The Professional Organization of Registered Nurses in Iowa

 The Mission of the Iowa Nurses Association is to connect, advocate,

and support for nurses and healthcare in Iowa.

Fundraising for INF Scholarships

Today, an inability to afford a nursing education is preventing many bright, talented individuals from entering our noble profession.   INA members understand the important of raising awareness of our profession and the benefits we provide to so many Iowans considering the profession.  The Iowa Nurses Foundation supports our mission by offering continuing education classes and, most importantly, nursing scholarships. This year, we need to raise $6000 to fund scholarship requests.    

In lieu of a silent auction or raffle to raise funds for the INF Scholarships, we are asking members to make a cash donation to our “Raise the Thermometer” Campaign going on now.  

Thank you for helping us reach our goal of $6000 to fund nursing scholarships.

Faces of INA

INA Board of Directors

Jann Ricklefs, President

Lisa Caffery, President-Elect

Marcia Weis, Secretary

Anne Cook, Treasurer

Carol Chesterman, Director-Public Policy

Ginny Wangerin, Director-Resolutions

Christina Peterson, Director - Staff Nurse at Large

Kate Pace, Director-Newly Licensed RN

Linda Opheim, Director Northwest

Nan Ambrosy, Director Northeast

Brian Cooley, Director Southwest

Barb Gano, Director Central

Becky Lewis, Director Southeast

INA Committee/Commission Chairs

Membership/PR: Christina Peterson & Kate Pace

Finance: Anne Cook

Public Policy: Carol Chesterman


Committees of the Membership

Bylaws: Lisa Caffery

Nominations: Julie Schilling

Resolutions: Ginny Wangerin


Regional Chairs

Mary Kovarna, Regional Chair, Region 01

Margie O’Neill, Regional Chair, Region 02

Vacant, Regional Chair, Region 03

Pam Deichmann, Regional Chair, Region 04

Mary Tarbox, Regional Chair, Region 05


Iowa Nurses Foundation

Lorinda Inman, Chair


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