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Board of Directors

Endocrine Nurses Society Board of Directors

Christine

DNP, FNP-BC, MN, RN, Grad DipEd

Dr. Yedinak is a board-certified practitioner providing clinical diagnosis and chronic management to patients with pituitary and adrenal dysfunction for 15 +years.Chris completed undergraduate training in Australia and post graduate and Doctoral Studies at Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland Oregon. She also holds a post Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Her ongoing clinical research is focused on outcome studies in pituitary diseases. She has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and is co-editor of the first Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing textbook. She has presented at scientific meetings worldwide.


Dr Yedinak is the President of the Endocrine Nurses Association USA (2018-2022) and is co- founder and President of the Federation of International Nurses in Endocrinology (F.I.N.E).

Immediate Former President

Debra Greenspan

MSN, ACNP-BC, CDCDE, BC-ADM

My name is Deb Greenspan and I have been a member of ENS since 2003 to the best of my recollection and no I don’t belong to AA. I have been an endocrine nurse practitioner since 1999 doing general endocrinology at the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare Facility (VATVHS) in Nashville, Tennessee collaborating with my Vanderbilt Physician colleagues as well as the other 175 nurse practitioners on the staff of VATVHS. I have served on the ENS board for the past 18 months working on the Research Committee. Most recently I collaborated with Andrew Dwyer to present at ENDO 2021 a program on the ENS Position Statement on Transgender Care.

My background is lengthy because I am old or should I say seasoned; so I’ll give you the short version. I was an ICU nurse from 1977-1994. I started working in AIDS/HIV care in 1987 in New Orleans and continued that work until 1996 albeit in Nashville from 1994-1996. I transitioned to the VA in 1996 and worked as a Women’s Primary Care Provider at VATVHS, Nashville until 1999 when I joined the Endocrine Service as noted above.

I am not currently engaged in formal research but enjoy the process greatly. I presented a poster at ENS in 2013 on a patient of mine with an inoperable goiter. I have attended annual meetings intermittently over the past 18 years but now that I have retired from the VA, I look forward to serving ENS more fully. I would be honored to serve ENS as President-Elect. I have much to learn from current leadership and hope that in the post COVID era I can help ENS to thrive and grow so that we can better serve the Endocrine Nurse from LPN to DNP.


President

Charity

MSN, ACNP-BC, CDCDE, BC-ADM

Charity Tan is a nurse practitioner with the inpatient glycemic management service at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento California and holds a master’s degree in nursing from California State University Los Angeles.

She is nationally board certified as an acute care nurse practitioner and Advanced Diabetes management with the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists.

Charity took a lead role in developing the first post-graduate fellowship program for nurse practitioners in inpatient glycemic management at UC Davis Medical center in 2020. She co-authored chapters in advanced practice nursing textbooks and presented on the emerging workforce of acute care nurse practitioners in hospital medicine in Helsinki 2014 at the International Council of Nurses APNN conference.

Charity has a well-rounded practice with previous experience in hospital medicine, nephrology, neuroscience and presently endocrinology. Currently, she serves as a board member of the Endocrine Nurses Society.

Secretary

Molly Solares

RN

Molly completed registered nurse education in England and holds a nursing license for over 50 years. She worked as a Nursing Care Specialist in Endocrinology in Torrance, California for 25 years, managing the outpatient endocrine care of 7,000 children and adults and assisting in physician education. She was a founding member of the first diabetes education program in Southern California.

She has supervised and managed all aspects of osteoporosis treatment and prevention clinical trials in Beverly Hills, and diabetes trials and obesity treatment clinics in Los Angeles. Molly has authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented at national and international scientific meetings.

Molly is an ENS member since 1992, a Board Member since 2002 and currently Treasurer since 2008.

Treasurer

Laura Cheng

BSN-RN

Laura is a dedicated and compassionate nurse with a personal connection to the field of endocrinology. She was diagnosed with Acromegaly in 2012 at age 22. After receiving exceptional care from nurses following surgical removal of a pituitary tumor causing her elevated growth hormone levels, she was inspired to pursue nursing as a career. Her personal experience with Acromegaly provides a unique perspective from the viewpoint of a fellow patient and nurse. Her aspiration is to provide support and encouragement to patients throughout their healthcare journey.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Nursing at Duke University School of Nursing in their Family Nurse Practitioner program in addition to the Endocrine Certificate Program at Duke in order to advance her skills and knowledge surrounding complex endocrine disorders. Her primary nursing experience consists of work in an outpatient adult endocrinology clinic for over 5 years.

She maintains the belief that her experience with Acromegaly has brought many positive aspects to her life and was also the guiding light towards a fulfilling career path.

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