August 3, 2018
My heartfelt congratulations to the newly installed officers and executive Board of the Philippine Nurses Association of America, Maryland Chapter 2018-2020. I am humbled and privileged to assume the role of President of this dynamic organization, PNA Maryland Chapter. I am profoundly grateful to my predecessor, Emmelene Fernandez, for her leadership and countless contributions to PNAMC during her presidency and to the members, officers and executive Board 2016-2018 for your untiring support.
Coming back from a successful convention that I attended last week the 39th Annual PNAA National Convention @ Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson just strengthened my passion and commitment to continue the legacy of this great organization.
The new leadership theme of PNAA President Madelyn Yu 2018-2020 is to “Make a Difference: Advocate. Her theme is in alignment with the American Nurses Association (ANA) “2018 as the year of Advocacy”. ANA believes that advocacy is a pillar of nursing. Nurses instinctively advocate for their patients, in their workplaces and in their communities. As a PNAMC member, I encourage all of you to adopt the spirit of advocacy in the care of our patients, families, communities, colleagues and show compassion with one another regardless of all our adversaries in life.
It is an honor to serve you as your President in the next two years and thank you for the opportunity and privilege for this office. I look forward to working with you and as one team, we will strengthen our power.
Julius Brigoli, MSN, RN, CNOR
PNAMC President 2018- 2020