Here is a prize photo from 2017 MD ENA on the Hill.
left to right:
Gail Schoolden, Bradley Fernandes, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sally Martin, Kaitlyn Aquino

ENA on the Hill took place on May 2 and May 3. The three Maryland chapters were
represented and we were able to touch base with all Maryland senators and
congressmen. This was the first year MDENA has been able to accomplish this. We also
visited legislators from Massachusetts and DC.

Seven MDENA members attended the May 2 training day. They were joined at our
legislative meetings by three previously trained experienced MDENA. Specifically, Carolyn
Sutch represented the ESC. Cindy Roles, Cathy Lindauer, Margo Manci and Gail Schoolden
represented the MBC. Sally Martin, Kaitlyn Aquino, Crystal Stitely, Bradley Fernandes and
Lisa Tenney represented the MMC.

Bradley Fernandes, who recently moved to DC from Boston, was asked by National ENA
Director, Maureen Curtis Cooper, to speak with Massachusetts’ Senator Elizabeth
Warren’s at a “meet and greet, while Ms. Cooper attended a conflicting meeting. Several
of us from MDENA tagged along to meet Senator Warren.

Sally Martin, who works at CNMC, and Bradley, who works at GTU, met with DC
Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton. Between the 10 MDENA members who went to
ENA on the Hill, we met with the legislative assistants or an office representative for each
of the Maryland legislators:
 Senator Ben Cardin
 Senator Chris Van Hollen
 Representative Andy Harris (District 1)
 Representative Dutch Ruppersberger (District 2)
 Representative John Sarbanes (District 3)
 Representative Anthony Brown (District 4)
 Representative Steny Hoyer (District 5)
 Representative John Delaney (District 6)
 Representative Elijah Cummings (District 7)
 Representative Jamie Raskins (District 8)

The ENA on the Hill House of Representative Asks were:
1.) Support and Co-sponsor Rep. Burgess’ Mission Zero HB 880 to improve U.S. trauma
care= achieve Zero preventable trauma deaths. Military survival rate is 98%. Mission Zero could
prevent 20% more deaths
2.) Support and cosponsor bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment
Accessibility Act (HR 1253), that will provide loans to build private or public Mental Health and
substance abuse treatment facilities (acute, short term inpatient or outpatient) – see one pager

The ENA on the Hill Senate Asks were:
1.) Support and co-sponsor Mission Zero HB 880 to improve U.S. trauma care. It will be coming
soon to the Senate, so Zero preventable trauma deaths can be achieved – see one pager
2.) Support “Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act.” This will codify into law
that EMS can continue to be allowed to administer life-saving medications, using “Standing
Orders,” that fall under the Controlled Substance Act. A Senate bill, S916, is to be introduced
shortly, that is similar to bipartisan House bill 304. ENA’s goal is to get this bill to the Senate
Floor for vote ASAP- see one pager


2017 University of Maryland Shock Trauma Gala


Past President Mary Alice Vanhoy, Dr. Ruth Ann Jones of UM Shore Regional Health, Chestertown ED nurse Linda Callahan, and current MD ENA President Carolyn Sutch at the Shock Trauma Gala in Baltimore on April 22, 2017. Linda was part of the team that led a dramatic rescue of a STC patient who was honored after this year’s gala.  Like Linda we emergency nurses are links in the chain of health and survival for so many!

2016 National ENA Conference in Los Angeles, CA

MD ENA Delegates

  • Carolyn Sutch
  • Gary Hicks
  • Mary Zaleski
  • Caroline Doyle
  • Carol Gallaher
  • Ann May
  • Lena Sutch
  • Theresa Bosworth
  • Kate Aquino
  • Linda Arapian
  • Lisa Tenney
  • Tracy Ellis



2015 National ENA Conference in Orlando, FL

MD ENA Delegates

  • Carolyn Sutch
  • Gary Hicks
  • Mary Zaleski
  • Caroline Doyle
  • Gail Schoolden
  • Carol Gallaher
  • Ann May
  • Lena Sutch
  • Theresa Bosworth
  • Kate Aquino
  • Karen Vogel
  • Linda Arapian
  • MaryAlice Vanhoy
  • Lisa Tenney
  • Cyndy Wright-Johnson



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ENA Day on the Hill May 2015

  •  Donald Charlson (Government Affairs Chair)
  •  Carolyn Sutch (MD State ENA Council President)
  •  Lisa Tenney
  •  Sally Martin
  •  Gary Brown
  •  Lucy McDonald
  •  John Carvalho


ENA Day on the Hill 2014

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