L-R: Gail Carchietta taking the gavel from Carol Parks
Dear NEAOHN Members:
I have been truly honored to have served as your President for the past four years. It's been a rewarding experience for me working with an amazing group of individuals on the Board who bring to the table such a diverse set of skills, talent, experience and ideas that have strengthened our Chapter and promoted the occupational health profession.
Of course the highlight of my tenure was our 100th Year Anniversary of our Chapter that we celebrated last year in Boston at the AAOHN national conference. In addition to the exciting celebration activities, I am especially proud of our Board and all the states' chapter members who worked hard in researching and organizing the historical information of NEAOHN for display at the OHN History Museum and for publication in the NEAOHN 100th Year Commemorative Booklet which is our legacy to our future leaders.
The future is important. In fact, the future of our occupational health profession is always a discussion item at our Board meetings. Especially now with AAOHN's proposed association name change in their effort to rebrand our association. In new business we will discuss this and answer questions.
In closing, thank you for continuing to support NEAOHN. Our association has a strong voice! I am confident that the incoming Board will represent you and be your voice at the national level.